A Ghanaian religious nun, belonging to the congregation of the Missionary Sisters Servants of the Holy Spirit, (SSpS) Sr. Cynthia Addi-Chanagea, SSpS is first African from the congregation to have graduated from university with a degree in journalism, NewsWatch can report.
Sr. Cynthia was one of the many who were certified at the 16th graduation ceremony of the African University College of Communications in Accra on Saturday, November 23.
Before attaining this feat, She was the second SSpS Sister of the Navrongo /Bolgatanga Diocese and the first SSpS from Our Lady of seven sorrows Basilica, Navrongo.
Sr. Cynthia Addi-Chanagea, SSpS studied Secretaryship at the Oxford SHS/ Secretary school, Tema. She continued to then Accra Polytechnic, now Accra Technical University obtaining a DBS in secretaryship.
She worked at the Catholic Communications office in Accra for briefly and moved to the Ghana Cocoa Board for a year .
In 2010, She then started her religious vocation training with the Missionary Sisters Servants of the Holy Spirit and professed her first vow in August 2014.
In response to the call of the Holy Spirit and the needs of peoples where the services of women are crucial, on 08 December 1889 in Steyl in the Netherlands, Arnold Janssen, the Founder of the Society of the Divine Word (SVD), together with Mother Maria, Helena Stollenwerk, and Mother Josepha, Hendrina Stenmanns, laid the foundation of the Congregation of the Missionary Sisters Servants of the Holy Spirit (SSpS), as a religious-missionary community dedicated to the life-giving Spirit.
The mission in Ghana through their ministry, the lepers, the sick and the dying are treated with tenderness and care. Their schools, clinics and hospital have been essential instruments in touching the lives of so many Ghanaian people.
The mission in Ghana currently have Sisters from twenty one different countries, with Ghana serving as a home of formation for young women coming from other African countries.