Mother Rita Christine Nakitende receives Pope Francis blessings on our Centenary day May 6th 2023 from Nuncio



As we Celebrate our Centenary year 2023 we are called to be Prophetic Witnesses of love 



Mother Rita Christine Nakitende

The Superior General


Sr. Seraphine


Vicaress & Councillor in Charge
of the Education Ministry

Sr. Josephine Nanyama

Councillor in Charge of the Healthy Ministry


Sr. Agnes Everlyne Mutesi Mufumba

Councillor in Charge of the Formation Ministry


Sr. Wilhelmina Uhai Tunu

Councillor in Charge of the
and Pastoral Ministry



Little Sisters of St. Francis

The story of the foundation of the Religious Institute of the Little Sisters of St. Francis (LSOSF) and its evolution is inseparably bound with the life and work of Mother Kevin, its Foundress, who spent a whole lifetime in the service of Uganda. 

Who We Are

We are an indigenous Institute of Diocesan Right, founded by the late Mother Mary Kevin Kearney.


To reach out with compassion to the marginalized in the spirit of St.Francis and Mother Kevin.


Holistic transformation of self and the world towards the reign of God.


To bring newness and fullness of Christ’s life in the world today.

Our Ministries


Health Care Ministry

We care for the sick as medical doctors, medical assistants, midwives and as counselors especially for AIDS patients

Social Work Apostolate

Social Work is part of our apostolate and chrism. Sisters care for the orphans, the aged, destitute, the physically handicapped, the blind, the deaf and dump, the refugees, the street children



We run and teach at all levels from nursery school to University and other colleges

Formation Ministry

We aim as an Institute “to know, love and serve God in His Church, His world today, following the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ”


St. Francis is known as the man who was most like Christ, “the first after the only one”, the universal brother, a man of peace and reconciliation, the Poverello, the lover of the poor, the troubadour of creation. It is true. Francis of Assisi, however, was first and foremost a mystic, a real contemplative, enamoured with the poor and crucified Christ. Francis was not only a man who prayed, but, as his biographer Thomas of Celano says, he was “a man become prayer”. The presence of God transfigured him until He made him “another Christ”.

What we do.

LSOSF Hospitals

History tells of the humble beginnings of Kamuli Mission Hospital. It was in February 1914 that Mother Kevin and three other Sisters traveled to Kamuli. A journey that took three days. They left Nsambya and spent a night at Nagalama. The next morning after the celebration of the Eucharist, Mother Kevin and her Sisters se.


Over three hundred Little Sisters of St. Francis gathered in Nkokonjeru Mother House for a workshop in healing of families facilitated by Fr. Joseph Semakula based in USA.  The seminar was a great success and many good things are continuing to happen.  This is a new way of approaching forgiveness and reconciliation and indeed Fr.


The President of the Republic of Uganda His Excellency Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has named Mother Mary Kevin Kearney, Foundress of the Little Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi among the Gold Meladist during the 52 Independence celebration of the Uganda held on the 9th October 2014 at Kololo. The Medal was received by Sr. Sr.

Our Theme