Sister Carla’s Good-bye

23 Mar

Today was Sister Carla’s funeral service. Sister Carla has worked with TRP since it’s beginning in 2009 and has always been a dear friend. On the 20th March, she tragically passed away in a motor vehicle accident. It was a beautiful service–lasting over 7 hours and attended by more than 3,000 people. She was well loved. Below is a brief expert from the program. We will miss you Sister Carla.

“Family Background
Reverend Sister Mary Carla Ajio was born on 7/9/1953 of Mr. Mark Kulia and Cesestina Tena, Madi [tribe] from Pakele Parish-Arua Archdiocese. She was the 4th born in a family of 7 children.

Religious Background
Rev. Sr. Mary Carla Ajio joined the Congregation of the Little Sisters of Mary Immaculate of Gulu in 1968 as an Aspirant. On January 5th, 1970 she became a Postulant. On January 5th, 1971 she joined the novitiate Canonical Year. She completed her 2nd year in the Novitiate in 1972 when she decided to commit herself to God. She made her 1st Religious Profession in the family of the Little Sisters of Mary Immaculate on the 6th of January 1982 and celebrated her Silver Jubilee of the Religious Consecration of the 6th January, 1998.
Sister Carla Greeting
Academic Life:
Rev. Sr. Mary Carla Ajio started her education at Pakele Primary School where she studied from Primary 1 to Primary 5. In 1967 she was a pupil at Pabbo Primary School. In 1968 she sat for her PLE at Christ the King Demonstration School. She joined Secondary 1 at Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School in 1969 and sat her UCE in 1974. From 1975 to 1976 she did USCE at Mount St. Mary’s Namagunga. From 1977-1980 she was at Felician College in the USA where she received a bachelor’s degree in science. She pursued her post-graduate diploma in education at Kyambogo University in 1981 and obtained her master’s degree in math and physics in 2006.

Work Experiences and responsibilities:
From 1982-1991 Sister Carla was a teacher at Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School. From 1992-1999 she was an acting head teacher at Sacred Heart Secondary School. In 2000 she was appointed a substantive Head Teacher, a post she held until 2008. She served the community at Sacred Heart as a Superior for 2 years. She was also elected a councilor to the Superior General for 2 years. From 1996 to 1999 she was a councilor in charge of education and from 2008 to date she was a councilor in charge of projects and development of the congregation. Noting the above, Sister Carla spent most of her life at Sacred Heart and for the last years of her life she was at the Mother House.

The cause of her death:
Sister Carla died in a road accident which occurred at Ddiima on Wednesday the 20th of March 2013 at around 5:00pm when she was rushed to Kiryandongo Hospital. She died at age 59.

Funeral service

Her outstanding virtues:
Sister Carla was a prayerful person, humble, tolerant, creative, very intelligent, a good listener and compassionate.

We praise and thank God for the gift of Sister Carla in her family, in the congregation, in the church and in the world at large. May God rest her soul in eternal peace.”

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