Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe was being honored this evening 4/29/14 in NYC as TIME MAGAZINE'S 100 MOST INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE IN THE WORLD - 2014
Five of the top 100 influential individuals had been asked to speak during this red carpet event / gala----Sister Rosemary was one of the five that actually spoke.
TIME 100 PIONEERS
Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe
By Forest Whitaker
April 23, 2014
Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe TIME 100
Derek Watson shared:
She gives hope for young women scarred by war
In Gulu, Uganda, Sister Rosemary has made it her mission to provide within an orphanage a home, a shelter for women and girls whose lives have been shattered by violence, rape and sexual exploitation.
At the Saint Monica Girls’ Tailoring Center she runs, those women can become themselves again, thanks to the security and comfort they feel — a tremendous accomplishment in a country still fragile from years of civil war. But what truly fascinates the people who have the privilege to meet with Sister Rosemary — as I did when I narrated a film about her, Sewing Hope — is her magnetic and contagious energy.
For girls who were forcibly enlisted as child soldiers, Sister Rosemary has the power to rekindle a bright light in eyes long gone blank. For women with unwanted children born out of conflict, she allows them to become loving mothers at last.
The traumas she heals are unfathomable, but the reach of her love is boundless.
Whitaker is a producer, director and Academy Award–winning actor.
We are so proud of you Sister Rosemary. Thank you for being such a blessing to everyone----especially the children and young mothers in Uganda.
***CONGRATULATIONS SISTER NYIRUMBE****