Beatified Nyeri nun Nyaatha’s ‘tomb’ pulling in crowds

Catholics attend mass at Our Lady of Consolata Catholic Cathedral in Nyeri during the fifth anniversary of Irene Stefani. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Her journey to sainthood began 1985, when the documentation of her life’s work was initiated in Rome.
  • The Catholic church is currently investigating and reviewing the presumed miracles with the aim of eventually making Nyaatha a saint.

The beatification of Irene Stefani, popularly known as Nyaatha, not only placed Nyeri on the global religious map, but also opened up the region’s rich, untapped spiritual history.


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