Michele Abercrombie

A Catholic Convent in Nepal
Location: Boston
Nationality: American
Biography:  Michele Abercrombie (she/her) began photographing her family with her mother’s CanonAE1 in 2008. When she left home in 2011, she rarely picked up a camera again until pursuing her graduate degree at the S. I. Newhouse School of Public... read on
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A Catholic Convent in Nepal
Credits: michele abercrombie
Updated: 06/22/20
    Nepal is home to a small Catholic population of about 300,000 people, a fraction of the country's population of 29.5 million. Sister Jainti from the Andaman Islands and educated in Mumbai, lives and works with fellow Indian nuns at St. Ann's convent in Godawari, Lalitpur, Nepal. St. Xavier's was the first Jesuit school founded in Nepal (est. 1951). Originally boarding and only admitting boys, it began admitting girls in the 90s and has stopped boarding students, only taking students who live locally.