Michele Abercrombie

A Catholic Convent in Nepal
Location: Boston
Nationality: American
Biography: Michele Abercrombie (she/her) is a visuals editor and art director at NPR. In her editing she is passionate about assisting photographers reach new audiences. Her personal work uses archival photographs and illustration to tell social justice... MORE
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A Catholic Convent in Nepal
Copyright Michele Abercrombie 2023
Updated Mar 2021
Topics Christianity, Documentary, Editorial, Essays, Food, Hinduism, Landscape, Media, Photography, Photojournalism, Portraiture, Wildlife
    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.

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