Blessed Alphonsine Anuarite Nengapeta

Blessed Alphonsine Anuarite NengapetaAlso known as

  • Sister Marie Clementine
  • Clementina Nengapeta



Born to a non-Christian family, the daughter of Nengapeta. With her mother and sisters, she converted to Christianity, taking the name Alfonsina. Nun, a member of the Nivelles, Belgium based Congregation of the Holy Family, making her first profession on 5 August 1959. Served as a sacristan and cook at her house, and a elementary school teacher. Captured during the civil war in the Congo, she was murdered by her captors when they tried to rape her and she responded by fighting them off while praying. Martyr.


  • 1941 in Wamba, Orientale, Democratic Republic of Congo




Additional Information


I forgive you, because you do not know what you do. dying words of Blessed Alphonsine

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Alphonsine Anuarite Nengapeta“. CatholicSaints.Info. 25 December 2018. Web. 25 February 2021. <>