Sister Agnès Sory: Religious and Scholar

Sister Agnès Sory is a member of the Institute-Family of the Sisters of the Annunciation of Bobo-Dioulasso since August 1, 2002. She has been working in the field of secondary education in Burkina Faso after her religious profession. From 2002 to 2006, she served at Groupe Scolaire Notre Dame of the Annunciation of Gaoua, and from 2006 to 2009, she worked at the Saint Teresa of Avila Institute of Kaya in Burkina Faso. She was General Supervisor and Director of Studies during her tenure. Her dedication and hard work have made her a valuable asset to the educational institutions she has served.

In 2012, she earned a bachelor’s degree in religious sciences from the Higher Institute of Catechesis and Missionary Spirituality of the Pontifical Urban University in Rome. Later, she pursued studies in Canon Law at the same university and obtained a canonical license in 2015. She also holds a diploma in Theology of Consecrated Life from the Institute of Theology of Consecrated Life Claretianum (Rome), earned in June 2013 and in Canonical Administrative Practice from the Congregation for the Clergy earned in June 2014.

After returning to her institute, she took on the responsibility of training young women who had taken religious vows. She also gave courses to those in the novitiate phase and facilitated national-level preparation sessions for those taking perpetual vows. In the academic year 2017-2018, she enrolled in the doctoral program at the Faculty of Canon Law of the Pontifical Urban University. As of February 2021, she completed her canon law doctoral degree. Her thesis, titled “The Principle of Participation in Government in Religious Institutes: a theological-canonical Approach to Canon 633 CIC/83,” was supervised by Professor Andrea D’Auria.

Since October 2021, Sister Agnès has held the esteemed position of lecturer in the renowned Faculty of Canon Law at the prestigious Pontifical Urban University in the heart of Rome, Italy. In her capacity as a lecturer, she imparts her extensive knowledge and expertise to students, covering a wide range of topics such as Canon Administrative Law, Christian Faithful, Laity and Associations, and Participatory Processes in the governance of institutes. Sister Agnès is widely respected among her peers and students for her engaging teaching style and ability to make complex concepts easily understandable.

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