Jehanut Bari has been part of St Angela's since she was 11. She is Muslim and started very unsure about how the Catholic community would interact with her. She threw herself in: Jehanut participates in many school events both taking the lead or as part of the organising committee.
Jehanut was nominated for the Dorothy Day Award for her role as a Chapel Angel. She helps her school chaplain clean the chapel, come up with ideas and works hard to organise groups and meetings so that every initiative they embarked on is a success.
Her chaplain said “Truly, I have not come across anyone who was so super-enthusiastic as Jehanut. She finished being a Chapel Angel recently by organising the Year 7s’ reconciliation services. Yes, even the priests in the deanery sometimes found it odd that someone in a hijjab is ushering girls and guiding them in the sacrament of reconciliation - but they soon got used to it. She is Muslim but also a Catholic role model!”
Jehanut Bari, 18
St Angela`s Ursuline School, Forest Gate (Diocese of Brentwood)