26 OCT, 2016. A new Sister of St Louis community has been established in Uromi Diocese, Edo State, Nigeria. The blessing of the new convent took place at the end of September in the presence of eight Sisters of St Louis, Bishop Donatus Ogun OSA, priests, religious institutes in the diocese, and youths.
During the blessing ceremony, the Vicar for Religious, Rev Fr Franklin Udenze OCD, gave the pioneer Sisters - Bridget Nwankwo SSL and Victoria Orifunmishe SSL - information about religious activities in the diocese. Then Bishop Ogun welcomed and thanked them for coming to add to the spiritual life of the diocese. He emphasized that the work is not one of competition, but of collaboration together as a family, and explained that the Sisters of St Louis’ ministry would be to provide care to the aged, the infirm, the poor and the dying, while stressing the importance of their ministry to care for the weakest part of the body of Christ.
Provincial Leader, Isabel Mann SSL, responded by describing that the mission of SSL is to bring relief to the sick and education to the young. She expressed her confidence that our chosen sisters will cooperate with the diocese in fostering family spirit. The ceremony ended with light refreshments, signing of the visitor’s book, prayers, and blessings by the Bishop.
To read more about the blessing of the new convent, click on the latest edition of Musings, our monthly newsletter - Issue 57.