Sisters return to war the torn Tigray Region of Ethiopia

ethiopia2 250x25027 MAY, 2021. In a previous news story (March 29) we reported on Naomi Nkrumah SSL’s experiences of the conflict the Tigray Region of Ethiopia and the heartbreaking decision that the Sisters of St Louis made last November to flee their mission in Dawhan. Last month, the sisters were able to return to Ethiopia, and one of the other sisters, Perpetua Apo SSL, tells us about how the civilians who have survived, have been affected by the Civil War there.

Celebration of Laudato Si’ in Nigeria Province

nigeria laudato 250x25029 MAY, 2021. In 2015, Pope Francis published his second encyclical Laudato Si’ – On Care for Our Common Home. This ground-breaking encyclical is addressed to “every single person living on this planet”, and critiques consumerism and irresponsible development, laments environmental degradation and global warming, and calls all people of the world to take "swift and unified global action." The Nigeria Province Social, Justice and Integrity of Creation Committee organised some activities to celebrate this encyclical. The celebrations included prayers, reading, studying the Pope’s Encyclical, and practical activities.

Happy 102nd birthday to Sr Josephine Kelly

joeykelly102 250x25029 APRIL, 2021. Marie Josephine Kelly SSL, more affectionately known as Sr Joey, celebrated her 102nd birthday on March 30. With all the Covid-19 restrictions in place in Nursing homes and elsewhere, Méabh Ní Úallacháin SSL was able to visit her a couple of weeks later to mark her special occasion.

Ministries continue in full force during Covid-19 times in the English Mission

englishmission 250x25029 APRIL, 2021. A global pandemic has not stopped the Sisters of St Louis in the English Mission from being as actively involved as ever in their various ministries. Like elsewhere, life needs to go on and many ministries are continuing in a re-imagined way.

Sisters flee Civil War in the Tigray Region of Ethiopia

ethiopia 250x25029 MARCH, 2021. Naomi Nkrumah SSL tells us about her experiences of the conflict the Tigray Region of Ethiopia and the heartbreaking decision that the sisters made in November to flee their mission in Dawhan. Earlier that month, the Tigray regional government in Ethiopia launched a full-scale siege of key Ethiopian military bases, following a breakdown in relations with Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's federal government. In response, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed ordered a federal offensive against the region, setting off the conflict, which has killed thousands of people, and is estimated to have internally displaced 200,000 people.

Six postulants received into the Institute of the Sisters of St Louis, Dassa Zoumé, Republic of Benin

nigeriapostulants 250x25029 MARCH, 2021. Six postulants were received into the Institute of the Sisters of St Louis on February 2, 2021, in Dassa Zoumé, Republic of Benin. A procession from the Grotto was followed by Mass, in which the Postulants were veiled with Mantillas and presented with copies of the the Divine Office and Praying Companion. A surprise party took place afterwards, which was organised by the second-year postulants.