New series of articles launched - A Day in the Life of an African sister


theresa DayLife 250x25028 APR, 2022. We are delighted to announce the launch of a new series of articles, called “A Day in the Life of…”. Each article will feature a day in the life of one of our sisters in Africa, focusing mostly on her ministry. In the first in this series, we feature Theresa Peter SSL, whose primary ministry is the day-to-day running of Our Lady Catholic Hospital, Iseyin, Nigeria, which includes administrative duties and nursing of patients. She also supervises outreach posts owned by the Catholic Diocese of Oyo as both the Matron and the Health Coordinator for the diocese.

Edith Nonterah SSL graduates as a Physician Assistant

edith 250x25028 APR, 2022. Congratulations to Edith Nonterah SSL from the Ghana Region who was inducted into Medical and Dental Council of Ghana on March 5, 2022, after passing the licentiate examination to become a registered Physician Assistant. This followed on from her graduation last November with a BSc in Physician Assistantship.

Meet our new Development Coordinator, Mark Cumming

mark 250x25031 MAR, 2022. We are delighted to introduce Mark Cumming, the Sisters of St Louis’ new Development Coordinator. Mark has over 30 years of experience in various aspects of development work in Africa, Asia and Latin America. He is very much looking forward to learning about the work the sisters are doing and seeing how to support them develop and secure funding for their programmes in collaboration with the communities within which they serve. 

Bakhita Empowerment Centre Update

bakhita 250x25031 MAR, 2022. With hearts full of joy and in deep gratitude to God we share with you the recent happenings in our Bakhita Empowerment Centre, Lagos, Nigeria. The Bakhita Empowerment Centre, for survivors of human trafficking, provides accommodation for up to 20 women, counselling, reintegration, skills acquisition, mindset-reset, and opportunities for uniting the survivors with their families.

The Life of Mother Genevieve Beale (1822 – 1878), Irish Foundress of St Louis Order

genevieve 250x25031 MAR, 2022. Mother Genevieve Beale was the leader of the first Sisters of St Louis foundation in Ireland, in 1859. She was born in London on June 20, 1822, into a well-to-do Protestant family. When family fortunes failed, she moved to County Cork, Ireland, and became a governess to a Catholic family. She was deeply influenced by the faith of this family and decided to convert to Catholicism. She became an aspirant for the French novitiate of the Sisters of St Louis in 1845. In 1858 she returned to Ireland on mission to the poorest of the poor in the diocese of Clogher.

Final Profession of two sisters takes place in Ghana

finalprofessionghana 250x25028 FEB, 2022. Congratulations to Lucy Ayomah SSL and Anna Adomaa SSL, who made their final profession of vows in the St Louis Chaplaincy at Saint Louis College of Education, Kumasi, Ghana, Saturday, January 29, 2022.