‘Mother by Nature’ term coined for sisters in Lagos, Nigeria

bakhita motherbynature 250x5021 DECEMBER, 2022. The Bakhita Empowerment Centre, in Lagos, Nigeria, for survivors of human trafficking, provides accommodation for up to 30 women, counselling, reintegration, skills acquisition, mindset-reset, and opportunities for uniting the survivors with their families. The centre refers to the returned victims of trafficking as “Treasures”. In the space of four months, the centre saw five of its treasures give birth to two girls and three boys. The sisters were so involved with their birth and post-natal care, that the term ‘Mother by Nature’ was coined.

Ghana Region receives two postulants

ghanapostulants 250x25021 DECEMBER, 2022. Last October, two young Ghanaian women, Helena Abena Atia and Gifty Gyabeng, were accepted into the postulancy of the Sisters of St Louis.

An update from the sisters at St Louis Nursery and Primary School, Savè, Republic of Benin

save 250x25030 NOVEMBER, 2022. Ecole Maternelle Primaire Bilingue St Louis De Savè in Benin Republic was officially opened on October 10, 2020, and since then, it has gone from strength to strength. The school prides itself on advocating for equal education for girls and is proud of how it also instils a sense of respect for others among its students.

Kilkeel Grammar School past pupil Sheila McGovern SSL, reflects on her memories in its centenary year

sheila 250x25030 NOVEMBER, 2022. Our monthly newsletter, Musings, is covering many aspects of the centenary celebrations at St Louis Grammar School, Kilkeel. Sheila McGovern SSL is a past pupil of the school and shared her very fond memories of the school in our newsletter. Sheila started secondary school in St Louis Grammar School in September, 1944 – 78 years ago! We wonder how much has changed since then?

Jubilee celebrations in California

TerryandBrid Jubilee 250x25030 NOVEMBER, 2022. Congratulations to Terry Dodge SSL and Bríd Long SSL, who celebrated their 50th and 60th jubilees at Mass on October 8, in Nativity Catholic Church, California. Our article in our monthly newsletter, Musings, shares excerpts from the tribute given by Susan Marie Maloney SNJM, at the Mass, who is a long-time friend of Terry.

Nigeria sister attends workshop on advocating for the sexual reproductive health rights of females with disabilities

claraazubuike 2550x25030 NOVEMBER, 2022. Clara Azubuike SSL attended a workshop on October 3 in Abuja, Nigeria, which addressed the reproductive rights of girls and women with disabilities. The sisters learned about the Community Based Rehabilitation strategy, which is used to achieve disability inclusion, and forms a basis for advocating for females with disabilities.