Jackline Agyakwa SSL honoured for long-standing service in Ashanti Region of Ghana

jackline 250x25027 APRIL, 2023. Jackline Agyakwa SSL, the headmistress of Oku Roman Catholic School, was honoured for her long service and outstanding performance and contribution to the Sekyere Central District of the Ashanti Region, Ghana, at a ceremony during the 66th Ghana Independence Day anniversary celebrations on March 6.

Sisters of St Louis in Akure, Nigeria, help raise awareness on World Down Syndrome Day

down syndrome day 2520x25027 APRIL, 2023. World Down Syndrome Day is celebrated each year on March 21. To mark the day, and as part of the Community-Based Rehabilitation strategy for improving the lives of children with disabilities in Akure, Nigeria, some of the students with Down Syndrome and other special needs at St Louis Nursery and Primary School, Akure, organized a small event in the Assembly area of the school to help them feel more accepted among their peers. Clara Azubuike SSL, who is the Coordinator of the Sisters of St Louis Community Based Rehabilitation (SSL CBR) in Akure and two of her colleagues, also visited the houses of two children with Down Syndrome and supported them with a cash donation and some foodstuff.

Dympna Drury SSL honoured at 62nd anniversary of St Louis Grammar School Ibadan

dympna 250x25030 MARCH, 2023. The 62nd anniversary of St Louis Grammar School, Mokola, Ibadan, Nigeria, was celebrated last month in the Convent Boarding House Chapel. As part of the celebration, a bust of Dympna Drury SSL was unveiled, and the Sr Dympna Drury Memorial Hall in the Junior School was officially opened.

Four sisters say their final ‘Yes’ to God in the Ghana region

ghanafinalprofession 250x25030 MARCH, 2023. On February 11, 2023, the sisters in the Ghana region welcomed four sisters - Edith Wematu Nonterah SSL, Augustina Amo-Broni SSL, Vincentia Amankwah SSL and Michelle Ankrah SSL -permanently into the institute, after they made their Final Profession of Vows. It was a beautiful celebration to thank God for the life and vocations of the sisters, and to join the sisters in dedicating their lives to God.

Discovering great talents in Mater Dei Social and Development Centre, Akure, Nigeria

materdei 250x25030 MARCH, 2023. Mater Dei Social and Development Centre is a life skills training centre located on the grounds of St Louis Church, Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria, which is run and managed by the Sisters of St Louis. The sisters works with the students to reach their full potential in the areas of ICT, Secretarial Studies, Catering and Hotel Management, Fashion Design, Machine Knitting, and Textile and Dyeing. Last year, the centre started exhibiting the student’s creations, which has been hugely successful for their confidence and pride, giving them great courage going forward after graduation.

A brief history of the Associate Movement in Ireland

associates ireland 250x25030 MARCH, 2023. The Associate Ministry began in Ireland in 1997 with a two-year period of exploration. In 1999, seven pre-associates made their First Commitment on Trinity Sunday, in Monaghan. They came from Dundalk, Cavan, Monaghan, and Belfast and were brought together by Miriam Brady SSL, Catherine Brennan SSL, Clare McManus SSL (RIP), Mary Jo Hand SSL (RIP) and Clare Ryan SSL.