CLT visitation to Ghana and Nigeria

clt visitation 200x20028 MARCH, 2024. The Central Leadership Team (CLT) went on visitation to Ghana from February 1 to 13, 2024. They also visited Nigeria from February 17 to March 19. The purpose of their visitation was to experience first-hand, the sisters and their apostolates, and to give the sisters opportunities for discussion with the CLT. This article shares some of the places they visited in Ghana and Nigeria.

Meet our Community Nigeria – Iseyin Community

iseyin 200x20028 MARCH, 2024. We are delighted for you to meet the eight sisters from our Iseyin community. Iseyin city is in Oyo State in the southwestern region of Nigeria. It is 100km north of Ibadan. Two of the sisters are students (Francisca Nwachukwu SSL and Ruth Orunpegan SSL) and six sisters in residence - Cecilia Olusanyan SSL, Perpetua Aghoghovia SSL, Mary Theresa Ogbe SSL, Theresa Olaniyan SSL, Theresa Peter SSL, and Hauwa Lawan SSL. The sisters in this community work in education, health care and pastoral duties.

Thanksgiving Day for the Sisters of St Louis Dundalk

dundalk closure29 FEBRUARY, 2024. A Thanksgiving celebration took place on January 27, 2024, to mark 74 years of St Louis presence in Dún Lughaidh and to say farewell to the last sisters living in the convent - Hannah Boylan SSL, Sinéad Beirne SSL, Siobhán Dillon SSL and Bernardine Moran SSL - who have moved to the convent in Rathmines. It was a day of mixed emotions which began with Mass in St Joseph’s church, which was the site of the first St Louis Primary School, known as ‘Hammill’s House’. After Mass the celebrations continued in Carrickdale Hotel, where a beautiful meal was served followed by an evening of entertainment.

Mary Ancilla Akoto SSL graduates from St Patrick’s Pontifical University, Maynooth

mary ancilla 250x25029 FEBRUARY, 2024. Mary Ancilla Akoto SSL from our Ghana region recently graduated from St Patrick’s Pontifical University, Maynooth, with a Diploma in Youth Ministry and Spirituality.

Meet our Community Nigeria – Ikere-Ekiti Community

ikere ekiti 250x25029 FEBRUARY, 2024. We are delighted for you to meet the eight sisters in the Ikere-Ekiti Community in southwestern Nigeria - Florence Akhimien SSL, Veronica Obi SSL, Lucia Adenle SSL, Rose Yero SSL, Francisca Faluru SSL, Martina Adekayero SSL, Francisca Ewuoso SSL, and Juliana Mabara SSL. Two of these sisters work at St Louis Grammar School, Ikere-Ekiti, four work at St Louis Nursery and Primary School, Ikere-Ekiti, one sister works with the local community on sustainable development projects, and one sister is studying to be a doctor. The sisters are also involved in pastoral activities in different parishes and youth activities.

My very positive first impressions as a postulant

mercy postulant 250x25029 FEBRUARY, 2024. Mercy Emmanuel from Kaduna State in the North of Nigeria was received as a postulant into the Institute of the Sisters of St Louis on February 2. She arrived at the postulancy in Dassa-Zoumé less than a month earlier, on January 11, and is happy to report that “having chosen to walk this way is the best decision of my life.”