Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus


Founded, Date/Place April 6,1975 Benin City, Nigeria
Founder Most Rev. Dr. Patrick Ebosele Ekpu
Canonical Status Diocesan Right
Motto Ut unum sint
Charism To experience and make all people aware of the redemptive love of Christ that binds us together as members of the one family of God and enhance the realization of Jesus' prayer "That they may be one".
Purpose To promote the glory of God.


Sr. Monica Rowland, SSH
Superior General: Sr. Monica Rowland, SSH

Sisters of the Sacred of Jesus Generalate,
P O Box 5521,
GPO 300001,
Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria

Mobile: 07058757530

Email: sshbenin@yahoo.com

Our Apostolate

Founder:
Our Congregation was founded by Most Rev. Patrick Ebosele Ekpu, Archbishop Emeritus of the Metropolitan See of Benin City. He is a man of great treasure and very few words with a high sense of discipline and focus; he believes in uplifting the poor especially the womenfolk.

Our Life, Our Mission:
Our Congregation was founded to be a sign of love, unity and forgivenes s in a broken and divided world. Our Charism is to experience and make all people aware of the redemptive love of Christ that binds us together as members of the one family of God and enhance the realization of Jesus' prayer "That they may be one". The motto of our Congregation therefore is "UT UNUM SINT". (Jn. 17:21).

Our inspiration for our ardent and outgoing love is the Sacred Heart of Jesus and his Church. We are marked by our sacrificial love and Christian humility, patterning our hearts on the meek and humble heart of Christ. As daughters of Africa, living the spirit of the gospel, we make effort to find ways to integrate into our lives all that is good, true and beautiful in our African culture.

Special contribution to the Church in Nigeria:
We give concrete expression to the new bond of unity which our insertion into Christ's Mystical Body of Baptism brings about. We bring our unity to bear in our diversified ethnic groups and cultures and thus prove that the Gospel of Christ makes ONE out of many.

We are committed to:
Evangelization and promoting devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Maintaining a simple and humble lifestyle
Holistic education for ourselves and for those we serve
Openness and accountability in all our undertakings

Places /Countries Where We Are:
We are in four countries namely: Nigeria, Italy, USA and Canada.

In Nigeria, we are in Abuja, Benin, Uromi, Auchi, Lokoja, Minna, Lafia, Abuja, and Lagos.

Our Ministries:
Education: We work to give holistic formal education to our people from nursery through secondary to tertiary schools. We also work to educate our people through non-formal learning especially to adults in the rural areas with a preferential option for women and the girlchild. Through our village ministry, we instruct women in simple hygiene, home-management, HIV/AIDS awareness, and catechesis. This program involves, our Sisters going to different villages from

time to time and living with any family that will accommodate them and from there they give house-to house family instruction and in the evenings when the people are back from their farms, they gather them together for either religious instruction or health education.

Uplifting the Dignity of women:
Our Congregation feels obliged to concentrate more on working to train the girl child while not neglecting the boy child. In Nigeria today, and indeed in most traditional societies, the female child has, for a very long time been at a disadvantage as far as formal education is concerned. We have t aken up a s our challenge,the educat ion of our womenfolk as the only way to liberate their minds and empower them to mainstream in their societies. We believe that no culture or civilization can stand except the womenfolk of that society have assumed their proper place in it.

Prevention of Trafficking in Women and Children:
In our effort to respond to the signs of time we commit ourselves to uplifting the dignity of all human persons especially women, through prevention of trafficking in women and children, rehabilitation of victims of trafficking, and domestic violence and empowerment of widows.

Community Development & Skill Acquisition:
We give young people especially those who cannot afford formal education skills to equip them for the job market. We also train people to acquire marketable skills that will help them in life by way of vocational training. We run programs for both male and female youths. We are also involved in community mobilization especially in the handling of epidemics and information sharing.

Pastoral Ministry:
Our Sisters serve in full time pastoral ministry in parishes as Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, Catechesis and Parish assistance. We collaborate with Priests in serving the spiritual needs of our people, in counseling and spiritual direction.

In all of these, our primary objective is to proclaim God's kingdom of love and freedom to all God's children wherever we find ourselves.

Formation Houses:
1. Sacred Heart Postulants' House
Uromi-Ubiaja Road
P. O. Box 111
Uromi, Edo State.

2. Sacred Heart Novitiate,
P.O. Box 111
Atani - Uromi,
Edo State.

Sisters in Perpetual Vows

  1. Sr. Martina Ogbekhiulu, SSH
  2. Sr. Cecilia Dimaku, SSH
  3. Sr. Margaret Mary Okereke, SSH
  4. Sr. Theresa Oiza Ohiani, SSH
  5. Sr. Angelina Balogun, SSH
  6. Sr. Regina Njoku, SSH
  7. Sr. Alice Ifayefunmi, SSH
  8. Sr. Gertrude Uloko, SSH
  9. Sr. Florence Nwaonuma, SSH
  10. Sr. Elizabeth Uchendu, SSH
  11. Sr. Henrietta Alokha, SSH
  12. Sr. Monica Rowland, SSH
  13. Sr. Imelda Chukwuezi, SSH
  14. Sr. Beatrice Iroegbu, SSH
  15. Sr. Gloria Itebalumhe, SSH
  16. Sr. Stella Giegbefumwen, SSH
  17. Sr. Theresa Oshoike, SSH
  18. Sr. Martha Ajadalu, SSH
  19. Sr. Justina Ajai, SSH
  20. Sr. Mary Aisagbonhi, SSH
  21. Sr. Anna Akheutiemen, SSH
  22. Sr. Anthonia Ughieghele, SSH
  23. Sr. Josephine Ebuehi, SSH
  24. Sr. Angela Abhulimen, SSH
  25. Sr. Philomena Osale, SSH
  26. Sr. Clara Imiere, SSH
  27. Sr. Magdalene Daferede, SSH
  28. Sr. Felicitas Osinde, SSH
  29. Sr. Chinenyenwa Ihekoronze, SSH
  30. Sr. Veronica O. Okosun, SSH
  31. Sr. Marilyn Oboh, SSH
  32. Sr. Regina Uzoukwu. , SSH
  33. Sr. Margaret Mary Onyema, SSH
  34. Sr. Justina Nwankwo, SSH
  35. Sr. Francisca Madubuko, SSH
  36. Sr. Augustina Okoroafor, SSH
  37. Sr. Justina Alemogho, SSH
  38. Sr. Helen Alekhuojie, SSH
  39. Sr. Beatrice Nwokwu, SSH
  40. Sr. Emilia Ama, SSH
  41. Sr. Mary-Ben Onimhawo, SSH
  1. Sr. Maria Akanni, SSH
  2. Sr. Francisca Agho, SSH
  3. Sr. Gloria Oche, SSH
  4. Sr. Caroline Fada, SSH
  5. Sr. Catherine Ndukwe, SSH
  6. Sr. Elizabeth Momodu, SSH
  7. Sr. Maria Okoyomon, SSH
  8. Sr. Felicia Adibe, SSH
  9. Sr. Martina Umeorah, SSH
  10. Sr. Jovita Ochi, SSH
  11. Sr. Angela Ibe, SSH
  12. Sr. Evangeline Ezike, SSH
  13. Sr. Evelyn Okoye, SSH
  14. Sr. Emily Iyelumi, SSH
  15. Sr. Francisca Akunechendo, SSH
  16. Sr. Francisca Idoko, SSH
  17. Sr. Josephine Imoloamen, SSH
  18. Sr. Esther Egure, SSH
  19. Sr. Theresa Etta, SSH
  20. Sr. Blessing Ezema, SSH
  21. Sr. Vivian Ibeh, SSH
  22. Sr. Henrietta Usunobun, SSH
  23. Sr. Maryann Obiji, SSH
  24. Sr. Hannah Ogah, SSH
  25. Sr. Florence Ogbudu, SSH
  26. Sr. Veronica Odah, SSH
  27. Sr. Elizabeth Jiwueze, SSH
  28. Sr. Agatha Unabor, SSH
  29. Sr. Augustina Njoku, SSH
  30. Sr. Esther Ekweli, SSH
  31. Sr. Evelyn Esiegbe, SSH
  32. Sr. Josephine Obidinnu, SSH
  33. Sr. Cynthia Clare Ugbiyobo,SSH
  34. Sr. Esther Egharevba, SSH
  35. Sr. Rosemary Omonlumhen, SSH
  36. Sr. Stella Odigie, SSH
  37. Sr. Gladys Anyanwu, SSH
  38. Sr. Eucharia Nwafor, SSH
  39. Sr. Emily Onuoha, SSH
  40. Sr. Maria Omokie, SSH
  41. Sr. Kate Agada, SSH

Number of Sisters in Temporary Vows – 18

Necrology

  1. Sr. Theresa Uchenna Nwaeze, SSH 13/01/96
  2. Sr.Gloria Imhaledenokhin Obor, SSH 27/10/05
  1. Sr. Maria Goretti Iwu, SSH 15/11/2016