Sisters of St. Michael the Archangel

Sisters of St. Michael the Archangel


Founded, Date/Place 6th November, 1986 Ado Ekiti Nigeria
Founder Most Rev. Michael Olatunji Fagun (Emeritus Bishop of Ekiti Diocese)
Canonical Status Diocese Right, 2000
motto Service, Victory, Adoration
Charism Incarnating the Word of God in the Heart of all
Mission Statement As messengers of God just like St. Michael the Archangel, we deliver the Gospel in the spirit of the incarnation involving Inculturation
Purpose The primary aim of the congregation is to achieve her apostolic mission through the incarnation of the gospel in the local culture, that is, to worktowards making the Catholic faith take firm root in her environs as to make the faith a living part and parcel of the people's culture
Vision To implant Godliness in human beings in an intimate way such that the faith takes firm root in people's culture and daily experience
Charism Evangelization through Inculturation, that is to preach the gospel in such a way that it becomes part of the people's culture
Places where we are in Nigeria Archdiocese: Ibadan, Lagos, Abuja, Kaduna.
Diocese: Osogbo, Ekiti, Oyo, Ijebu-Ode, Abeokuta, Ogoja, Lokoja, Ilorin, Ondo.


Sr. Regina Adenike Oke, SSMA
Superior General: Sr. Regina Adenike Oke, SSMA

Sisters of Saint Michael the Archangel
P. O. Box 1360
Ado Ekiti.

Email: regoke@yahoo.com

Mobile: 08067168539

Our Apostolate

The Congregation of the Sisters of St. Michael the Archangel
Was founded by Most Rev. Dr. Michael Olatunji Fagun, the then Catholic Bishop of Ekiti on the 6th of November 1986.The Father Founder is now retired. The reason for the foundation of the Sisters of St. Michael the Archangel are twofold; they are: first for evangelization through enculturation as the best missionary to evangelize a people are those with full knowledge and cultural background of the evangelized; second is to bring the faith into the fibre of the people's existence so as to form the fabric of their life, with the faith well woven into their culture, from where a new Christian culture would emerge.

The Congregation began with 10 indigenes as members, with the responsibility of formation reposed on the Congregation of the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus Sisters because of the cultural affiliation.

The postulate and Novitiates are both situated in Maria Assumpta Hospital premises in Catholic Diocese of Ekiti, Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria.

The Generalate is situated beside St. Fidelis Catholic Church, Ado Ekiti. Nigeria.

The first General Chapter of the Congregation took place in 1995 at Saints Peter and Paul Major Seminary where the first Superior General Sr. Catherine Ajoke Oluyemo was elected with others as counselor, their tenure was five years.

Within those five years, on the 22nd of February 1999 the Congregation was canonically erected at St. Patrick's Cathedral Ado Ekiti by the Father Founder and the Metropolitan Archbishop of Ibadan province, Archbishop Felix Alaba Job, after a Canonical approval from the Institute of Consecrated and Apostolic Life in Rome. This has been followed by another three very successful Chapters.

Within twenty five years we have witnessed a tremendous growth in every aspect of our existence; right now we are 96 in number. We have been blessed with a group of lay people who share our life and spirituality and who also support the mission, apostolate and the activity of the Congregation. They are called the Michaelian family.

Our Identity
The Sisters of St. Michael the Archangel are female religious Congregation of Diocesan right with active Spirituality. Our primary aim is to bring the good news to the people (Evangelization) and to support our work with prayer.

Spirit:
The Apostolic Spirit comes from our intimate union with the Lord; bringing the good News to the people (Evangelization) and be identified with them.

Apostolate:
Catechesis, Social work, Education, option for the poor and promotion of social justice, care for the sick and needy" (SSMA Constitutions no 9.)

Our Apostolate and Our Contribution to the Church and Nigerian Society:
1. A social and vocational training center with these departments:
* Fashion designing/weaving
* Candle making
2. Shelter for homeless children, abandoned babies, and elderly
3. Catholic boarding elementary and high schools
4. Mobile health clinics in rural areas
5. Hospitals for preventive and curative treatments
6. Home for the Elderly

Missionary Statement: We, the sisters of St. Michael the Archangel are female religious of active spirituality supported by prayer in the service of God and humanity.

To implement Godliness in human beings in an intimate way such that faith becomes a pleasant heritage as we care for the sick, provide service to those in need, giving compassion and promote justice in the society and involvement in formal and informal education of the people.



Sisters in Perpetual Vows

  1. Sr.Regina Adenike Oke
  2. Sr. Agatha Olufunke Ogunkorode
  3. Sr. Joke Catherine Oluyemo
  4. Sr. Catherine Iyabo Ojolo
  5. Sr. Damiana Kehinde ADEYINGBO
  6. Sr. Stella Maris Okogie
  7. Sr. Pauline Bisi Ojo
  8. Sr. Beatrice ' Funmi Opaireke
  9. Sr. Immaculata Olu Omojola
  10. Sr. Margaret Fagbamigb
  11. Sr. Michael Adelusi
  12. Sr. MaryAnne Bosede Mowobi
  13. Sr. Elizabeth Kokumo Akinbolade
  14. Sr. Felicia Omole
  15. Sr. Celina Lola Adeogun
  16. Sr. Veronica Babalola
  17. Sr. Margaret Ajayi
  18. Sr. Agnes Ayedun
  19. Sr. Marietta Anne Olute
  20. Sr. Genesia Tunrayo Ajani
  21. Sr. Bola Anthonia Ojo
  22. Sr. Tope Ogunlade
  23. Sr. Sola Ogunleye
  24. Sr. Iyabo Owoso
  25. Sr. Anne Marie Tayo Jimoh
  26. Sr. Bola Francisca Daramola
  27. Sr. Stella Nike Aremu
  28. Sr. Patricia Aina
  29. Sr. Marcellina Tayo Bamisaye
  30. Sr. Bunmi Josephine Jemiseye
  31. Sr. Emmanuel Mary Fadiya
  32. Sr. Odunola Adeniran
  33. Sr. Mary Assumpta Taiwo
  34. Sr. Keji Francisca Faseemo
  35. Sr. Helen Adeola Ajayi
  36. Sr. Adah Odeh
  37. Sr. Moradehun Veronica Adepoju
  38. Sr. DorisAnne Bosede David
  39. Sr. Victoria Temitayo Dada
  40. Sr. Ambrose Lara Eniola
  41. Sr. Mary Arasanmi
  1. Sr. Roseline Aluko
  2. Sr. Irene Olasumbo
  3. Sr. Anthonia Akin Oyekan
  4. Sr. Elizabeth Aduloju
  5. Sr. Susan Jegede
  6. Sr. Margaret Funmi Ogunkuade
  7. Sr. Elizabeth Yetunde Aina
  8. Sr. Lucy Iyabode Akinsipe
  9. Sr. Omolara Adebiyi
  10. Sr. Adedoyin Felicia Adeola
  11. Sr. Beatrice Jegede
  12. Sr. Christianah Oloworuase
  13. Sr. Christiana Ishola
  14. Sr. Funmi Ojo
  15. Sr. Theresa Adeboye
  16. Sr. Bridget Taiwo
  17. Sr. Josephine Olorunda
  18. Sr. Henrietta Oluwole
  19. Sr. Antoinette Araoyinbo
  20. Sr. Theresa Oni
  21. Sr. Agnes Ajobiewe
  22. Sr. Benedicta Tokede
  23. Sr. Theresa Obende
  24. Sr. Vivien Ogbodo
  25. Sr. Catherine Kalesanwo
  26. Sr. Rachael Abiala
  27. Sr. Tope Babare
  28. Sr. Wura Sorinola
  29. Sr. Benedicta Eromosele
  30. Sr. Elizabeth Rita Omotunde
  31. Sr. Toyin Ale
  32. Sr. Ruth Jumoke Adelusi
  33. Sr. Loveth Ogbebor
  34. Sr. Christiana Ogunjobi
  35. Sr. Patricia Babatunde
  36. Sr. Benedicta Adeyanju
  37. Sr. MaryAnne Obama
  38. Sr. Tolulope Ojo
  39. Sr. Scholastica Balogun

Number of Sisters in Temporary Vows –

Necrology

  1. Sr. Kolawole Winifred Omokehinde 2nd Jan, 1999
  1. Sr. Oyebuyu Benedicta Omokehinde. 7th Dec, 2007