Augustinian Sisters of the Mercy of Jesus

Canonesses Regular Hospitallers of the Mercy of Jesus of the Order of St. Augustine

Founded, Date/Place1285, Dieppe, France
FounderThe Holy Spirit
Canonical StatusPontifical right, 19th July, 1664
MottoQvi Coronat-Tein Misericordia
Misssion StatementHarmoniously living in the stability of a monastery, and being of one mind and one heart on the way to God. Our mission is to recognize the face of Jesus in the poor and the sick.
PurposePraise of God through daily Mass and the divine office. Service of the poor and sick.
SpiritualityContemplative in Action
Ministries/ ApostolateNursing, teaching Care of the Physically Challenged, Pastoral work Care of PLWHA
Arrival date in Nigeria2nd October, 1970

Prioress (Superior): Sr. Benedicta Anthony, AMJ

C/o Catholic Secretariat
P.O.Box. 55,
Idah, Kogi State.



Mobile: 07035870362

Our Apostolate

Special Contribution to the Church in Nigeria:
In North Eastern Nigeria, Maiduguri diocese, we have impacted on the lives of the people especially in the field of Health, when we came in 1970, there was no Health centre within 80kms radius. Our clinic is known for excellence attitude.

The girl child education is a serious concern there is no school for girls alone and the are hardly considered beyond primary school, so we took up the challenge and are contributing our quota in that field now in Mubi and in Jalingo.

Location of Generalate: Morlaix France

Principal House in Nigeria: Augustinian Convent Shuwa, Madagali, Adamawa State.

We are present in the following Countries: France, Canada, England, South Africa, Burkina Faso.

In Nigeria we are present in Shuwa Adamawa State, Jalingo Taraba State and Mubi Adamawa State.

Our formation house is in Shuwa, Madagali L.G.A., Adamawa State.

Sisters in Perpetual Vows

  1. Sr. Christiana Achenyo Akpah
  2. Sr. Grace Uzoamaka Obi
  3. Sr. Augustina Nwakaego Okeke
  4. Sr. Margaret Adoo Orbunde
  5. Sr. Elizabeth Eleojo Ocheje
  6. Sr. Benedicta Ile Anthony
  7. Sr. Francisca Uful Aboreng
  8. Sr. Caroline Gogwim
  9. Sr. Mildred Nandem Dadi
  1. Sr. Lucy Ejura Ebiloma
  2. Sr. Justina Ade
  3. Sr. Maria Utaji
  4. Sr. Helen Mary Godwin
  5. Sr. Lydia Ochilla Agih
  6. Sr. Esther John Audu
  7. Sr. Eugenia U. Abadum
  8. Sr. Ruth Seembe Orga

Sisters in Simple Vows – 11


  1. Sr. Rose Olije Otobo, AMJ – 27/11/2015