The Holy Rosary Sisters welcome you

Who are we?  

Catholic women, Missionaries, and Religious Sisters.

Founded in 1924 in Killeshandra, CO. Cavan, Ireland by Bishop Joseph Shanahan to bring the gospel to the women of Southern Nigeria, we now number over 300 sisters on mission in Africa, South America, Ireland/United Kingdom, and the US.  Visit us in any one of our thirteen Regions.  Learn more by going to About Us where you will also find our Contact Addresses.

In the joy of the Resurrection Jesus says:

“Go out to the whole world!
Go out to my people
Draw them into God’s life.
In the name of the Father,
the Son the Holy Spirit.
Bring them into the heart of God’s family.
I am with you.
Yes, always, to the end of the world!”
And we say:
“Here I am Lord, is it I, Lord?
I have heard you calling in the night.
I will go, Lord, if you send me,
I will hold your people in my heart.”

(Isaiah 6:8; Hymn Daniel Schulte)

News and Events

150th Anniversary of the birth of Bishop Shanahan

Celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the birth of Bishop Joseph Shanahan, Apostle of Southern Nigeria.

Mass in commemoration of this great Irish missionary will be celebrated in St Brendan’s Parish, Coolock, Dublin, on Friday June 4th 2021 at 12.00 noon (Irish time) by the Papal Nuncio to Ireland, Archbishop Jude Thadeus Okolo .It is available on St Brendan’s parish webcam at:
  Let us rejoice in the qualities of this saintly man: his desire for the Divine Life to be planted in every child of God, his goodness, humanity and deep life of prayer, his commitment of the education of girls and young women, realising that Christianity is not truly established without Christian families.
In 1924 he founded the Holy Rosary Sisters to further this aim. ( See Africa Magazine, St Patrick’s Missions, June 2021, article by Sister Chinyeaka C Ezeani, Holy Rosary Sister.)

The Joy of the Gospel