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
Everywhere!
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

Holy Rosary Clinic, Ngonyek, says, Jiggers Out!

  In the few short years since its opening, Holy Rosary Clinic, Ngonyek, in Kenya, has reached out to the community in various ways.  On vaccinations and ante-natal days mothers and children come in numbers, to the extent that one day recently there were simply not enough seats for them all to sit down! Wounds, injuries and various medical conditions are treated on a daily basis. But the most recent  event has been Jigger Day for children.

Jiggers are insects living in the soil which burrow into the children’s feet and are very painful.  Jiggers affect adults too but the Sisters’ first campaign was to the children.  They came in from the surrounding primary schools and had these painful visitors removed from their feet, as can be seen in the pictures.  What a relief for the unfortunate sufferers! And now they must learn to avoid jigger-friendly behaviour as they play together, join in  farm-work or or go about barefoot. 
    See News and Events above for more information about Jiggers in Jiggers Out!

The Joy of the Gospel