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

A Green Earth, a better earth

“Only 20 years ago!”  This beautiful grove of Teak trees was planted in 2001 by a member of the Friends of the Trees in Idomaland in Benue State Nigeria. The Friends were a group of young people who came together to research the trees of Idoma, learn about their value from their elders and proudly publish their findings.  There are several  such groves planted by them.  Teak (Tectonis Grandis) is a fast-growing tree of hard wood suitable for building and furniture. 



Sister Bernadette Nyam has written a new book for children entitled A Better Earth. 
This is a book of short stories which children will enjoy and also come to know the importance of caring for the earth, “Our Common Home.”

Mission takes many forms. Read more live stories of Mission by clicking on News and Events above.


The Joy of the Gospel