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

Ifendu the Light of Life

Sr Rose Uchem, Project director.

Empowering women in rural areas, helping them with literacy skills and business skills, and teaching them how to diversify their sources of income, as well as increasing self-esteem and enabling them to stand up and talk in public, these are some of the life-enriching skills women learn from “Ifendu” which has truly become their Light of Life.
Before I joined Ifendu life was hard for me.  I would go into the bush to gather firewood and sell for little money. But after Ifendu taught us how to do business I started going to interior villages to buy cheaper and take to the town to sell at a profit. I have received a loan from Ifendu three times and have used it to achieve a lot.  My new ability to read and write and also the ability to separate capital from sales I will never forget.”
“I used to cook with firewood but with the profit I made I was able to buy a kerosine stove.  With my profit from the third loan I was able to buy a big drum for harvesting and storing rain water. I really appreciate all that Ifendu is doing for us.” 
“Ifendu is a beautiful organisation and I thank Sister Rose for what she has done for us. I also appreciate her staff because one tree cannot make a forest! May God bless Ifendu.” 

 Read More:  Go to Resources in the top menu to read more of the women’s testimonies and Ifendu women’s achievements
in the Ifendu Newsletter.  Click there on Ifendu for the link.



Click to access IFENDU-2021-NEWSLETTER-I-Neke-1.pdf

The Joy of the Gospel

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