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)

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Bishop Joseph Shanahan

 Feast of Bishop Shanahan,   apostle of Southern Nigeria, where he first stepped ashore as a young Spiritan priest in 1902.  His great faith and love led  many to embrace Christianity, but he felt that women missionaries were needed to reach out to the women.  In 1924 he founded the Holy Rosary Sisters to do just […]

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I chose you

 To go out and bear fruit, fruit that will last.    June 6th

The Joy of the Gospel