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

Young women preparing for life

“I feel like the dry bones that have come back to life!” the student exclaimed. “I can’t believe I can do all these things!”

The newly opened Vocational Training Institute at Igbo-Ukwu in Southern Nigeria is a great step forward for young women.  Here they follow a two-year diploma training in computers, catering, hospitality management, fashion and design, make-up art, hair-dressing, auto-gele, fascinator and more. Students also do business planning and book keeping. This is training for employment and self-reliance. “If I don’t get employment,” declares another, “I will start my own business and employ others!”
“We also run a literacy and skills-training course for adult women,” Sister Chinyere, the director, says. This is a free programme, aimed at helping disadvantaged women to become self-reliant and support their families. After the training they are given small soft loans to enable them to get started.
The school building stands tall and beautiful, say the women.  But it is not the building which is the main focus…


Read more in News and Events (above) and click on the pictures below to enlarge.

The Joy of the Gospel