Benue Region

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Holy Rosary Sisters in Benue
The joy of the gospel fills the hearts and lives of all those who encounter Jesus. A joy ever new. A joy that is shared.” Pope Francis

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Regional Headquarters: Holy Rosary Convent, Makurdi, Benue State, Nigeria.
Regional Leader: Sister Grace Onah. Telephone: 00234 808 662 1973 Email: uzojohnus@yahoo.com
Vocation Directress: Sister Sabina Mbalu. Telephone 00234 816 509 5030. Email: mbamalusn@yahoo.com

 

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About Us
Benue Region lies south and east of the River Benue between Makurdi, capital of Benue State, and Idah, in Kogi State.The Region was separated from Southern Nigeria in 1956 to allow for development. The first post-primary schools for girls in the whole area were Queen of the Rosary Secondary School, Gboko; Holy Rosary Teacher Training College, Adoka; andHoly Rosary TC Idah. In due course our past students took over the administration of these schools; Adoka and Gboko are now run by the Sisters of the Nativity, founded by the Holy Rosary Sisters.
Medical work included Grimard Hospital, Anyigba;  St Monica’s Hospital, Adikpo; Adoka Maternity Centre, Adoka; Mother and Child Clinic, Ankpa, with Primary Health Care Services reaching out to the surrounding areas. Diocesan Development Services in Idah served the farmers in Idah Diocese.
Our Ministries:
We continue our ministries in education and health care, pastoral care of youth and women, community development, and building bridges among the Christian and Muslim population.
We work in the Dioceses of Makurdi, Otukpo and Idah.

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Makurdi Diocese: Regional Headquarters, Nursery-Primary School, Teaching, and pastoral outreach.
Agagbe: Clinic.

Otukpo Diocese: Holy Innocetns Secondary Secondary School, Otukpo.

Idah Diocese: Ankpa: Mother and Child Health Clinic, Ankpa.
Efofe: Holy Rosary Clinic.
Anyigba: Grimard Memorial Hospital
Idah: Diocesan Development Services, teaching.

 

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Vaccination day at Efofe Clinic

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

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Holy Rosary Nursery and Primary School, Makurdi

Day Care

Nursery 1

 

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School Assembly

 

 

 

 

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Development:
Yam-seed improvement and multiplication: farmer-centred advances in Benue and Kogi States and beyond.

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Yam improvement in Benue State

 

 

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Sister Nora with Professor Steve Morse and Footballer Daniel Omakachi, ambassador to youth for farming. 

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  Son of Benue State: kicking for Everton.  

Visit our Development Page to read more about yam improvement, and surveys of trees in Idoma and Igala land.

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Building peace between Christians and Muslims in Nigeria
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that.  Hatred cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”
  Martin Luther King.

In Ankpa town where the population is shared between Muslims and Christians, Sister Franca works to draw people together.  In simple ways, like sharing the same water bore hole joyfully; in serious ways, like the peace workshop with Christian and Muslim Women leaders, see photos below.

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Below, Sister Franca with young people at a workshop in non-violent confrontation in Jos; with children in the  camp for internally displaced people in Yola, and with friend Mariam.

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“Whether or not I create the peace and reconciliation I want in the world, I want to die knowing that I lived with the integrity of trying.”  Miki Kashtan, Little Book of Courageous.

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 Wild Flowers of Benue

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