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“The joy of the gospel fills the hearts of all those who encounter Christ. A joy ever new. A joy that is shared.” Pope Francis
Regional Headquarters: Holy Rosary Convent, Mankon, Bamenda, N.West Region, Cameroon.
Regional Leader: Sister Virginia Okeke. Email: email@example.com Phone: 00237 653858737
Vocation Directress: Sister Victoria Ayebome. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 00237 653521185
Our ministries: Akum, Buea, Fiango, Kumbo, Mankon, Mamfe, Mendankwe, Ndu, Ngomgham. (Mainly in the areas of Bamenda and the western border of the country.)
A new book on Interculturality and the Religious life has just been written by Sr Chinyeaka C Ezeani, published by Pauline Publications Africa.
“Taking seriously the prayer of Jesus that all may be one (John 17:21), Sister Chinyeaka tries in this book to articulate clearly the challenges as well as the beauty of living as people from different cultures in religious life. The underlying assumption in her work is that it is possible and necessary to appreciate the beauty that each culture brings. This requires continuous to conversion to the heart of Christ, and prayerful attentiveness to biases and complexes that tend to support mischaracterization of other cultures. ” (From the Foreward)
A safe, happy and healthy environment where children and young adults with intellectual disabilities can learn and develop socially, emotionally and spiritually, while acquiring the skills to function as far as possible in society.
The Treasure Centre is like a treasure hidden in a field which is often neglected, like these children. When they are given time and a lot of patience you discover that they are indeed treasures, with a lot of hidden potential and gifts which are often neglected.
The Centre has 152 registered children, 104 boys and 48 girls, from all over Bamenda area. The staff include Sisters Kathleen O’Brien and Antonia Onah, both Holy Rosary Sisters, and Mrs Song Lawrentia and Madam Theresia Lukong, all trained in Special Needs and Child Protection. We work in close collaboration with the Government and Welfare Department.
Every year in Ndu water was getting scarcer and scarcer, making life more difficult for people who depend on growing crops for their livelihood. When surveys proved beyond doubt that the water resources where being destroyed by the Eucalyptus Trees growing in the water catchment areas, it became necessary to replace the eucalyptus with a local variety of tree. 60,000 eucalyptus had to be uprooted, and 15,000 Prunus africanus planted in their place. This huge task involved community participation, government approval, training of leaders, education of families through the children, and sheer hard work. Now seven years on a good water supply is being enjoyed by the people.
The Holy Family Hospital, Akum, is located in Santa Health District in the North West Region of Cameroon, some few kilometres from Bamenda. The population covered by the hospital is 99,659. This hospital began as a maternity home with two beds in 1967 by Sr. Mary Vincent (MSHR). The Sisters engaged also in mobile clinic. This health facility was transformed into a Health Centre in 1973, a medicalised health centre in 2003, and finally a hospital in 2017. The HFH today has a bed capacity of 81 with 73 full time staff and offers quality health services such as, Primary health care, curative medical care, surgery, maternal/child care, physiotherapy, diagnostic tests, HIV/AIDS and TB programmes.
The Holy Integrated Comprehensive Technical College Bamendankwe is a college with a difference because it is for non-hearing, hearing and disadvantages children. This college is owned and run by the Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary. It offers General, Commercial and Technical education in an inclusive setting with Teacher/student friendly environment. Studies are done in 3 languages that is English Language, French Language and American Sign Language. There is also in the school, avocational section which comprises of Sewing, Carpentry and Shoe making workshops.
The Morning Star Catholic Primary School Bamendankwe, formerly located in Akum, is an inclusive primary school for both hearing impaired and hearing children studying together in the same environment. This school is owned and run by the Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary. Studies are done in 3 languages: English Language, French Language and American Sign Language.
The Holy Rosary Candidacy for West Africans (Cameroonians and Nigerians) is located in Ngomgham, North West Region of Cameroon, where the young women desiring to become Holy Rosary Sisters do two years of Formation before proceeding to the Novitiate in Nigeria. During this period, they also carry out apostolic work, in Ngomgham parish as well as in Holy Rosary communities and other Congregations. At the end of the first year in formation, they go out out for holidays to other Holy Rosary communities.