United States

Missionary Sisters of the Holy Rosary

The joy of the gospel fills the hearts and lives of those who encounter Jesus.
A joy ever new. A joy that is shared.” Pope Francis

Regional Headquarters:  Holy Rosary Sisters, 741 Polo Road, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Regional Leader:  Sister Florence Enechukwu, Telephone: 001 276 282 3487  Email: enechufn@yahoo.com
Development Office: Telephone: 00 1 610 520 1631  Email: holyrosarydev@verizon.net
    Also:  Holy Rosary Sisters, 205 Cricket Avenue, Ardmore, PA 19003   Telephone:  00 1 610 896 1786

About us
When the Missionary Sisters of the Holy Rosary were founded by Bishop Joseph Shanahan CSSp in 1924, one of the founding members was Sister Philomena Fox from Philadelphia.  But the first Holy Rosary foundation in the US was not until 1951, in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.  Since then, US and Canadian born Holy Rosary Sisters have spent their lives on mission in Africa and Brazil, and through our fund-raising the extraordinary generosity of the American people has continued to support our mission.
The US is the home region for American and Canadian sisters, and it is where they come home to when it is time to retire.  Here they continue their mission through prayer and participation in various ministries in the diocese and community.

Unity in Diversity

On March 19th 2016 Archbishop Charles Chaput, celebrated the 19th Cultural Heritage Mass in the Cathedral Basilica of SS Peter and Paul.  This Mass was  for all immigrant Catholics within the Archdiocese.  Thirty countries processed into the Cathedral carrying their banners and all wearing traditional attire from their home countries.  We had 8 choirs, and Scripture Readings and Prayers of the Faithful were given in 16 languages.

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“The Cathedral was filled with people, Native Americans, Africans, Asians, Europeans, and South Americans, blending all shades of color, a symbolic witness of unity in diversity.  It just gets better and bigger every year!” Sister Florence Enechukwu, Co-ordinator for the African Catholic Apostolate in the Archdiocese, is seen above in the pictures with her many friends.

 A new day dawning for women who have been trafficked

Terry's award 2015

Sister Terry Shields received an award from Villanova Law Institute to Address Commercial Sexual Exploitation September 2015



Dawn’s Place:  Safe Support, new beginnings

Dawn’s Place was named in honour of a prostitute who was murdered in Camden, New Jersey. 
The name was created from the hope of a new day “dawning” for women who have been victimized by commercial sexual exploitation.

Sr Terry, with Sr. Benrie, Sr. helena and Sr. Teresita,   MMM  co-founder

Sisters Bernie, Helena, Terry, all mshr, and Teresita, MMM,  all highly involved in the mission of Dawn’s Place

                                                                       See: www.ahomefordawn.org

The African Catholic Apostolate in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia


Sister Florence Enechukwu, right, is Co-ordinator for the African Catholic Apostolate in the Archdiocese.







Address:  Sister Florence Enechukwu,  St Ignatius Parish, 363N 43rd Street, Philadelphia PA 19104.
Telephone: 215 386 5064

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Srs Florence, Helena and Salome at the Shrine of Our Lady, Undoer of Knots during the visit of Pope Francis

Angolan community gather for the World Meeting of Families

Angolan community gather for the World Meeting of Families

NAACUS Caucus Meeting 2

Naucus Caucus Meeting