Allez allez petites !: Dominican Sisters open a new mission in Shendam, Northern Nigeria

Srs. Paulina Chioma Ogbonnaya, M. Bernadette Urioma Duru and Margaret Hussain

As the Congregation of the Dominican Sisters of St Catherine of Siena, Rome joyfully celebrates the 130 years anniversary of the death of Our dear Mother Gerine, the Delegation of Nigeria celebrates with series of memorable events which includes the opening of a New Mission in Shendam, Plateau State, Northern Nigeria.

The first three sisters for this mission are: Srs. M. Bernadette Urioma Duru, Margaret Hussain and Paulina Chioma Ogbonnaya. They heard the voice of our humble and audacious mother telling them tenderly and confidently “Allez Allez Petites” and they accepted this invitation with so much joy and trust.

The Community was officially placed under the protection of Our Holy Fathers St. Dominic and St. Francis. The three sisters and the Delegate, Sr. MaryPia Adesanya touched their feet on the “Mission Land” on the 20th of November, 2017.

For the official take off of the community, the delegate read the various letters: Erection of the community, Figlia Diletta of each sister and finally that of the Vicar Prioress of the new community, Sr. M. Bernadette Urioma Duru. Praise the Lord, Alleluia!!! What marvels the Lord has done for us, indeed we are glad!

We are very grateful to all those who supported us with their prayers, good will messages,  phone calls and so on. We truly felt your love, support and encouragement. Please let us intensify our prayers for this new born baby. May the spirit of our dear Mother Gerine continue to guide us in our mission.

Our Lady Seat of Wisdom, Pray for us.

Holy Fathers St. Dominic and St. Francis, Pray for us.

St. Catherine of Siena and Mother Gerine, Pray for us

Nigerian Delegation of the Dominican Sisters of St Catherine of Siena, Rome


(11 December 2017)