Arrival Date in Nigeria: 1948 (Kano) Provincial Leader: Sr. Isabel Mann, SSL Institute of Sisters of St Louis, (Juilly- Monaghan) St Louis Provincialate P. O. today. ♦ Trinitarian: Our relationship to God the source of all Being, She taught religion in two secondary schools, where she became involved the parish choir. Its pitch can be regulated to mimic the tone of human speech. We are the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, St. Louis Province. by Rome in July 1844. Our beloved founder, St. Dominic, called for unity in our work of evangelization, “the more united we are, the better we shall do God’s work." Direction, Parish Ministry, Care of the elderly and poor, Counseling Close. We are Dominican Sisters of St. Catherine of Siena, Nigerian Delegation In 1978, a mission from California was established in Brazil in 1977. We resolve to transform unjust structures, promote peace, reconciliation and the integrity of creation. We are approximately 450 sisters in 9 countries, engaging in ministries, including community development, education, health care and pastoral care But as religious life grows at unprecedented rates in Africa, some congregations are expanding to new locations. Health Care, faith in God's love The Augustinians (Order of Saint Augustine, O.S.A.) s: As I matured in religious life, I composed some songs. They learn the songs by rote, and a few play some of the musical instruments. But as religious life grows at unprecedented rates in Africa, some congregations are expanding to new locations. (Provided photo) My life has always been immersed in music. Nigeria Conference of Women Religious. (Provided photo), Sr. Clara Azubuike plays the two-in-one drums. prayer 'That they may be one' (Ut Sint Unum), dedicate ourselves to I was good at playing the shekere, a dried gourd with beads woven into a net covering the gourd, and local drums. The origins of the Sisters of St Louis can be traced back to 1797 to Turkenstein near Strasbourg, when three people (Abbé Louis Joseph Colmar, Marie Madeline Louise Humann, and Thérèse Brek) signed a spiritual act of union, where they promised to remain united together in the heart of Christ until death, to fulfil Christ’s prayer. As St Louis educators we are called to teach all that is true and all that is good, all that needs to render human beings more enlightened and better. both sacramentally and in living union with one another in the It traces its origins back to France in 1797. Little Sisters of the Poor – St. Louis, MO Office. We live, pray and act every day to help individuals feel heard, nurtured and loved. Apart from the need to develop the sisters' talents, logistics is a major factor in our dream of forming a provincial choir. She heard me chant the responsorial psalm at Sunday Mass that day and afterward congratulated me for my singing. 2 c.jpg. ♦ Apostolic: Aware that we are called to bring the knowledge and Institute was approved Our Charism calls us to grow towards oneness in Christ and to foster right relationships with ourselves, others, God and the whole of creation. Yes, my family was a singing family. Names of Places/Countries Where we are: France, England, He was guided Finally, a few sisters play the piano but we have yet to find someone to play it professionally. My life has always been immersed in music. I am currently the chairperson of the provincial music committee. whose feast day is College of Education Gindiri Plateau (1991-1994), University of Jos(2008-2012) 1st Degree Guadance and Counselling/ English Language. The leadership team encourages sisters interested in studying music to do so. A world healed, unified and transformed through the saving wisdom of Christianity. THE sisters of St Louis are preparing to hand over ownership of two schools - after almost 100 years in education in the north. They usually just sing their hearts out with gusto without much discipline and attention to rhythm. The postulants and novices join the singing during the celebrations, but they do not necessarily read music. The History of the Sisters of St. Louis The Institute of St. Louis owes its origin to three people, two priests and a laywoman: Joseph Louis Colmar (1760-1818), Marie Madeleine Louise Humann (1766-1836) and Louis Marie Eugene Bautain (1796-1867). It has a 200-bed capacity at the hospital and five outstations. These pictures of young sisters gave me encouragement that I could develop my talent as a sister too. Teachers find that children can learn things faster through singing and dancing out stories and new ideas. to inspire all we do There are 136 professed Sisters of St Louis, eight Novices and 10 Postulants currently in Nigeria Province, which spans Nigeria, the Republic of Benin and France. All have a commitment to the ministry of prayer and presence. This is a big challenge for me as the committee continues to seek ways to motivate sisters to work at improving our music in the province. In 2015, when our strategic plan was being formulated, the provincial leadership team saw a need to include music in the strategic plan. This is contained in a statement issued by Sr. Isabel Mann, Provincial Leader, and Sisters of St. Louis, Nigeria Province, obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja. following ministries and It has two drumheads connected by leather tension cords, which allow the player to change the pitch of the drum by squeezing the cords between their arm and body. bringing about unity and healing in a broken world. powers of our being- a unity of body, mind and heart. Ut Sint Unum - that all may be one – is our Charism. (Provided photo), Sisters of St. Louis sing in choir at the final profession of Sisters Lucia, Mary and Roseline. Currently, there are a few who volunteer to sing during these celebrations and come a day early to practice. Others are "The Great Jubilee," composed in the year 2000, and "Don't Be Shy in Telling Your Story; In Whatever You Do, Tell a Story," written in 2017 when we told our congregation's story within the context of the scriptural story of creation. Ghana, Ireland, Brazil, California, Republic of Benin and Nigeria. Two sisters play the gangan, the talking drum. They were all French and lived through one of the most troubled periods in French history. The Even though we lack sisters with professional music skills as teachers, music is part of our schools' daily schedules. Donate. Sisters of Mercy are Roman Catholic women of faith who commit our lives to God and serving those in need. Copyright © The National Catholic Reporter Publishing Company | 115 E. Armour Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64111 | 1-800-444-8910, Sr. Clara Azubuike conducts a choir of Sisters of St. Louis in Nigeria. I have had the chance to hear these caroling groups and find they do very well. Looking through them, I saw sisters playing different musical instruments: guitar, keyboard, mouth organ, local drums and many more. Location of Formation Houses: Dassa, Republic of Benin, Number of Sisters in Temporary Vows â 28. Religious Life. She is very musically talented and so was our music teacher, Sr. Carmel Dodd. The first St Louis missions outside of Europe began in the middle of the 20th century, to Ghana in 1947, Nigeria in 1948, and California in 1949. This is exciting news to me because right now none of our sisters is professionally trained in music. OSA Order of Saint Augustine, Box 32, Igbuzor; OP Order of Preachers, St Patrick’s Church, Agbor-Obi, Box 1725, Agbor; SMA Society of African Missions, St Patrick's Church, Cable Point, Asaba, Box 793, Asaba; Priestly formation. Like what you're reading? Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of Apostles; St. Louis Sisters; Salesians of Don Bosco Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB)] Her words gave me joy as I returned home. Body of Christ. We have been involved in education for the past 150years in some parts of Europe, America and West Africa. Find they do not necessarily read music gates of the Institute was by... 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