Formation of six novices for the Dominican Sisters in Nigeria
With approximately 206 million inhabitants, Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa. Christians make up about half the population, but their situation could not be more deadly. Between January 2021 and June 2022 more than 7,600 Nigerian Christians were murdered. To put that in perspective, around the world about 30 Christian faithful are murdered for their faith every two days ... 27 of them are from Nigeria. This is by far the most dangerous country on earth for Christians.
Yet, vocations are strong and young women continue to come forward and answer the call to serve the Lord. The Congregation of the Dominican Sisters of St. Catherine of Siena has been in Nigeria since 1956 and they currently have 92 Sisters. The sisters are involved in education, healthcare and evangelisation.
The sisters recently approached Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) appealing for a grant of just under $6000 to assist with the formation and care of the six current young women in formation for the coming year. The ACN office in Australia and New Zealand has ‘adopted’ this project and we are appealing to you that we might show our love for these future brides of Christ with our spiritual and financial solicitude.