News & Events


Date Posted: March 22, 2024


The annual inter-novitiate charism sharing of this year 2024, was hosted by us the Daughters of charity of St. Vincent de Paul, province of Nigeria, at St. Louise provincial house Eleme, Rivers state on the 22 March, 2024.

            Commenced with a holy mass celebrated by Rev. Fr. Dr. Donatus Ukwulor, representing most Rev Dr. Camillus Etukudoh the catholic Bishop of Porthacourt diocese and concelebrated by other priest-formators in attendance.The mass began at about 10; 45am, and Rev. Fr. Donatus in his homily urged us all to be in touch with our God-given charisms [gifts] and make efforts to carry them out as God himself will demand an account of what and how we have used our gifts either as individuals or institutes.

            There were fourteen congregations across the eastern zone in attendance with a total number of 120 participants [novices and their formators]. And all participated actively by taking part in the holy mass and sharing of our different charisms by the different institutes and congregations, some through dramas and many other captivating ways that could pass clearly our different charisms and apostolates.

            It was an enriching encounter and experience that we all learnt from each other and we were enlightened by each other’s charisms and services and above all we were encouraged and strengthened to keep burning the lights of our charisms handed down to us by our founders.

List of institutes that participated at the Charism sharing, 2024

1.     Order of Mother of God [OMG]

2.     Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus of Ragusa[SSHJR]

3.     Order of Preachers[Dominicans]

4.     Claretian Missionary Sisters[RMI]

5.     Daughters of  Divine Love[DDL]

6.     Missionary Sisters of the Holy Rosary[MSHR]

7.     Sons of Mary Mother of Mercy[SMMM]

8.     Society of the Catholic Apostolate[PALLOTINES]

9.     Daughters of Mary Mother of Mercy[DMMM]

10.  Servants of Charity[SOC]

11.  Holy Innocent Sisters of Our Lady Queen and Mother[HISL]

12.  Franciscan Handmaids of the Most Pure Heart of Mary[FHM]

13.  Dominican Sisters of the Holy Rosary of Pompeii[DSHRP]

14.  Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul[DC]