News & Events
1. SSH Mourns
Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus mourns at the demise of one their sisters. Sr. Pio Felicia Adibe, SSH. Who slept in the Lord at 5:30am on May 19th 2022. May God whom she has served and loved much grant her a merciful judgement and eternal rest in His kingdom through Christ Our Lord. Amen.
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2. Thoughts and Sayings of St. Margret Mary
I see more clearly than the day that a life without the Love of Jesus Christ is the greatest of all miseries
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3. SSH OPENS ASPIRANTS HOUSE IN IGBANKE
The congregation of the Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus opened her aspirant house at igbanke on Wednesday 3rd of March 2021 at Omolua Igbanke.
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4. Thoughts and Sayings of St. Margret Mary
Could you but realize what happiness it is to love the Sacred Heart of Jesus, you would despise all else to love but it alone.... Read More
5. Thoughts and Sayings of St. Margret Mary
Nature and grace cannot subsist together in the same heart. The one must always make room for the other. II, 374... Read More
6. SSH. Founder's Day celebration 2020
SSH celebrates her the 49th Episcopal ordination of her father Founder, Most Rev. Patrick Ebosele Ekpu and her maiden Founder's day celebration.
Dear Father Founder,
May you continue to enjoy good health of mind and body and a fulfilled old age. Amen.
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7. Our newly Received Postulants
Congratulations! Congratulations!! Congratulations!!! To our newly received postulants.... Read More
8. Thoughts and sayings of St. Margret Mary
Be inviolably faithful to Him, whatever it may cost you, for He is rich enough to reward all.
II, 696.... Read More
9. IMMORTALIZATION OF SR. DR. HENRIETTA ALOKHA,SSH
NIGERIAN AIR FORCE IMMORTALISES RENOWNED EDUCATIONIST, REV SIS HENRIETTA ALOKHA
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF), today, 11 June 2020, immortalized a renowned educationist, scholar and former Principal of Bethlehem Girls’ College, Late Rev Sister Henrietta Abosiogwe Alokha, who died while rescuing her students after the pipeline explosion at Abule-Ado in Lagos on 15 March 2020. The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, who unveiled a plaque in her honour and named the newly constructed 500-capacit... Read More
10. Thought and sayings of St. Marget Mary
Great Graces are often attached to what seems trifling.
II,662... Read More
11. Thought and sayings of st. Marget Mary
When He desires something from me, He urged me so strongly that it was impossible to resist.
II, 82... Read More
12. THE LEGACY OF A HEROINE: SR. DR. HENRIETTA ALOKHA, SSH
Here is the complete definitive text of the funeral oration of the Sisters of the sacred heart of Jesus. It was delivered by Sr. Augustina Chigozie Okoroafor, SSH, on the Funeral Mass of Sr. Dr. Henrietta Ebosiogwe Alokha, SSH on March 26, 2020, at the Sacred Heart Novitiate Chapel, Atani-Uromi, Edo State, Nigeria.
THE LEGACY OF A HEROINE:A FULFILLED LIFE
In the beginning, from the Spouse’s Heart, Came the first call: “Come, follow me!”.How, to where, no one knew, no one foretells.Loud and clear, nonetheless, was the “Yes&am... Read More
13. SSH MOURNS SR. DR. HENRIETTA E. ALOKHA, SSH
The Congregation of the Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus bids Sr. Henrietta E. Alokha, SSH. (The principle of Bethlehem Girls College who died after rescuing all her students from an explosion on March 15 2020) Who was buried on March 25 and 26 2020 at the congregation's cementry in Atani-Uromi, Edo State Nigeria.
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14. THOUGHTS AND SAYINGS OF SAINT MARGRET MARY
When He desired something from me, He urged me so strongly that it was impossible to resist.
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15. SSH. Celebrates Her Patron feast day 2019
Patron feast day celebration 2019.(St.Margret Mary Alacoque)
The congregation celebrates one of her patron saints…Saint Margret Mary Alacoque.
Saint Margret Mary Alacoque also known as the apostle of love was a nun used by God to facilitate the devotion to the sacred heart of Jesus through various apparitions from our lord to her.
Being one of the... Read More
16. THOUGHTS AND SAYINGS OF SAINT MARGRET MARY
It should be enough for us to follow blindly His most Holy Will.
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17. OCT. 12 Seminar on building healthy relationship with ex members
Seminar on building healthy relationship with our ex members.
The seminar which was together with our recollection began with adoration and confession afterwards the Holy Mass. At the Holy Mass, the officiating priest Fr. Dominic Ugwo, Cssp. Expressed his happiness at the congregation’s initiative and effort to build a healthy and cordial relationship with our former members. He also encouraged us to continue to build and maintain a healthy relationship among us as we cannot give what we do not have. Thereafter we began the seminar which was facilitated by one of our... Read More
18. THOUGHTS AND SAYINGS OF SAINT MARGRET MARY
Grant, O my God, that throughout my life, I may love Thee with true, ardent and persevering love.
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19. THOUGHTS AND SAYINGS OF SAINT MARGRET MARY
Our heart is too small to contain two loves, being made only foe divine love, it finds no rest in any other.
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20. THOUGHTS AND SAYINGS OF SAINT MARGRET MARY
"Our Lord would gladly be your sole support, friend and delight, provided you seek neither support nor delight in creatures. Nevertheless, you must not be ill at ease or constrained in your intercourse with your neighbour, but always humble, bright,kind and gracious in your manner" II,666.... Read More
21. SSH SCHOLASTICATE PROGRAM 2019
SSH scholasticate program for the temporarily professed sisters was held in two phases this year, one in april and the other in august respectively. Areas covered were:
1. Directed retreat/meditation/spiritual direction
3. Handwork (knitting of cinture and making of throw billows. see photo below)
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22. INITIATION INTO SSH NOVITIATE
Having successfully completed their postulancy training in the congregation of the sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, these five beautiful and vibrant young ladies proceeded boldly to the next level of their rligious formation and were gladly recieved by our enable superior general, Sr. Monica Rowland, SSH.
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23. HERE I AM SEND ME.
Here i am, send me, anywhere for you!
such was the song of three of our sisters as they stepped forward in obedience to be missioned to kenya for study and Italy on mission on the 13th of August 2019. May the God of the mission lead you on dear sisters.Amen.
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24. SSH RETREAT 2019
The SSH 2019 annual retreat was a directed retreat and was of two phases. The first phase was in April while the second phase was in the month of August. We bless God for a sucessful and a spirit filled retreat this year. May the fruits of this retreat abide with us forever.Amen.... Read More
25. SAINT OF THE DAY....St. Thomas More.
St. Thomas More.
Thomas More was born in London on February 7, 1478. His father, Sir John More, was a lawyer and judge who rose to prominence during the reign of Edward IV. His connections and wealth would help his son, Thomas, rise in station as a young man. Thomas' mother was Agnes Graunger, the first wife of John More. John would have four wives during his life, but they each died, leaving John as a widower. Thomas had two brothers and three sisters, but three of his siblings died within a year of their birth. Such tragedies were common in England during th... Read More
26. THOUGHTS AND SAYINGS OF SAINT MARGRET MARY
'My greatest happiness is to be before the Blessed Sacrament where my heart is, as it were, in its center'.... Read More
27. THOUGHTS AND SAYINGS OF SAINT MARGRET MARY
'Jesus was obedient even to the death on the cross, therefore, i wish to obey even to my last sigh so as to pay homage to the obedience of Jesus in the Sacred Host; and the whiteness of the Host teaches me that I must be a pure victim in order to be sacrificed to Him'.... Read More
28. SAINT OF THE DAY
Saint Medard of Noyon
Also known as
c.456 at Salency, Picardy, France
• 8 June 545 at Noyon, France of natural causes • relics at the royal manor of Crouy at the gates of Soissons, France • a Benedictine abbey was built over his tomb
• against bad weather • against imprisonment, prisoners, captives • against sterility • against toothache&... Read More
29. THOUGHTS AND SAYINGS OF ST. MARGRET MARY
THOUGHTS AND SAYINGS OF ST. MARGRET MARY………….
Have no other desire or intention but to please God in all that you do. See Him alone in everything that befalls you.
II,708.... Read More
30. THOUGHTS AND SAYINGS OF ST. MARGRET MARY
THOUGHTS AND SAYINGS OF ST. MARGRET MARY………….
Let us submit to the orders of our sovereign Master, and confess that- in spite of all that seems harsh and distressing-He is good and just in all he does and that He has a right at all times to our praise and love.
II,244.... Read More
31. THOUGHTS AND SAYINGS OF SAINT MARGRET MARY
I f we wish to become a disciple of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, you must conform yourself to His divine maxims and be humble like Him.
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32. THOUGHTS AND SAYINGS OF SAINT MARGRET MARY
Be meek and gentle, affable and charitable towards your neighbour; but do not give him what you owe to the Sacred Heart of our Lord.
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33. First Profession Update
With joy and gratitude in our hearts we wish to say a big 'thank you Jesus' for the successful First Religious profession of vows of two of our beloved sisters.
Sr. Abigail Ogar, SSH
Sr. Racheal Ondor, SSH
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34. LENTEN MESSAGE FROM THE SUPERIOR GENERAL'S DESK
The Holy Season of Lent prepares us for the greatest feast of all feasts: Easter, just the way Advent Season prepares us for Christmas. Church History made it clear to us that the Christian communities in the early Church organized all their celebrations around the great Feast of Easter. As time went on, gradually, it was felt that the celebration of Easter had to be organized in a very special way; by setting aside some few days of prayer and fasting as an immediate Spiritual preparation for such a Solemn and important Feast. Eventually, the time for this preparation was extended to the symbolic forty days recalling the forty days and forty nights Jesus spent in... Read More
35. THOUGHTS AND SAYINGS OF SAINT MARGRET MARY ALACOQUE
Take as your motto and aspiration in every event and frame of mind these words of our Lord “ THY will be done!” adding “ My God I abandon myself to Thee.”
------Saint Margret Mary. 11,689.... Read More
36. SAINT OF THE DAY
Saint Marguerite Bourgeous
Also known as /Margaret Bourgeoys /Marguerite Bourgeoys/Marguerite Bourjeoys.
she was born on 17 April 1620 at Troyes, Aube, France.
she died 12 January 1700 at Montreal, Quebec, Canada of fever.
she was canonized on 31 October 1982 by Pope John Paul I... Read More
37. THOUGHTS AND SAYINGS OF SAINT MARGRET MARY ALACOQUE
Gently, recall you mind when it wanders.
You must be prepared to lose all in order to be lost in God.
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38. THOUGHTS AND SAYINGS OF SAINT MARGRET MARY ALACOQUE
How good it is to please the divine Heart of
our Lord who will reward
our labours by eternal and ineffable delights!
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39. HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM ALL OF US.
with a heart full of greatitude to the most Sacred Heart of Jesus, for yet another year (2019).
in this year, we pray for God's endless blessings upon us all. God health of mind and body and may the Sacred heart of Jesus guard and protect us throuhg out this year in Jesus' name....Amen.
most Sacred Heart of Jesus........Have mercy on us(3x)
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40. FOUNDER'S DAY UPDATE
WE ARE GRATEFUL LORD.....
With hearts full of gratitude to God, for His countless blessings in our lives from our last year founder’s day celebration to this year founder’s day celebration in good health of mind and body. Lord, we are indeed very grateful.... Read More
41. THOUGHTS AND SAYINGS OF SAINT MARGRET MARY ALACOQUE
THOUGHTS AND SAYINGS OF ST. MARGRET MARY
Gently, recall you mind when it wanders. You must be prepared to lose all in order to be lost in God.
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42. THOUGHTS AND SAYINGS OF SAINT MARGRET MARY ALACOQUE
THOUGHTS AND SAYINGS OF ST. MARGRETMARY
I am attacked on all sides, yet I will not fear, for I keep myself strongly entrenched in my secured fortress- the Sacred Heart of my divine Master. Like a wise leader He deals out to me just strength sufficient for each occasion.
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43. SAINT OF THE DAY
Saints Dung Lac and his Companions...Martyrs.(1795–1839; Seventeenth–Nineteenth Centuries
November 24)—MemorialLiturgical Color: Red... Read More
44. Silver jubilee and perpetual profession of vows 2018
Hurray! Hurray!! Hurray!!!
We rejoice with our sisters. Sr. Philomena Osale, SSH. As she celebrates the silver Jubilee of her first Religious Profession and Sr. Ruth Yachiga, SSH.as she makes her final profession in our noble congregation at Mary the Queen Catholic Church, Iguosa Benin City on November 10th, 2018.
Congratulations dear sisters. We pray that God grant you the grace for final perseverance in this noble vocation.
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45. SSH Patron Feast Day...
Today, we the Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus celebrates one of our Congregation's Patron saints. Saint Margaret- Mary Alacoque.
let's read about her life..(an abstract from wikipedia.org)
She worked to prove the genuineness of her vocation and her visions of J... Read More
46. First Profession Update...
A successful Profession of Vows....
The first Religious Profession of three of our sisters was held at our Novitiate compound in Atani, Uromi in Edo state Nigeria earlier today being 15th of October 2018. To God be the glory. God bless you dear sisters as you begin another phase of your life. May God Almight grant you Faithful Perseverance in this Holy Vocation.
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47. 3rd National Catholic Educational Submmit
3rd National Catholic Educational Submmit
Theme:Challenges of Child Protection and Human Sexuality.
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48. Plenary Of The Diocesan/Religious directors of social communications
The 2nd Plenary of the Diocesan and Religious directors of social communications held from 9th to 12th of October 2018 in Ahiara diocese was successful. Photos of the participants speaks...
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49. Feast / Parents Day Celebration
It was a joyous day for all the Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus as we gather to celebrate the 2018 Feast and parents day with our esteemed parents, affiliates and friends. It was a three day event with different activities ranging from seminar, medical check up for our parents conducted by our medical team, SSH compound tour, and excursion to Ewu monastery.
The climax was the celebration of the Holy Mass celebrated by the chief shepherd of Uromi Diocese, Most Rev. Donatus Ogun, OSA. The celebration came to an end with different entertainments&n... Read More
50. An open letter to President Buhari from the Archbishop of Lagos
THE TEXT OF AN OPEN LETTER TO PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI GCFR. PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA AND COMMANDER- IN-CHIEF OF THE NIGERIAN ARMED FORCES ON THE OCCASION OF A SOLIDARITY RALLY EMBARKED UPON BY THE CATHOLIC ARCHDIOCESE OF LAGOS TO DENOUNCE THE INCESSANT KILLING OF INNOCENT NIGERIANS BY SUSPECTED HERDSMEN. TUESDAY MAY 22, 2018.
Your Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari;On behalf of the entire Priests, Religious and Lay Faithful of the Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos, I wish to use this medium to convey to you, Mr President, our sadness and deep displeasure over the incessant killings and general insecurity being experienced across... Read More
51. Benin Archdiocese mourns with Makurdi Diocese
Like many other dioceses across the country, the priests, religious and lay faithful of the Catholic archdiocese of Benin city mourns with Makurdi Diocese. The faithful assembled at St. Paul’s Catholic Church Airport road Benin before the appointed time which was 8:00am. Before the commencement of the solemn procession, Benediction of the Holy Eucharist was held, after which the modality for the procession was announced by the Chancellor Very Rev. Fr. Michael Oyanoafo. The Procession was orderly placed, with the altar servers in front, followed closely by the CYON, CWO, CMON, College of Knights, Catechists, Consecrated Women and the Priests. Ea... Read More
52. A call to all Catholics in Nigeria to witness to sanctity of life
WITNESS TO SANCTITY OF LIFE ON MAY 22, CATHOLICS TOLD
Catholics throughout the country have been called upon to witness to the sanctity of life by actively participating in the May 22, Rosary/Prayer proc... Read More
53. Most Rev. Dr. Augustine Obiora Akubeze’s homily on World Communication Day
Homily on 13 May 2018 World Communications Day at St. Paul Catholic Church, Benin City
+Augustine O. Akubeze
Archbishop of Benin City
Theme: The truth will set you free” (Jn. 8:32): Fake new... Read More
54. Feast of St. Josephine Bakita (Patron of Victims of Human Trafficking)
Prayer to St. Josephine Bakita
St. Josephine Bakita, you were sold into slavery as a child and endured untold hardship and suffering.
Once librated from your physical enslavement, you found true redemption in your encounter with Christ and his Church.
O St. Bakhita, ... Read More
55. SSH Opens a Centre for Peace and Renewal (CEPAR)
Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Opens a new Retreat Centre, called CENTRE FOR PEACE AND RENEWAL (CEPAR).
It is a centre most needed at this time we have a lot of restlessness and distraction ... (Homily of Bishop Donatus Ogun. Bishop of Uromi Diocese).
It is a centre for Retreat, Conferences, Seminar/workshops, etc. It offers ... Read More
56. Celebrating Our Founder at 80
Our amiable founder, Most Rev. Patrick Ebosele Ekpu, Archbishop Emeritus of the Metropolitan See of Benin, was 80 YEARS on October 26, 2011. We celebrated our founder, a man of great wisdom.
All of us were at his retirement home to celebrate with him. The celebration began with the Holy Mass officiated by Rev. Fr. John Bosco Ezehi, Rev. Fr. Andrew Akhogba and Rev. Fr. Francis Onose. After the Holy Mass, there were other forms of social entertainment; it was a day of joy.... Read More
57. 2013 Annual Retreat of Sisters
Our annual retreat for 2013, took place at Sacred Heart High School, Evbukhu, Edo State from August 4-11. It was a period of renewal for all our Sisters. The retreat was directed by Rev. Fr. Oseni Ogunu, OVM. It was spirit filling and we thank the lord for all the graces we received.... Read More
58. International Conference in the Vatican
International Conference in the Vatican, Rome before the Holy Father, Pope Francis on April 10, 2014... Read More
59. 2014 SSH Recollection
Our joint recollection took place on October 4, 2014 at SSH Generalate compound. The day began with adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, praying of the rosary in the chapel after which we had a seminar in the conference hall of the administrative block, on lifestyle, presented by Sr. Veronica Okosun, SSH. She educated us on so many things we take for granted, such as the need for exercises and the importance of regular meals.
This was followed by the celebration of the Holy Mass, officiated by Rev. Fr. Jerome Idebe, Our chaplain at the Generalate. He is the Parish Priest of Mary the Queen Catholic Church, Iguosa, Edo State.
The sisters then had... Read More
60. 2014 Renewal of Religious Vows
This day witnessed the renewal of Religious Vows by nine of our Sisters: Sisters Cynthia Ugbiyobo, Esther Egharevba, Rosemary Omonlumhen, Stella Odigie, Ruth Yachiga, Gladys Anyanwu, Eucharia Nwafor, Caroline Otaru, and Augustina Azamegbe. October 15, memorial of St. Teresa of Avila, is a very special day in our Congregation because St. Teresa of Avila is one of our Congregation’s Patron Saints. Our Sisters renewed their Vows during the Eucharistic celebration at 6am in the chapel of the Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Generalate Iguosa, Benin City, Edo State.
The Eucharistic celebration was officiated by our chaplain, Rev. Fr. Jerome Ide... Read More
61. Blessing of SSH Generalate
This event took place on October 19, 2014. It began with the Eucharistic Celebration which was officiated by His Grace, Most Rev. Augustine Obiora Akubeze, the Archbishop of the metropolitan See of Benin, some priests were in attendance as well as our friends and well-wishers.
It was a great day of joy for us all.... Read More
62. 2014 Silver jubilee of our Sisters
This great event took place at St Paul’s Catholic Church Airport road, Benin city on the 7th of November, 2014.... Read More
63. 2015 Ruby Jubilee Celebration
May 30, 2015 was a great day for us as we celebrated 40years of our existence as a Religious family at Holy Cross Cathedral, Benin City. We marked 40 years on April 6, 2015 but set aside May 30, 2015 to celebrate this giant milestone in our life. It was a threefold event; Silver jubilee celebration of one of our Sisters- Sr. Mary Aisagbonhi, SSH, Perpetual Religious Profession of Vows of two of our Sisters- Evelyn Eseigbe, SSH and Josephine Obidinnu, SSH and 40th Anniversary celebration of our Congregation.
The celebration which was a very colourful one, witnessed in attendance, dignitaries from various parts of the country; we had our very first formator &nd... Read More
64. 2017 Perpetual Religious Profession of Vows
To God be the Glory, great things he has done.
It was another day for us all on the September 20, 2017 as we witnessed the Perpetual Religious Profession of Vows of Sr. Kate Agada, Sr. Maria Omoike, and Sr. Emily Onuoha.
We Congratulate our Sisters for the bold steps they took to give themselves completely to the service of God.... Read More
65. Communique for the 7th General Chapter
COMMUNIQUE FROM THE 7TH GENERAL CHAPTER, AUGUST 22ND – SEPTEMBER 2ND, 2016 AT THE SISTERS OF THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS, GENERALATE, IGUOSA, BENIN CITY, EDO STATE, NIGERIA
We, the Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus had our 7th General Chapter from August 22nd — September 2nd, 2016 with the theme: “Reclaiming Our Identity and Community Living”.
We had the special privilege of having the presence of Most Rev. Augustine Akubeze, the Archbishop and Metropolitan of Benin City and our Father Founder, Most Rev. Partrick E. Ekpu at the opening ceremony. Some Priests from the Archdiocese, me... Read More
66. SSH Re-Launches Website
To the greater glory of God, we have launched a new version of our official congregational website. We hope that through this medium, we can bring God's words and love to more people beyond our physical reach. More so, you can keep in touch with us and give your support for the edification of the One body of Christ, the Church. God bless you as you surf our website.... Read More