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About us

We are here to bring the Compassion of Christ through the most pure Heart of Mary by serving the people of God – the poor, and the less privileged starting here in Africa and all over the world.

We are the Congregation of the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Mother of Christ (SIHMMC).

Founded 7th October 1937 by Archbishop Charles Heerey CSSP of blessed memory. An Irish missionary who worked and died in Nigeria. To date, we have 980 of sisters, in 7 mission areas in Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Kenya, TChad, Tanzania, United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Ireland, Canada and the United States.

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About us

We are here to bring the Compassion of Christ through the most pure Heart of Mary by serving the people of God – the poor, and the less privileged starting here in Africa and all over the world.

We are the Congregation of the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Mother of Christ (SIHMMC).

Founded 7th October 1937 by Archbishop Charles Heerey CSSP of blessed memory. An Irish missionary who worked and died in Nigeria. To date, we have 980 of sisters, in 7 mission areas in Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Kenya, TChad, Tanzania, United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Ireland, Canada and the United States.

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Our Mission

Commitment to motivating people especially the poor and the less privileged to live venerable and dignified life through creditably structured programs of evangelization at all levels, education at all levels and every dimension, varied medical services, humanitarian services, self-realization and self-empowerment opportunities.

Our Vision

To nurture holistic development of human potentials and enhance the quality of life for every human person especially the poor and the less privileged.

Our Vision

To nurture holistic development of human potentials and enhance the quality of life for every human person especially the poor and the less privileged.

Sister in her Formation

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Formation of Candidate to answer their Call to Religious Life is important.

Formation is a process of preparation for young girls who express interest in joining the Institute. The stages of Initial formation include Aspirancy, Postulancy (2-3 years), Novitiate (2 years), Scholasticate (1 year) and Temporary Profession (6-9years). Each stage of formation entails keeping the young girls is a house designated for formation to embark on a journey of self-discovery, learning the rudiments of Religious Life according to our Institute, and discernment. We have formation houses in Ghana, Nigeria, and Kenya.

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The Pupils
IHM Nursery and Primary School, Adaba

Appreciation Letter. Please read here

Nsude Chisom
Santa Maria Nursery and Primary School, Adani

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