Sisters, Home Visitors of Mary

Gwagwalada Expansion

Cow pasture near Gwagwalada

In 2011, backed by your support and prayers, the Home Visitors purchased three acres of farm land two miles from the busy center of town in Gwagwalada, Nigeria.  In July 2012, the novitiate was moved to the new but partially completed HVM “Formation House” there.  With only the first floor completed, eleven HVM sisters began living, studying and ministering in the Gwagwalada area.  The Sisters minister in various parishes in Gwagwalada, especially bringing religious formation to the outstations.

Gwagwalada Formation House while under construction. Notice girders in the foreground.

The HVM Sisters now travel in this used van. Your donation will help keep it running longer.

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The Formation House holds retreats for young adults and serves Fulani children living nearby who do not attend school.   The Formation House also houses the Sisters, Home Visitors of Mary Theology Institute which provides religious academic programs accredited through the CIWA (Catholic Institute of West Africa).  Sr. Vera does pastoral visitation at St. Mary’s hospital in nearby Gwagwalada.