Monthly Archives: October 2019

The Best Chicken Under Heaven?

Under construction

Sisters, Home Visitors of Mary are happy to announce the completion and recent first habitation of the new poultry house on the grounds of the HVM Formation Center in Gwagwalada, Nigeria.  This new facility was entirely financed by gifts from generous US supporters!  Deep and sincere appreciation goes to all donors.  God bless you for your kindness and benevolence!  May God harken to your prayers and grant your hearts’ desires.

The Sisters HVM have long operated a small poultry pen in the front yard at the Gwagwalada Formation Center.  This new chicken house is much larger.  It can house 500 or more birds, ranging from day-old chicks to fully-grown roaster chickens ready for sale during the upcoming Christmas holiday season.  

Future efforts and financing might extend production to layer hens and eggs which would go much farther in meeting the protein needs of the Sisters and the local community.

15th Annual Fundraising Gala

Sunday, October 13, 2019.
15th Annual Fundraising Gala: .  2-6 p.m.

Fr Don Archambault

Join other supporters of Sisters Home Visitors of Mary at the beautiful St John Armenian Conference Center, Southfield, MI on Sunday, October 13, 2019, for the 15th Annual SHVM fundraising gala.

This year joyfully honoring Fr. Donald Archambault, retiring Corpus Christi pastor, for his many years of dedication as pastor in the City.

New earlier start time this year:  2:00 pm.  Dinner at 3:00 pm

Proceeds from the annual fundraising gala will go to support the HVM missions in Nigeria.   Early childhood formation and family live have always been a focus of HVM.  With your help we hope to build a permanent Home Visitors of Mary Day Care Center and move from the small space Sr. Vivienne has rented the past four years.

The current day care center in Apo, not far from Our Lady Queen of Nigeria Cathedral, provides a loving center for children six months to two years of age.  It’s in an area where both parents must work for a living, struggling to exist.   The HVM sisters support these families by providing a safe and loving environment for the children’s early years.

I wish to support 15th Annual HVM Gala.

If an questions, please contact Sr. Rosemarie Abate at 313-869-2160 or email