DAUGHTERS OF DIVINE LOVE
AT THE request of the Rt Rev Msgr Richard Albert, then Episcopal Vicar of the Episcopal Vicariate of St Catherine, and with the permission of the late Archbishop Lawrence Burke, SJ, the Daughters of Divine Love (DDL) community was opened in Spanish Town, St Catherine (Archdiocese of Kingston Jamaica).
The community was opened with three pioneer members: Sr Loius Therese Njoku, Sr Mary Vivian Uzoamaka Akaenyi, and Sr Mary Doris Osondu. On September 1, 2010, Sr Louis Therese Njoku was transferred to the Diocese of Montego Bay, while on September 22, 2010, Sr Dorismary Enekwemchi came to replace Sr Loius Therese Njoku.
At present, there are three Sisters in this community: Sr Doris Mary Enekwemchi, Sr Mary Vivian Uzoamaka Akaenyi, and Sr Mary Doris N. Osondu.
The Sisters are engaged mainly in school and pastoral apostolate and catechesis.
ORIGINS OF THE DDL
The Daughters of Divine Love Congregation, a pontifical and international order of religious women, was founded by Bishop Godfrey Mary Paul Okoye, CSSP, on July 16, 1969, in Nigeria, during the agonising and ravaging Nigeria-Biafra war. The death of the founder, barely seven years after the founding of the congregation, put its survival in question. However, the congregation only continued to grow and thrive.
By God’s mercy, this mustard seed, DDL, has grown into a big tree, and today, we have more than 900 Sisters ministering in 15 countries around the world. The members pronounce the public vows of chastity, poverty and obedience, and dedicates herself to contemplation and apostolic work. The congregation, recognised by the blue veil, serves in the following countries:
Africa: Cameroon, Gabon, Kenya, Mali, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Tchad.
Europe: England, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, France, and Belgium.
Americas: Cuba, Jamaica, Haiti, the United States.