Celebrating 25 years of God’s unfailing presence ever with us

As he came up and walked by the side of the disciple, as He walked at our side … so we too strive to be His presence … to come up and wallaby the side of the people we are sent to. … remembering that we are just servants, we have done no more than our duty.


We are happy to share in this website the Joy of recalling and celebrating the stories, blessing and sign of GOD’S DIVINE PRESENCE throughout the 25 years of SSpS presence in Ethiopia which extended to South – Sudan and Uganda.

History of 25 years might not seem long if we realize that there are histories that go through centuries and ages. However, what is important, is not the length, but what He, our GOD, writes and accomplish through his chosen ones. And it is precisely what we, as the Divine Presence Region, have been recalling and celebrating this years.

We have chosen for our silver jubilee celebration the theme: “Did not our heart burn within us as He walked with us on the road”, because we do recognize and are tangibly aware of the grace of constant accompaniment, constant PRESENCE OF GOD on our journey … the Holy Triune God drawing near and walking with us … in all circumstances of our religious missionary life, in joyful happening, challenging events, encounters with people, their culture and their stories; in encounters with each other, our own culture, our giftedness and woundedness … writing HIS story with our lives and using our responses to accomplish His mission.

As we celebrate with gratitude God’s unfailing Presence and Providence ever-with us, we are grateful for ever person and event in our Region’s history that proved HIS faithfulness to us.

On behalf of all the sisters in the Region I wish to express our sincere gratitude to all who have walked with us the way of service to the people we have been sent to. It is difficult to mention each one by name and to spell out the blessings that came our way through people from near and far … just be sure, you who read this words, that you are one of those whom we wish to remember … and pray for with joy …for all the support and thoughtful presence we are grateful …. History is His (God’s) Story … and it is also our story

Thank you for being part of our common STORY

Sr. Judyta Ligieze SSpS

First SSpS Vocation Camp in Uganda

In the day of 29 November – 3 December 2019 we host in Lodonga 11 girls from Uganda and South Sudan. Our ministry in Uganda has started 2 years ago, but already some girls how’s interest to know more about our congregation. For those girls Sr. Theresia Sitriyati and Sr. Francesa prepared the program of Vocation Camp. The accommodation was in the Marian Brothers house nearby to our community house. The meal were serve also in that place the rest activities took place in our house in Lodonga.

On the first day we had activities integrating this multicultural and even international group of girls. after that, through input given by Sr. Theresia, they could reflect on the love of God. In the evening we had adoration and were given the opportunity to receive the sacrament of reconciliation. Next day, on Sunday, we had Holy mass together with the community. Because our chapel is small, we pray in our “Tocool”. After breakfast Sr. Francesca had for them two session about vocation. The girls got to know better the meaning of vocation seeing the people in the Bible. They learn also 7 important steps helping to discern the vocation.

Afternoon we involved them in preparation for celebration of renewal of vows of Sr. Celestina. Evening we pray together Mission Rosary in Grotto of Blessed Mother Marry in Marian Brother place. On Sunday, through Morning Prayer lead by Sr. Theresia, we welcome with them the new liturgical year and the time of Advent. The girls joined us in Basilica for the Holy Eucharist with renewal of vows of Sr. Celestina Amaka, our junior from Nigeria.

The girls were sitting behind us and were presented by the parish priest  as our aspirant. For this day we prepared and placed on the back of Basilica the board with important information about our congregation. Through this celebration the young people could be really encouraged to respond positively to God’s call.

The girls were with us during lunch and presented nice entertainment by Sr. Celestina and all our guests. In the evening we showed them   the movie about appreciation of Blessed Mother Mary in Lourdes “Bernadette”

On Monday, Sr. Theresia presented to the girls story about our Founding Generation. The girls could also get to know about missionary service of our sisters all over the world. Sr Dorothea shared with them the experienced to be missionaries.

On the last day, We evaluated with them the experience of this few days. through this we realized that it was very important time for them. They received the proper knowledge about vocation to religious missionary life; They got courage to continue the way of discernment. The girls experienced the unity and togetherness despite the differences of the background. They had time to reflect on their life and on the call from God. some of them showed true interest to join our congregation.

It was our first experience with this group, but we really see the need to continue this program.

By Sr. Francesca Ratajczak SSpS