• 1 After Handover Ceremony
    Most of our Nigerian Sisters with some of our Associates
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    Our First Set of Nigerian Sisters
    Rev. Sr. Helena Ugorji DHS and Rev. Sr. Obembe DHS
  • 3 Handover Ceremony
    The Outgoing and Ingoing Officials
  • 3 A Community at Prayer
    Prayer is not asking. Prayer is putting oneself in the hands of God, at His disposition, and listening to His voice in the depth of our hearts.
  • 3 DHS Lay Associates
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  • 3 Our Apostolate in Education
    Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
  • 3 Profession of Vows
    The Radical Following of Christ is the Goal of the Religious life
  • 3 Our Apostolate in Education
    Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
  • 3 Our Apostolate in Education
    Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
  • 3 Our Apostolate in Health Sector
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    Sub-Saharan Africa has 24 percent of the global disease burden, yet only three percent of the world’s health care workers.
  • 3 The Joy of Christ
    From various walks of Life, Gathered in the Holy Spirit, the Joy of Christ becomes ours in Faithfulness.
  • 3 Our Beginnings in Nigeria
    The First DHS Sisters who left for Nigeria
  • 3 Our Beginnings in Nigeria
    When the Sistes first arrived Nigeria
  • 3 Our Beginnings in Nigeria
  • 3 Our Beginnings in Nigeria
  • 3 Our Beginnings in Nigeria
Holy Spirit Convent, Modakeke Community…
Ile-Ife Region


 DATE ESTABLISHED:  May 4th 1964.

PURPOSE OF ESTABLISHING THE COMMUNITY:  Education, paying attention to women, youth and children especially the poor and needy.

MISSION:   Engaged in primary and secondary education.

APOSTOLATE:  Children’s liturgy, youth and women ministry.


  • War between the people of Modakeke and Ile-Ife.
  • 40th Anniversary of the Daughters of the Holy Spirit in the Vice Province of Nigeria.
  • 10th Anniversary of Holy Spirit Nursery and Primary School 2006.
  • 10th Anniversary of Holy Spirit Catholic High School, September 28th, 2013.


CHALLENGES:  Poverty of the people, the struggle of the people to recover from the experience of the war in our own experience / encounters with them.




  • Home visitation
  • Listening and being present to the people in the community, mission and Apostolate
  • Active participation at celebrations e.g. Mass, harvest, weddings, burials and naming ceremony.
  • Simple life style
  • Welcoming and hospitality.

Today, the community is made up of five sisters. Srs’ Annastasia Nnamezie, Janet Audu, Juliana Oliver, Mary Aiyebelehin and Patricia Titcombe. The sisters are involved in different activities sharing the love of God in their mission (Education both Nursery/Primary and Secondary School) and Apostolate.

One of the mission of the sisters in Modakeke is the secondary session of the school established in September 15th 2003, The school has 32 committed staff, about 250 students .conducive environment for teaching and learning, laboratories, computer room and library. The school also involve in different extracurricular activities such as: press club, literary, debate club, drama club, dancers club, young famers club.  See more on  Holy Spirit Catholic High School, Modakeke

Another community's mission is

Holy Spirit Catholic Nursery and Primary School, Modakeke…
Holy Spirit Catholic Nursery and Primary School, Modakeke in Osun State is a school under the umbrella of the Catholic  Diocese  of Osogbo known for qualitative and holistic education because of the great service given by the Daughters of the Holy Spirit and their members of staff. The school was established 22nd January, 1996, that is eighteen years ago and the motto of the school is ‘God is Love’ and the school impact on the pupils the abundance of God’s love.

Here are some pictures to show the beautiful compound of the school and the pupils with their playing equipments during one of their break time as well as inter house sport (Pictures).

The school celebrate the children at  different times during the session.  Below are the pictures of the pupils during their last Christmas Carol celebration in the school displaying their talent through cultural dance and chorography and here are some of the pupils with Father Christmas during Father Christmas show in the school.


The sisters also work with children, youths and women of the  parishes around (a) Our Lady Catholic Church Oke Bode, St Lawrence Catholic Church Akarabata and St. Francis Iraye. 


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