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Ajayi, Maria Natalia – International Studies in Catholic Education, 2018
The Word of God is 'the true light that enlightens everyone who comes into the world' and is the driving force behind the charism of the Immaculate Heart Sisters (IHM). Charles Heerey wanted the Sisters to be 'the fairest of the children of God'. Their life must be modelled on Jesus Christ, the great teacher and master to humanity. In view of this…
Descriptors: Institutional Mission, Religious Education, Catholics, Churches
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Amadi, Anthony – International Studies in Catholic Education, 2016
This article is a historical narrative about the contribution the Holy Ghost Congregation made in the educational development of Nigeria. It is narrative because it highlights the events and the work of the early Spiritan missionaries that brought education and its benefits to Nigerians. It is pedagogic because it describes the methods these Holy…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Development, Educational History, Catholics
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Aidoo, Philomena – International Studies in Catholic Education, 2016
This article discusses the extent to which the charism and the philosophy of education of Venerable Cornelia Connelly founder of the Society of the Holy Child Jesus are being maintained in the twenty-first century in West Africa (Nigeria and Ghana). Using data gathered from Sisters and former students of Holy Child schools as evidence it seeks to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Catholics, Church Role, Religious Cultural Groups