1st indigenous Habit

1st indigenous Habit

Our Unique Traditional Mode of Dressing

The habit forms only one aspect of our life as consecrated African women. Our Founder desired that our new Congregation expressed some difference and this difference should exhibit itself in the spirit as well as in a constant manifestation of all that is good, true and beautiful in the Nigerian culture. With this in mind, we wear an indigenous dress – one that adopts both the traditional Church concept and our own cultural concept of feminine dress. Our mode of dress represents, upholds, and promotes what is best and beautiful in the Nigerian womanhood, consecrating it to the service of God and humankind as a whole. Our whole deportment is a witness to the sacred and religiously authentic in our culture.

the habit

2nd Indigenous Habit

3rdhabit

3rd Indigenous Habit

“The habit forms only one aspect of the life of the Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. It has always been my profound desire, as Founder of this new Congregation that a DIFFERENCE be expressed. This difference should manifest itself in spirit as well as in a constant manifestation of all that is good, true and beautiful in the Nigerian culture….I want you to represent what is best and beautiful in the Nigerian womanhood, to uphold, promote it, and consecrate it to the service of God and humankind as a whole” (Excerpt from our Founder’s Statement on our Habit, 1978)