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The Congregation of the Daughters of Divine Love is a religious Institute of Women of Pontifical Right. We, members of this religious institute based on the teachings and life of Jesus Christ, dedicate ourselves totally and wholeheartedly to the author of life, through the Evangelical Councils of Chastity, Poverty and Obedience in the service of God and humanity. The profession of these three vows in the Congregation of the Daughters of Divine Love means a deliberate and conscious effort to live and serve with love in response to the Divine Love Incarnate who died that we may have life. The members live in communities where we combine contemplation with action and our charism of generous loving response to Divine Love Incarnate carries us to various apostolates in different parts of the world.

Apostolate of the DDL

The apostolate of the Daughters consists primarily in the witness of their consecrated life to Divine Love. In keeping with the founder’s vision, the diverse apostolate of the Congregation provides service in every ministry where the manifestation of God’s love is needed. Currently these ministries include – Education: teaching at various levels – pre-care, nursery, primary, secondary, tertiary. Health Care: ministry in hospitals, nursing homes, pro-life centers. Rehabilitation: teaching and care giving, working with the mentally and physically challenged. Pastoral work: - Pastoral associates, religious directors and coordinators, youth ministry, spiritual and retreat directors. Social Work: reaching out to the rejected, homeless, drug addicts and teenage mothers. Culinary and Liturgical arts, Hospitality centers. The Daughters respond to the needs of the Local Church according to the availability of personnel with the right qualification, ability, and aptitude. The Daughters carrying bravely the shield of Christian faith courageously undertake any apostolate for the glory of God and the salvation of souls, their own souls first and foremost (Founder’s Preface cf. DDL Const).

Contribution of the DDL to the Church

The Daughters of Divine Love Congregation has made modest but significant contributions to the Church in Nigeria. Generally, the Daughters have made the Church very visible in many places through their varied apostolates, like Apostolate of presence, Pastoral and Social Services etc.

It was the Daughters who initiated the practice of non-employment of domestic staff (self-help) in convents in Nigeria. They hardly depend on anyone to do their cooking and house chores and were almost the first indigenous Sisters seen driving their cars themselves, driving even tractors to do their farm work without the assistance of paid drivers. It was a sight to behold and quite a novelty in the seventies and early eighties. Since then many other Congregations have realized the need to be self- sufficient and less dependent on external staff in their communities. The survival, existence, presence and services of the Daughters have certainly made the Universal Church richer in many respects.

Location of Houses and Numerical Strength

The Generalate of the Congregation is located in Enugu, the capital of Enugu State and the Congregation has two formation houses; the Postulate and the Novitiate which are also located in the Diocese of Enugu. The members witness to God’s love in many Dioceses in Nigeria and God has borne them on His wings of love to other Countries outside Nigeria: Austria, Cameroon, Cuba, England, France, Gabon, Germany, Haiti, Italy, Jamaica, Kenya, Mali, Scotland, Switzerland, T’Chad and the United States of America.

The Lord has generously blessed the Congregation with teeming vocation, for this we are thankful. We have over nine hundred wonderful Daughters who are working for the spread of the gospel of Christ.


Projects of the Congregation:

The Daughters, clutching on the oars of the God of the love and Divine Providence, were able to surf the crest of the overwhelming storms of the past. Their survival is one of the greatest miracles of God’s love. They are today one of the major contributors to the growth of the Church in Nigeria. Generally, the Daughters have made the Church very visible in many places through their varied apostolates which include:


1.    Annunciation Specialist Hospital
       No 27 Annunciation Road Emene Enugu
       P. O .Box 50 Emene Enugu
2.    DDL Hospital, Ehalumona  
       Nsukka Enugu State

3.    Bishop Okoye Memorial Clinic
       Mbieri, Orlu Imo State

4.    St. Gerald Majella Clinic
         Amuzu Mbaise, Imo State

5.    Divin Amour Pharmacie Makokou, Gabon

6.    St. Philomena Pharmacie St Michel, Gabon

7.    Mwihoko Dispensary, Kenya


1.    Bishop Okoye Memorial Nursery / Primary School
       Abakpa-Nike Enugu

2.    Bishop Okoye Memorial Nursery/ Primary School
       Ukpor, Nnewi South LGA, Anambra State

3.    Divine Love Nursery/ Primary School
       Trans-Ekulu, Enugu State

4.    DDL Nursery/Primary School
       Ubulu-Uku, Delta State

5.    St. Rita’s Nursery/Primary School
       Nsugbe Ukpor, Nnewi South LGA,
       Anambra State

6.    Mother of Divine Love Nursery/ Primary School
       New Heaven, Enugu State

7.    Avilla Nursery/ Primary School
       Ejuno Obukpa, Nsukka,
       Enugu State

8.    Bishop Okoye Nursery/ Primary School
       Ikem, Nsukka,
       Enugu State

9.    Bishop Okoye Nursery Primary School
       Eha-Alumona, Nsukka,
       Enugu State

10.  Bishop Okoye Nursery Primary School
          Abakiliki, Ebonyi State

11.  Divino Amore Nursery/ Primary School
          Mararaba, Nasarawa State

12.  Divine Love Nursery/Primary School
           Akwu-Ukwu Igbo, Delta State

13.  Annunciation Nursery/Primary School
           Kastina-Ala,  Benue State

14.  Madonna Nursery/Primary School
          Udi, Enugu State

15.  Madonna Nursery/Primary School
          Ojodu  Berger, Lagos State

16.     Divine Love Nursery Primary School Ogbuzor,
           Enugu State

17.  DDL Juniorate  
          Abakpa-Nike, Enugu State

18.  Divine Love Secondary School
          Trans-Ekulu, Enugu State

19.  DDL Secondary School
          Ubulu-Uku, Delta State

20.  Bishop Okoye Secondary School
          Ukpor, Nnewi South LGA,
          Anambra State

21.     Mater Dei Secondary School
          Akwuzu, Anambra State

22.     St. Ann’s College
          Abakpa-Nike, Enugu State  

23.     Bishop Okoye Secondary School
          Ikem, Nsukka, Enugu State

24.    Village School
         Kuje, Abuja

25.   Divino Amore Vocational Institute, Awka
        Anambra State

26.   Gregorian College
        Ikenga-Ogidi, Anambra State

27.   DDL School of Medical Lab
        Eha-Alumona Nsukka Enugu State

28.   Complexe Scolaire Divin Amour Primarie Makokou, Gabon

29.   Complexe Scolaire Divin Amour A la Campagne, Gabon

30.   Complexe Scolaire Divin Amour Maernelle Angonje, Gabon

31.   Complexe Scolaire Divin Amour Secondaire Angondje, Gabon

Pastoral/Social/Hospitality Centres

1. Bishop Okoye Retreat and Conference Centre
    Onitsha, Anambra State

2. Daughters of Divine Love Retreat and Conference Centre
    Lugbe, Abuja

3.  Daughters of Divine Love Retreat and Conference Centre
     Emene, Enugu East LGA, Enugu State

4. Altar Bread Ministry
    Udi, Enugu State

5. DDL Charity Home
    Amorji Nike, Enugu State

6. Daughters of Divine Love Pro-Life Centre, Enugu


1.   Bishop Okoye Memorial Centre
      Enugu State

2. GODAC Vestry St Theresa’s
    Abakpa-Nike, Enugu State

3. Good Shepherd Vestry
    Onitsha, Anambra State

4. Sacred Heart Vestry
    Abakpa, Nike Enugu State

5. Godfrey Liturgical Arts
    Uwani, Enugu State



1. Divine Love Publications
    Uwani,  Enugu State

2. Divino Amore Bakery
    Uwani, Enugu State

3. St Anne Catering Management

4. Daughters of Divine Love Bookshop
    Makurdi, Benue State

5. DDL Fishery/Piggery Farm
    Emii, Imo State  

6. Ifunanya Decorations

7. St Peter’s Block
    Abakpa-Nike, Enugu State


Our Houses:

Daughters of Divine Love Generalate
P.O. Box 546, Enugu
Enugu State

Daughters of Divine Love
Enugu Region
Enugu State

Daughters of Divine Love
Abuja Region

Daughters of Divine Love
Issele-Uku Region
Delta State

Daughters of Divine Love
Nsukka Region
Enugu State

Daughters of Divine Love
Onitsha Region
Anambra State

Daughters of Divine Love Regional House
Orlu Region
Imo State

Daughters of Divine Love Regional House
133 N. Prater Ave.
IL 60164
Tel: + 19565331726
Sr. M. Olivia Agbakoba - Regional Superior

Daughters of Divine Love Regional House
82/84 Sylvan Avenue
Wood green
London N22 5HY
Tel: 02088881898
Sr. M. Emilia Arum – Regional Superior

Daughters of  Divine Love Regional House
Bernard-Custodis-Str. 2
53113 Bonn
Tel: 004922874824202
Sr. RoseMary Udeh – Regional Superior

Daughters of Divine Love Regional House
Via Fontanile Anagnino 167
00118 (Morena) Roma
Sr. M. Felicia Nwuwa – Regional Superior

Daughters of Divine Love Regional House
P.O. Box 933-00517
Uhuru Gardens Nairobi
Tel: +254726338508l
Sr. M. Christopher Aliba – Regional Superior

Daughters of Divine Love Regional House
Tel:  +22376697543
Sr. M. Evangeline Aliwo – Regional Superior


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