IHMR NOVITIATE – GGOGONYA

Background:

The independent formation House of the IHMR Novitiate for the Sisters of Immaculate Heart of Mary Reparatrix-Ggogonya, was started in 1994 by Sr. Maria Felicitas Babirye. The major purpose of this current Novitiate was to separate the Novices from the Sisters of Ggogonya Mother House, so that Novices get special conducive environment for prayer and also to listen to the voice of God who is calling them to follow Him. Sister Babirye Felicitas was the first Novice Mistress in the then new system, followed by Sr. Maria Jane Frances Nnantamu, Sr. Maria Veronica Mukankubana, Sr. Maria Josephine Nazziwa, Sr. Maria Sarah Nnaamala  and Sr. Maria Nabakka who is the current Novice Mistress.

LOCATION:

The Novitiate is located right behind Cabana Nursery school and next to Ggogonya Mother house. This is near the Kampala-Entebbe Highway. It is approximately 13 miles from the capitaL of Kampala, you branch off at Kawuku trading center. 

THE OVERALL PURPOSE:

To help the Novice know and find Christ at a deeper level by learning skills of living in a community, exercisizing of the three evangelical counsels which will gradually enable her to respond to her call generously and freely for the Mission of the Institute  and the entire Church.

SPECIFIC GOALS:

  • To ensure that the Novice is firmly rooted in Christ

  • To ensure that the Novice learns and practices the evangelical counsels and Gospel values.

  • The Novice strives to achieve a holistic integral maturity and grows in the spirituality of the institute  and its mission within the church

THE CURRENT STUATION OF THE NOVICIATE:

Currently, there are  five (5) senior Novices and seven (7) Junior Novices. Their Novice Mistress is Sr. Maria Nabakka, Sr. Maria Cephas Nakigudde her assistant and Sr. Maria Margaret Nakigozi the community bursar. We have also the two chaplains Fr. Emmanuel Kasajja and Fr. Joseph kakooza who assist in the teaching.

BRIEF TIME-TABLE:

RISING                                                    5:20 am

MORNING PRAYERS                               5:45am

MASS                                                        7:00am

BREAKFAST                                                8:00am

CLASSES                                                   9:00am

EXAMINATION OF CONSCIENCE                     12:30am

LUNCH                                                      1:00pm

HANDWORK                                           AFTER LUNCH

ROSARY                                                     3:30pm

GARDEN                                                     4:00pm

EVENING PRAYERS                                        6:30pm

SUPPER                                                      7:30pm

NEWS                                                         8:00pm

PREPS                                                        9:00pm

EXAMEN                                                     10:00pm

RETIRE                                                     

 BRIEF SYLLABUS:

  • Prayer

  • Liturgy

  • Religious life

  • Human development

  • The church

  • Christian Morality

  • Handcraft

  • Group growth      

Note: each subject is divided into sub- topics

FUTURE PLANS:

We hope to improve and renovate on our Kitchen given the funds

There is need for extension of our piggery farm and poultry.

EVENTS:

  • The Novices will have an open day or a visiting day on 3rd Aug 2014

  • National Novices course in which Senior Novices will take part will start on 28 June 2014

  • The Senior Novices will start Pastoral experience on 4th Aug.2014

CONTACTS:

Ggogonya Novitiate P.O Box 1

Kisubi-Entebbe

Tel +256782947832  +25670358776

E-mail us at marianabakka @yahoo.com

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