IHMR NOVITIATE – GGOGONYA
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.
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.
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.
RISING 5:20 am
MORNING PRAYERS 5:45am
EXAMINATION OF CONSCIENCE 12:30am
HANDWORK AFTER LUNCH
EVENING PRAYERS 6:30pm
Note: each subject is divided into sub- topics
We hope to improve and renovate on our Kitchen given the funds
There is need for extension of our piggery farm and poultry.
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
Ggogonya Novitiate P.O Box 1
Tel +256782947832 +25670358776
E-mail us at marianabakka @yahoo.com