The Pre-Postulancy is the first stage of Formation in our Institute of the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Reparatrix- Ggogonya. This Formation House is the community of young girls who are still under the process of discerning their vocation. Currently the community has twelve aspirants. It started officially in January 1981 by Sr. John Omuganzi and is located behind Ggogonya Mother House 13 miles along Kampala-Entebbe highway.


  • The main objective for this stage is to deepen the faith and morals of candidates who feel called to religious life of Our Institute of Immaculate Heart of Mary Reparatrix – Ggogonya

  • Secondly is to help these young ladies discern well their calling and vocation whether it is for the charism of IHMR or any other Institute of religious life. They can also be called to married or single life.

  • Thirdly to equip them with manual work skills, pastoral work, re-creation and co-curricular activities to keep them physically and spiritually healthy.

Current Situation:

The community is headed by Sr. M. Getrude Najjeke the pre-Postualant Mistress and a holder of a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology. Sr. Getrude is assisted by Sr. Susan Najjemba and a staff holding a Bachelors degree in education and several certificates in formation skills. The whole community has a staff of six members charged with the task of forming the dozen of aspirants at hand. Among the twelve candidates; ten hail from the central region of Uganda, one from the western region and one form the Eastern region of Uganda. Some of our candidates are trained in courses like teaching, hotel management and a few high school leavers.

 Future plans:

  • We hope to have a new place for the pre-postulancy-away from the Mother-House

  • We hope to secure more land to enhance self-sustenance and reliance

  • We are looking forward to having more income-generating projects like Poultry.


The pre-Postulancy Ggogonya Mother-House

P.O. Box 1 Kisubi -Ggogonya

Tel +256774207542/+25677267647