Aug 042010

Sister Maryjane Okolie and Sister Marie Maduka will talk in Davenport about their work in a Chicago parish. The Sisters are from Nigeria.

Sister Maryjane Okolie and Sister Marie Therese Maduka, two Nigerian nuns from St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Chicago, will speak in Davenport this month.

The Sisters will discuss their missionary work at the church, the surrounding Bronzeville neighborhood and the Chicago area during a presentation at 7 p.m., Aug. 14, in Clemente Parish Center of St. Alphonsus Parish in Davenport.

The Sisters are of the Order of the Daughters of Divine Love (DDL), which grew out of and as a response to the 1960s crisis in Biafra.

St. Elizabeth Parish was founded in 1881 and is the oldest African American Catholic Institution in the Archdiocese of Chicago. In addition to English Masses, St. Elizabeth has a Ghanaian Mass in the language of Twi.  

Light refreshments will be served following the talk at the Davenport parish, located at 2618 Boies Ave. There will be a free-will offering. The Sisters also will be available to talk after the 10:30 a.m. Mass Aug. 15 during a coffee and doughnuts social hour.

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