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A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE CONGREGATION

The Congregation of the Sons of Mary Mother of Mercy (SMMM) is an indigenous Religious Congregation founded in 1970 in Nigeria by Late Bishop Anthony Gogo Nwedo, CSsp. It is a missionary Congregation of priests and brothers, and the first indigenous Religious Congregation for men founded in Africa, by an African for the world wide mission.

Since its inception in 1970, the Congregation, like the mustard seed, has been growing steadily from strength to strength. At the moment, we have a total of 262 professed members comprising of 109 priests, 7 Reverend Brothers and 146 major seminaries preparing for the sacred priesthood. In addition, we have19 Novices, 21 postulants, and over 800 Aspirants.

Our seminarians are sent to study philosophy at Bigard Memorial Seminary Enugu, Pope John Paul II Major Seminary Awka, St. Thomas Aquinas Major Seminary Makurdi, St. Augustine’s Major Seminary Jos and Seat of Wisdom Major Seminary Ariam Umuahia. After philosophy, they are sent to study Theology at Seat of Wisdom Seminary Owerri. We have a community house opposite Seat of Wisdom Seminary from where they live and attend lectures at the Seminary.

 

Areas of apostolate: School Apostolate and Parish Pastoral work.

Countries where we work: Nigeria, Belgium, Italy, Germany, Canada, U.S.A (including Alaska), England, Luxemburg, Switzerland and Austria.

DESCRIPTION OF THE RELIGIOUS HABIT:
Both the Novices and the professed members wear the same religious habit: White Soutance, with twenty-one blue button which signified fourteen (14) Station of the Cross and Seven (7) Sorrows of our Lady) and also blue Cinture.

 

 

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