ABOUT THE LITTLE LILIES

The Little Lilies of the Agonizing Jesus Christ Sisters is a public female religious institute founded in Nigeria in July 2014 by His Lordship, Most Rev Dr Ayo-Maria ATOYEBI OP emeritus Bishop of Ilorin. The foundation of the congregation is laid upon the core and authentic Catholic values and spirituality. With the desire of adoring the Precious Blood of Jesus Christ, we contemplate the Holy Eucharist as the “source and summit” of our life and apostolate. The spirituality of the Little Lilies of Christ is deeply rooted in the devotion to the “Precious Blood of Jesus Christ” the price of our redemption which demands our continuous offering of Consolation, Adoration and Reparation in atonement for the sins of the whole world. The Little Lilies of Christ Sisters are formed in Nigeria by the Missionary Sisters of St. Peter Claver whose Generalate is situated in Rome.

Following the footstep of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Little Lilies of Christ Sisters offer themselves as victims in imitation of the Supreme Victim who laid down His life for His sheep. The Little Lilies of Christ Sisters offer themselves for their salvation and the salvation of their brethren. They intend to live according to the passionate voice of St Catherine of Siena, “It would be no consolation for me to enjoy your life if your holy people stood in death … it is a special grace I asked for, this pardon for the creatures you have made in your image and likeness.” Again, like Moses who pleaded on behalf of the people of the Israelites saying, “Please, forgive their sins but if you won’t, then, remove my name from the book in which you have written the names of your people.”

The love for ‘souls’ is at the prime of our apostolic spirit. The Little Lilies of Christ Sisters willingly offer their lives in atonement for their sins and those of the whole world. With Christ, they willingly carry their daily crosses and also assist in carrying the rejected crosses. In this act of humility and kindness, they teach the world the merit of their daily crosses.

As the faithful servants of the Church, they are to participate actively in the celebration of the Holy sacrifice of the Mass and make others to do the same with utmost reflection and devotion. They are to uphold unflinchingly the doctrine of the real presence of Jesus in the Holy Eucharist and they are to stand against any form of abuse, profanations, ungratefulness and outrages towards the Lord in the sacrament of His love. They are to keep in mind the reverberating words of the statement of the Lord: “Do this in memory of Me.” And the words of St. Paul: “Whoever therefore eats the bread or drink the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be answerable for the body and blood of the Lord.”

In brief, the mission of the Little Lilies of Christ Sisters includes the following:



Like every religious, the Little Lilies of Christ Sisters participate in the evangelical mission of the Church for the renewal of faith. Their mission is to flame the hearts of the faithful with the fire of the love of Christ Jesus. Hence, the life of Little Lilies of Christ is a life of sacrifice and total self-giving to the Agonizing Jesus Christ. Each member accepts her daily crosses as atonement for her sins and those of the whole world, through the profession and practice of the three evangelical counsels of poverty, chastity and obedience. We make this profession under the patronage of Maria Rosa Mystica, the Mother of the Agonizing Jesus Christ, as Mama Maria continues to intercede for us and all those who live under vows, so as to attain the highest perfection of love, which is our goal. May our Agonizing Jesus Christ be Console and Adore as we offer our live as a living sacrifice for him. Amen.

NATURE OF OUR INSTITUTE

We respond to the invitation of Christ in a religious institute of the CONGREGATION OF Little Lilies of the Agonizing Jesus Christ Sisters (LLCS), also referred to as the “Little Lilies of Christ Sisters.” It is a religious congregation fully constituted according to the Universal Laws of the Catholic Church. The members are religious Sisters.

CHARACTER

We live Contemplative and active life. Hence, we dedicate ourselves to console and to adore the Agonizing Jesus Christ; in this we contemplate the mystery of love which manifest in the person of the Agonizing Jesus Christ who died on the Cross of Calvary.

PURPOSE

To Console and Adore the Agonizing Jesus Christ, Promote the Gethsemane Hour of Prayer, and to carry out the entire mission which Christ has invited us to perform.

SPIRIT

The Charism of the Little Lilies is fully founded in the mystery of the Cross. Hence we live the Cross and preach the Cross. This Charism takes as its Spirit the virtues of humility , of forgiveness and of truth bounded in sacrificial love.

Meet Our Sisters Who Share God’s Love

She is the Superior/Mother General of the Little Lilies of Christ Sisters. Presently, she is undergoing her religious studies in Rome under the sponsorship of the Missionary Sisters of St Peter Claver.
She is the Novice Mistress of the Little Lilies of Christ Sisters. Presently, she is living in the Novitiate Gethsemane Home Convent, Oloofe Ilorin, Kwara State Nigeria, where she is directing the formation of the the Little Lilies novices
She is the Little Lilies of Christ Sisters Juniorate Mistress. Presently, she is undergoing her religious studies in Spiritan International School of Theology, Atakwu Enugu State, Nigeria under the sponsorship of the benevolent benefactors.
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