“Caritas Christi”


Christ’s call to love his people is not just a call for some, but a call for all; it is not a hope for tomorrow, but a mission for today. The Daughters of Divine Love, impelled by the gospel of Christ and the mission of our founder, are called to a courageous response to Divine Love Incarnate in contemplation, harmonious community living, and apostolic action made visible in selfless liberating service to the entire creation.


Our Community


The member pronounce the public vows of Chastity, Poverty and Obedience, and dedicate themselves to contemplation and apostolic work. The Congregation, recognized by their blue veil, is uniquely joyful in our service because we've experienced God's love ourselves in our lives. We believe that it is of the utmost importance that we commit to the communities which we serve for the long term. 


Our History

The Daughters of Divine Love Congregation, a Pontifical and International order of religious women founded by Bishop Godfrey Mary Paul Okoye, CSSP, on July 16, 1969 in Nigeria,  during the agonizing and ravaging Nigeria-Biafra war. By God’s mercy this mustard seed, DDL, has grown into a big tree and today we have over 900 sisters ministering in 15 countries around the world.



Committed to Community

The sisters adapt their mission to the needs of their communities. This means that the sisters ministry looks very different in every location. Some are involved in feeding the hungry, some are involved in education, or more heavily invested in building housing for the homeless. Our sisters are encouraged to continue to put their vocational skills at the disposal of their community. We have active lawyers, builders, and educators using their gifts to serve.



Nigeria - 653 sisters

Kenya - 22 sisters

Mali - 4 sisters

Chad - 6 sisters

Gabon- 16 sisters

Cameroon - 6 sisters


United States- 69 sisters

States: Illinois, New York, Texas, New Jersey, Washington, D.C., Arkansas

Jamaica - 7 sisters

Haiti - 3 sisters

Cuba - 4 sisters


France - 3 sisters

Germany - 71 sisters

Austria - 4 sisters

Switzerland - 4 sisters

Italy - 19 sisters

Belgium - 2 sisters

England - 59 sisters

Scotland - 3 sisters

Our Ministry is not always easy, but it is always filled with the love of Jesus. We welcome any woman who feels called to serve the needy and give him their lives. If you would like to learn more, contact us and we will begin the conversation of discernment.

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