Daughters of Divine Love
Main Number: 708-223-4260
Sr. Immaculata Neji, DDL
133 N Prater Avenue
Northlake, IL 60164
The Daughters of Divine Love Congregation is a religious congregation of women of the pontifical right, in which its members profess the public vows of chastity, poverty, and obedience; and dedicate themselves to contemplation and apostolic work. Bishop Godfrey Mary Paul Okoye, C.S.Sp., founded the congregation on July 16, 1969, at Ukpor in Nigeria, West Africa.
The charism of the congregation is a generous loving response to Divine Love Incarnate. The compelling motive of this order must be an ardent response to God’s call to love Him and others. The motto of the congregation is: “Caritas Christi, Urget Nos!” (The Love of Christ, Urges Us On!) In keeping with the founder’s vision the diverse apostolate of the congregation provides services in every walk of life where the manifestation of God’s love is needed. Currently this includes: catechesis, education, health care, prison and home visitation, social work, counseling, parish assistance, catering and domestic services, assistance to persons who have varied challenges (mentally and physically), and persons who are elderly.
The Daughters of Divine Love Congregation minister in Cameroon, Mali, Kenya, Gabon, Nigeria, Cuba, Haiti, Germany, Italy, France, Jamaica, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and the United States of America.