Congregation of Missionary Daughters of Father Gilbert Ohai
(Servants of the Young and Vulnerable, and the Sick Elderly)
The Missionary Daughters of Fr Gilbert Ohai (MDGO) is the product of the seed of faith sown by the blood of a martyr, Reverend Fr Gilbert Ikechukwu Ohai whose blood was shed in the remote riverine area of Oroma-Etiti, Anam in Anambra West of Anambra State in the year, 2003 and the aftermath of series of inspirations got during meditations and visitation of the village where a great majority of the villagers are still core pagans. It is a continuation of, and the immortalization of the mission of Christ which the holy priest had desired strongly to fulfill before his martyrdom.
Missionary Daughters of Father Gilbert Ohai (MDGO) was founded by Rev Sr Maria-Consolata Elochukwu Ekwelibe, a member of the Catholic Society of the Sacred/Immaculate Hearts of Jesus and Mary, an academic doctor of English and lecturer at Imo State University in Owerri.
The mission in Oroma-Etiti started officially on Ash Wednesday in the month of April, 2015. Apart from working in the parochial school, teaching of catechesis and preparing catechumens for the sacraments, assisting the parochial vicar in the parish, the sisters take care of the sick elderly and other disadvantaged in the riverine areas.
We are an association of women who in thanksgiving for the gift of faith in Jesus Christ and active participation in missionary activities, follow the footsteps of Christ according to the spirit and life of Rev Fr Gilbert Ohai, a Catholic priest, evangelizer, teacher, missionary, lover of the Poor, a herbalist, apostle of the riverine and martyr.
It is a society slated for the mission among the young especially the poor and vulnerable, and the sick elderly ones. We subscribe to the missionary vision of Vatican II Council and gospel of Mathew 19:14, to lead the young especially the poor and vulnerable to Christ Jesus the Saviour.