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Augustinian communities in Nigeria

30 Nov 2016, by Rev. Fr. Joel Okojie OSA in Augustinians

(Updated on 24 Dec. 2020)

Saint Monica’s parish, Rantya
1. Fr. Raymond Hickey
2. Fr. Fredrick Wukari
3.James Voviyere – Secretary
4. Very Rev. Fr. Anthony I. Kanu – Prior Provincial

Saint Rita Retreat Centre, River Park Estate
1. Fr. Emmanuel Patrick-
2. Fr. John Okafor
3. Fr. Emeka Obiezu
4. Fr. Bartholomew Chidili

Saint Paul, Jos
1. Fr. Hyacinth Kangyep-
2. Bro. Nyagong Richard-

Saint Paul’s parish, Jaji
1. Fr. Jonah Shekari
2. Fr. John Okoro

Saint Thomas parish, Zing
1. Fr. Michael Walsh
2. Fr. Saba Sylvanus
3. Bro. Shailong Leviticus

Saint Juliana Parish, Makurdi
1. Fr. Richard Igyor
2. Fr. Chiedozie Iwuh
3. Fr. Kenneth SoJje

Saint Francis parish, Makurdi
1. Fr. John Agbo
2. Fr. Geoffrey Aondofa Dura

Saint Rita’s parish, Rantya
1. Fr. Paulinus Ukabiala
2. Fr. Solomon Uju
3. Fr. Patrick Christopher

Saint Augustine’s parish Bekaji, Yola
1. Fr. Jakos David
2 Emmanuel Ezulofor
3. Fr. Achi Martin Yusuf

Saint Rita’s parish, Kano
1. Fr. Jonah Gugong
2. Fr. Joel Anwayi
3. Fr. Emmanuel Ighalo –

Saint John of the Cross parish, Mararraba
1. Fr. Onuoha Oliver
2. Fr. Anthony Edogame
3. Fr. Okpe Michael
4. Fr. Vincent Angbalaga
5. Fr. Moses Iyara

Saint Gabriel, Uromi
1. Fr. Anthony Edukore
2. Fr. Ignatius Dedegu

Saint Augustine’s, Maiduguri
1. Fr. Jacob Yebsonya
2. Fr. John Iyekowa

Saint Augustine’s, Ibusa
1. Fr. Nicholas Bariki
2. Fr. Stephen Onyia
3. Fr. Azubuike Ikemerika

Saint Augustine’s parish, Benin City
1. Fr. Mathew Onaulogho
2. Fr. Anthony Nkom
3. Fr. Cosmas C. Ifeanyi

Our Lady of Good Counsel, Iwaro Oka
1. Fr. Simon Ogbanje
2. Fr. Eugene Inobeme

Our Lady Queen of Peace parish, Bida
1. Fr. Zangshida Dennis
2. Bro. Eze Emmanuel

Our Lady of Lourde’s parish, Orile
1. Fr. Emmanuel Oramah
2. Fr. Emmanuel Thliza
3. Fr. Chinonso Egbedike
4. Fr. Joseph Jiwok

Saint Vincent’s parish Apapa
1. Fr Patrick Akinrimisi
2. Fr Francis Iwuh
3 Chimaobi Nwaosu

Saint Cyprian’s parish, Warri
1. Fr. Ekwu Joseph
2. Fr. Stanley Asiegbu
3. Fr. Awoyemi Augustine

Saint Monica Malali, Kaduna
1. Fr. Augustine Garba
2. Fr. Peter Ojiaku

All Saints parish, Oghara
1. Fr. Raymond Baiyegunhi
2. Fr. Benjamin Mamkaa-


Saint Augustine’s College Karu
1. Fr. Sunday Ikpe
2. Fr. Daruan John Angeodeogu

Saint Augustine’s College Du
1. Fr. Caius Kakaba
2. Rev. Immanuel Tugudu

Saint Augustine’s College Oghara
1. Fr. Gregory Obi
2 Fr. Hemen Emmanuel Aondofa
3. Fr. Falama Simon

Saint Augustine’s College Kujama
1. Fr. Akase Matthew
2. Fr. Ebeye Kennedy Ejime
3. Fr. Kingsley Akan

Augustinian Institute
1. Fr. Peter Maigari
2. Fr. Kenneth Eze- Master of Students
3. Fr. Yamma Simon
4. Fr. David Aronokhale
5. Fr. Gabriel Yashim-
6. Fr. Modestus Onuoha-

Augustinian Monastery
. Fr. Nereus Ganumbeni-
2. Fr. Imaji Peter-
3. Fr. Felix Usman-
4. Fr. Peter Medugu-

Augustinian Novitiate
1. Fr. Brendan McDonnell-
2. Fr. Jude Ossai
3. Fr. Bede Njoku-


Sant’Aurea, Ostia Antica
1. Fr. Augustine Ugbomah-
2. Fr. Pam Nicodemus-
3. Fr. Bitrus Galadima
4. Fr. Dennis Davou

Catholic Parish of Crawley
1. Fr. Raymond Tumba-
2. Fr. Joachim Osigwe-
3. Fr. Nelson Daniel-

Our Lady of Mercy, Kloof, Durban
1. Fr. Mark Jande-
2. Fr. Onuoha Julius Anayo-

Saint Joseph Kpataloki, Bohicon, Republic of Benin
1. Fr. Yaratsada Moses Aiden
2. Fr. Jude Oyudo –

Augustinian Community, Cole Street, San Francisco, USA
1. Fr. Malachy Udochukwu Theophilus
2. Fr. Andrew Chioma Ibegbulem

Texas, USA
1. Fr. Samuel Moses
2. Fr. Jacob Mado

Santa Fe, USA 1. Fr. Tobe Oluoha

Saint Monica’s RC Church, Hoxton Square, London
1. Fr. Gabriel Tumba-
2. Fr. Anthony Zabbey

Augustinian Community, Birmingham
1. Fr. John Abubakar

Augustinian Curia
1. Fr. Edward Daleng
2. Fr. Alex Longs
3. Fr. Kolawole Chabi

Tor Bella Monaca, Italy 1. Fr. Zombobah Felix

Bologna Italy 1. Fr. Michaels Onwanhiokpa

1. Fr. Bamlong Nathaniel
2. Fr. Charles Ugonwafor

1. Fr. Sixtus Uwague
2. Fr. Francis Shinkut

Philippines 1. Fr. Williams Elias

Poland 1. Fr. Valentine Ovie

Algeria. Fr. Hilary Basil

Kenya Fr. Julius Ambrose

Ireland . Fr. Joseph Davou

Canada. Fr. Joel Okojie

  • Umeh, Bobbyfrank Obinna Reply

    Good evening farher, I need an official email address so as to reach this congregation. I sense the call of God into preisthood

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    To join the Oder of St. Augustine (O.S.A.), you must be a baptized and confirmed Catholic,
    completed your secondary education with at least five credits in English language and mathematic.
    you must be at least 18 years old and at most 20 years old. An older person (25 years) who is a graduate
    may be considered.

    You can apply through the nearest Augustinian community to you.

    • Chris Adams Reply

      Good day Rev. Fr Joel Okojie, Trust this mail meets you well. I would love to get in touch with Fr Jonah Gugong – Superior/Parish Priest of Jaji its been over 20 years I have seen him. He made so much impact in my life while growing up and a mentor. Thanks sir

    • Ugwu cyracus chinaza Reply

      Good evening Fr.! My name is Ugwu cyracus chinaza from enugu state i wish to join you noble congregation.please help me with the procedure and the address with documents required. Thanks remain bless

  • Benedict Reply

    Do they accept two sittings?

    • Johnmary Adokwu Reply

      Please do the Agustinan have age limit for friary or monks

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        I’m sorry Johnmary, the Augustinians in Nigeria have age limit, and you’ve
        past the age.

        I’m sorry about that.

  • onuchukwu Reply

    Hmm. Wishing all fruitfulness in their new postings/ministry.

  • Igboanua Damian Onyedikachi Reply

    I want to know vocational director email contact address of Augustine congregation. I am a graduate of mathematics.

  • Igboanua Damian Onyedikachi Reply

    I have interest to join Augustine congregation.

  • Emeka Obiezu Reply

    Great to be on your page Joel. keep it up.

  • Kingsley-Marie Reply

    Father, can a 22 year old be considered to join your Order?

  • Kingsley-Marie Reply

    Father, please is Our Lady of Lourdes Coker and Our Lady of Lourdes Surulere the same Parish?

  • Donatus Reply

    father,please i applied since january 2017 at st john’s mararba to father Eugene but i have not heard or recieved any info since then but i live in kuje abuja.Thanks as i wait ur reply.



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      I’m sorry Matthew, you cannot send in your application letter through this medium. you can visit the nearest Augustinian community to you or send your application letter to the national director of vocations: Augustinian Monastery, P.O. Box 1627, Jos, Plateau State. Thanks.

      • Simon Reply

        Am 26yrs, a graduate, baptized, confirmed and practising Catholic in good standing order.
        Will I be considered?

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          Simon, it is God who calls. You may apply, even though the age limit for graduates is 25.

        • Patrick Okeoma Reply

          Good evening Father, I am in Ojo L.G.A, Lagos and i want to apply but i don’t know where the Augustinian community is located. Pls Father help me out.

  • Na'anma Reply

    Whats the difference between those admitted with O level and those admitted as Graduates

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      Naanma, the graduates are considered as such because they must have spent some years in school (higher institution) before applying.

  • Jeremiah Reply

    Fr, good evening i graduated from university of Maiduguri and am done with NYSC. I want to apply for vocations to the OSA. Am i late for this year?

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      Dear Jereniah, you are almost late. I think its too late to aply for this year’s admission. you can however visit our parish in Maiduguri (St. Augustine’s) for more informations.

      • Jeremiah Reply

        Thank you Fr. I will keep in touch. I will give you the feedback when i get to St Augustine Maiduguri

  • EZE CLARA Reply

    Am 23 and i want to join de poor clare nun .PLs Father can u send me there address .

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      I’m sorry, I dont have it. But you can search for it on the internet.

      • Johnmary Adokwu Reply

        Greetings Father please am 31 years of age and I want to apply for friar or monk but I have secondary certificate will they take me

  • EZE CLARA Reply

    PLS FATHER is this year too late for me to send an application letter. is there any poor clare in lagos?

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      Too late for Augustinians in Nigeria. But you apply for next year.

    • Ojih Valentine Onyebuchi Reply

      Good day Fr, am Valentine Orjih, can I have your email or contact please I want is to chat

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        Valentine, you can always reach me through the contact menu on the home page of this blog. Thanks.

        • Orjih Valentine Reply

          Fr, am Orjih Valentine, a corp memberr (NYSC) in plateau state,I want to join the Augustinian order in pursuit of my priestly vocation, how do I start from?

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            Dear Valentine.

            Its nice you are in Plateau State even though I’m not sure what part. But you could visit either St. Monica’s Parish State Lowcost, Jos, or Augustinian Novitiate Tudun Wada, Jos, or Augustinian Monastery Laranto, Jos, for more information on how to go about your application.

            Thanks for your interest.

          • Orjih Valentine

            Father am serving in Langtang North
            St Augustine’s Catholic Church

  • Augustine Alleh Reply

    Augustine Alleh..padre,,wat duration nxt year can one apply..and also am close to benin hw can I get access to the community in benin for further requiry…address will be appreciated…padre

  • Lynda Reply

    Good evening father. My name is lynda.please I want to know if one can come for a retreat in the monastery….personal meditation.
    Thank you

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      Yes Lynda, you can.

      • Lynda Reply

        Good evening father. Thank you for your response. Please I wish to find out about the accommodation and the cost?

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          Lnyda, I will try and get the details for you.

          • Lynda

            Good morning father. Ok. Thank you

          • Lynda

            Good evening father. Happy feast day to you. Please I wish to remind you of the accommodation details you said you will try find out for me concerning my visit to the monastery.
            Thank you

          • Oguanyia peter

            Dear father I am 17years can I apply to the augustinian order

  • Good evening Fr. Joel . I am about to reach 25yrs now. When am i going to sent my application?. I meant the month. Thank you

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      Dear Donatus, I would advise you visit the nearest Augustinian community
      to you within the first three Months of next year. However, I must let
      you know that you are almost above our age limit, if you are not a
      graduate. Thanks.

  • David Abel Reply

    Padre , can a 16 or 17 years old apply , thank u

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      Dear David. You have to be 18 years old. But if you are going to
      be 18 that same year of your application, you could apply.

  • Akase martins Reply

    Can I apply with neco result?

  • Eric Eteobong Johnson Reply

    Please My Name Is Eric. I Shall Reach 24 Years By October. So Please Can I Apply To This Society?

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      Dear Eric. I will advise you to pray and ask the Holy Spirit to help you to be very sure of
      the religious group you would want to join.

  • Dung Henry Gyang Reply

    Pls Fr. What are the procedures one needs to know to become an Augustinian Piest?

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      You must be a baptized and confirmed Catholic, completed your secondary education with at least five (5) credits in English language and Mathematics.
      You must be at least 18 years old and at most 20 years old. An older person (25 years) who is a graduate may be considered.
      You can apply through the nearest Augustinian community to you or Send a letter to The Vocation Director, Augustinian Monastery, P.O. Box 1627, Jos, Plateau state, Nigeria.

  • Elachi John Reply

    Good morning Fr.I will be 22 by August this year and I want to know if I will still be able to join the vocation


    Please fr. Joel Okojie, I am a Roman Catholic religious friar , I am currently serving in Australia but right now in Nigeria for a Visit ,please can you help me with the phone number of the priest incharge of the tailoring department in your jos community? I want to give them a contract of our new habits but I can’t locate his shop in jos. Please help me with his number so that I can trace him when I get to jos. Thank you very much father

  • Hilary Reply

    Good afternnon Father. I just concluded my NYSC and I am 28years+. Can I still be accepted for priesthood if I apply?

  • Osondu johnpaul Reply

    Please fr am in Lagos Ikorodu side I will like to apply to your congregation please give me directions to the nearest branch. Secondly is it too late to apply

  • Alex Reply

    Hello Padre!
    I want to know if am eligible to join the Augustinian order here in Nigeria. I already passed through a major seminary of Saints Peter and Paul Bodija Ibadan with a degree in Philosophy though I took a voluntary exit and I feel like joining your order. I am 31 years of age and I hope this is not a barrier? Please reply me padre. Thanks

  • Johnson Reply

    Greetings in Christ. I have the desire to become monk in the order thanks.

  • maiwondo john Reply

    good day father can i send my application through post office down to jos

  • Benedict joseph Reply

    Fr am 19yrs old currently living in taraba state i gratuated 2017 and since then i apply to the national vocations director but i have not receive any reply yet so what should i do padre bcuz am so much interested in your congregation

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      Dear Benedict, thanks for your interest in our Order. if you’ve not heard from the
      director of vocation, I would advise you visit the nearest Augustinian parish to you
      to apply in person. St. Augustine’s paraish, Bekaji would be the nearest to you.


  • Ekene Hyginus Ajah Reply

    Dr father am 19years of age currently living in bida, Niger state, I graduated last year 2018 am much interested in the congregation so what should I do fr.

  • okoye James Reply

    hello fr am James okoye am in anambra state I wish to apply to the augustinian order but I don’t really know any of their community house in anambra

  • Banjo A. Louis Reply

    I want to use this medium to say thank you to the Augustinians for allowing themselves to be used by God to impact my life positively.

    Fr. Jacob Yebsonya, Fr. Sixtus Uwague, Fr. Jonah Gugong, Fr. Kanu IKECHUKWU, Fr. James Vivoyere Fr. Eugene Inobeme and Fr. Mark Jande remain great persons to be reckon with.

    Their Augustinian spirituality and Intellectual disposition were positive which they used during my time with them to drive positive change in my life and countless others. Kind Regards.

  • Philip iorhemen Reply

    Padre, am a final year student of Holy child secondary school makurdi, live in makurdi, benue state, i would like to join the augustinians upon graduation, could that be possible?

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      Dear Philip.
      Please, do find time to visit the Augustinian community (behind St. Thomas Aquinas Major Seminary) in Makurdi, there the vocations director would give you all the details you need to know.

  • Daniel Naanchin Reply

    Good day Padre, My name is Daniel Naanchin, I’m a catholic from St. Matthew’s parish Jos, I recently developed an android app for the stations of the cross, but I’m yet to publish the app, I wish to seek for permission, if it’s okay for me to publish the app. By the way the app will be free for everyone. Thank you!

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      Awesome! That sounds really brilliant. I see no reason why you should not publish it. However, I advise you speak with your Parish Priest about it, at least for his awareness.

  • Zechariah James Reply

    Padre I’m a final year student of technical college I’m having interest in your organization were should I apply to, I’m from Sagamu Ogun state, with the age of 24 years were is the nearest organization to apply!
    Thanks for your response?

  • Ifeogome Ezekiel Reply

    Greetings fr, please am Ezekiel from Benin city Edo state. I am 26y, and am interested in your order.

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      Hello Ezekie, thanks for your interest.

      Please, do visit the Augustinian parish in Benin city for a follow up (St. Augustine’s parish). Thanks.

  • Solomon L Oyim Reply

    Good morning father when within the year is one expected to apply….thanks

  • Olah Isaac A Reply

    Greetings Padre, Am chatting from sagamu Ogun state, I will be 25 by December wish to know whether with this my age I can be considered for admission. I had National Diploma
    And if I will be considered where can I summit my application, because I don’t know any of the community around here.

  • Orbunde paulinus James Reply

    Padre,I am ready to serve in the Lord’s vineyard.
    I want to discern my vocation in your congregation.
    Please help me.

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      Hello Paulinus,

      Good to know you are interested in our Order. Please, visit the nearest Augustinian parish for further direction.

  • John Agesakya Reply

    Good morning Fr.
    Please at what month can one apply to the Augustinian congregation?

  • Kyambe Aondonenge Samuel Reply

    Good evening fr
    How is work and everything,
    How is your family.
    Please fr can I come and stay with you to learn to decern my vocation??
    I graduated from the saint James junior seminary yandev-gboko benue state.

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      Dear Samuel,

      It’s a good thing to try to discern your vocation, I’ll keep you in my prayer.

      I would advise you to talk to your parish about the need to discern your vocation. if you are interested in the Augustinian Order, please, visit any of the Augustinian communities in Makurdi at least to speak with the vocations director.

  • Apuede Destiny Reply

    Please padre my wAEC age is incorrect can affidavit cover it up
    It has given me a lot of problem

  • I wish to be one of your member
    If u can help me father to be part of this congregation I I want to serve God in this congregation.
    Let the will of God be done

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      Dear Akpa, it is God who calls and gives the grace to follow. Please, don’t hesitate
      to apply to join the Order, you can do that through any of our communities.

  • Thaddeus mammeh Reply

    Good evening padre, please I want to aplly Under the Augustinian congregation is it to early or late.

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      Dear Thaddeus.

      Thanks for your interest in our Augustinian family. If you are in Nigeria, could you please visit any of our Augustinian communities for an update?

  • Akobe henry ebuara Reply

    hi good evening fr, i am from cross river state, and i am going to be 22 by december 2021,an i am currently undergoing my philosophical studies at claretians institution of philosophy nekede, so am i free to apply

  • Oboh David oseahumen Reply

    I’m 18 Years old and I just graduated from the minor seminary. I do I apply to the order of st. Agustine

  • Peter claver Iyere Akhidenor Reply

    Good evening fr. I have done the local interview and waiting for the national one. Pls fr. What is the highest of age someone can’t not apply into OSA with secondary school certificate?

  • Ameh Stephen Reply

    Please fr. How do I get the address and when do I submit and how do I submit the application letter.