“Called to self-emptying service.”

MOJ Sisters: Making the Mission!

If someone asked me for one reason why they should support HEAL, I would answer instantly “the Messengers of Justice”! In my travels to Nigeria, I’ve witnessed and joined the MOJ’s in work and prayer. I recall one missionary outing I participated in this past April....
Sr. Callista’s Health Clinic

Sr. Callista’s Health Clinic

Since Deacon Leo Okonkwo arrived in Chicago on August 12th it has been non-stop mission activity. Through the Archdiocese of Chicago Mission office, HEAL has made mission appeals in four parishes for our plans for a health clinic. We have decided to name our health...
An Orphan Who Served Orphans

An Orphan Who Served Orphans

In the spirituality of the Messengers of Justice order, self-emptying means modeling Jesus who “…humbled himself and became obedient unto death, even death on a Cross” (cf. Phil 2:6-11, RSV). On Friday, July 23rd, Sr. Callista Utazi, MOJ made her final journey...
Mission Melodies

Mission Melodies

The Messengers of Justice are known for dramatizing the spirituality and nature of their mission work in ways that move the soul.   Watch this video of Srs. Cecilia, Ruth, Linda, and Teresa singing from their hearts about God’s presence in their...
A Pioneer Congregation

A Pioneer Congregation

The Messengers of Justice (MOJ) are not a well-known religious order to say the least.  They don’t have the name recognition of the Jesuits, Franciscans, or the Dominicans.  But, they have a charism and a spirituality: that of service to poor and marginalized orphans...
Visiting Poango Village

Visiting Poango Village

During my stay with the Messengers of Justice Congregation in Poango Village, Cameroon, I witnessed their spirituality of self-emptying in action. From their dedication to daily common prayer in the house chapel to their charitable outreach to the poor people in the...