Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur

Sister Amarachi Grace Ezeonu

Amarachi Grace Ezeonu was born in Jos, Plateau State of Nigeria, to the family of Sebastian and Justina Ezeonu. She had four sisters and two brothers. One of the sisters died on New Year’s Day of 2003, and another, the first child and daughter, died on 2nd March, 2010.

Amarachi entered with the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur on 6th September, 1986, and made her first vows on 9th December, 1989. Her first ministry experience was with visually impaired girls in mainstream education in Notre Dame Girls’ Secondary School, Oro. Sr. Amrachi enjoyed this experience so much that later, she went to the College of Education to train as a special needs’ teacher; specializing in the education of the ‘Mentally Challenged.’ In the past seventeen years, Sr. Amarachi has served in the following ministries: education of the mentally and physically challenged, as well as part-time in formation (accompanying pre-entrants), and full-time formation work in the Novitiate. She has done pastoral ministry and a six-year term on the Nigeria Province Leadership Team, just completed. She has a B.Ed in English Language/Literature from Catholic University of Eastern Africa, an M.A. in Justice Ministry from Catholic Theological Union, Chicago; and a M.A. in Peace and Justice Studies from the University of San Diego.  Recently, Sr. Amarchi spent some time at the United Nations in New York, as well as months of research and study in the USA.

In her free time, Sr. Amarachi enjoys listening to music, reading and watching movies, (especially detective films) and listening to the news. She also enjoys yoga, aerobics and long walks.

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