SISTERS OF JESUS THE SAVIOUR CONVENT
1.1 Background to the Study
The background comprises of a religious order for women, living a convent under vows of poverty, chastity and obedience, female monasticism occurs not ably in roman. In some convent each nun has his own individual room in others there is a common dormitory ,The life of convent is simple beginning in the morning with prayer and mass, with the rest of day spend according to the ends for which the institute was found. members of some convent spend the in prayer and meditation, while members of other convent are engaged in teaching, hospital work and social work.
1.2 STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM
The Sisters of Jesus the Savior convent has not enough infrastructural facilities to serve the administrative and formative aspects of the congregation . The main problem is to generate what will help to organize the congregation activities as well as implement them successfully.
There are several problems and demands of this Mother House. Chief among them is an appropriate choice of location within the available expanse of land as , a working relationship is expected to exist among the various suggested land use as references to the Generalate and the external environment immediately of the estate, and remotely,
The Generalate will be made up of sections or departments: - secretariat, residential, chapter hall, chapel, resource center and allied ancillaries. An acceptable integration of these units in a functional whole is a great internal problem that will accompany the whole project such that their meaningful and acceptable resolution will go to great length to satisfy the demand for S J S Generalate .
1.3 PROJECT AIMS
The main goals of this research is to provide a befitting Generate /Mother House for the Sisters of Jesus the Savior Congregation
1) A functional secretariat
2) Comfortable residential accommodation.
3) An chapel for religious activities. 4) A resource center for information and formation.
5) Conducive meeting place to decide on the affairs of the congregations [chapel House/
6) A homely atmosphere for the entire congregation.
7) A model of other convents of Sisters of Jesus the Saviour Convent
Because a generate is aimed of the provision of the above facilities. There are other demands by these projects which will include:
A good allocation for the spaces to the desired activities .
Uninhibited circulation route through which to co- ordinate these activities and them work perform them .
Availability of entrances and exits to accommodate peak periods in the individual
Provision of uninterrupted services without interfering with the normal activities of the entire Generate.
1.4 PROJECTS OBJECTIVES
The aim of this research work is to find out how the Rev Sisters do operate
This research work is carried out through case study
This is research work is been carried work to know the existing structure of a convent.
1.4 MOTIVATION FOR THE PROJECT
The Sisters of Jesus the savior is one of the indigenous congregations, perhaps the most promising one, in Nigeria that has spread wide within and outside the country. This geographical spread is accomplished by the presence of Pilgrimage Centre, Elele River State, Port Harcourt and Madonna University Elele, Madonna University Okiga, Madonna Secondary School Abuja, Osisatech (Our Saviour Institute of Science, Agriculture and Technology), Osisatech Secondary school Emene, Caritas University Amorji Nike Enugu, Our Saviour Secondary School Elele,e. t. c . All these are established under the congregation of Sisters of Jesus the Saviour after the ordination of each batch most of them will be distributed to be in charge. were founder has his establishment. These three apostolate are already responsible great architectural contributions to the Nigerian environment.
Structural development has been part of the historical achievement of the Sister of Jesus the Savior congregation. There is the Postulate House (for the Postulancy stage) and the Novitiate at Elele, Port Harcourt Community Houses or converts have been built around other projects or establishments owned or managed by the Sisters of Jesus the Savior.
Our congregation of concern has got an enormous army of personnel at the medical, legal, educational and administrative professions, among others, both at local and international levels.
Her present General Superior (Mother General) is a consultant medical practitioner working among an assembly of a highly technically informed team of councilors. About 75% population of the human endeavors and they are all employed in ecclesiastical, government and private enterprises, manifesting a wide range of taste, orientation and understanding. Such an exposure is also concomitant with a richness of diversified relationships at personal, cultural and international levels. This great achievement at personal and structural dimensions of development in both local and international levels notwithstanding, there is yet to be a befitting Mother House or Generate.
These considerations, among other, have led to the acquisition of land at the presently developing Harmony Estate in Enugu by the Sisters OF Jesus the Savior.
1.5 SCOPE OF THE PROJECT
The expanse of land acquired by the S J S at Harmony Estate is very wide and many other projects are also proposed e.g. an ultra – modern Nursery / Primary and Secondary school, a shopping center, a business center, etc. There will, therefore, be the initial option of comprehensive planning of the entire site before the development of the portion for the Generalate.
The Generalate belongs to an ecclesiastical tradition of religious house, which also include monasteries, abbeys, friaries and priories, diocesan secretariats, presbyteries and convents. This project will, therefore examine such houses so as put the project of concern within the tradition of ecclesiastical architecture of its type .
A Generalate will necessarily comprise of three units: the Church orChapel, the office complex or secretariat and the residential accommodation. Ancillary services of Resource Center, library and achieves, Chapter Hall, infirmary or sickbay, laundry and culinary services are the main ancillary services. All these will be brought together in a housing unit. The project will therefore try to integrate these activities in a flowing functional pattern.
This research will cover literary or library work, case studies, interview with the Superior General and other important members of the S J V congregation for a comprehensive brief, visits to the site of project and design activities, to bringabout an acceptable solution or which would satisfy of the desires.
1.6. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY:
Many approaches are demanded to achieve the collection of required data for this project. Through Literature Review, the meaning and the historical development of the present state of religious life was obtained . Case studies were undertaken on selected existing religious houses so as to examine departmental units such as types and forms in Generalate architecture as an offshoot of ecclesiastical architecture in general.
Interviews were carried out among the S J S congregation Sisters to assess their understanding and interpretation of both the spirit and the charism of the congregation. Many meetings and dialogue sessions were also held with the Superior General and the council of S J S in order to furnish a brief
The researcher also made himself available to the congregation by attending many functions organized by the sisters and continue to worship with them as participant observer . visits were made to the site with some project co-ordinates of the sisters of Jesus the savior convert on several