Bigard Grave Yard

Bigard is known for her dynamism. That accounts to why around 1952-1978, Bigard had six Sierra Leoneans as seminarians; three of whom became priests; among others from other nationalities. The retired Archbishop of Freetown, Most Rev. Joseph Ganda, is an alumnus of Bigard, admitted in the year 1955; these, therefore articulate the universal character of Mother Bigard.

The site known today as the Grave yard holds the remains of Late Daniel Joof, a Gambian, admitted in Bigard in the year 1954. This bears one of Bigard’s testimonies of her heterogeneity. Joof died of malaria shortly before the Nigerian Civil war of 1967 – 1970. As proper and timely arrangements could not be made to have his corpse sent back to his hometown, the then management of Bigard agreed that he be laid to rest in a strategic area of the Seminary compound.