The Pilgrimage Centre of Eucharistic Adoration located in Elele, Rivers State was founded by Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Mathew Paul Edeh popularly known as Father Edeh or Father Elele in 1985.
It is the largest pilgrimage center in Africa. It also has one of the biggest private universities in Nigeria, known as Madonna University, which was founded on May 10, 1999, which is located in Okija, Anambra State.
They also have a campus situated on the Pilgrimage center in Elele. Fr. Edeh had founded Our Saviour Institute of Science and Technology in Enugu. In 2004, under the approval of the National Universities Commission (NUC), Madonna University’s main campus was moved to Elele in Rivers State.
To date, thousands of people, still go to the center for prayers. The monthly program, the Pilgrimage week, holds every first week of the month. The highlight of the event’s activities is day and midnight masses, testimonies, thanksgiving and sermons from Father Edeh and other powerful priests.