Welcome to the African Province!

We are a group of women religious with diverse cultural heritage asdressing, dancing, arts, language, etc. We are saying:

Zaare! E-kaabo! Bienvenue! Nnoo!

Akwaaba! Emedi! Ahinya owa laa!

Asor be song! Sanu de zuwa! Welcome!

In 1930, our first sisters from America and Europe arrived in Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria. Today, we minister in three African countries: Chad, Ghana and Nigeria. We work in organic agriculture, education, leadership training, health services, pastoral work and religious formation.

In whatever we do, we honor the richness of our cultures while fulfilling our mission of "helping others believe that God lives and acts in them and in our world."

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Alleluia! We rejoice & pray with our six Sisters who made Temporary Profession of Vows in the Society in August, 2013. Most Rev. Ignatius Ayau Kaigama, the Metropolitan Archbishop of Jos was the Chief Celebrant at the Eucharistic Celebration. The Mass was concelebrated by the Bishop of Bauchi Diocese, Most Rev. John Malachy Goltok as well as many priests from Jos and beyond. The Society Leader, Sr. Veronica Openibo and and her team member Sr. Monica Adigwe were present at the colourful celebration. Sr. Maureen Grigg, a Golden Jubilarian in the Society came all the way from Wales to witness the Profession ceremony

Six Sisters of the Holy Child Jesus Celebrated Perpetual Vows in Nigeria. The Mass was presided over by the Metropolitan Archbishop of Lagos, Most Rev. Alfred Martins at the St. Mary's Catholic Church Ajegunle.

Five Sisters of the Holy Child Jesus also celebrated the Silver Jubilee of their Religious Profession in Ghana and Nigeria recently. The Jubilarians are: Srs. Philomena Aidoo and Marian Stella Conney in Ghana and Lena Nwaenyi, Margareth Akpan and Susan Igelle in Nigeria.

Rev. Sister Florence Awoniyi an alumna of UCC, has presented a research she conducted on the challenges Nigerian students face during their studies in the University to the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. D. D. Kuupole.

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We rejoice with and congratulate Sr. Juliet Offor who has qualified as a Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Sr. Juliet’s convocation from the West African College of Surgeons took place at Kwame Nkrumah University of Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana on 28th February, 2014. The graduands were 293 in number and out of which 93 came from Sr. Juliet’s section.