Meet Our Novices

Listed below are our 7 first- and second-year novices.

Please pray for them as they continue their formation at the Holy Child Novitiate in Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria.

Vocation in the African Province


Mary Aker

Born: Benue State, Nigeria

Work Experience: Teacher and salesperson.

Interests: Teaching, listening to music, and reading.

I chose the Society because God himself called me to be one of the Sisters of the Holy Child Jesus. Their life of simplicity and humility drew me to them.

Louisa Ayirah


Born: Upper Easter region of Ghana

Work Experience: Teacher, salesperson and pharmacy assistant.

Interests: Singing, listening to music, reading inspirational books, cooking, and learning other languages.

I chose the Society because of her mission and spirit. There is much joy in helping people believe that God loves them and that he lives and acts in them.


Atochi Jennifer Foby

Atochi 3Born: Lagos, NigeriaWork Experience: Customer service representative, administrative/managerial skills, quality control and production assistant
Interests: Reading, aerobics,
art work, watching movies, listening to music, playing the piano, health care and medicine.
 Nature appeals to me too.

I chose the Society because the Sisters are simple and warm. Their spirit of service is challenging yet encouraging. Their prayerfulness beckons me to develop a personal relationship with God and the mission.

Euphemia Chika Igwe


Born: Anambra State, Nigeria

Work Experience: Teaching in a primary school in Karu, Abuja, and selling kitchen utensils and clothing.

Interests: Writing, teaching, making friends, listening to Christian music and domestic work.

I chose the Society because of her Incarnational spirituality. The humble, hidden life of Jesus is so inspirational to me.

Victoria Ikwen


Born: Cross River, Nigeria

Work Experience: Typist at a church.

Interests: Studying, reading, listening to music, typing, reflection and sharing of the Word of God with others.

I chose the Society because the Sisters are simple and warm. Their spirit of service is challenging yet encouraging, their apostolates are flexible according to the wants of the age.


Patience Muoto


Born: Anambra State, Nigeria

Work Experience: Teaching and secretarial job.

Interests:Reading motivating books, singing, and researching to increase my knowledge.

I chose the Society because of their simplicity, humility and Ignatian spirituality of prayer. They have a deep interest in understanding and living out their scriptures.


Florence Chinyere Owunna


Born: Arondizuogu, Nigeria

Work Experience: Receptionist in an estate management establishment, National Youth Service Corps member and banking job.

Interests: Studying, reflecting and sharing the word of God. Reading, watching movies and sports.

I chose the Society because it is flexible in her apostolates, diverse in her ministry, versatile in accordance to the situation of time in our world and dynamic according to the needs of the age. The Holy Child Sisters have a humble and simple spirit. The Society has a deep concern and devotion to God through the scriptures