WHO WE ARE

The Congregation Of The Handmaids Of The Holy Child Jesus

The Congregation of the Handmaids of the Holy Child Jesus is an international Congregation of Sisters, founded by Mary Mother Charles Magdalen, a religious Sister of Charity who came to Nigeria in 1923.

 

Our Mission as Sisters is in fidelity to the Gospel values and the charism of our Foundress, to commit ourselves to the transformation of lives through their prophetic witness of vowed life, community living, participatory leadership and apostolic ministry with a special option for the poor, women and children.

 

The model and patronage of our Religious consecration is the Blessed Virgin Mary who first declared:
“I am the Handmaid of the Lord, be it done unto me according to your word.”
(Luke 1:38)

Mother Mary Charles Magdalene

Foundress

Mission Statement

Just like our Foundress, we are passionate about service, service in love especially to the poor, women and children. In our different apostolates, each Handmaid strives daily to continue the life of our Foundress by committed caregiving in education, medical, pastoral and social work in tune with the signs of the times.

“Faithful to Gospel values, and the charism of our Foundress and attentive to the signs of the times, we, the Handmaids of the Holy Child Jesus, commit ourselves to the transformation of lives through our prophetic witness of vowed life, community living, participatory leadership and apostolic ministry with a special option for the poor, women and children”.

Our Values

Simplicity, Commitment, Respect, Justice, Loyalty, Unity, Humility, Generosity, all abound in love and service.

Our Vision

Transformation of our Communities and the World in Christ.

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