On March 18th, 2017 five Novices committed themselves to God in the Congregation of the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ in the formation House Chapel Garam Niger State.
After 3 years of initial formation, which includes one year of Postulancy and two years of Novitiate, Sisters Agnes Anidi, Blessing Ignatius Esu, Rita John Udoekpo, Roseline Asema and Salem Bisong pronounced their first Vows of Poverty, Chastity and Obedience.
The Holy Mass of the first Profession of Vows began at 11.00am. Bishop Martin Uzoukwu of Minna diocese was represented by Fr. Raphael Imelor who presided over the holy Mass together with Fr. Thomas Orhena and Fr. Paul Bawa the parish Priest of St. Michael’s Parish Garam. Besides the relatives of the newly professed and the invited guests, a good number of priests and some religious were present including PHJC General Superior, Sr. Gonzalo Vakasseril and Sr. Shirley Bell the General Councilor.
The ceremony which was celebrated with joy was a enhanced by the voices of PHJC Sisters and a liturgical dance by the formation group.
by Sr. Chidalu Ohalete PHJC