Sisters of the Nativity of Makurdi Diocese of Nigeria, are African women called by God from different background to be religious with a common vision to bring Christ to different cultures, to witness the unity of the Church in the Spirit of the incarnation. Consecrated apostolic life is at the heart of our Origin in Makurdi, Nigeria, West Africa. On 4th January, 1969, we the Sisters of the Nativity were brought into being by the action of the Holy Spirit through the instrumentality of our Father Founder, Bishop Donal Joseph Murray, C.S.Sp of Makurdi Diocese. The events at the historic time of our founding were: • The absence of any women of our tribes, in the then middle belt of Nigeria, to portray the Consecrated life amongst us • The example of the Missionary Sisters of the Holy Rosary (MSHR) who educated and inspired us with the vision of what we too could be. We do this by constantly seeking God in prayer and living out the virtues of obedience, reconciliation, simplicity, humility and truthfulness. We live in loving interdependence and are committed to the service of the poor and marginalised. We were founded by Bishop Joseph Donald Murray and nurtured by the Missionary Sisters of the Holy Rosary
We the Sisters of the Nativity, as witnesses to the gospel of our time, share in the mission of the Church to promote basic human right, good governance and authentic community living with special care for the poor and the marginalized.
We envisage a Congregation that incarnates the gospel values through the quality of our presence and service, through the nurturing of individual giftedness towards the promotion of authentic community living and collaborative ministry.