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August 17, 2018

Bishop Mark Unegbu Sub-Council holds Retreat

  Members of the Knights of St. Mulumba, Bishop Mark Unegbu Sub-Council have ended their annual Retreat at the Holy Trinity Parish World Bank, Owerri recently. In one of the lectures captioned “Making Right Choices,” the Sub-Council Chaplain Rev. Fr. Charles Ikwuegbu said that our life is an outcome of the choices we make. He referred to the book of Gen. 2: 7-9 & 3:1 – 7 and illustrated this view by using the story of the fall of Adam and Eve and the temptation of our Lord Jesus Christ. According to him, Adam and Eve had instinct like animals…

Don’t mind politicians, Nigeria still in a mess

Rev Fr Dr Francis Nwaiwu

  While millions of Nigerians are suffering untold hardship, going to bed hungry and working without pay, the government is busy congratulating itself, claiming that things are getting better, that recession is no more.   The truth is that Nigeria is still in a mess. Things are getting worse. The only people smiling in the country today are the political elite and their businessmen collaborators. Rev. Fr. (Dr.) Francis Nwaiwu, Supreme Chaplain, Knights of St. Mulumba, dropped this hint in his homily during Mass for the Owerri Metropolitan Council held at Mulumba Hall Owerri on Saturday. “As millions of Nigerians…

KSM buries Supreme Knight

Bro Myke-Mary Nwosu (KSM) is dead

  The body of the Supreme Knight, Order of the Knights of St. Mulumba, Nigeria, Sir Myke-Mary Nwosu was laid to rest in his Uruagu Nnewi home after a funeral Mass at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Parish Nnewi Monday January 8, 2018. He died on Monday Nov. 13, 2017 at the age of 73. The Mass was concelebrated by the Catholic Archbishop of Onitsha, Most Rev. Valerian Okeke with the Catholic Archbishop of Kaduna, Most Rev. Matthew Ndagoso, the bishop of Nnewi, Most Rev. Hilary Okeke and numerous monsignori and other priests from various dioceses in Nigeria. In his…

Knights should speak out against injustice in Imo – Fr Uche

Catholic Knights should not keep quiet in the face of injustice in Imo State and Nigeria. A Catholic priest, Rev. Fr. Cletus Uche CMF gave the charge in his homily during Mass for knights of St. Mulumba, Sancta Maria Sub-Council, held at St. Mary Claret Parish Owerri, Nov. 18. He said that injustice was at the heart of various agitations in Nigeria, including the struggle for Biafran independence. Fr. Uche decried a situation where the commonwealth of a country was cornered by a section or group of individuals, living the rest in penury. “When things are going wrong, we expect…

KSM Supreme Knight is dead

Bro Myke-Mary Nwosu (KSM) is dead

  The Supreme Knight of the Order of Knights of St. Mulumba, Nigeria, Engr. (Barr.) Myke-Mary Nwosu is dead. He died on Monday, November 13, after a brief illness. He was aged 73. The Owerri Metropolitan Grand Knight (MGK) Prince Eugene Emeakaroha announced the death during the Owerri Metropolitan Council meeting held at Mulumba Hall on Tuesday. A minute silence was held in his honour by the council members. It should be recalled that the late Supreme Knight, attended the 2017 Odenigbo Lecture in Owerri on September 3, 2017. He also presided over the investiture ceremony of 4th Degree Knights…

Charity identified as gateway to God

  –  As Sir Raph Nwachukwu bags Diocesan Award Giving to the needy and less-privileged has been described as the shortest route to God, which guarantees multiple blessings in due season. A member of the Order of St. Benedict Oblate and member of Knights of St. Mulumba (KSM), Chief Sir Raphael Emelalom Nwachukwu made the assertion during an interaction with The Leader at the Cathedral of Immaculate Conception Okigwe, shortly after he was conferred with the prestigious Worthy Ambassador of Christ Award by the Catholic Laity Council of Nigeria (CLCN) Okigwe Diocese recently. The 4th Degree Knight and philanthropist averred…

KSM invests 4th Degree Knights in Owerri Metro

KSM invests 4th Degree Knights in Owerri Metro

Top echelon of the Order of Knights of St. Mulumba Nigeria converged once more on the magnificent church of Immaculate Heart of Mary Alike Obowo in Okigwe Diocese on Sunday 3rd September 2017 for conferment of 4th Degree rank on 10 brothers and sisters of the Order. The Catholic Bishop of Okigwe, Most Rev. Solomon Amatu, was represented by the Vicar General I, Rev. Fr. Dr. Cajetan Ehiem, at the Holy Mass preceding the investiture, which was performed by the Worthy Supreme Knight Engr/Barr. Myke-Mary Nwosu, assisted by some supreme officers of the Order among them Sis Pat Ngor Nwachukwu…

KSM initiates Barr. Kelechi Emeakaroha into the order

“I was secretly investigated for 3 years by the order as I lived my normal, open life without noticing them” A round peg was certainly put in a round hole when Barr. Kelechi Emeakaroha popularly known as “Bishop” and his lovely wife Queen Ijeoma Emeakaroha were admitted into the noble Order of the Knights of St. Mulumba (Nigeria), an Order where men and women vow to serve God through the church with their Time, Talent and Treasure (3 Ts). On Sunday July 30, 2017, at Mater Dolorosa Parish Ihitte, Ihitte/Uboma LGA of Imo State, when the new members initiated into…

KSM Mbaitoli Sub-Council Ends Retreat

A three-day annual retreat  of the Knights of St. Mulumba Mbaitoli Sub-Council ended on the 14th of July 2017. The theme of the retreat was knighthood, a journey of faith and freedom. Welcoming the brothers of the Sub-council to the retreat the Moderator, Rev. Fr. Donald Anyagwa, the Director of the Pastoral Center, told members that they have come to Mount Zion – the city of God to encounter God and prayed that on their Guardian Angels might assist them throughout the exercise. Fr. Donald urged knights to be humble, so as to be elevated to the position where God…

KSM Holds Anti-Abortion Rally in Owerri

Knights of St. Mulumba (KSM) and their Ladies on Friday, May 12, 2017 carried out a peaceful rally on the streets of Owerri, to register their opposition to the continued loss of human lives through abortion, euthanasia (or mercy killing) and alcohol consumption.   Participants of the rally, numbering over 100 who came from two KSM Sub-Councils, The Seat of Wisdom and Assumpta Sub-councils of the Order, took off from the Mulumba Hall along the Wetheral Road Owerri, carrying placards and singing, “We are soldiers of the cross…. Soldiers of Christ”.   Some of the placards read: “Abortion causes the…

The Life and Times of Sir SBC EKE, KSM, JP

Sir Samuel Boniface Chukwudi Ekenta, a committed Catholic and an exemplary civil servant, was committed to mother earth on Friday March 31, 2017, after a concelebrated Requiem Mass at St Columbus Catholic Church Amaimo, Ikeduru. The Mass was presided over by Very Rev. Fr. Benedict Agumanu, assisted by over 20 priests in Owerri Archdiocese. Among dignitaries at the occasion were the hierarchy of the Knights of St. Mulumba, Owerri Sub-council, renowned politician and businessman Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, Chairman Owerri Archdiocesan Pastoral Council, Sir P.O.J. Ihemedu. Sir SBC is survived by a wife, many children and brothers including Mr. Kennedy Eke,…

KSM: Sancta Maria Sub-council Owerri Celebrates Feast of Annunciation – Holds Pro-life Procession

The Knights of St. Mulumba, Sancta Maria Sub Council Owerri on 25th March 2017 held its annual feast of Annunciation. The event kicked off with a prayerful procession against abortion and all forms of threats against the unborn child. The theme for the rally was: “Protect the child, say no to abortion”. The Worthy Physician of the sub-council, Bro (Dr.) Meltus Ikechukwu Chukwuezi said that each year Knights of St. Mulumba gather together on this day to mark the feast of Annunciation and reflect on the unborn child, usually with a procession and talks on the sanctity of life and…

KSM: Owerri Metro Council holds election – Emeakaroha re-elected Metropolitan Grand Knight

Prince Eugene Emeakaroha has been re-elected Owerri Metropolitan Grand Knight, Order of Knights of St. Mulumba Nigeria. He beat two other contestants to reclaim the position during a peaceful election conducted by the KSM Chaplain, Rev. Fr. Dr. Innocent Maduakolam Osuagwu, at KSM hall, Wetheral Road Owerri, October 7. The chaplain was assisted by the Supreme Knight, Chief Anthony Onuh and the Supreme Auditor, Chief Greg Esotu. Speaking shortly before the election, Fr. Osuagwu reminded the delegates made up of metropolitan council members that knights were the pillars of the church and therefore should conduct themselves in a manner betting…

KSM, Owerri sub-council elevates 6 to 2nd degree …as priest charges KSM, Nigeria to rise up against “ills” in society

It was a happy occasion for all members of the Knights of St. Mulumba, Owerri Sub-Council, who turned out in their numbers to witness the investiture of six of her members to 2nd degree at Mulumba Hall, Owerri. The ceremony took place on the 30th of July, 2016, beginning with a Holy Mass celebrated by Rev. Fr. Augustine Alagbaoso, who represented the Chaplain Rev. Fr. Dr. Casmir Nzeh, Bro. Dan Ekezie took the 1st Reading from Jer. 26:11-16.24, while the Gospel reading came from Matt 14:3-12. Preaching from the day’s gospel, Fr. Alagbaoso, condemned the action of King Herod, the…

Be ready for higher responsibilities – LGK tells new investees

… As KSM Ahiara diocese elevates eight into 2nd degree The newly decorated 2nd degree members of the knights of St. Mulumba, Ahiara diocese have been notified on the responsibility which comes with their new elevation. This responsibility which was said to have included the right to vote and to be voted for in any office in the order also drew the attention of the candidates to that which awaits them. The Liaison Grand Knight, Bro. Anthony Agbakwuru stated this while presiding at the reception ceremony shortly after the investiture Mass held at St. Brigid’s Catholic Church Nnarambia, Ahiara, Sunday…

KSM Emekuku sub-council holds 2nd degree investiture

…Celebrates promoted members The Order of Knights of St. Mulumba Nigeria, Emekuku sub-council on Saturday Sept. 10, 2016 celebrated the investiture of her members elevated to different degrees of the Order recently. The celebration began with a Holy Mass held in the sub-council’s chapel at Mount Carmel Catholic Church, Emekuku. Two knights and two Ladies who were earlier admitted to second degree were invested with their new regalia during the Mass. The investees are: Bro/Sis  Dom Aribe and Bro/Sis Peter Okorie.  While the Grand Knight of the Sub- Council, Bro. Henry Dozie presided over the admission and investiture of the…

KSM holds 3rd, 4th Degree Investiture at Orlu

The Catholic Bishop of Orlu, Most Rev. Augustine Ukwuoma has commended the Knights of St. Mulumba Nigeria for their contributions towards the development of church and society. Bishop Ukwuoma made the commendation while receiving the Supreme Knight and exco members of the Knights of St. Mulumba Nigeria when they paid him a courtesy call on Friday August 26. Bishop Ukwuoma recalled that the Knights of St. Mulumba single handedly built the multi-million naira Chapel at the Catholic owned Veritas University of Nigeria Abuja (VUNA). The Bishop also told the visiting Supreme Knight that he enjoyed the co-operation of Knights of…

KSM: St. Paul’s sub-council holds annual retreat

The St. Paul’s sub-council of knights of St. Mulumba held their 2016 annual retreat from 26th to 28th August 2016 at the Claretian Renewal Centre Nekede Owerri. Welcoming members of the sub-council to the retreat, the Worthy Grand Knight, Bro Eva Njemanze, reminded members that retreat could be likened to combatant soldiers who, after fighting a battle withdrew to a place of safety to re-access their achievements, progress and problems in order to re-strategize for the battle ahead. He urged them to take the exercise seriously in order to reap all the spiritual benefits derivable from it. The retreat moderator…

Don’t allow Igbo language to die – Bishop Amatu warns! …As Bro. Nick Anokwuru joins KSM

Sir and Lady Nicholas Anokwuru (KSM) at the event ground …10 new initiates give thanks to God The Local Ordinary of Okigwe Diocese, Most Rev. Solomon Amatu celebrated a thanksgiving Mass for 10 new initiates of the Knights of St. Mulumba (KSM) at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Okigwe on Sunday 21st August, 2016. Bishop Amatu was assisted at the Mass by five clerics – Rev. Frs: Bartholomew Nnaemedo (Vicar-General) Mark Nnopu (Cathedral Admin), Livinus Iroh,  Emmanuel Obi and Chibuike Okeagu. In his homily, Bishop Amatu gave thanks to God for the initiates and their families for sacrificing their resources…

KSM admits 13 new members in Owerri

Catholic Knighthood not secret society – Fr. Osuagwu Activities marking the 2016 initiation ceremony of Owerri Metropolitan Council of the Order of the Knights of St. Mulumba Nigeria has been rounded off with a thanksgiving Mass for 13 new inductees in Owerri Archdiocese. The ceremony took place at the St. Mulumba Parish, Wetheral Road Owerri August 21, 2016. The initiation of the new members was preceded with a two-day retreat/seminar moderated by Rev. Fr. Dr. Innocent Osuagwu, Chaplain Seat of Wisdom Sub-Council. The new inductees are: Sirs and Ladies Aririguzo Cyril, Iriaka Joseph and Ohanyere Benneth for Sancta Maria Sub-Council;…