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July 20, 2018

Bishop Amatu warns religious to avoid distractions

Late Bro Augustine Ojukwu laid to rest

… As Bro Augustine joins Saint Triumphant  The Catholic Bishop of Okigwe, Most Rev. Solomon Amatu, has advised the Religious to put up a cheerful face in all circumstances. The prelate gave this advice on Friday 15th June 2018 at the funeral of Rev. Bro. Augustine Ojukwu FMS. The chief shepherd observed that atimes, many religious behave as if they were forced into choosing that vocation. He extolled the late Religious, Bro. Augustine, as one who deserved to be emulated for showing no iota of regret in his choice of vocation. The Local ordinary used the story of a certain…

Marist Brothers bid farewell to Rev. Bro. Malachy (FMS)

  The remains of late Rev. Bro. Michael Malachy Onwumere Nwanna were on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 interred to mother earth at the Marist Holy Souls Community, Uturu, Abia State. A native of Azaraegbelu Emekuku Owerri Archdiocese, Bro. Malachy was born on 25th December 1929 and professed on 8th January 1958.  He was aged 85. Earlier at the funeral Mass which he presided over, Bishop Solomon A. Amatu highlighted the three reasons why we gather for Christian burials to include: to pray for the soul of the deceased seeking God’s mercy in that judgment where every deed seen and hidden…

Brother Augustine Ojukwu celebrates Golden Jubilee of Religious profession – As seven others make final vow

It was a joyful day in the Congregation of the Marist Brothers of the Schools, November 9, 2013 as Rev. Bro. Augustine Ojukwu celebrated his golden jubilee anniversary. The event which attracted friends and well-wishers of the celebrant began with a Holy Mass held at Holy Trinity Cathedral Orlu by His Lordship, Most Rev. Augustine Ukwuoma. Delivering a homily during the Mass, the priest in-charge of Religious Affairs in the diocese, Rev. Fr. Josephat Obiajunwa described the day as a very special one in the congregation of the Marist Brothers of the Schools.  He added that the congregation celebrated one…