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June 23, 2018

KSJI District 8 Holds 2018 Muster/ Grand Inspection

KSJI District 8 Holds 2018 Muster/ Grand Inspection

  District 8 of the Owerri Grand Commandery of knights of St John International (KSJI) and their Ladies Auxiliary (LAUX) Saturday February 4, held this year’s District Muster and Grand Inspection.   The venue was the KSJI complex behind the Maria Assumpta Cathedral Owerri. It was attended by the seven local commanderies that make up the District 8 of Owerri namely: Holy Cross Commandery 422 Owerri, St. Michael’s Commandery 539 Akabo, Holy Family Commandery 560, Izombe and Assumpta Commandery 655 Aladinma. The rest are: St. Benedict Commandery 777 Uratta, Comandery St. Gregory 778 Onyeaghalanwanneya and St. Michael Commandery 824 Atta….

KSJI: Noble Lady Viola Onwuliri, LAUX National President visits Owerri Grand Auxiliary

The Supreme Subordinate Respected President of the Ladies Auxiliary (LAUX) Knights of St. John International (KSJI), Noble Lady (Prof) Viola Onwuliri, has ended a two-day official visit to the Owerri Grand Ladies Auxiliary. She was accompanied on the visit by other national officers and Board of Trustees from across the country. The visit coincided with the second Quarterly Meeting of the Joint Supreme Board of Trustees of the Ancient and Noble Order, held in Owerri from July 7 to 8, 2017. The activity-packed visit started with a Red carpet reception accorded the former Minister of State for Education on arrival…

Fr. Obilor explains why Christian must be like Jesus

Christ’s faithful have been reminded that to follow Jesus is to be like him, because he is the way that leads to God the father. Rev. Fr. (Prof) John Obilor gave the reminder recently while delivering a four-page spiritual talk titled: “The Way” at the 2016 Initiation ceremony of Owerri Grand Commandery of Knights of St. John International in Owerri. He said: “The Way is the way of Jesus Christ. This way leads to the father. Jesus is the way to God. He invites us in many ways to follow him. To follow Jesus is to be like him. He…

KSJI elevates 183 Sir Knights to Chavelir …4th Degree

A total of 183 members of the 2nd & 3rd Degree of Knights of St. John International (KSJI) also called Sir Knights, from across the country,  were recently exemplified into the Fourth Degree (Chavelir) of the Noble Order. The epoch-making event which had candidates from all the Grand Commanderies in Nigeria took place at KSJI complex behind the Maria Assumpta Cathedral Owerri, lasted from Thursday November 3 to Sunday November 5, 2016. Dignitaries present included: Rev. Fr. Prof. Kenneth Obasi, the Supreme Subordinate Spiritual Director, who presided at the exemplification Mass, concelebrated with the Chavelir Spiritual Director, Rev. Fr. Nwabude…

KSJI: SSC Ladies Auxiliary Widow’s Housing Project kicks off at Mbano

A two-bedroom Housing project for a widow, a Lady Auxiliary of Knights of St. John International (KSJI), Lady Alfreda Aloka has kicked off at Umunachi Osuama in Isiala Mbano LGA, Imo State. She belongs to LAUX 490 Isiala Mbano. The project is being funded by the Supreme Subordinate (National), Commandery of the Ladies Auxiliary (LAUX) of the Order. The epoch-making event, the first of its kind by the LAUX at the national level, attracted the cream of the community. They included: the crown Prince of the community, Prince Facetus Onuoha, members of the Aloka kindred, President General of the community,…

The Eucharist: Catholics don’t know the value of what they have – Fr. Egbujor

Catholics who run from one Pentecostal church to another looking for miracles do not know the value of the Eucharist and its healing power. Rev. Fr. Kingsley Egbujor expressed this view in his sermon during a thanksgiving Mass at St. Matthew’s Catholic Church MCC Road Owerri. Sir and Lady C.N. Nwaohiri were thanking God for the numerous favours received by the family. Fr. Egbujor who is the Parish Priest of St. Andrew’s Church Umuokanne, Ohaji enumerated several instances of Eucharistic miracles and healings which take place during Eucharistic celebrations. “But the greatest of them all is transubstantiation, the invisible transformation…

Late Lady Anne Amanze remembered

A memorial Mass to mark one year of departure to the great beyond of late Lady Anne Ngozi Amanze has been held. The occasion which attracted a large number of friends and well wishers including nurses (professional colleagues of the deceased) took place recently at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church Umunama in Ezinihitte. LGA. Members of the Mbaise Association of Knights of St. John International (KSJI) and Ladies Auxiliary of Commandery 422 Owerri(M-5) to which she belonged were there in their numbers. Preaching the homily, the Parish Priest, Rev. Fr. Dr. Peter Osuagwu called on Christians to remain steadfast in their…

KSJI Owerri Grand Executive visits Bishop Ezeonyia

-Says we are ready to work for the church   Officers of the Owerri Grand Commandery of Knights of St. John International (KSJI) have paid a courtesy visit on the Catholic Bishop of Aba Diocese, His Lordship, Most Rev. Vincent V. Ezeonyia (C.S.Sp.) to assure him of the support of the Order to the local church in all its ramifications. The visit which took place on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, led by the Grand President, Brig-Gen. E.A. Ihionu, is part of the ongoing repositioning of the  Grand Commandery, especially in terms of creating of wider awareness of the activities of…

KSJI Akabo Commandery ends retreat

The Knights/Ladies of St. John International Commandery 539/Laux 473 Akabo ended their three-day prayer-packed retreat on Sunday, September 15, 2013 after a Holy Mass at St. Peter’s Claver Seminary Okpala.  The retreat started on Friday, September 13, 2013 with Rosary procession. Speaking during the event, the Spiritual Director of the commandery, Rev. Fr. Prof. John Obilor of the Imo State University Owerri while introducing the facilitator, Rev. Fr. Joseph Enyiaka, Rector of St. Peter Claver Seminary Okpala, said that the Knights/Ladies have come to Mount Zion, the mountain of Okpala which harboured many Holy missionaries, dead or alive since 1942…

KSJ 422 Annual Retreat: Spiritual Director blasts priests who copy “Pentecostal” practices

Catholic priests, who copy the prayer pattern of the so-called “Pentecostal” Pastors, have been advised to desist from such. Rev. Fr. Dr. Anthony Njoku, Spiritual Director, Knights of St. John International (KSJI), Owerri Grand Commandery, gave the warning recently while delivering a homily at the closing Mass of a three-day In-House Annual Retreat for the Holy Cross Commandery 422 and Ladies Auxiliary (LAUX) 350 Owerri at the Seat of Wisdom Major Seminary Ulakwo, Owerri. The priest, who lectures at the seminary, criticized the haste with which such priests resort to supernatural solutions to health and other challenges facing those who…

Knights urged to show good example – As KSJI Obowo holds thanksgiving

The Ancient and Noble Order of Knights of St. John International (KSJI) #654 and their Ladies, Mater Amabilis #581 Obowo recently held their outing/thanksgiving ceremony at Immaculate Heart Parish Obowo. The ceremony kicked off with a concelebrated High Mass presided over by Very Rev. Fr. Dr. Christopher Ogu, who is their Spiritual Adviser as well as the Episcopal Vicar for Etiti Zone.  Fr. Ogu was assisted by Rev. Fr. Joseph Okafor, Parish Priest of St. Bridget’s Catholic Parish Okwuohia and Rev. Fr. John Enyinnaya of All Saints Parish Avutu. In his homily, Fr. Ogu, who is the Parish Priest of…