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Claretians shower praises on LSM, Assumpta Sub-Council

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-For historic visit to seminary

The formators and seminarians of the Claretian Institute of Philosophy (CIP), Nekede, Owerri West LGA, were full of praises for the Ladies of St. Mulumba, Assumpta Sub-Council for what they described as a historic visit to the seminary.

The Rector, Formators  and Seminarians with the LSM, Assumpta

The Rector, Formators and Seminarians with the LSM, Assumpta

Speaking while receiving the Ladies, Tuesday, April 29, the Rector of CIP, Rev. Fr. Dr. Ethelbert Ejiogu Amaku, an associate professor, described the visit as unique, adding “we hear of your visits to diocesan seminaries and charity homes, but, we, being Religious Congregation, have not received this kind of visit and quality of gifts before”.

The Rector took time to highlight the important roles mothers play in Church and vocation, pointing out that many Catholic priests were largely encouraged to the priesthood by their mothers who played important roles in their seminary training.

Thanking the Ladies for the visit and donations of foodstuff and cash, Fr. Amaku assured them of their prayers, adding that they remember their benefactors in their daily prayers.

In her speech, the President of LSM, Assumpta Sub-Council, Lady Rosita Ohiri said the visit to the seminary was part of their activities to encourage vocation and support seminaries. She recalled that they had visited prisons and fed prisoners, gone to hospitals and paid hospital bills of indigent patients and other charity activities.

Also speaking, Dame Angela C. Ukairo, Noble Secretary-General Emeritus of LSM, recalled a long-standing relationship between her family, Assumpta Sub-Council and the Claretian Congregation, starting from the time of Rev. Fr. Christian Ihedoro (CMF), Fr. Nze etc.

Lady Ukairo, who was the first president of the LSM, Assumpta Sub-Council and former Owerri Metro Adviser, commended the work of the Claretian missionaries in Owerri Archdiocese and elsewhere and urged them to keep it up.

Apart from various bags of rice, beans, yams and other assorted foodstuff and toiletries, the Ladies also made a cash donation of N100,000 to support the training of seminarians.

The Claretian Institute of Philosophy (CIP) was founded about 35 years ago is affiliated to Urban University Rome and Imo State University, Owerri.   It has student population of 275, comprising seminarians and lay students pursuing First Degree in Philosophy.

Our reporter said the seminarians, elated by the donations, sang various songs to entertain the women and to show their appreciation.

Other formators at the reception included Rev. Fr. Dr. Nicholas Mbogu, Academic Dean, Rev. Fr. Raphael Uzoekwe, Retreat Moderator and Rev. Fr. Henry Osuagwu, Bursar.

 

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Mrs. Comfort Mbonu passes on

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Mrs. Comfort Mbonu passes on

The death has been announced of Mrs. Comfort Chikamnele Mbonu, wife of Mr. Ambrose Mbonu, a retired staff of Assumpta Secretariat, Owerri. She was aged 64.

Mrs. Mbonu was a renowned seamstress and popularly known as “Omenka” because of her professionalism in dress making.

A release signed by her family said her remains would be buried on Saturday September 12, 2020 after a funeral Mass at St. Anthony’s Catholic Parish Isiekenesi, Ideato South LGA, Imo State. She is survived by her husband, Mr. Ambrose Mbonu and children.

May her soul rest in peace.

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2020 FATHER’S DAY CELEBRATION HOLDS AUGUST 30

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The President, Owerri Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Men Organization (OACCMO), Prince Faith Uche Iwuorisha, announced this to CMO members during their monthly general meeting held Saturday July 25. Prince Faith said he met with the Archbishop, Most Rev. Anthony J. V Obinna who approved the date to enable CMO members celebrate the Feast of their Patron Saint, Joseph in their various parishes.

“The event did not hold on 3rd May, 2020 as earlier scheduled due to Covid 19 pandemic lockdown and August 30 is the “D-day”, Prince Faith remarked.

He however called on parish executives to put in motion necessary machineries to ensure successful celebration and expressed his gratitude for the Archbishop’s fatherly consideration and approval of the date.

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Veteran journalist Nwariwe loses wife

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Late Lolo Olivia Nwariwe, wife of Chief Ifeanyi Nwariwe, a retired Deputy Director, News and Current Affairs of Imo Broadcasting Corporation, Owerri.

She was aged 59.

A release by the family said, her remains would be laid to rest on July 31, 2020 at Nwariwe compound, Umuezeala Uba Umuaka, Njaba LGA, after a funeral Mass at St. Mary’s Catholic Church Umuaka at 10am.

May her soul rest in peace.

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