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ON THE EPISCOPAL ORDINATION OF MSGR. WILFRED ANAGBE, CMF
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All roads led to Makurdi on the 4th of October, 2014 as the Claretian missionaries working in both organisms (East and West Nigeria) converged at the IBB Square to witness the Episcopal Ordination of the first Nigerian Claretian Bishop; Msgr. Wilfred Anagbe, cmf. In a Mass presided over by His Eminence, Augustine Kasujja (Papal Nuncio to Nigeria), Msgr. Wilfred's entry into the arena was greeted with loud ovation by the teaming crowd who arrived very early, occupying vantage positions to avoid being left out in the historic event.  Clad in the traditional violate cassock and the biretta, Msgr. Anagbe proceeded to the vestry where assisted by some bishops present at the event, he vested and the procession commenced. In his homily, the Nuncio admonished Msgr. Wilfred to hold on to the person of Christ Jesus, remain a faithful son of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and follow the footsteps of St. Anthony Mary Claret who was a missionary Bishop.<<more
CLARETIAN YOUTH CONVENTION
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From 21st to 25th August 2014, more than 350 Claretian youths from different Parishes, Chaplaincies and Mass Centers in East Nigeria Province, convened at the Claret Academy compound for the maiden edition of the Claretian Youth Convention. The event which featured lots of spiritual, interactive, intellectual and youth oriented activities commenced with an opening Mass presided over by Fr. Simeon Nwobi, cmf (the provincial superior). In his homily, the provincial called on the young people to work for a renewed encounter with Christ during their stay. He urged them to treasure all that the Church has to offer, as these would enable them supply the needed flavor to the world. The young people not only succeeded in evangelizing themselves but through their rally on one of the days, touched the lives of the residents of the estate as they marched through the streets of "World Bank" neighborhood in Owerri, chanting and displaying the theme of the convention: "You are the Salt of the Earth" (Matt 5:13).
 
2014 PRIESTLY ORDINATION
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The 2014 ordination of the Claretian Missionaries East Nigeria Province took place on saturday, June 28, 2014 at St Anthony Mary Claret Catholic Church, Area "A" New Owerri , Imo State, Nigeria .
His Lordship Most Rev Calistus V.C Onaga, Bishop of Enugu Diocese was the ordaining prelate. six (6) people were ordained priest:
Rev Anthony Achebe, cmf
Rev Patrick Ekong, cmf.
Rev Matthew Mmuo, cmf.
Rev Marcellinus Obilo, cmf.
................................Rev Kenneth Opara, cmf.
................................Rev Emmanuel Ukata, cmf.

 
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