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06/11/2012: Nigeria


Freedom becomes the most fragile gift’ that any human being has, says Very Rev. Br. Fabian P. Nwadilioha Nneazota Okeke fms.  To manage such gift one must be like the boy Samuel whom listened to his master instructions.  He did this in faith, and in acceptance of his will.  One can imagine what was going on in his mind, when his master said: “Go and lie down, I did not call you”.  It’s not annoying when someone wake you up in a deep sleep and tells you I did not call/wake you up?  At times it is difficult to sleep again.  You could imagine what the boy Samuel went through, it was four good times within a short night of less than 7 hours.  He had no idea it was God calling, neither did the master know.

  My dear friend, can you see how God waits for us in different ways and at different times!  God was waiting for Samuel’s permission before He could talk to him.  He allows Samuel to pass through the distraction of this world, ask for help/direction and be disposed to listen to Him.

Today 18 gentle men left their homes to be helped and be directed, like Samuel to listen to God.  They requested the provincial, Br Jack Okoye-Ezetulugo to allow them to be officially accepted as postulants.  This colourful ceremony took place during Holy Mass at 11am on Saturday 20th Oct, 2012 at MFC Orlu.

Those that attended includes Brother Provincial, Donatus Abiaka (Bishop), Nat Uchenna Odo, Samuel  Okebaram , Paul Angulu, Andemario Donaldson, members of formation team and a good number of Lay Marist where present.

The colourful celebration was led by the chaplain Fr. Josephat Obiajunwa, the Provincial presented each postulant with a Bible, Marist symbols and a Rosary as basic tools for listening to God.

Below are the list of their names and states.


1. Ahmadu Ezekiel S. Iremiya – Kachia LGA, Kaduna
2. Cajetan Ikedi Azu – Ngorokpala LGA, Imo
3. Casmier Chizurum Ohareri – Ahiazu Mbaise LGA, Imo
4. Chibuike Duruaku  – Orlu LGA, Imo
5. Clement Paul Nwibo – Izzi LGA, Ebonyi
6. Cosmos Dung Noh  – Jos South LGA, Plateau
7. George-Maria Utibe Okon – Uyo LGA, Akwaibom
8. James Ejike Egbujie – Udi Affa LGA, Enugu
9. Jude Chidiebere Nwatu – Nkanu LGA, Enugu
10. Kingsley Chuks Onyebunie – Oru west LGA, Imo
11. kizito Ejikeme Nwagwu – Orlu, Imo
12. Maximums-Mary Anyanwu – Ahiazu Mbaise LGA, Imo
13. Paschal Chukwunyere Okoro – Owerri West LGA Imo
14. Paul Abo  – Kastina-ala, Benue
15. Peter-Mary Etim  – Okopedio-Okobo LGA, Akwaibom
16. Philip Ekele Okoliko – Dlamaboro, Kogi
17. Victor Oguda Ogar – Obura LGA, Cross River
18. Vincent-Mary Adoje – Agatu LGA, Benue


Let us ask the good Lord who called them to work in his Vineyard to guide and direct their steps throughout the journey.   Amen

Andemario fms

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