2019 Annual Retreat

2019 Annual Retreat


From 15-20 September 2019 the priests of the East Nigeria Province gathered for their annual retreat at Maryland Nekede Owerri.

It was a special time for spiritual exercises and renewal (CC 52). The retreat was moderated by the Capuchin priest Fr Cosmas Uzowulu. He emphasized the call to holiness of life, fidelity to the religious vows and a consciousness of the things that truly endure and not the peripheral and fleeting things of the world.

During the course of the retreat, the confreres prayed for specific intentions of the missionaries and province. It was also a time used for the blessing of the newly completed Claret Academy (secondary school ) hostel located at Area ‘A’ New Owerri. The Provincial Superior Fr Simeon Nwobi,CMF blessed the new hostel in the presence of the priests, students and workers.

The retreat came to an end with the celebration of a Mass of thanksgiving for members of the province who marked their priestly silver jubilee anniversary. They include Most Rev Wilfred Anagbe, Frs Perpetus Igwe, Antoninius Ajaegbu and David Okeke, CMFF. It was really a time of renewal for the Province.