Claretian Missionaries - East Nigeria Province

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Claretians Celebrate The Feast of the Immaculate Heart.

The Feast of the Immaculate Heart. A mammoth crowd gathered at St Anthony Mary Claret Parish ‘Area A’ New Owerri for the annual celebration of the Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. This event took place on the 24th day of June 2017. The celebrations began with the Novena […]


  CANONICAL VISIT From April 3 to June 30, 2017, Fr. Artur Teixeira, CMF, the General Prefect of Apostolate, made his canonical visitation to the Province “in the name of Superior General.” (Dir.475) Beginning with our missions in Ghana, through the Missions in the margins of the Sahara Desert in […]


April 27-30, 2017 Impelled by the love of Christ, we are aware that God has called us to a special service in the Church, through the life and charism of St. Anthony Mary Claret our father founder. As Sons of the Heart of Mary, we are Servants of the Word, […]

Claret Sec Sch Nekede holds her 2nd Inter House Sports Competitions

The 18th of February 2017 will remain indelible in the minds of the staff and students and indeed, of the residents of Umualum Nekede, since it was the day Claret Secondary School Nekede, held her second Inter House Sports Competitions, celebrated in an atmosphere of joy and resounding jubilation. The […]

Meeting of the Local Superiors

April 25, 2017 For enhanced community animation, the Provincial Government organized a meeting/ workshop with the Local Superiors of the Province. Taking cognizance of the theme of the VII Provincial Chapter; “Strengthening Missionary Community as Basis for the Joy of the Gospel”, the Provincial Government undertook in her Action Plan […]

Msgr. Hilary Nanman Dechelem, CMF: Appointed Bishop of Bauchi

Bauchi, Nigeria. His Holiness Pope Francis has today, Wednesday 31st May, appointed as Bishop of Bauchi Diocese, our brother, Rev. Fr. Hilary Nanman Dechelem C.M.F. He is at present Parish Priest of the Church of Immaculate Conception Upperhill, Makurdi, Nigeria. Born June 3 1966 in the former Benue Plateau State. […]

Retreat for the IHM Secretariat

On the 1st of April 2017, the Immaculate Heart of Mary Secretariat of the Province organized a one-day recollection for the devotees of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. The theme of the programme was “Imitating the Virtues of the Blessed Virgin Mary”. The event which kicked off at 9:00am began […]

Encounter for the Apostolic Year Students

In an atmosphere of reunion, the 2016/2017 Apostolic Year Students gathered at the Provincialate on 4th April 2017 for their encounter. The programme which was jointly organized by the prefectures of Apostolate and Formation had in attendance the Prefect of Apostolate, Fr. Anthony Azinta and the Prefect of Formation, Fr. […]

Meeting of Community Secretaries

The community secretaries converged at the Provincialate at Area “A” New Owerri on April 3, 2017 for a meeting initiated and animated by the Provincial Government. While welcoming the participants from the different communities (House and Residences in the Province), the Provincial Superior, VRF Simeon Nwobi said the inspiration for […]


The general meeting of the Claretian Youth Ministry East Nigeria Province took place between Friday 24th and Saturday 25th February 2017 at St Martin de Porres parish Onyangede Benue State. The meeting which was the first for the year 2017 had as its main agenda the planning for the 2017 […]