(Ibadan, Nigeria) The confreres of the Vice-Province of Nigeria gathered on Saturday 14th December 2019 at 10 am to celebrate the silver jubilee of four of our confreres who marked 25 years of commitment to the Redeemer in their profession of vows as Redemptorists. The ceremony took place at the Redemptorist Spirituality Centre, KM 8 New Ife Road, Kulodi Village Egbeda, Ibadan, Oyo State. The confreres were Rev. Fr. Chiwetalu Wilfred Chukwuemeka C.Ss.R, Rev. Fr. Nwadike Silas Obiawuchukwu C.Ss.R, Rev. Fr. Okah Celestine Ndibe C.Ss.R, and Rev. Fr. Okoroigwe George Echefunachukwu, C.Ss.R.
It was also a remarkable day as the occasion was also a celebration of the seventieth (70th) year of the profession of religious vows of Rev. Fr. Richard Thiele C.Ss.R. Fr. Richard, a man still burning with zeal and ready to reach out with the love of the Redeemer to touch others. Fr. George Okoroigwe and Fr. Richard Thiele were present for the occasion. It was indeed a historic moment to celebrate the occasion in a grand way in the Vice-Province.
It was also a Christmas get-together and party for all as family members of confreres were invited to celebrate together as a family. The celebrations ended with a joyful note as confreres and family members celebrated together. It was an occasion to recall the wonderful gift of vocation to our confreres and to cherish the blessings received from God in their commitments as Redemptorists. May God bless us and all our ministries.
Hyacinth Agomuoh C.Ss.R.