Ibadan Tag

NIGERIA, Agaptus Ihediuba /Maria Fischer • The Schoenstatt Movement in Nigeria is young and small – but very apostolic. Students of the Schoenstatt Fathers visited a prison, Schoenstatt Youth reached out to an orphanage, and spiritual offers for young people were but a few of the apostolic works serving people in this West African country.— January 18th was a special Covenant Day. As the International Schoenstatt Youth gathered in Costa Rica in preparation for World Youth Day, all of the students of the Schoenstatt Fathers, together with the Rector, Fr.Read More
NIGERIA, Michael Okpala • All roads led to the Schoenstatt Fathers Community at Ijokodo, Ibadan, Nigeria, on the 22nd of September 2018 as four members of the course, Apostles of the Covenant of Love, were raised to the transitional diaconate. This diaconate ordination is a precursor to their priestly ordination, which is slated to be in May 2019. In 2019, the Nigerian Community will be celebrating fifteen years of the Shrine in Nigeria. This same priestly ordination in 2019 will bring the number of Nigerian Schoenstatt Fathers to twenty-nine.  “As youRead More
Victory Shrine
With all the pilgrimages and retreats, the Victory Shrine in Ibadan, Nigeria is becoming better, and better known. At the same time, the Schoenstatt Fathers are creative in finding ways to work for a Schoenstatt Movement on the brink of emerging. — NIGERIA, Schoenstatt Fathers • Recollections for youth On 17 March 2018, the South Deanery of the Catholic Archdiocese of Ibadan Youths converged around the Victory Shrine for their Lenten Recollections. During the period of this recollection, they had an opportunity to experience our Lord Jesus Christ in theRead More

Posted On 14.07.2017In Covenant Life

A day to celebrate

NIGERIA, Stanley Ikechukwu Ukasoanya • The 8th of July is a very important day in the Schoenstatt Fathers’ history, and in Nigeria, it was no different this year as four novices sealed their contract-consecration. The day already had a happy atmosphere as the community commemorated the 107th anniversary of Fr. Kentenich’s priestly ordination, and with hearts full of joy so it was that the novices sealed their contract-consecration with the community in the Victory Shrine in Ibadan, Nigeria. With this event in Nigeria, we now have eleven students who areRead More
NIGERIA, Fr. Javier Arteaga and Maria Fischer • Recently Fr. Javier Arteaga and Fr. Pablo Pol (Regio del Padre) visited the Schoenstatt Fathers in Nigeria. Upon returning to Argentina, Fr. Pablo Pol asked Mercedes MacDonough for one hundred MTA pictures and for Pilgrim MTAs with the texts in English on the back… A real story that was published in December 2002 on schoenstatt.org comes to mind: “Nigeria is one of the “young” countries of the Campaign: it began in 1999 when Fr. Pablo Pol from Argentina – who was stillRead More
NIGERIA, Ameh Francis Imaben /Maria Fischer • “How are things going in Nigeria now?” A few weeks before the General Chapter of the Schoenstatt Fathers that turned him into their new Superior General, Fr. Juan Pablo Catoggio had given an interesting report on the Schoenstatt Fathers in Nigeria to schoenstatt.org. “I sort of did not realize it would be translated into English,” he tells me with good-hearted laugh. “Then one day one of our seminarians in Nigeria told me: ‘I liked what you wrote about our life and our cultureRead More