Nsukka, 10 April, 2021 / 12:00 pm (ACI Africa).
At the maiden reunion of former seminarians of Nigeria’s Diocese of Nsukka, the Local Ordinary, Bishop Godfrey Igwebuike Onah, called on the ex-seminarians to be thankful “for the formative experience” they had while in the Seminary.
In his homily during the Thursday, April 8 re-union Eucharistic celebration with the former Seminarians, Bishop Onah said that the formation received had prepared them for the different roles they are currently playing in society.
“Each of you ought to be grateful to God and to the Church for the formative experience in the Seminary,” the Nigerian Bishop told the former seminarians.
He added, “Today, many of you, dear disciples and friends of Jesus who are not Priests, can get to places and play some important roles that no Bishop or Priest can dream of: as husbands, fathers and heads of families, civil servants, professionals, captains of industries, businessmen, academics, traditional rulers, politicians, security personnel, labourers and artisans, ordinary citizens on the rough and rugged terrains of daily life.”
“The days you spent in the Seminary were a preparation for this,” Bishop Onah said April 8 at the old Cathedral building of the Diocese of Nsukka.