“Ambrose loved God dearly and his last words during The Passion play will be engraved in our hearts and that date and by extension every Good Friday shall be a commemoration not just of our Lord Jesus Christ but of Ambrose Sule,” Fr. Ofuani said.
He added, “May the soul of Ambrose Sule who died in the Lord on Good Friday keep resting in the Lord he professed and wanted to serve in the Priesthood. Amen. Farewell brother! Adieu GI!”
GI is a tag that Ambrose earned for his love for Liturgy classes during his formation, Fr. Ofuani who served the Seminarian as his Postulant Master said.
Fr. Ofuani described Ambrose as very attentive in class and a lover of good Liturgy, saying, “Our classes on the Liturgy were his best, because then we would have opportunity to explore the General Instructions of the Roman Missal, shortened as ‘GI’, which he always quotes and we nicknamed him GI.”
The Nigerian Priest said that he had watched as Ambrose, together with those he embarked on the journey of formation, distinguished himself in his courses.
“I watched him (Ambrose) and 14 of his classmates distinguish themselves during the interview to join the Claretians, West Nigeria… I watched them walk into the Postulate House and were placed under my care for months of formation,” he said.
The Catholic Priest continued in reference to those who joined the Claretians alongside the late Seminarian, “I watched them grow in all ramifications: intellectually, spiritually, physically and otherwise I watched them excel in their JAMB (Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board) and were approved to begin their philosophy.”
He said he watched the Seminarians advance in their stages of formation, adding, “I had wished to eventually attend their Priestly ordination. I had wished to keep accompanying them in their journey to the Priesthood amidst so much turbulence and storms they might face in the journey.”
“For Ambrose Sule, he was dedicated, silently brilliant, well-articulated, very attentive in class and a lover of good Liturgy,” Fr. Ofuani said, and added, “In him, you saw a young man who desired to serve God not just because others were doing it, but because he loved God and wanted to do it well.”
He recalled the last message he received from Br. Ambrose in which the late Seminarian expressed his interest in the protection of minors and vulnerable people in society who were prone to abuse.