Leadership Seminar in the Redemptorist Vice Province of Nigeria

With the recent appointments in the Vice Province of Nigeria, there was a Leadership Seminar held from the 11th March to 15th March 2019, for the newly appointed confreres who will serve in leardership positions for this quadrennium. The leadership seminar began with the arrival of confreres on the 11th March, on a joyful note with confreres fraternazing with one another at Liguori Community and Redeemer House Community. Confreres were housed in both Liguori community and Redeemer community (student community) within the same property. However, most of the activities took place at Liguori community, the Redemptorist Spirituality Centre Ibadan, Oyo State.

There were 73 confreres who attended the leadership seminar, while some others were excused.

Issues discussed during this leadership seminar includes: Mission preaching in the Vice Province of Nigeria, Security, Management and Administration in apostolates, Financial policy and mandates from the General Government and reflection on our Constitution and Status.

The seminar was well received and appreciated by confreres as it gave opportunities for questions and answers. It ended with celebrations and the Mass of Saint Clement Hofbauer, on the 15 March 2019.

Here are some of the picture highlights:

Mass of the Holy Spirit at the Liguori House Chapel on the 12th March 2019.

A cross-section of confreres during the Mass of the Holy Spirit.

Fr. Joterio Aghoja C.Ss.R breaking the Word of God.

Fr. Joterio Aghoja with Fr. Jude Anyaebgu his Vicar (left) and Fr. Hillary Pamkatai his 2nd consultor (right) at Mass.

Confreres pose for a group picture after Mass.

Fr. Jude Dibia C.Ss.R poses for a picture.

Mass of Saint Alphonsus on the 13th March 2019.

Fr. Charles Uloko’s homily on the Spirit and Spirituality of Saint Alphonsus Maria De Liguori.

Fr. Charles Uloko with Fr. Luke Okwaraudu (right) and Fr. Andrew Ogbu (left) during the Mass of St. Alphonsus.

A Cross-section of confreres at the Mass of St. Alphonsus.

Presentation of the financial policy and explanation of the use of payment and receipt vouchers by Fr. Kingsley Anoghala, the Vice Provincial Bursar.

Presentation on security by Chief Superintendent of Police Chinedu Iwuozo -Force Marine Officer.

Confreres listen to security tips.

Confreres listen to security briefing.

Mass in honor of Our Mother of Perpetual Help on the 14 March 2019, celebrated by the EVPC members Fr. Fidelis Okpanachi, chief celebrant, Fr. Alphonsus Olawale (right) and Fr. Michael Emerue (left).

Fr. Michael Emerue giving the Homily.


Fr. Richard Thiele C.Ss.R after the Mass

Confreres celebrating during meal.

Fr. Joterio Aghoja celebrating and applauding Fr. Richard Thiele’s religious commitment as a Redemptorist for years.

Fr. Richard Thiele gives advice to the confreres on the spirituality of the Congregation.