Reception into the Novitiate and Simple Profession in the Province of Nigeria

Newly professed frairs of the Province of Nigeria

8 Make Simple Profession

On August 28, 2015 (Feast of St. Augustine), 8 novices —Brs. Joseph Abbah, Godwin Adange, Martin Adinnu, Raphael Ameh, Charles Nweke, John Okonkwo, Gabriel Olowosaiye, and Simon Zaki) made their first religious profession of vows in the Order of Preachers in the hands of the Prior Provincial, Bro. Charles Ukwe.

The ceremony took place during the Holy Mass in the chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas priory and was attended by priests and religious of various congregations, the family members and friends of the brothers and the worshipping community. As the brothers set aside the values of riches, family, and their will, the provincial urged them not to fail to embrace the greater value, who is Jesus.

13 Received into the Novitiate

On the night before,  during the vespers, Bros. Joshua Abuh, Jude Akpobasa, Magnus Anyiam, Jonah Ari, Emmanual Duru, Victor Mgbenwelu, Christian Nwakamma, Donald Obi, Chrysogonus Okwenna and Anthony Oluoha were received into the novitiate of the Province of St. Joseph the Worker, while Bros. Nicodemus Bello, Livelor Fotsing, and Crépin Ngananam were received as novices for the Provincial Vicariate of Equatorial Africa by the Prior Provincial. They are all to journey for one year in the novitiate in Ibadan. This is part of the effort to encourage collaboration among the IAOP entities.

This reception was witnessed by Bro. Dominic Mbomson OP (conventual prior), Bro. Felix Nnabuchi OP (master of novices), Bro. Jean-Paul Kamaheu OP (vicar provincial of the Provincial Vicariate of Equatorial Africa). We give thanks to God, to the Blessed Virgin Mary, and to blessed Dominic for the gift of their vocation.


(13 September 2015)