ST. THOMAS AQUINAS PRIORY, IBADAN CELEBRATES THE JUBILEE OF THE ORDER

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Friars of the Priory of St Thomas Aquinas, Ibadan, Nigeria
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In union with the series of events that began in 2013 to mark the 800th anniversary of the confirmation of the Dominican Order, the Dominican Priory of St. Thomas Aquinas, the House of Studies of the Province of St. Joseph the Worker, Nigeria and Ghana, had a three-day celebration as a way of participating in this all important celebration of the Order.

The celebration in Ibadan began on the 1st of May 2015, the feast of St. Joseph the Worker, patron saint of the Province. There were two talks delivered by Fr. Jude Mbukamma O.P. on “Preaching” and Fr. Anthony Akinwale O.P. on “The History of the Order from Spain to Nigeria”. Later that day, there were series of games including sack race, relay race and football between the brothers and men who worship with us in the community.

On the second day, there was a film show on the life of St. Dominic and a forum where the different arms of the Order (Friars, Sisters and Lay Dominicans) shared their experience of living the Dominican ideal of preaching.

The Grand finale was on Sunday, 3rd of May. The celebration started with the Holy Eucharist presided by Fr. Justus Pokrzewinski O.P, which had in attendance numerous friends and associates of the Dominicans. The brothers were in their full Dominican habit. There was an art exhibition after the mass, and great feasting to round off the celebration which included cutting of the Jubilee cake made by our Brother Uchechukwu Odikpo, O.P.

We are happy to celebrate our life, our charism, our heritage, our history, with the rest of the Order.

For pictures of the Jubilee Celebrations at Ibadan, click here.

OKECHUKWU ONYENURU PAULINUS, OP

 

(06 May 2015)