The friars pose to take a group Picture with the Archbishop during the 9th Ordinary Chapter 2022
From the left, Guardian St. Mary of The Angels Friary Okokhuo, Outgoing Custos, The Archbishop Addressing The Friars, and Provincial Minister in the 9th Ordinary Chapter 2022.
The Capuchin Friars, Dominican Friars,Carmelite Friars, Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Conception, other religious Sisters and the worshiping community of St. Pio Friary, Ibadan pose for a group picture during the celebration of the feast of St. Francis of Assisi 4th October 2022.
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It seems as though Mary disregarded the voice of God the Son when he said “my time has not yet come” however that was not the case. As a loving mother, she knew her son and Christ, in turn, simply showed love, and care for, and was obedient to his blessed mother. And so, when “Mary said to the servants 'do whatever he tells you',” they obeyed with trust in the words of Mary and Jesus. We too ought to be loving servants of the divine master, and from time to time, we hear his voice in various ways, and through different means his voices echoes in our hearts, in and through our fellow loving brothers and sisters, as well as in and through those placed as authorities over us. These are instruments of his kindness and love.
He was born in 1559. He entered the Capuchin Friars, taught theology to his fellow religious, and was chosen to fill positions of leadership in his Order. He became famous throughout Europe as an effective preacher. He wrote many works explaining the faith and died at Lisbon in 1619.
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