A Catholic Priest, Rev. Fr. Charles Obumneme Ene, has charged the Catholic Girls Group of the Abuja Archdiocese (CWOAA) on good virtues and fruitfulness in all their actions of life.
Fr. Ene gave the cost in Abuja through the CWOAA annual Leaders Retreat organized on the theme, ”The Catholic Lady: her battle, stronghold and the guts of the household” which was held on the Missionary Society of St Paul’s (MSP) Home Gwagwalada, Abuja.
He described the lady as ”the guts of the house blessed with knowledge to construct her residence”, including that the lady possesses robust powers that have to be used positively as wherever God has positioned a lady right this moment is for a divine function and never by chance.
”For each man, good or unhealthy got here from the womb of a lady. Each clever girl builds her residence,” he stated.
The Priest cited Girls within the Bible who used their powers negatively and positively. Considered one of such was Delilah. In Judges 15: 9-16, she used her energy negatively in betraying Sampson, whereas Queen Esther within the e book of Esther chapter 4 used her girl energy positively to save lots of her individuals, the Jews, from Herman’s evil plot.
Earlier, the quick previous Board of Trustee (BOT) representing Abuja and former Nationwide/ Archdiocesan President, Dame Mrs. Felicia Onyeabo, whereas delivering a paper titled: “The silence virtues of The Blessed Virgin Mary”, extolled the various silence virtues of the Blessed Virgin Mary as exhibited through the annunciation by the Angel Gabriel, who gave her the message that she would conceive and bear a son at the same time as a virgin.
Onyeabor suggested moms to emulate the Virgin Mary by speaking much less and performing properly within the face of challenges and to be function fashions to the youthful generations.
Additionally, the quick previous Archdiocesan President and present Nationwide Provost, Mrs. Mary Nkiruka Imazue JP, stated the Non secular advantages of the Retreat can’t be overemphasized.
”This retreat is a spot to obtain energy, power and Graces from God on excessive to hold on the duties forward in addition to a spot of prayer the place ladies can share their burdens and as a bunch carry them as much as God,” she stated.
In her remarks, the present CWOAA President and Convener of the retreat Organizer Mrs. Ebele Lilian Okoye, expressed pleasure and gratitude to God for the success of the programme, assuring that the ladies have been leaving the venue renewed and elated.
She charged the members and full CWOAA members to be of fine habits, be steadfast in prayers for themselves and households, the Monks and for each other.
Contributors testified they have been leaving the venue happier and extra spirit crammed individuals, simply because the leaders have been suggested to take the learnings and advantages obtained from the retreat to different members of their within the numerous parishes the.
The three-day occasion had in attendance Government member delegates from all Parishes and Pastoral Areas within the Abuja Archdiocese. The excessive factors embrace the Eucharistic adoration, Holy Mass, votive candle lighting, Rosary Procession, intercessory prayers for the Nation and the individuals, drama, reward/worship and reducing of cake in celebration of Mom Mary’s birthday commemorated September 8 yearly