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 published: 2003-06-11

Covenant of Love in Ibadan, within the walls of the future Shrine

News from the young and growing Schoenstatt in Nigeria

Nigeria, 18 de mayo de 2003: Alianza de Amor en le lugar del futuro Santuario

Nigeria, May 18, 2003: Covenant of Love within the walls of the future Shrine

Nigeria, 18. Mai 2003: Liebesbündnis in den Mauern des zukünftigen Heiligtums


Grupo "Luz del Santuario" en el futuro Santuario

Group "Lights of the Shrine", in the future Shrine

Gruppe "Lichter des Heiligtums" im zukünftigen Heiligtum


Seminaristas y novicios trabajando en los cimientos del Santuario

Students and Novices digging the foundations for the Shrine

Studenten und Novizen beim Ausgraben der Fundamente des Heiligtums


Los Padres Roman y Klaus ítrabajan también!

Fathers Roman and Klaus are actively participating in the digging of the foundations

Pater Roman und Pater Klaus sind auch mit Feuereifer dabei


Martin, Dominic, Charles O. y Valentine dos horas más tarde

Martin, Dominic, Charles O. and Valentine two hours after the beginning

Martin, Dominic, Charles O. und Valentine zwei Stunden später


Los cimientos del Santuario

The blocks for the foundation are laid

Das Fundament ist fertig


Reginald Ibeh en el lugar de la futura casa de estudios

Reginald Ibeh, a student posing between the columns of the foundation for the Formation House

Reginald Ibeh im zukünftigen Schulungshaus

Fotos: P. Klaus Desch © 2003




NIGERIA, Fr. Klaus Desch. On May 18, the young and growing Schoenstatt in Nigeria for the first time had time the celebration of the covenant day within the walls of the future Shrine at the Formation House of the Schoenstatt Fathers in Ibadan. The day was especially marked by the covenant of love of six candidates who joined the community of the Schoenstatt Fathers in August last year.

After Holy Mass they went to the site of the Shrine at Ijokodo. Thecelebration started at the little way-side shrine from where we walked singing to the Shrine site. Since the place is still under construction, everyone felt like the first founding generation who asked the Blessed Mother to establish her throne of grace in the little chapel in Schoenstatt. This time we ask her to do the same for us here in Nigeria. As a sign for their covenant of love the students received the little unity-cross which they are wearing when they go for lectures or apostolic activities.

The "Lights of the Shrine"

At the end the "Lights of the Shrine", the name by which the youngest group wants to be known, Lambert Dioka, Tony Famave, Herbert Opara, Basil Ugorji, Charles Ozioko, Angelbert Chikere, Kenneth Onyekwere, and Dominic Anozie posed with Brothers Basil, their guardian angel, and Charles, the prefect of the Philosophy House, for the photograph.

Meanwhile the walls of the Shrine are 2.5 mtrs high and are ready for the casting of the arches above the windows, the entrance and the sanctuary.

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