By Nna Anulumadu
The Chief Shepherd of Onitsha Archdiocese His Grace Most Rev Valerian Okeke last Saturday urged leaders of Block Rosary Crusade to be more committed to their duties of guiding the members during their activities.
The prelate gave the advice while addressing BRC members during 5th provincial Congress of Block Rosary Crusade Nigeria , Onitsha ecclesiastical province held at Basilica of the Most Holy Trinity Onitsha.
He stated that Catholics should take BRC activities serious and say their rosary daily as that is a veritable weapon to conquer and become victorious in every challenge that may come our way .
The chancellor of the Archdiocese very Rev Fr Prudentus Aroh in his Homily charged BRC members to take Mary home especially now the people of the country are facing hardship and insecurity. According to him, Christians can take Mary home by following the foot steps of our Blessed Mother Mary and saying the rosary frequently.
The Onitsha provincial chaplain Rev Fr. Dr Paul Ike Nwanegbo in his address eulogized the Archbishop of Onitsha and the metropolitan of Onitsha ecclesiastical province His Grace Most Rev Valerian Okeke for his support to the provincial BRC activities. He also thanked the chaplains and President and other officers of the province for their selfless sacrifices. Expressing worries over hardship and insecurity challenging Nigerian masses, he enjoined Christians to intensify prayers for God’s intervention, adding that this is the time to embrace Mother Mary and fly to her patronage.
The National chairman BRC Br. Celestine Mario Diovu who spoke to Trinitas said the 5th provincial congress centered on propagation of the message of Fatima that encourages us to shun sin, say our Rosary every day and be kind to our neighbours and live a holy life.
Also the provincial President Br Paul Mary Edeh who spoke to Trinitas correspondent urged every Catholic to be part of BRC activities and should not see it as children’s affair.
The commandant provincial BRC Brigade Guard Sunday Stephen Nweze and Onitsha Archdiocesan commandant Captain Nkem Emmanuel in their similar remarks described BRC as a strong root of the Mother church, advising parents to train their children in a block Rosary way so that they will be rooted in faith and grow up with good characters moulded in BRC.