By Olivia Obijiaku
Rector of Blessed Iwene Tansi Shrine and Diocesan Pilgrimage Centre, Aguleri, Catholic Diocese of Aguleri, Rev Fr Michael Okagbue has called on the faithful to offer themselves to God first so that He may perform His wonders in their lives and families. The priest made this call at the shrine, h
Saturday 28th October, 2023 when he dwelt on the theme, (for the three Saturdays of Open Heaven via the Intercession of Blessed Iwene Tansi, 21st, 28th October and 4th ‘November 2023), ‘Exodus to the Land Flowing With Milk and Honey, ‘ cited Blessed Tansi as one who was so lifted by God because he made Him his priority.
His words, “Surrender and dedicate yourself to God first, no matter how much you want to give Him. Iwene has the opportunity to be a big man during his time as the headmaster but he decided to give himself to God first. He gave himself first and God exalted him.
Aguleri is known all over the world because of him . Offer yourself as a living sacrifice and He will take away sickness from you. Offer yourself and you will not regret it. It will bring you gain instead. “The event featured the Holy Mass, Eucharistic Adoration, Sacramental Confession, deliverance session among others.