Three Spiritans complete their year of studies and say Slán to Ireland. June 2016
Three visiting Spiritan priests, who spent the 2015 – 2016 academic year in Dublin, have now completed the renewal programme offered by Loreto House ( http://www.loretohouse.com/ ). The programme addressed areas such as Community Building & Group Work, Human Development, Formation and Leadership, Ministry, Spirituality and Theology.
Fr. Boniface Agbo of Nigeria North-East found studies both challenging and edifying, taking him on a journey of inner-exploration and deeper self-knowledge. Having previously served in pastoral ministry for 12 memorable years in Malawi, he expects to be involved in formation on his return home; Nigerian students form the single largest country grouping among the more than 990 students across the globe who are currently in formation to become Spiritans.
Fr. Charles Ekwu-Ojo Ajogi worked in Senegal from 2008 to 2014 before taking up a formation role in his home province of Nigeria North-West. His pastoral placement at St. Paul’s Special School, Beaumont ( http://www.stpaulsspecialschool.ie/ ) was a very special part of his year in Ireland. On his return to Nigeria, he will assist in vocations work.
Fr. Maximil Tambyapin, who spent 6 years in pastoral ministry in Pakistan where today there are three Irish Spiritans, returns to take up a pastoral appointment in his native Mauritius, newly equipped with a deeper awareness of process and a keen sense of group work. Among cherished memories of his year in Ireland is a trip to Glendalough.
Picture shows (from left to right) Fr. Charles, Fr. Maximil and Fr. Boniface.