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At centenary, Martins seeks prayer for Nigeria


The Archbishop, Metropolitan See of Lagos, Most Rev. Alfred Adewale Martins has admonished women in the country to uphold their duties as wives and mothers tenaciously.

At the centenary celebration of Confraternity of Christianity Mothers (CCM), Lagos Archdiocese, the Archbishop said women should continue to be faithful in keeping the home and training of children. He also counseled them to keep praying for the family and the nation.

Metropolitan See of Lagos, Archbishop Adewale Martins (third right); NCCM President, Prof. Chioma Asuzu (left); LACCM Sister Adviser, Rec. Sr. Agatha Osarenkhoe, EHJ; Dean, Maryland Deanery and LACCM Chaplain, Rev. Fr. Anthony Fadairo; LACCM President, Mrs. Julie Aneke; NCMM Sister Adviser, Rev. Sr. Regina Utre and Rev. Sr. Celestina Iwu, OLA at the Mass to mark the Centenary Anniversary of CCM in Lagos

The National President, CCM, Prof. Chioma Asuzu, also urged women to be good mothers, pointing out that they are the heartbeat of the family.

She said: “Mothers are the heartbeat, without which there is no life. We may not be seen, but our activities are seen. These activities are that we should guide our children, make them to know God and to have personal relationship with Him, so that they will be good citizens.”


Asuzu said with responsible and god-fearing children in the society, Nigeria would be a good place for all to live in.

She urged members of the association to continue praying for their families, so that their children will be alive to their responsibilities.

President, Lagos chapter of the association, Mrs. Julie Aneke, said in the last 100 years, CCM had witnessed profound growth since 1920, when it was introduced by the Capuchin Rev. Fr. Murphy in Bende in colonial Nigeria, a town in today’s Abia State.

She explained that following Pope Francis emphasis on the importance of family, the association has decided to launch an initiative that targets married couples, those engaged and family lives.

“This worthy effort reflects our commitment as mothers to foster peace in homes and promote the values of joy-filled happy home,” she said.


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