Obala, Cameroon. The Immaculate Heart Theologate of Nkong in the Diocese of Obala hosted yesterday, October 24, 2022, the celebration of the Solemnity of St. Anthony Mary Claret, founder of the Claretian Missionaries. The celebration was well attended by the Claretian Missionaries from the central region where three of the four formation houses of the Independent Delegation of Cameroun are located. Also present were the Religious of Mary Immaculate Claretian Missionary Sisters who came all the way from Bafoussam in the western region of the country, the Lay Claretians, and some friends from other congregations invited to commune with the body of Christ and to share the joy of the celebration.
Another highlight of the day was conferring the minor orders to 13 confreres during the Eucharist presided over by the Major Superior, Fr. Jude Thaddeus Langeh, CMF, together with some members of the Delegation Government. Fr. Jude invited the missionaries and the people of God present to build and care for human relationships, to become cantors of reconciliation in a world marked by conflict and violence.
The feast of Claret was also well celebrated in the other mission areas of the Claretian Missionaries in Cameroon.