Tragedy struck

On Wednesday the 18th day of March, 2015, Augustinians from different parts of Nigeria gathered at Shendam in Plateau State to bury the Mother of one of our Augustinian brothers; Rev. Fr. Peter Maigari O.S.A.

Rev. Fr. Peter Maigari O.S.A
Rev. Fr. Peter Maigari O.S.A
We all arrived Jos the State Capital safely the previous day before heading to the Sacred Heart Cathedral in Shendam, the venue of the requiem Mass. The journey to Shendam started very well from Jos but few kilometers to Shendam, tragedy struck. It was pathetic, the bus taking the choir to Shendam ran into problem, break failed and the accident was bad.IMAG0016IMAG0017 Looking at the condition of the bus, one begins to wonder if there were survivals; well, One died at the spot while Two died shortly after getting them to the hospital. Others sustained different degrees of injuries. We pray God to grant eternal rest to the Souls of the dead and quick recovery to the injured.

At Shendam, the requiem Mass for the late Mrs. Rose Maigari

Late Mrs. Rose Maigari
Late Mrs. Rose Maigari
was celebrated with bishop John O.S.A. of Kano diocese as the officiating minister
Bishop John O.S.A.
Bishop John O.S.A.
with lots of Priests and lay faithful in attendance. In his homily, Msgr. Gotan of Jos diocese described the late Mrs. Rose Maigari as Mother of Priests and religious.

We continue to pray God to grant the Soul of Mrs. Rose Maigari and the Souls of the faithful departed eternal rest; may he also grant quick recovery to the sick and the injured.

Joel Okojie is an ordained Catholic Priest in the Order of St. Augustine. He has been a Priest for over a decade. He served as a pastor in two different parishes, he was a one-time Novice Master and a member of the Provincial Council of the province of St. Augustine of Nigeria, and he is currently on a mission in response to the needs of the Church in Canada.

3 Comments on “Tragedy struck

  1. Oh! What a tragedy! May her soul and the souls lost in the accident rest in perfect peace.Amen and may the precious blood of Jesus heal the injured ones.Amen

  2. Ohi what a tragic stroy, but God knows the best. May their Souls rest in peace, Amen. May God give fortitude to their families.

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