I Missed My Late Wife's Intercession Prayers..Adams Oshiomhole

On the fourth anniversary of the passage of his wife, Clara, Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State says he misses her spiritual guidance and intercessions which are key in building the family and making him a more compassionate person.
Speaking at a memorial mass held on Sunday at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Iyamoh, Uzairue, Etsako West Local Government Area when he led his children and other members of his family to mark the 4th year anniversary of the call to glory of his wife who died on December 7, 2010, Oshiomhole said his late wife was humble to a fault.
“My late wife was my spiritual guardian. When I met her and proposed to her, she said, I know you are a Christian, but are you baptized?
“I listened to the bishop talking about the most important title as being the baptism name, I realize even the more what she helped me to accomplish by insisting that I must formally get baptized. She encouraged me to study catechism which I needed to be baptized and I was baptized with the name Eric,” he said.
He continued: “Coming to this particular church is more than symbolic because Clara’s interest in this church was something I may not be able to describe.
“While she was alive, she was constantly reminding me on the need to support the community to build a church and even as a u activist, she would always remind me to be certain that we had provision for the church
“I believe in all we have done, what would excite Clara most is the effort that we have all made to build this church to this level and I imagine how she would have felt to begin to worship in this church”.
Governor Oshiomhole stressed that the family agreed to celebrate the anniversary on a low key with thanksgiving and prayer at the church as it was the first time the anniversary would fall on a Sunday.
“We are not arranging any big ceremony, we are not inviting the whole world, we are not setting up big canopies to do celebration, to dance nor are we crying because if Clara were with you and you ask her how she would want to be remembered, I know she would say, let’s go to church and pray”.
In a homily, the bishop, Catholic Diocese of Auchi, Rev. Dr. Dunia extolled the life and times of late Mrs. Clara Oshiomhole and admonished all Christians to live a holy and righteous life.
Dunia said, “Clara Oshiomhole during her life time focused on heavenly things. She lived a fulfilled Christian life and that is what Christianity entails.”
Prayers were later offered at the graveside for the repose of the late Mrs. Clara Oshiomhole while the Governor placed a wreath at her grave side.


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  1. O Lord, keep our mum and dad for not another to eat the labour of love they share together. Amen

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