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RIP – Bishop Oliver Bowers‏

Bishop Joseph Oliver Bowers


Peace! Emeritus Bishop Joseph Oliver Bowers, SVD, passed on to eternity today, Tuesday 6 November 2012. He was 102 years old. He was born on 28 March 1910.



Peace! Kindly take note of the funeral arrangements for our late Bishop Bowers.

Thursday 8 November 2012 at 7.00pm – Vigil Mass (Office of the Dead will be prayed). It is recommended we bring our Breviaries along, especially the British version. Tributes will also be read.

Friday 9 November 2012 at 8.30am – Office of the Dead, followed by Requiem Mass at 9.00am. Burial will take place in the Cathedral.

The venue for the above celebrations is the Holy Spirit Cathedral, Adabraka.

Let us continue to pray for the deceased and the bereaved family.

B– BEATITUDE = His was indeed a BLESSED Soul, may he now enjoy the BLISS of heaven!
O– OBEDIENT = His was an OBEDIENT soul, may the Heavenly Father be well pleased with how he lived the 102 years!
W– WISDOM=His was a soul which grew in WISDOM from the time he landed in AFRICA his motherland over 70 years ago.
E– EVANGELIST = His was a missionary and, therefore, an EVANGELISTIC soul, which won many souls for Christ!
R– RELIGIOUS = His was a RELIGIOUS soul, poor in this world, but rich in heaven!
S– SAINT = His was a SAINTLY soul, not canonized yet but a good pastor-model for all priests and religious!

by Fr. John. K. Louis

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