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Saturday, December 19, 2009

angels of murkadi

Father Paddy Foley (83) has returned to Nigeria after his recent holiday with the Holy Ghost Fathers in Dublin. This week he sent this photo to my Dad, his friend since childhood. The picture shows eight women from the town of Murkadi who had been praying for girl children as in the past they only had boys. On the first Sunday in advent Father Foley celebrated mass in a grass roofed church at Murkadi. The women asked him to bless their new babies. God had answered all their prayers. The congregation at Murkadi took up a collection for the women after the mass.


Blogger Schneewittchen said...

That's a lovely story James. I too lived in Nigeria once - a very long time ago.

8:08 PM  

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