"... bearing witness to the mercy of God."

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The Congregation of Sons of Mary Mother of Mercy is an indigenous male Religious Congregation founded by Most Rev. Anthony Gogo Nwedo, C. S. Sp, the first bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Umuahia, on Sunday, October 25, 1970 (on the Solemnity of Christ the King). The purpose of its foundation is to work for the glory of God, in honour of the Blessed Virgin Mary and for the salvation of souls. Thus, members, following the footsteps of Christ, bear witness to the infinite mercy of God through a life of compassion, forgiveness and kindness; in this way, make their lives signs of God’s love for sinful world. It is a Missionary Congregation of Priests and Brothers and the first indigenous Religious Congregation for men founded in Africa by an African, for a worldwide mission.

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“I held the Host with two fingers and thought: How small Jesus made Himself, in order to show us that He doesn’t expect great things of us, but rather little things with great love.” 
       ― Mother Teresa

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Surely the day will come when color means nothing more than the skin tone, when religion is seen uniquely as a way to speak one’s soul, when birth places have the weight of a throw of the dice and all men are born free, when understanding breeds love and brotherhood.

          – Josephine Baker

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