Our father founder

BISHOP ANTHONY GOGO NWEDO, CSSP

Name:                  Anthony Gogo Nwedo C. S. Sp
Date of Birth:      About 1912
Place of Birth:     Oguta in Owerri Archdiocese.
Father:                 Nwedo Nzeribe (Christened Joseph Mary in his death bed)
Mother:                Monica Ubelife Nwedo.

EDUCATION:
Primary:     1.       Sacred Heart School, Oguta.
                   2.       Government School, Owerri (1925 – 27)
                   3.       Christ the King School, Aba (1927 – 28)
                             Probational Teacher: Christ the King School, Aba (1929 -30)

SEMINARY:
Minor:

1.  St. Charles Teacher Training College, Onitsha (1931 -34)

2.  Christ the King College, Onitsha (1935 -1936)

Major:
Philosophy:   1. St. Paul’s Senior Seminary, Enugu (1938-41)
Theology:      2. St. Paul’s Senior Seminary, Okpala (1942-45)
                                        University of Dublin (1947 – 1950)

RELIGIOUS LIFE:
1. 
Priestly Ordination:                          29th July 1945
2. Entering into Holy Ghost Novitiate, Kilshane   (1950 – 51)
3. Religious Profession:                                          1951
4. Episcopal Ordination:                            17th May 1959

APPOINTMENTS AND POSTS HELD AFTER PRIESTLY ORDINATION

1.     St. Joseph’s Parish, Idah Diocese {Jan – 1946 – Sept 1947)

2.     University College Dublin for further studies (1947 – 1950)

3.     Teacher in Junior Seminary, Okpala (1951-52)

4.     Vice-Principal Shanahan Teachers Training College, Orlu and Parish Priest of St. Joseph’s Parish, Umuna Orlu (1953-1955).

5.     Principal Madonna High School Ihitte, Okigwe (1956 – 1957)

6.     Principal Holy Ghost College, Owerri (1957 – 1958)

7.     Principal Madonna High School, Ihitte Okigwe (1959)

8.     Bishop of Umuahia Diocese (1959 – 1990)

9.     Bishop Emeritus of Umuahia Diocese (1990 – 2000)

 

FOUNDATIONS:
1.       Father Founder of Daughters of Mary Mother of Mercy Congregation (1961)
2.       Father Founder of Sons of Mary Mother of Mercy Congregation (1970)