Conference of Major Superiors of Nigeria (Men)..This conference is constituted by the Major Superiors of the male Religious Institutes and Societies of apostolic Life in Nigeria. Since 1970, the Conference of Major Superiors of Nigeria (MEN) has shared in the Church s great responsibility of new evangelization, which is centred on conversion to the truth and love of Christ and, consequently, the spiritual and moral rebirth of individuals and societies. It has supported leaders of the various congregations and societies, promoted dialogue and collaboration among leaders of religious institutes and with the Catholic Church and society. It has provided and continues to provide a corporate influence and voice for male religious leaders through its national and regional structures. I hope you find the pages of this website informative and exciting. Very Rev. Fr. Dr. George M. Okorie, SMMM President, Conference of Major Superiors of Nigeria (MEN)
Aims & Objective
The Conference of Major Superiors of Nigeria (MEN) was formed in 1970, at Ibadan. The newly established Conference was made up of the leaders of Religious Institutes and Societies of Apostolic Life. It was organized in response to the request of Pope Pius XII who, in l950, urged Religious around the world to come together in national associations. The aims and objectives of the Conference include:
The Conference of Major Superiors of Nigeria (MEN) was formed in 1970, at Ibadan. The newly established Conference was made up of the leaders of Religious Institutes and Societies of Apostolic Life. It was organized in response to the request of Pope Pius XII who, in l950, urged Religious around the world to come together in national associations. The aims and objectives of the Conference include: 1. To nourish in Nigeria the various types of the Consecrated Life both active and contemplative, so that they may show the different aspects of Christ s mission and the life of the Church. 2. To promote cooperation among the Institutes, and to facilitate the exchange of information and ideas on matters of common interest, respecting the autonomy of the individual institutes (can. 708). 3. To promote cooperation among the institutes with the Bishops and the diocesan clergy, especially in apostolic endeavours.
4. To foster religious vocations so that the faithful may choose freely their way of life in accordance with the inspiration received from the Lord. 5. To provide appropriate official representation with ecclesiastical and civil authorities. 6. To acquire and own land or other real property for the purpose of the Conference. 7. To do and to perform such other things as are incidental to, necessary, or helpful in the prosecution of its purpose as above specified, and to provide suitable place or places for the carrying on and furtherance of such aims and objectives
Pope Pius XII
Pope Pius XII
Pope Pius XII, born Eugenio Maria Giuseppe Giovanni Pacelli, was the Pope of the Catholic Church from 2 March 1939 to his death. Wikipedia Born: 2 March 1876, Rome, Italy Died: 9 October 1958, Castel Gandolfo, Italy Full name: Eugenio Maria Giuseppe Giovanni Pacelli Nationality: Italian Place of burial: St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City, Vatican Grotto
Congregation of Missions (Vincentians; CM)
Founder: Saint Vincent De Paul Date Founded: 25th January 1625 Canonical Status: Pontifical Right Charism: To evangelize the poor and to form diocesan clergy Motto: He sent me to preach the Good News to the Poor (Evengelizare Pauperibus Mesit me) Major Superior: Very Rev. Fr. CYRIL NNAMDI MBATA,CM
Congregation of the Little Brothers of Jesus (LBJ)
Founder: Blessed Charles de Foucauld Date Founded: 8th September 1933 Canonical Status: Pontifical Right Charism: We live naturally in poor areas or quarters so as to shareand experience concretely the daily lives of the poor ones Motto: Jesus Caritas
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.