August Meeting: Priest Harps On Decent Dressing, Virtuous Womanhood


By Eunice Nebo

The parish priest of St Paul’s Catholic Church, Ibuzor, Amokwe, in Udi Local Government Area of Enugu State, Fr Godfrey Oleri, has called on women to understand their outstanding roles in community development and nation building.

Speaking during the recent August meeting at the parish, Rev Fr Oleri said women were created ‘with amazing virtues that can transform humanity for the common good of all’.

Rev. Fr Oleri, represented by seminarian Justus Isinwu during the ceremony, thanked women for participating in the 2023 August meeting, adding that such period is a time for reorientation and rediscovery of the roles of women in nation building.

According to him, “Nowadays, women learn a lot of good things from attending August meetings, ranging from how to start businesses and help in financial problems in their families, how to take care of their families, the type of food they eat, mostly our natural food, to health talks.”

He urged the women to love themselves and avoid ‘pull her down syndrome’, adding that they should always dress decently like mothers and monitor their children’s activities, ‘how they dress and the type of friends they keep so that they will be responsible children in our society’.

Also speaking, the leader of the Catholic Women’s Organization, Ibuzor, Amokwe, Mrs Felicia Eneh, told women ‘to go back to our local food for a healthy lifestyle’. She frowned at poor dressing habits of some women, emphasising ‘that how one dresses speaks volumes about that person’.

“Some women, in their quest for fashion, dress crazily and indecently in a way that makes their Christian virtues questionable,” she said, and urged ‘women to ensure that their children imbibe good morals’.

One of the women who spoke during the event, Mrs Oguguo Eneh, expressed appreciation to the organisers of the August meeting. She attested that it was a fun-filled and value packed celebration.

Highlights of the event were headscarf competition, dancing, bible quiz, news reporting, among others.

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