Extraordinary disturbance and quiet in the land as an incredible saint, an academician, an organizer, a developer, a performer, a savant, an author, and a smooth evangelist has died.
The Archdiocese of Owerri early at the beginning of today encountered an incredible stun with the dying of an extraordinary godly man, msgr. Theophilus Okere.
Msgr. Okere was a minister of the Catholic Diocese of Owerri who was conceived in 1935 in the country Nnorie people group, Ngor Okpala neighborhood chamber territory of Imo State. He grew up like some other kids and was appointed in 1962 at Mbutu Okohia by His Lordship, Most Rev. Godfrey Mary Paul Okoye to turn into the first Catholic cleric from Ngor Okpala.
He sat for the principal school leaving endorsement in 1949 and in 1950, got admission to concentrate in Holy Ghost College, Owerri. He studied Philosophy at Catholic College, Louvain, Belgium. He completed his degree in December 1971 and afterward did his proposition on African Way of thinking turning into the first to wander into that territory.
His doctoral desertation was: “Can there be an African Way of thinking: A hermeneutical investigation into the states of its chance.” And for as long as 50 years he’s been working in the Lord’s vineyard.
He passed on in the early long stretches of today as indicated by reports, he was said to have been debilitated for a while now and was hospitalized; however was reacting to treatment initially, yet today surrendered the apparition.
Msgr. Okere was an originator and pioneer rector of the well known Seat of Wisdom Seminary, Owerri Imo State and has been engaged with the improvement of African way of thinking and in certainty is been acclaimed as an African philosopher.
Msgr. Okere so as to leave a heritage and that his abundance of wisdom will be profited by later ages, placed into keeping in touch with a portion of his musings and methods of reasoning. Some of the works he wrote include:
- African Philosophy
- African Philosophy: A Historico Hermeneutical investigation of the conditions of it’s Possibility
- Identity and Change: Nigerian Philosophical studies, I
- Okere in his own words: The Hermeneutis of Culture, Religion and Society. And numerous others.
Consequently, the whole Catholic church and lay faithful of Owerri Archdiocese and different wards in Owerri territory and the rest says goodbye to our saint and incredible iroko, msgr. Theophilus Okere, and implores God to acknowledge his soul in his realm of light and brilliance.