A New Marian Grotto named after Our Lady Queen of Angels was unveiled on Saturday, 13th July 2019 at St. Matthew Catholic Church Eidenu. The blessing of the Grotto was done by His Lordship, Most Rev. Donatus Ogun, Bishop of Uromi Diocese.
During the homily, his Lordship noted that the presence of a Grotto in a place manifests the faith of the community, that is, the people of God. On the name of the Grotto, he asserted that our Mother Mary whom the Church invokes under the title, Queen of Angels, is the Pride of Angels. She was acknowledged to be full of grace by the Angel Gabriel at the annunciation.
The Parish Priest of St. Matthew’s Eidenu, Rev. Fr. Benjamin Ogbeifun, in his vote of thanks, appreciated God for His blessings, the Bishop for his presence at the ceremony to bless the grotto despite his very tight schedule and the parishioners for all they contributed towards the erection of the Grotto. The entire Church is very grateful to the family of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Etalor Okoebor who took the project from lintel level to completion and also provided the Statue.
May Our Lady, Queen of Angels continue to intercede for us her dear children. Amen