Prayers for Nigeria

Date: 27 Feb 2014

Our Brothers in Nigeria have asked us for our prayers. There has been an upturn in violence by Boko Haram in recent weeks.

We have seven Presentation Brothers living in two communities in Nigeria. The Brothers' communities are in Bauchi State and Benue State.

As many as 59 people were murdered in an attack on a school in Yobe State on Monday night. Read the BBC News account of the violence. Read also the terrifying story of one student who survived the atrocity. A 30 second Associated Press news video of the recent bloodshed can be viewed here.

Let us keep the Brothers in Nigeria in our prayers, all those who are grieving the loss of loved ones and those who are living in fear.

Blessed Edmund Rice, pray for us.
Our Lady of Good Counsel, pray for us.