A Tribute to Sir Raphael NwosuJanuary 17, 2024 2024-01-17 21:05
A Tribute to Sir Raphael Nwosu
A Tribute to Sir Raphael Nwosu
A TRIBUTE TO SIR RAPHAEL NWOSU – A Beacon of Faith, Generosity, and Kindness By St. Paul’s Catholic Seminary, Sowutuom-Accra Ghana
“Blessed are the dead who from now on die in the Lord…they will rest from their labor…for their deeds (Revelation 14:13)
Today, we gather to pay a tribute to a remarkable individual, Sir Raphael Archangelo Ozoemena Nwosu, a Papal Knight and an extraordinary benefactor to St. Paul’s Catholic Major Seminary, Accra, Ghana. His life was characterized by unwavering faith, tireless industry, and a profound commitment to the formation of future priests. Sir Nwosu served as a guiding light, a pillar of support, and a symbol of great kindness to all who had the privilege of knowing him.
His journey was one of immense dedication and selflessness. His unwavering faith in the teachings of the Church propelled him to devote himself to the service of God and humanity. As a papal Knight, he embodied the virtues of honor, integrity, and humility, inspiring all who sought to walk the path of righteousness.
His generosity was unparalleled, and the Seminary is a testament to his philanthropic spirit. Sir Nwosu recognized the crucial role that the formation of priests played in fostering a strong and vibrant Church community. With unwavering determination, he dedicated his time, resources, and expertise to the Seminary’s development committee, ensuring that future generations of priests would receive the best possible education and guidance.
Sir Nwosu’s impact extended far beyond financial contributions. He was a mentor, a confidant, and a friend to countless seminarians, formators, and priests. His presence was a source of comfort and reassurance, as he offered his wisdom and guidance not only to those discerning and responding to their vocations but also to those who facilitated and assisted in the discernment and formation process. Sir Nwosu’s kindness and compassion knew no boundaries, and his legacy will forever live on in the hearts of those whose lives he touched.
His industrious spirit underscores the power of determination and hard work. Sir Nwosu’s dedication to pursuing excellence was evident in every endeavor he undertook. His commitment to the Seminary’s mission was unwavering, and his tireless efforts as a member of the Development
Committee and a co-chair of the Inter-Seminaries Fundraising Commission played a pivotal role in shaping the institution into what it is today. With the members of the Development Committee, Sir. Raphael raised funds in support of various development initiatives, improved upon the existing infrastructural stock of the Seminary, did his best to bring existing projects to completion, single- handedly donated buses to us and all our sister seminaries, and helped the Seminary stand on her feet.
Sir Raphael Nwosu leaves behind a legacy that will continue to inspire generations to come. His unwavering faith, generous spirit, and industrious nature will forever serve as a guiding light for those who follow in his footsteps. As we mourn the loss of this remarkable individual, let us also celebrate his incredible impact on the Seminary, the Church, and the lives of countless individuals.
In the words of Saint Francis of Assisi, “For it is in giving that we receive.” Sir Raphael Nwosu embodied this sentiment wholeheartedly. May his good deeds follow him. May his soul rest in eternal peace, knowing that his contributions have forever transformed the lives of those he touched. As we carry his memory in our hearts, let us strive to emulate his virtues of faith, generosity, and kindness, ensuring that his legacy lives on in our actions and in the lives we touch. May his faith in the Resurrection of the body be our source of consolation.
Fare thee well, Sir Raphael. May the Angels lead you into Paradise. May you rest well in the bosom of the Lord.
Fr. Joseph Okine-Quartey, Ph.D. Rector