Organizations - Blessed Tansi Solidarity Prayer Movement  
ST. THERESE (LITTLE WAY) SOCIETY
Blessed Tansi Solidarity Prayer Movement
CATHOLIC BIBLE SOCIETY
CHARISMATIC RENEWAL
YOUNG CATHOLIC STUDENTS (YCS)
PURGATORIAN SOCIETY
BOY’S SCOUTS AND GIRLS’ GUIDE
PRECIOUS BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST
ASSOCIATION OF SACRED HEART OF JESUS AND IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY
Society of Saint Vincent de Paul
Divine Mercy Devotion

AIMS AND OBJECTIVE


As the name stands, BL. Tansi Prayer Movement is a prayer movement, a noble Apostolate for the promotion of the cause of Canonization of BL. Cyprian Michael Iwene Tansi.
It seeks to deepen the spiritual life of the members through the imitation of life of BL. Cyprian Michael Iwene Tansi in true conversion, greater commitment to the Christian vocation, daily prayers and participating deeply in the sacramental and liturgical life of the church.

To familiarize members with the life and virtues of BL. Cyprian Michael Iwene Tansi in such a way that they develop an unshakable faith and trust in God.

To foster devotion to BL. Michael Iwene Tansi by spreading his life attributes and virtues. To foster a deep sense of oneness and love among members as well as develop qualities of responsible Christian leadership for the purpose of defending the catholic faith.

 

 

BRIEF BIOGRAPHY OF BLESSED IWENE TANSI


Iwene Tansi was born in 1903 in Igboezunu, in the diocese of Onitsha in Nigeria. He was baptized in 1912 in the Christian village of Aguleri and given the name Michael ordained priest in 1937, he served with great zeal in the parish ministry, dedicating himself especially to teaching, prayer and making young people and the families aware of Christian moral values. In 1950, he entered the Trapist monastery of Mount Saint Bernard Abbey in England ad made solemn monastic profession there on 8th December, 1956 under the name of father Cyprian. A model of humility, fidelity, obedience and prayer, he was preparing to return to his native land to introduce there the monastic life when the Lord called him to his heavenly reward on 20th January, 1964.

For a brief insight into the life and vision of our Patron Saint, Blessed Fr. Cyprian Michael Iwene tansi below is extracts from Exhortations of pope John Paul II on the occasion of his 2nd visit to Nigeria, March 21 – 23rd, 1998 to Beatify Fr. Tansi: Today, one of Nigerian’s own sons, Father Cyprian Michael Iwene tansi, has been proclaimed “Blessed” in the very land where he preached the Good News of salvation and sought to reconcile his fellow countrymen with god and with one another. In fact, the Cathedral where Father Tansi was ordained and the parishes where he exercised the priestly ministry are not far from this very spot in Oba where we are gathered. Some of the people to whom he proclaimed the Gospel and administered the sacraments are here with us today-including Francis Cardinal Arinze, who was baptized by Father Tansi and received his first education in one of Father Tansi’s Schools.

The life and witness of Father Tansi is an inspiration to everyone in Nigeria that he love so much. He was first of all a man of God: his long hours before the Blessed Sacrament filled his heart with generous and courageous love. Those who knew him testify to his great love of God. Everyone who met him was touched by his personal goodness. He was then a man of the people: he always put others before himself, and was especially attentive to the pastoral needs of families. He took great care to prepare couples well for Holy Matrimony and preached the important of chastity. He tried in every way to promote the dignity of women. In a special way, the education of young people was precious to him. Even when he was sent by Archbishop Heerey to the Cistercian Abbey of Mount Saint Bernard in England to pursue his monastic vocation, with the hope of bringing the contemplative life back to Africa, he did not forget his own people. He did not fails to offer prayers and sacrifices for their continuing sanctification.