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Today is the Feast Day Of Our Saint; BLESSED CYPRIAN MICHAEL IWENE TANSI, of Nigeria (know as Father TANSI, Cistercian Monk) By Augustine C.

The Catholic Church in Nigeria and in the whole world celebrates Blessed Iwene Tansi. Below is a short Biography of him.

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BORN:- September 1903

TOWN:- Aguleri, Anambra state

NATIONALITY:- Nigeria

Ordained priest of Onitsha Archdiocese on 19

December 1937

He became a Cistercian Monk at Mount St. Bernard monastery in England. After he was recommended by Francis cardinal Arinze, whose own life was inspired by TANSI

DIED:- 24 January 1964

PLACE OF DEATH:- Leicester, in England

Declared Blessed on 22nd March 1998, by

Pope St. John Paul II

FEAST DAY:- 20th January

He is the patron saint of Nigerian priests

Blessed Fr. TANSI, Pray for our country Nigeria, the church in Nigeria and Nigerian

priests. Amen!

Happy Feast Day!!

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