Chapel of Abengourou Bishop
Ending the state visit of President Alassane Ouattara in the Indénié-Djuablin on a spiritual note. That’s the meaning of the Thanksgiving Mass requested by Mrs. Dominique Ouattara, Saturday, September 19, 2015, from Bishop Boniface Ziri Gbaya, Bishop of the Diocese of Abengourou. Indeed, after 72 hours in the Indénié-Djuablin, Mrs. Dominique Ouattara held to place her actions under the protection of God. The Thanksgiving Mass was held in the chapel of the Bishop of Abengourou, in the presence of Madame Henriette Dagri Diabaté, Grand Chancellor of the National Order, Mrs. Raymonde Goudou Coffie, Minister of Health and fight against AIDS and several wives of Ministers of the Government.
In his homily, the Bishop of Abengourou, Bishop Boniface Ziri stressed the importance of humility and self-giving. According to the man of God, it is in the self-forgetfulness we achieve inner peace. Thus, making a parallel with the Gospel of Mark in which Jesus urges his disciples: to serve the weakest to be raised, Bishop Boniface Ziri stressed the importance of putting God in each of human beings actions. For him, without this prerequisite, all human action is vain.
After the Thanksgiving Mass, the man of God came back on the lesson of this mass. "(…) It’s the First Lady herself who took the initiative to celebrate this Mass. It is an invitation for us Christians to put God in the heart of our actions. Without God, we can do nothing. That’s what I take from this Mass we have just celebrated. With God all things are possible. That is why just now, I'll give the presidential couple this book which deals with the life of St. Therese of the Child Jesus. She is the patron saint of the Diocese. She interceded for the Presidential couple. So let us remember that without God, everything is random. I am a priest for nearly 40 years. I know that when we commit ourselves to God, although humans may try to delay the plan of God, but they can not suppress it. It's all about faith. (…) ", Said the Bishop of Abengourou.
Let’s jot down that after the Mass, Bishop Boniface Ziri offered a book on the life of St. Teresa of the Child Jesus, patron saint of the Diocese of Abengourou, to Mrs. Dominique Ouattara.
It was around 8 pm the First Lady Dominique Ouattara and the members of her delegation said farewell to the servant of God.