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Some of the Holy Cross Brothers carrying the mortal remains of Brother Annan and Brother Dardoe

The Brothers of the Holy Cross in the District of West Africa on Friday, January 14, 2022, held the Requiem Mass for their Brothers, Joseph K. B. Annan, C.S.C. and Daniel Dardoe, C.S.C.

The Mass which was celebrated  at the District Center at Brafoyaw in Cape-Coast had Most Rev. Mathias Kobina Nketiah as the main celebrant.

In his homily, Most Rev. Mathias Kobina Nketiah, Emeritus Archbishop of Cape Coast called on Christians not be afraid of death. “Death will one day come to all of us. Yet, as believers, we know that death has been conquered. Death, therefore is not the end of man.”

According to him, as Christians, “we have died with Jesus, entered into the tomb with Him, and we have also risen with him through our baptism. In the same manner, when we experience bodily death, we know that some day we will arise and experience the glory of God.”

Archbishop Nketiah also commended Brothers Joseph Annan and Daniel Dardoe for their commitment and sacrifice to the Church. He encouraged all present to learn from their example of charity and service to God.

Brother Joseph K. A. Annan, C.S.C. was born on September 19, 1950. He profess his First Vows on September 11, 1976, while his Final Vows was on March 19, 1983.
Brother Annan died on December 30, 2021 at the age of 71.

Brother Dardoe was born on January 26, 1956. He took his First Vows on July 28, 1984, while his Final Vows was on December 29, 1990.
He died on December 6, 2021.


The last journey of Brothers Joe and Dan

Present at the Requiem Mass were Most Rev. Mathias Kobina Nketiah, Most Rev. Joseph Francis Kweku Essien, Most Rev. John Yaw Afokwaah, Most Rev. John Baptist Attakruh, Br. John Affum, (District Superior) as well as a host of Priests, Religious Brothers and Sisters and a cross section of the laity.



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