Month: March 2015

The Catholic family celebrates the Chrism Mass during the holy week, though the day for this celebration differs from dioceses it must however be celebrated within the holy week and not later than holy Thursday. In Lagos Archdiocese, Nigeria, the …

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Today we celebrate Passion Sunday or Palm Sunday, it is the Sunday that marks the beginning of the holy week. The holy week reminds us of the last events of Jesus Christ on earth as man, a week we were …

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Last night, the entire parishioners of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Parish, Lagos, Nigeria, came together to invoke the intercessions of the saints in heaven. Together we celebrated the joy of our communion with the Church triumphant and the suffering …

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The word Saint means “holy”. In its New Testament usage, it refers to the people of God. “Saints, broadly speaking, are those who follow Jesus Christ and live their lives according to his teaching.” Saints are believers in Christ, which …

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Still unbelievable, still very shocking but he is buried. The late bishop of Bauchi diocese, Malachi John, was buried today. He died after a brief illness last week. Bishops, Priests and lay faithful all gathered to pray for the peaceful …

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We celebrated the Fifth Sunday of Lent three days ago, a Sunday that marks the beginning of the Passiontide and not passion Sunday. From the Fifth Sunday of Lent, the crosses, and all other images and pictures of saints are …

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At the mention of the word monastery several funny images becloud the minds of many people. For some persons it is the image of a very lonely and quite place where people don’t even talk or laugh with each other. …

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Shocking! very sad but a reality. Yes, the young and ebullient Catholic bishop of Bauchi diocese is no more. Bishop Malachi John died very early this morning (21-3-2015) after a brief illness. May his Soul rest in peace. Information reaching …

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On Wednesday the 18th day of March, 2015, Augustinians from different parts of Nigeria gathered at Shendam in Plateau State to bury the Mother of one of our Augustinian brothers; Rev. Fr. Peter Maigari O.S.A. We all arrived Jos the …

Tragedy struck Read More »

The Augustinians are men and women who follow God in the spirituality of St. Augustine. St. Augustine needs no further introduction, especially to students of Church history, Philosophy and Theology. Augustine was a scholar born in 354 AD in the …

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The sacrament of Confirmation is a sacrament many Catholics do not really take very serious, yet it remained a very important one in the Church. We see this lack of seriousness in the number of adults in the Church that …

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My door bell once rang and it was a sick call, a sick parishioner in the hospital needed the attention of a Priest. I was there without wasting time to pray and anoint the sick person but the expression on …

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Every Catholic is so used to these words; “Sacraments” and “Sacramentals.” Some even use it interchangeably which makes me wonder if actually we know the difference. I don’t intend to explain the difference in this post but simply to throw …

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The word Purgatory is not divinely coined neither is the word found in the bible, it is from the latin word “purgare” which means to make clean, to purify. Purgatory, unlike Limbo is a doctrine taught by the Catholic church …

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