Month: June 2016

The Augustinians, like other religious congregations make three vows; the vows of poverty, obedience and chastity (in celibacy). We manifest, we express our life of consecration to God through these religious vows. “We undertake the vows of chastity for the …

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This morning we read about the call of the prophet Elisha the son of Shabbat of Abel Meholah, to take over from the prophet Elijah; the call was dramatic. The prophet Elijah was sent to anoint Elisha as his successor, …

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Our world has become so secularized that most people no longer remember the four last things: Death, Judgment, Hell and Heaven. The quest for miracle has overshadowed these thing in many minds, yet they remain realities we cannot change, they …

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We take our first reading from the book of the Prophet Zechariah, a book that is not very popular amongst many Christians like those of prophet Isaiah, Jeremiah and Ezekiel. The book of the prophet Zechariah is divided into two; …

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With smiles on my face I watched on the internet how two Nigerian Catholic priests danced like King David to the sound of the African traditional flute common among the Igbo people of Nigeria. I sometimes feel that the sound …

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King David was a king after God’s own heart, he loved him and blessed him beyond imagination. Even from childhood God marked him for greatness by granting him victory over Goliath the giant who fought on the side of the …

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Some times people feel that the Catholic Church over emphasize or even event somethings about the Blessed Virgin Mary, that was how the young Catholic who confronted me with the question about the discipleship of Mary felt. She had no …

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In our readings today God shows himself as the God who restores all things, even life. The first reading is about the prophet Elijah and the widow of Zarephath, it was the period of the drought as pronounced by the …

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