Month: November 2016

Yesterday (28 Nov. 2016)in the Nigerian Province of St. Augustine of Nigeria, transfers were made, below is the list, and movement to the new communities is expected on or before the 10th of January 2017. MONASTERY Fr John Okafor Fr …

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A week ago I had the opportunity to spend some precious moments with the women of my parish in preparation for the parish women’s conference. It was enriching and reassuring as I spoke on the topic; the Church and women. Below …

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Today we begin the advent season, the season of preparation for the coming of Jesus Christ at Christmas. The word “advent” is from the Latin word “adventus”, meaning “coming”. Advent is a season of expectation, anticipation and a season of …

Homily for first Sunday of Advent year A Read More »

The holy father, Pope Francis declared the extraordinary jubilee year of mercy which just ended yesterday ( 8 December 2015 to 20 November 2016). It was a year of grace, a year of sober reflections on the mercy of God and …

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Today we celebrate the feast of Christ the universal king, and this feast marks the end of the Church’s liturgical calendar. It is a celebration we can consider ancient and new. It is ancient because God did not become king …

Homily for the feast of Christ the universal king ( year C ) Read More »

Cicero, in his Pro Publio Sestio wrote that “History is the witness that testifies to the passing of time; it illumines reality, vitalizes memory, provides guidance in daily life and brings us tidings of antiquity”. So is the history of …

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The Catholic Church with a great sense of pride honour the Blessed Virgin Mary, the mother of our Lord Jesus Christ. Some few persons may be tempted to just honour her because the Church honours her, but we need to ask why the …

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The worst thing that can happen to any person is to doubt the resurrection of Jesus Christ. No matter how divided Christians have become today, even if there are millions of Christian denominations round the world none has come out …

Homily for thirty-second Sunday C Read More »

Today, the first day of November and tomorrow the second day, we celebrate the Catholic Church in a very special way. Our Church is one, holy and Catholic. The solemnity today (all saints) and that of tomorrow (all souls) celebrates not …

All Saints day! Read More »