Congregation of the Mission’s 400th Anniversary: Brief History of the Congregation of Mission in Nigeria

CONGREGATION OF THE MISSION: CHARISM AND APOSTOLATE IN NIGERIA 1960-2017 (Fr Augustine Abiagom, cm). In the words St. Vincent De Paul “All beginnings are somewhat strange, but we must have patience, and little by little, we shall find things, which at first were obscure, becoming clearer.” Premised on the above notable quote of the Saint of Charity, the history of the existence of the Congregation of the Mission (Vincentian Fathers & Brothers) in the Nigerian Province in the light of her charisms and apostolates can be traced accurately to the…

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FAMILY PRAYER OF BLESSING FOR THE MONTH

FAMILY PRAYER OF BLESSING FOR THE MONTH May the Lord give your family dew from heaven, and the richness of the earth, abundance of grain and wine! May the Lord’s blessings of eternal mountains and bounty of the everlasting hills descend on your family. May the Lord bless the tents of your family. May your family’s tents be like cedars beside the waters, like aloes planted be the Lord, like gardens by the river banks and valleys that stretches afar! May the walls of your family’s tent be surrounded by…

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HOMILY FOR THE FEAST OF THE GUARDIAN ANGELS (2). HOMILY THEME: YOU NEVER WALK ALONE

HOMILY FOR THE FEAST OF THE GUARDIAN ANGELS.  HOMILY THEME: YOU NEVER WALK ALONE BY: Fr. Evaristus Abu HOMILY: Today, we celebrate our Guardian Angels who we read about in Psalm 91:11-12. “For he will give his angels charge of you to guard you in ALL your ways. On their hands they will bear you up, lest you dash your foot against a stone.” In the book of Exodus, we read: “Behold, I send an angel before you, to GUARD you on the way and to bring you to the…

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HOMILY FOR MONDAY OF THE 26TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A. FEAST OF THE GUARDIAN ANGELS (1). HOMILY THEME: THE GUARDIAN ANGELS

HOMILY FOR MONDAY OF THE TWENTY-SIXTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A. HOMILY THEME: THE GUARDIAN ANGELS BY: Fr Benny Tuazon HOMILY: (Mt. 18:1-10) In the day’s Gospel, Feast of the Guardian Angels, Jesus shares His love for children. He warns His apostles not to despise them and be the cause of their sins. To show His love, He assigned them Guardian Angels. These angels are responsible to the children before the Lord. As we have said during the feast of the archangels, angels are pure spirits who represents God to…

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Reading for Monday of the Twenty-sixth Week in Ordinary Time Year A. Memorial: The Holy Guardian Angels. Liturgical Colour: white First Reading: (Zechariah 8: 1-8) Responsorial Psalm:  (Psalms 102: 16-18, 19-21, 29 and 22-23) Gospel: (Matthew 18: 1-5, 10)

First Reading: (Zechariah 8: 1-8) Responsorial Psalm:  (Psalms 102: 16-18, 19-21, 29 and 22-23) Gospel: (Matthew 18: 1-5, 10)   First Reading: (Zechariah 8: 1-8) And the word of the Lord of hosts came to me, saying: Thus saith the Lord of hosts: I have been jealous for Sion with a great jealousy, and with a great indignation have I been jealous for her. Thus saith the Lord of hosts: I am returned to Sion, and I will dwell in the midst of Jerusalem: and Jerusalem shall be called The city of…

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HOMILY FOR THE TWENTY-SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A (6).

HOMILY FOR THE TWENTY-SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A. HOMILY THEME: THE NEED FOR A CHANGE OF HEART BY: Fr. Cosmas Ukadike HOMILY: Change is one thing that is constant in life, and the fruit of change is progress and betterment. Change can either be positive or negative. The negative aspect of change is going from good to bad or from bad to worse. However, positive change is what we mean above when we talk of “progress” and “betterment”. Our reflection centers on positive change. In todays first reading,…

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HOMILY FOR THE 26TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A (5). HOMILY THEME: HUMAN ATTITUDE

HOMILY FOR THE TWENTY-SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR A. HOMILY THEME: HUMAN ATTITUDE   BY: Fr. Unachukwu Cyril CCE HOMILY: There is no moment in which we realize ourselves better than when we place the interest of others above ours. In living for others, we become most similar to Christ our Lord and Saviour, in whose Paschal Mysteries we are saved. May our Lord Jesus Christ who is the one, unique and brightest and most successful model of this path, lead us gently through it by the power of…

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