FAMILY PRAYER OF BLESSING FOR THE WEEK

FAMILY PRAYER OF BLESSING FOR THE WEEK May the boundless generosity and saving justice of the Lord abide with your family. May the Lord make known his mighty deed in your family through the lifting up of all those who are bowed down. May the Lord who set the world firm in it’s place, establish your family upon the rock of salvation. May the favour upon a flourishing olive tree in the house of the Lord rest upon your family. May the blessing of the almighty God; +Father, Son and…

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WHAT SYMPATHY SHOULD DO… A Reflection on the Feast of St. Vincent de Paul.

WHAT SYMPATHY SHOULD DO… A Reflection on the Feast of St. Vincent de Paul. We celebrate today the fruits of the action of sympathy in the life of a man who became a saint because sympathy led him to a life of empathy. We remember joyfully today the smiles on the faces of the poor in 17th Century France and almost in every part of the world today because of a man who strongly recognized the presence of Christ in the poor and the poor in Christ. Why is the…

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FAMILY PRAYER OF BLESSING FOR THE WEEK

FAMILY PRAYER OF BLESSING FOR THE WEEK May the name of the God of Jacob constantly protect your family. May your family never lack support from Zion. May the Lord crown all your family’s plan with success and grant her heart’s desire. May the Lord always lift high your family above those who attack her. May the Lord free your family from the quarrels of your people and place her at the head of the nation. May smiles never varnish from the faces of your family members. May the blessings…

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FAMILY PRAYER OF BLESSING FOR THE WEEK

FAMILY PRAYER OF BLESSING FOR THE WEEK May your family’s prayer and her hearts whisperings find favour always in the presence of the Lord. May the Lord make your family succeed in every of her project in accordance with His holy will. May the unalloyed promises of the Lord, the natural silver which comes from the earth seven times refined find a permanent place of fulfillment in your family. May the Lord guard your family as the pupil of an eye. May the Lord shelter her in the shadow of…

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WHEN YOU KILL A PRIEST…(Nigerian Catholic Priest murdered)

Imagine that St. Augustine’s Catholic Church was filled on a Sunday morning with people from different parts of the world who had come for mass only to be told told that their priest had been killed some few minutes ago. Although like every other person the priest is human; nevertheless, in the imagination above, no person in the imagined church can carry out the killed priest’s ministry unless he is to be ordained a priest within a twinkle of an eye. What if there are no other priests in the…

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FAMILY PRAYER OF BLESSING FOR THE WEEK

FAMILY PRAYER OF BLESSING FOR THE WEEK As the plan of the Lord stands forever so will your family be forever established in the presence of the Lord. May your family be enfolded always in the ever new steadfast love of the Lord and may she find constant refuge in the Lord. May your family shine as the sun and bright as the moon. May the light of God in your family dispel every darkness around her. May the peace of the Lord that brings peaceful rest and the blessing…

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… ON WHOM TO REST

… ON WHOM TO REST Is it wise to rest on others? Is it wise to rest on no one? Do you enjoy having people rest on you? “No man is an Island” is a notable English saying. Life often demands that we depend on one another for the mutual well being of all and sundry. However, to absolutely depend on a mortal being is undertaking a suicide mission. Sometimes, those responsible for one’s trouble are “the most trusted folks.” Is this a call to distrust? Absolutely No! If we…

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DO YOU LOVE ME?

DO YOU LOVE ME? I was reflecting on the possibility of my asking one who betrayed me thrice, the question of love. However, Jesus Christ asked Peter; do you love me? Imagine the offence of Peter against Jesus! Denied Christ three times! Vowed previously never to do so! Does he Peter deserve to have been asked the question of love when his action already showed hate? The question of love can only be asked when we do not write off our enemies and those who loved us but failed us;…

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FAMILY PRAYER OF BLESSING FOR THE WEEK

FAMILY PRAYER OF BLESSING FOR THE WEEK May the Lord be a refuge for your family and may He sorround her with songs of deliverance. May the quantities of good things that the Lord has in store for your family be bestowed upon her. May your family feast on the bounty of the Lord’s house and drink from the delicious streams flowing before His holy presence. May your family prosper and constantly be of health even as her soul continually prospers in the light of the Lord’s presence. May the…

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OPEN THE NEXT PAGE

OPEN THE NEXT PAGE Life is a book with several pages. As dusk turns dawn in the journey of life so the pages of our respective life’s book open. We awake somedays to realize our book has been turned to a beautiful page and we smile. At other times, we go to bed with the awareness that our book has opened to an ugly page and we cry. Many make life a station whenever an ugly page opens in their life’s book. Life is a journey and requires a continuous…

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