Prayers answered

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Prayers answered

It was in November 2014 when I visited my parents to spend a few days with them. On the second night, we had gone to sleep but it was so late and my...

Trip postponed

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Trip postponed

I was recently informed by my boss that I would be required to travel to South Africa on 26th October for a critical company meeting.

2015 Marian Year of the Family

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2015 Marian Year of the Family

As part of living the Marian Year of the Family convoked by Bishop Javier Echevarría, there will be two Masses celebrated in Strathmore University to...

Ebola: On our own we can do nothing

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Ebola: On our own we can do nothing

Steve Ogunde is a Kenyan engineer working in Liberia. He is helping in installing water and health facilities for the people affected by the Ebola...

Birds of a feather…

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Birds of a feather…

This is an article published by The Messenger magazine, run by the Conventual Franciscan Friars in Kenya, in their January 2015 issue. It recounts...

Losing her job

Losing her job

My sister was given an ultimatum at her workplace informing her that due to the current restructuring, she was about to lose her job.

Cheques that nearly bounced

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Cheques that nearly bounced

One Saturday morning, I went to deposit some cheques from my office to the bank. As is the case with cheques for most corporate bank accounts, the...

Pope Francis in Sri Lanka

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Pope Francis in Sri Lanka

On January 14 Pope Francis canonized Joseph Vaz, the first Sri Lankan saint. "Constantly united with the crucified Lord in prayer, he could become for...

Message of the day

“Do not fix your heart on anything that passes away”

Do not fix your heart on anything that passes away. Imitate Christ, who became poor for us, and had nowhere to lay his head. Ask him to give you, in the midst of the world, a real detachment, a detachment that has nothing to soften it. (The Forge, 523)

It is we, men walking in the street, ordinary Christians immersed in the blood‑stream of society, whom Our Lord wants to be saints and apostles, in the very midst of our professional work; that is, sanctifying our job in life, sanctifying ourselves in it and, through it, helping others to sanctify themselves as well. Be convinced that it is there that God awaits you, with all the love of a Father and Friend. Consider too that, by doing your daily work well and responsibly, not only will you...

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