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...

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

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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.

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.

"A Doctorate in Hope"

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"A Doctorate in Hope"

For the past ten years Philippe Jourdan has been at the head of the Catholic Church in Estonia, the only Catholic bishop in a country with six...

The Secret of Opus Dei

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The Secret of Opus Dei

"Striving to turn work into prayer, and offering it to God, this is the secret of Opus Dei," Blessed Alvaro del Portillo said in a get-together in...

In the Inner-City of Chicago

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On EWTN Live, Fr. Mitch Pacwa SJ spoke with Angela Reckart and Erin Aldrich about Metro Achievement Center's efforts in Chicago to help young girls...

Work and Family

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Reconciling work and family obligations is not always easy. We can learn a lot from the Holy Family, as this new article in the series on sanctifying...

Message of the day

“You are salt, apostolic soul”

You are salt, apostolic soul. 'Salt is a useful thing', we read in the holy Gospel; but if the salt loses its taste, it is good for nothing, neither for the land nor for the manure heap; it is thrown out as useless. You are salt, apostolic soul. But if you lose your taste... (The Way, 921)

We Catholics have to go through life being apostles, with God's light and God's salt. We should have no fear, and we should be quite natural; but with so deep an interior life and such close union with Our Lord that we may shine out, preserving ourselves from corruption and from darkness, and spread around us the fruits of serenity and the effectiveness of Christian doctrine. (The Forge, 969)

In times of general confusion it may seem as though God is not listening to your pleading with...

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