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

“If you want to be useful, serve”

You too have a professional vocation which spurs you on. Well, that spur is the hook to fish for men. Rectify your intention, then, and be sure you acquire all the professional prestige you can for the service of God and of souls. The Lord counts on this too. (Furrow, 491)

And so, as the motto of your work, I can give you this one: If you want to be useful, serve. For, in the first place, in order to do things properly, you must know how to do them. I cannot see the integrity of a person who does not strive to attain professional skills and to carry out properly the task entrusted to his care. It's not enough to want to do good; we must know how to do it. And, if our desire is real, it will show itself in the effort we make to use the right methods, finishing...

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