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  • Good Things: Barriers to Best Option

    Good Things: Barriers to Best Option

    The Homily of Tuesday of the 31st Week in Ordinary Time, on the Theme, “Good things: Barriers to Best Option” by Rev. Felix Olatunji Yayi, C.S.Sp. Ref: Romans 12:5-16, Luke 14:15-24: Invitation for all! Jesus is kind in all he does, he is interested in us and so he wants us to share in the…

  • Eternal Reward

    Eternal Reward

    Homily of the Monday of the 31st week in Ordinary Time, on the Theme, “Eternal Reward” By Fr Oluwafemi Victor Orilua CSSp Time is very short. Our journey into eternity requires faith. Sowing for eternal harvest is a special habit of those who believe that, beyond time, beyond our life here on earth, there is…

  • THE BURDEN OF A LEADER

    THE BURDEN OF A LEADER

    Homily of the 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time by Rev Fr Oluwafemi Victor Orilua CSSp on the Theme, “The Burden of a Leader. The burden of a leader should be taking good care of their followers.  We are not made leaders for our own benefits, but to spend ourselves for the good of those we…

  • Futility of Seeking Attention

    Futility of Seeking Attention

    Homily of Saturday of the 30th Week in Ordinary Time Year, on the theme, futility of seeking attention” by Fr Oluwafemi Victor Orilua CSSp. Today we celebrate the memorial of Saint Charles Borromeo, the revered Bishop of Milan in the 16th century. He was a great figure who left an indelible mark on the Catholic…

  • IN YOU O LORD IS OUR SOUL AT REST

    IN YOU O LORD IS OUR SOUL AT REST

    Homily by Rev Fr Jude Ekeshiri CSSp on the theme, ” In you o Lord is our soul at Rest” (Wisdom 3:1-9, Romans 5:5-11, Matthew 11:25-30). Dear friends in Christ, yesterday the Church celebrates those who have triumphed into glory. Those who have fought the good fight, have ran the race to the end and…

  • Living Heavenward

    Living Heavenward

    Homily of Wednesday of the 30th week in ordinary time. “All Saints Day”. Reflection on the theme: Living Heavenward” by Fr Oluwafemi Victor Orilua CSSp Today’s celebration brings close to us the church’s belief in the communion of saints. In Roman 14:8, St Paul said, “if we live, we live to the Lord, and if…

  • KEEPING OUR HOPE ALIVE

    KEEPING OUR HOPE ALIVE

    Homily of Tuesday of the 30th week in ordinary time year A. Theme: Keeping our hope alive, by Rev Fr Oluwafemi Victor Orilua CSSp. No matter what we pass through in life, we must not take a tiny bit of our efforts for granted. Our little beginnings count. We simply need to know that a…

  • OUR FREEDOM AS GOD’S CHILDREN

    OUR FREEDOM AS GOD’S CHILDREN

    Our freedom as God’s children has been demonstrated by the Lord Jesus through his work on earth. Jesus came to set us free. He came to bring down every barrier that limits us from exercising our power of bonafide children of God. He refused to be stiffened by the dictates of the law. He kept…

  • INSIDE LOVE

    INSIDE LOVE

    Inside love lies the truth that gives peace amidst odds. The irony of love is such that it does not expect us to be perfect before it searches for us. While we were still sinners, God sent his Son to die for us. Roman 5:8-10.  Loving others, As Jesus says in today’s gospel has to…

  • WHY WE NEED CLOSE FRIENDS

    WHY WE NEED CLOSE FRIENDS

    On this sacred occasion celebrating the feast of the apostles Simon and Jude, the Lord Jesus reveals to us the profound importance of having intimate companions in our lives. After he had gathered some crowd around him, he still found it necessary to pick a selected few to work closely with him. Though full of…

  • KNOWING THE SIGN OF OUR TIME.

    KNOWING THE SIGN OF OUR TIME.

    As people of God, it is imperative that we learn to know the sign of our time. It is necessary to know the spirit of our age so that we may conduct ourselves becomingly. This helps us to be versed in the wisdom for profitable living. When we are well informed, we cannot be caught…

  • THE RIPPLE EFFECTS OF THE TRUTH

    THE RIPPLE EFFECTS OF THE TRUTH

    The ripple effects of the truth stem from the fact that it comes with a force that challenges us to assess our present views and manner towards life. This oftentimes may affect our relationship with others. Hence, Jesus brought before us today the reality with which the truth confronts us. In a world of divergent…

  • BEING WATCHFUL

    BEING WATCHFUL

    Engaging in profound reflection can help us to realize that we lack a solid basis for comparing ourselves to others. Each individual will be judged based on the extent of their own responsibilities. Given that our goals in life may not always align with those of others, it’s necessary that we exercise caution in order…

  • BEING AWAKE

    BEING AWAKE

    Being awake has to do with being aware of our daily actions and their implications for our life in Christ. As we are called in today’s, we must be spiritually vigilant and be ready for God’s daily visits. The imagery of being dressed for action with lamps lit conveys a sense of anticipation and preparedness.…

  • WHAT WE HAVE

    WHAT WE HAVE

    We are what we have. What we have is not necessarily our material possession but the fruits of our life. The best of wealth is the testimony of a good life. The Lord said, “man’s life is not made secure by what he owns, even when he has more than he needs.” This was a…

  • OUR DUAL CITIZENSHIP

    To stand for the gospel of Christ in a world filled with conflicting interests requires divine guidance. Enmity is built on ignorance. The relative nature of human knowledge is evident when two arch-enemies or two different people with opposing views become friends overnight simply because they want to fight a common enemy. That is what…

  • Posterity

    Posterity

    It is noble to do things for the sake of posterity. It’s important to make sacrifices for the sake of generations yet unborn. Sometimes, we get frustrated when we want quick rewards. Believing in a better future encourages us to give up something now for the benefit of the next generation. We shouldn’t expect to…

  • Sincerity

    Sincerity

    We learn in today’s gospel, that we should embrace sincerity of life. True happiness is gained when we authentically express our real feelings, rather than hiding behind the mask of deception. Double life is too expensive to live. The game of hide and seek takes a lot of energy. The Lord invites us to take…

  • DANGER OF RELIGIOUS CULT

    DANGER OF RELIGIOUS CULT

    We fall into the danger of religious cult, when as religious authorities we hinder others from discovering the liberating truth, thus perpetuating their servitude to us. The scribes were so versed in the scripture that their explanation is far beyond the understanding of the common people. They remain the measure of all things as far…

  • Service and the Simple Lifestyle

    Service and the Simple Lifestyle

    As heralds of Christ, we are called to empty ourselves to truly embody the simple lifestyle of the Lord. In the gospel, he puts before us in a plain term, one of the tenets of the religious life which is lived under the vow of poverty.  “Carry no purse, no haversack, no sandals.” That is…