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THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT: JOHN THE BAPTIST’S MESSAGE OF JOY (LUKE 3:10-18; PHIL 4:4-7)
By Augustine Agwulonu       Fri, 14 Dec 2018
JOHN’S MESSAGE OF JOY (Luke 3:10-18; Phil 4:4-7)   A “bore is someone who answers questions that are not asked.” And boredom does not

SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT, 2018: “AND ALL FLESH SHALL SEE THE SALVATION OF GOD” (LUC 3:1-6; BAR 5:1-9; PHIL 1:4-6, 8-11)
By Augustine Agwulonu       Fri, 07 Dec 2018
St. Luke tells the history of salvation with passion! He presents characters and events in his Gospel with an artistic vivacity. And he exposes dynamics of God’s governorship of the world. In

FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT, DECEMBER 2, 2018
By Augustine Agwulonu       Thu, 29 Nov 2018
09:42:49IN THE LIVING PRESENCE OF THE COMING SON OF MAN (Luke 21:25-28,34-36; Jer 33:14-16; 1 Thess 3,12-4:2)

OPEN HOUSE
By Jude-Mary Owoh       Tue, 06 Nov 2018
OPEN HOUSE‘Go to the open roads and the hedgerows and force people to come in to make sure my house is full…’– Luke 14:23 God wants

SEEING BEAUTY
By Jude-Mary Owoh       Mon, 05 Nov 2018
SEEING BEAUTY ‘Always consider the other person to be better than yourself, so that nobody thinks of his own interests first but everybody thinks of other people&

THE PRICE OF HEAVEN
By Jude-Mary Owoh       Sun, 04 Nov 2018
THE PRICE OF HEAVEN ‘Which is the first of all the commandments?’ – Mark 12:29 We often think of things in terms of their economic value,

TWO WORLDS
By Jude-Mary Owoh       Sat, 03 Nov 2018
TWO WORLDS ‘My one hope and trust is that I shall never have to admit defeat, but that now as always I shall have the courage for Christ to be glorified in my bod

SAINTLY STARS
By Jude-Mary Owoh       Thu, 01 Nov 2018
SAINTLY STARS ‘I saw a huge number, impossible to count, of people from every nation, race, tribe and language; they were standing in front of the throne and in f

A REFLECTION ON MARRIAGE
By Gabriel Avbenake       Sun, 07 Oct 2018
My Reflection on the readings of the 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B – Oct 7, 2018   First Reading: Genesis 2:18-24 Res

A LESSON IN HUMILITY (2 KINGS 5:1-15AB: MONDAY OF THE 3RD WEEK OF LENT)
By Augustine Agwulonu       Mon, 29 Feb 2016
A LESSON IN HUMILITY (2 Kings 5:1-15AB: Monday of the 3rd week of Lent) only the humble can recognize God and experience his marvelous deeds and acts of loving mercy. This was exemplified i

WEDNESDAY (1ST WEEK OF LENT: LK 11:29-32; JONAH 3:1-10): THE GENERATION THAT SEEKS A SIGN
By Augustine Agwulonu       Wed, 17 Feb 2016
WEDNESDAY (1st week of Lent: Lk 11:29-32; Jonah 3:1-10): THE GENERATION THAT SEEKS A SIGN The Lord indicts "this generation." He calls it evil because it seeks a sign. But why does it seek

MONDAY OF THE FIRST WEEK OF LENT - MT 25:31-46: THE VALUE OF CARING FOR THE POOR
By Augustine Agwulonu       Mon, 15 Feb 2016
Monday of the first week of lent - MT 25:31-46: THE VALUE OF CARING FOR THE POOR "Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me." God'

FRIDAY (MTT 9:14-15): PURPOSE AND REASON FOR FASTING
By Augustine Agwulonu       Fri, 12 Feb 2016
FRIDAY (MTT 9:14-15): PURPOSE AND REASON FOR FASTING Why do you fast? When should you fast? How much should you fast? In a religious culture where the practice of fasting is recurrent, why

THURSDAY AFTER ASH WEDNESDAY: LUKE 9:22-25: THE CROSS AS THE LADDER INTO GLORY AND ETERNAL LIFE
By Augustine Agwulonu       Thu, 11 Feb 2016
THURSDAY AFTER ASH WEDNESDAY: LUKE 9:22-25: THE CROSS AS THE LADDER INTO GLORY AND ETERNAL LIFE Jesus engaged in a monologue with a two-audience and a two-content structure. He spoke first

ASH WEDNESDAY: THE CALL TO REPENTANCE AND SPIRITUAL EXERCISES IN SECRET
By Augustine Agwulonu       Wed, 10 Feb 2016
ASH WEDNESDAY: THE CALL TO REPENTANCE AND SPIRITUAL EXERCISES IN SECRET Today, we practically move with Jesus into the wilderness. The Lord was led by the Spirit and he invites and leads us

MARK 7:1-13: THE OPPOSITION FROM JERUSALEM
By Augustine Agwulonu       Tue, 09 Feb 2016
MARK 7:1-13: THE OPPOSITION FROM JERUSALEM The Pharisees and Scribes from Jerusalem observe and criticize Jesus's disciples. They accuse them of eating without washing their hands. Jesus ch

MARK 6:53-56: FREE REIGN OF JESUS'S HEALING POWER IN GENNESARET
By Augustine Agwulonu       Mon, 08 Feb 2016
MARK 6:53-56: FREE REIGN OF JESUS'S HEALING POWER IN GENNESARET Jesus travels yet again by boat, across the see, to the land of Gennesaret. With the expression that Jesus and his followers

THE LORD IN SIMON'S BOAT - JESUS'S SELF-MANIFESTATION: MARK 5:1-11 (IS 6:1-2A, 3-8; 1 COR 15:1-11)
By Augustine Agwulonu       Sun, 07 Feb 2016
THE LORD IN SIMON'S BOAT - JESUS'S SELF-MANIFESTATION: MARK 5:1-11 (Is 6:1-2a, 3-8; 1 Cor 15:1-11) The evangelist, Mark, paints a narrative picture of how Simon encounters Jesus and receive

NOTES ON MARK 6:30-30: THE MINISTRY OF COMPASSION AND ITS FUNCTIONAL PATTERN OF IT
By Augustine Agwulonu       Sat, 06 Feb 2016
NOTES ON MARK 6:30-30: THE MINISTRY OF COMPASSION AND ITS FUNCTIONAL PATTERN What was the reason why Jesus's disciples made a recourse to him when they returned from their apostolic practic

NOTES ON MARK 6:14-29: A CASE OF MISTAKEN IDENTITY OR GUILTY CONSCIENCE?
By Augustine Agwulonu       Fri, 05 Feb 2016
NOTES ON MARK 6:14-29: A CASE OF MISTAKEN IDENTITY OR GUILTY CONSCIENCE? Why was Herod convinced and quick to declare that Jesus was John the Baptist risen from the dead? Was Herod deluded

NOTES ON MARK 6:7-13: JESUS SENDS HIS DISCIPLES ON THE APPRENTICE MISSION
By Augustine Agwulonu       Thu, 04 Feb 2016
NOTES ON MARK 6:7-13: JESUS SENDS HIS DISCIPLES ON THE APPRENTICE MISSION The Lord summoned and began to send his disciples... There is a sense of formality in the tone of this expression.

NOTES ON MARK 6:1-6: CONTEMPTUOUS ATTITUDE TO JESUS IN HIS NATIVE PLACE
By Augustine Agwulonu       Wed, 03 Feb 2016
NOTES ON MARK 6:1-6: CONTEMPTUOUS ATTITUDE TO JESUS IN HIS NATIVE PLACE 1. MOVEMENT: Movement, as reported in this passage, falls within the pattern of Jesus's characteristic approach

MARY AND JOSEPH TOOK JESUS UP TO JERUSALEM TO PRESENT HIM TO THE LORD.
By Augustine Agwulonu       Tue, 02 Feb 2016
"MARY AND JOSEPH TOOK JESUS UP TO JERUSALEM TO PRESENT HIM TO THE LORD." (Luke 2:22). The reason advanced for this gesture is to fulfill the requirement of the law. But are there any other

NOTES ON MARK'S NARRATIVE ABOUT THE GERASENE DEMONIAC (5:1-20)
By Augustine Agwulonu       Mon, 01 Feb 2016
NOTES ON MARK'S NARRATIVE ABOUT THE GERASENE DEMONIAC (5:1-20) 1. The narrative begins with Jesus's sail in a boat to cross to the other side of the see. This movement is defined by identif

FASTING FOR SALE, LK 5:33-39 (FRIDAY OF THE 22ND WEEK IN YEAR B)
By Augustine Agwulonu       Fri, 04 Sep 2015
FASTING FOR SALE, Lk 5:33-39 (Friday of the 22nd week in Year B) What is new about Jesus' religiosity and spirituality that is radically different from those of the Pharisees and John the B

JESUS' FOCUS ON SIMON - LK 5:1-11 (THURSDAY OF THE 22ND WEEK, YEAR B)
By Augustine Agwulonu       Thu, 03 Sep 2015
JESUS' FOCUS ON SIMON - Lk 5:1-11 (Thursday of the 22nd week, Year B) What could have made Jesus to focus his attention on Simon? After he left the synagogue, in Capernaum, according to cha

CONTINUED AUTHORITY AND POWER OF HIS WORD, LK 4:38-44 (WEDNESDAY OF THE 22ND WEEK IN YEAR B)
By Augustine Agwulonu       Wed, 02 Sep 2015
  CONTINUED AUTHORITY AND POWER OF HIS WORD (Lk 4:38-44)  By Fr. Augustine Agwulounu,OP  We ob

FEELING THE POWER OF JESUS' WORD, LK 4:31-37 (TUESDAY OF THE 22ND WEEK IN YEAR B)
By Augustine Agwulonu       Tue, 01 Sep 2015
FEELING THE POWER OF JESUS' WORD, Lk 4:31-37 (Tuesday of the 22nd week in year B) I once read that "words are not merely air and sound." They are rather authority and power. This is the rea

LIFE IN THE SPIRIT (MONDAY OF THE 22ND WEEK IN YEAR B - LUKE 4:16-30)
By Augustine Agwulonu       Mon, 31 Aug 2015
LIFE IN THE SPIRIT (Monday of the 22nd week in year B: Luke 4:16-30) There is a question which we are confronted with when we read the narrative about Jesus' baptism - why was The Lord bapt

A WONDROUS HISTORICAL CHILD - ISAIAH 49:1-6; ACTS 13:22-26; LUKE 1:57-66,80 (THE NATIVITY OF JOHN THE BAPTIST, 24TH JUNE, 2015)
By Augustine Agwulonu       Wed, 24 Jun 2015
A WONDROUS HISTORICAL CHILD - Isaiah 49:1-6; Acts 13:22-26; Luke 1:57-66,80 (The Nativity of John the Baptist, 24th June, 2015) Consoling, controversial, curious and wondrous are some words




 
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