THE PALLOTTINE MBAUKWU, NIGERIA

Updates from the Pallottines Fathers and Brothers ( Society of the Catholic Apostolate )

24Nov, 2015

The Lord God is the creator of heaven and earth

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The Lord God is the creator of heaven and earth. “At the beginning God created heaven and earth.” But nobody was there to witness, to take photos, to take video. Nobody can say that he saw… Is the account of the creation invented? Can we believe it? Or how can we understand it? We believe that is was revealed. It is the answer of many questions that people had and have and will have. For instance: Who created heaven and earth? Where are we coming from? Where are we going? […]
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24Nov, 2015

Saint Vincent Pallotti and the Pallottines in Nigeria

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Saint Vincent Pallotti and the Pallottines in Nigeria In 1998 Fr. Martin Ezeokoli was invited from the Rector of the Pallottine University in Germany to participate in a Symposium about St. Vincent Pallotti, the Apostle of infinite love and mercy. The message of Fr. Martin’s Apostolate in St. Augustine’s Chaplaincy in the Polytechnic in OKO, Anambra / Nigeria had reached the Pallottine World. “Pallotti for Action – Action for Christ”! Since he had met the Pallottine Sisters and the Pallottine Fathers in Rome and experienced the Spirituality of their holy […]
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26Oct, 2013

Dear Friends of “The Pallottine”

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 “Francis, go and rebuild my Church”. Francis of Assisi (1181- 1226) heard a voice saying this to him, when he was praying in a little chapel that nearly felt in ruin. He had lived a life of debauchery, spending the money of his rich and wealthy father on parties, with women and his friends and not caring for the people around him. After having been wounded in a war he was bound to his sickbed where he received a vision of Jesus that changed his life completely.  Francis embraced poverty, […]
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26Oct, 2013

Righteousness in need of righteous people in the fast-changing ecosphere

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Righteousness is a pivot or a spindle for morality, uprightness, justice, honesty, decency, virtue and so on and so forth. Then a righteous person is the custodian of righteousness; the one who protects righteousness and makes sure that it shines always especially in the midst of evil and injustice. Righteousness is one of the integral contents of the beatitudes as it is evident in  Matthew 5:10 “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. This gospel passage gives an unshakable assurance of […]
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26Oct, 2013

BUILDING A HUMAN FAMILY FROM THE WORLD YOUTH DAY

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My Experience of Rio 2013 “A tourist always asks, ‘Where can I get this?’  but a Pilgrim always says ‘Thank you!’ to everything.” These were the words of Bishop Frank de Gouveia of Oudsthoorn diocese while trying to impart the spirit of pilgrimage in us two weeks before we left for Brazil. These words only made sense to most of us while we were already in Brazil but the reality was that our journey became that of big thanksgiving to God and to the church in Brazil. Far from a […]
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26Oct, 2013

LET US IMITATE GOD IN HIS MERCY

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When we talk about mercy, we are talking about one of the attributes of God, just like God is Love. He is Father of all mercies. He is God of all comfort (2Cor.1:3). He is God who is rich in mercy (Eph.2:4) and His mercy lasts from age to age (Lk. 1:50). It is out of the abundance of His mercy that God sent His Divine Mercy, His only begotten Son Jesus Christ to save us. In action, Christ witnessed Him and in words, Christ proclaimed Him. Christ lavished his […]
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26Oct, 2013

St. Vincent Pallotti (Apostle of Rome)

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A native of Rome, St. Vincent Pallotti was ordained for the city of Rome, the heart of the Church, in 1818. He lived in turbulent times when the lives and the faith of the people were sorely tested by hardships of war, the effects of the Enlightenment on ordinary people and the poverty of the clergy itself. His charitable work with orphans, tradesmen, country peasants, nobles, clergy and religious, the imprisoned and the condemned, the military and people of every walk of life earned for him the title of “Apostle […]
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26Oct, 2013

COHABITATION / LIVING TOGETHER – Long Neglected Social Atrocity

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COHABITATION / LIVING TOGETHER – Long Neglected Social Atrocity   by Elui, Chukwuma Jude SAC Researcher, David E. Pratte, states that ‘a major social change has occurred during our lifetime’. This has accompanied the acceptance of the changes in sexual and family values such as divorce, homosexuality, abortion, etc; which is viewed as the result of the sexual and industrial revolution of the 60’s. As though we are tired of news of terror, war, various forms of violence, scandals, corruption et al, which partially place our attention oversees, with little […]
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26Apr, 2013

Christ Wants Us To Be Agents Of Mercy

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Mercy is at the core of Christ’s teaching in the Scripture; it was mercy that moved Him to leave His exalted position in heaven to come into the world and took the form of a human person just to save us all from eternal damnation. Christ, in His Sermon on the Mount usually regarded as Beatitudes, proclaimed: “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy”(Matt 5:7). The Good News Bible translated it thus: “Happy are those who are merciful to others; God will be merciful to them”. But why […]
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26Nov, 2012

MISSION OF THE PALLOTTINES IN AFRICA

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Africa is often considered to be a continent of hope. This statement might appear unrealistic and exaggerated at first sight. This apparent pessimism is not without basis. The massive material poverty, the non-ending wars and violence, the uncontrolled spread of AIDS, the illiteracy, the political corruption, etc… are only some of the evils affecting this huge continent and the millions of its population. Unfortunately, often only these dark realities get the media attention. Even in the Ecclesiastical circles, these evils are highlighted in view of moving the hearts of people […]
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