• THE TRIUNE GOD AND OUR SPIRITUAL LIFE

    June 7, 2020 admin

    “Christians are baptized ‘in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.’ Before receiving the sacrament, they respond to a three-part question when asked to confess the Father, the Son and the Spirit: ‘I do.’ ‘The faith of all Christians rests on the Trinity.’” – Catechism of the Catholic…

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  • PARTNERSHIP WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT

    May 17, 2020 admin

    Rev. Fr. John-Mary Benedict Ntol Atep “The reception of the sacrament of Confirmation is necessary for the completion of baptismal grace. For ‘by the sacrament of Confirmation, [the baptized] are more perfectly bound to the Church and are enriched with a special strength of the Holy Spirit. Hence they are, as true witnesses of Christ,…

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  • SPIRITUAL LIFE AND COMMUNITY

    May 10, 2020 admin

    “Without God man neither knows which way to go, nor even understands who he is… One of the deepest forms of poverty a person can experience is isolation… It is not by isolation that man establishes his worth, but by placing himself in relation with others and with God.”― Pope Benedict XVI Rev. Fr. John-Mary Benedict…

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  • SPIRITUAL LIFE AND LEADERSHIP

    May 3, 2020 admin

    Leadership properly understood begins with you and me. What we call personal leadership. Personal leadership in the spiritual life is the ability to influence oneself to listen to the voice of God, His Church and an educated conscience and not to be overtaken by time and chance.

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  • An insight about “Did not our hearts burn within us?” (Luke 24:32)

    April 26, 2020 admin

    Rev. Fr. John-Mary Benedict Ntol Atep An insight about “Did not our hearts burn within us?” (Luke 24:32) Happy Easter! The story of the risen Lord and the disciples’ walk to Emmaus is a story with many messages and lessons. The story is a special proof of the mystery of Jesus’ resurrection. A story that…

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  • TO BE OF USE IN TODAY’S TROUBLED WORLD

    April 19, 2020 admin

    Rev. Fr. John-Mary Benedict Ntol Atep  “+Mankind will not have peace until it turns with trust to My mercy. +Oh, how much I am hurt by a soul’s distrust! Such a soul professes that I am Holy and Just, but does not believe that I am Mercy and does not trust in My Goodness. Even…

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  • THE MESSAGE OF PALM SUNDAY: COVID-19 AND THE GIFT OF RESILIENCE

    April 5, 2020 admin

    Rev. Fr. John-Mary Ntol Atep Do not judge me by my success, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again – Nelson Mandela On this day we celebrate Palm Sunday of the passion of the Lord, I prayerfully wish you a fruitful conclusion of our Lenten journey and spiritual…

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  • TOTAL CONSECRATION TO JESUS CHRIST THROUGH THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY

    February 2, 2020 admin

    Today we celebrate the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord. The underlying message of the aforementioned feast is the need for the consecration or total offering or total dedication of oneself to God. We are privileged in our age to have an answer for such genuine need. It is total consecration to Jesus Christ…

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  • SUNDAY HINTS FOR THE SPIRITUAL LIFE

    October 27, 2019 admin

    QUOTES/VOICES ON PRAYER BY MASTERS OF PRAYER Prayer is not about changing God, but being willing to let God change us Richard Rohr Prayer is not asking. Prayer is putting oneself in the hands of God, at His disposition, and listening to His voice in the depth of our hearts. Mother Teresa If the only…

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  • Gratitude and the Spiritual Life

    October 12, 2019 admin

    “If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.” Meister Eckhart Gratitude is a special memory of the heart and a feeling of being thankful. Gratitude is expressed in two special ways: appreciation and thanksgiving. Appreciation is the recognition of the feelings of gratitude and it…

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