“Believe” as the prime mover in Saint John’s Gospel

By Antoine, sx. The discussion about Faith is a broad topic. Looking at the implications of the Christian Faith, one gets a clear mind that the Johannine concept of Faith highlights the beginning of Jesus’ Messianic age. Starting from the wedding in Cana, John’s narratives or signs open to different …

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Remembering Fr. Aldo in his first death anniversary

“How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news ¨ This biblical text describes perfectly the life and mission of our dear confrere, Fr. Everaldo dos Santos, SX (Fr. Aldo). He was a man of prayer and joy in all the places and moments with people he worked. …

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The Trinity and Mercy

by Ulrich Mokam Saa, SX – In a world wounded by natural calamities, war, diseases, famine, discrimination, terrorism, we can be tempted to doubt about God’s presence in the reality. In a world ruled by the strict observance of the law and the strict sanction applied to it,  people yearn …

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Catechesis on the Holy Spirit

Fr. Joeven MATUGAS, sx Since we celebrate the Pentecost Sunday – the feast day of the Church and the Holy Spirit, I just want to share some basic catechesis on the Holy Spirit based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Our Church has magnificent teachings on the Holy Spirit. …

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The Ascension of the Lord

Fr. Joeven MATUGAS,sx I would like to share this line of the song from the famous Born Again Christian Preacher Don Moen: “We give you glory. We give you honor. We give you everything we have lifting our hearts and hands before you Lord. There is no other reason why we came …

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Christ had died, Christ has risen, Christ will come again

By Elvis, sx. The Resurrection of Christ, celebrated on Easter Sunday and the following days, is the biggest feast for Christians, bigger even than Christmas. With the Resurrection of Christ, our lives as his followers took on a new perspective that nothing can turn around. The stone has been rolled away …

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Perpetual vows

Today is a special day for us Xaverian Missionaries: it is our Founder’s day. On this occasion, three of our brothers (Justin, Adolph and Javier) will consecrate their lives forever to God for the mission in our family. We have asked them some questions. Yustinus Hibur (from Indonesia) How important …

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On the Frontier

Reflection – World Mission Sunday 2015 Fr. Joeven MATUGAS, sx Fr. Joseph Patrick D. Echevarria, SJ, explains the difference between two words of the missionary vocabulary that could be easily mistaken one for another: “Frontier” and “Periphery”.  For him, frontier“referrers to a place where few or no one had gone …

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