“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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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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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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Consecrated people as Grace to the Community

 by Fr. Patrick Santiañez, s.x. – “You will be a gift to the ‘young church’ of the Diocese of Makeni in Sierra Leone”. These were the words spoken by one of the well-wishers during my sending-off party before leaving the Philippines for Sierra Leone. As I’m writing this article, these …

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Reflection on the Year of Consecrated Life – Faith Shared Experience

By Joeven Matugas, sx – Pope Francis is inviting consecrated people of today to rejoice in the experience of God’s consolation (comfort, tenderness, being loved, encouragement) and to bear witness to His mercy through love and deeds in the various cultures and locations of people in this world (Pope’s Letter Rejoice). Since …

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The time of Salvation: Eternity in temporality

By Héritier Mesa – One among the many contributions of Albert Einstein in modern theoretical physics is the understanding of Time and Space. In fact, in his theory of “Relativity,” he brilliantly supplanted the classical understanding of Time and Space as absolute and linear entities. Indeed, the Newtonian classical mechanic …

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REMEMBERING THE PAST FOR A GLORIOUS FUTURE

By Heritier Mesa, sx I would never call myself a nostalgic fan of the late 1960’s music, nor did I experience the beauty of Nana Mouskouri’s songs in the pinnacle of her glory and fame. However, listening for the very first time on the radio to her version of “Try …

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Christian life: a journey towards Illumination.

By Heritier Raphael Mesa Nteke, sx There is no doubt that the Greek phrase “en Christo,” (in Christ) is the most used single phrase in Paul’s writings. Indeed, it appears about 164 times all in all of Paul’s letters.  With different tones, it stresses on a Christ-centered life. Paul, in …

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