• LET US BE DIRECTED BY THE SPIRIT
  • Prayerful reflection on the Mystery of the Ascension
  • I CALL YOU FRIENDS
  • LET US BE DIRECTED BY THE SPIRIT

    PENTECOST SUNDAY

    Every year, the solemnity of Pentecost is for us an opportunity to meditate on the gift of the Holy Spirit. In the second reading of this Sunday, Saint Paul tells us: “Since the Spirit is our life, let us be directed by the Spirit” (Ga5: 25). Indeed, the Holy Spirit must not be reduced to a mere power or force. He (the Holy Spirit) is the third person of the Most Holy Trinity. As such He can truly guide us if we are docile to Him.

  • Prayerful reflection on the Mystery of the Ascension

    ASCENSION SUNDAY

    “Why, dear Jesus, are you leaving us to ascend back to the Father? Didn’t you promise us that you would live with us till the end of time? Didn’t you ask us at the Last Supper to remain in you as you wanted to remain in us?

  • I CALL YOU FRIENDS

    SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

    Today’s gospel is the continuation of the passage we read last Sunday. The Lord is the vine, we are the braches. We need to be united with Christ, so that his life may reach us. This unity, expressed by the word “abide”, in today’s text is explained with the image of friendship.

On certain aspects of Christian salvation

On certain aspects of Christian salvation

Is the Catholic Church rediscovering the beauty of the first proclamation of the...
PASTORAL VISIT OF BISHOP NATALE PAGANELLI, S.X. TO MONGO BENDUGU PARISH

PASTORAL VISIT OF BISHOP NATALE PAGANELLI, S.X. TO MONGO BENDUGU PARISH

Bishop Natale Paganelli, sx made a pastoral visit to Mongo Parish from 15th – 18th...
A Lenten pilgrimage for peace

A Lenten pilgrimage for peace

The pilgrimage of the Archdiocese of Freetown had a special purpose this year. ...
You are Citizens of Heaven (Ph 3: 20)

You are Citizens of Heaven (Ph 3: 20)

In two days, Sierra Leone will be holding the general elections. As the time goes...
The vocation promotion in Kailahun of the Diocese of Kenema

The vocation promotion in Kailahun of the Diocese of Kenema

From the 6th of February to 8th 2018 we, Father Patrick Santianez (the Vocation Director...
A Xaverian publication on beliefs

A Xaverian publication on beliefs

It is uncertain to describe or explain a phenomenon such as beliefs. First, it is...
Young people, the Faith and Vocation

Young people, the Faith and Vocation

“Those who have come into genuine contact with Christ, cannot keep him for themselves”. (Novo...
Confirmation in Holy Martyrs of Uganda Parish, Kabala

Confirmation in Holy Martyrs of Uganda Parish, Kabala

Last January 20, 2018, Bishop Natale Paganelli, s.x., the Apostolic Administrator...
The Falaba Christian Community

The Falaba Christian Community

It is more than a decade that the Christian Community of Falaba was founded. It was...
  • The coming Synod is timely and appropriate

    Sr. Magdalene Philip Umoh was born in Nigeria. She belongs to the congregation of the School Sisters of Notre Dame commonly known by the abbreviation SSND. Since 2013, she has been missioning in Sierra Leone. She currently works at the University of Makeni (UNIMAK)- a catholic university of the diocese of Makeni/ Sierra Leone- as the University Chaplain as well as a chemistry research assistant. Towards the coming synod of bishops, in this interview with Fr. Louis Bira sx, she shares with us her youth ministry experience. For her, the coming synod is timely and appropriate!

     Fr. Louis Bira (LB): Since 2015 October, you are the catholic chaplain of the University of Makeni (UNIMAK). Your service includes Youth Ministry. How do you welcome the decision of Pope Francis to call for a Synod of Catholic Bishops on Young people, the Faith and Vocational Discernment? 

    Sr. Magdalene Philip Umoh (MPU):  The Pope’s call for the synod on young people is quiet timely and appropriate because young people are overwhelmed with the influx of unfiltered information which has become detrimental to their personal, religious and moral integrity. This will, in a way, build relationships and togetherness among the young. In addition, it will give a sense of belonging to the Christian faith community as well as remolding and reshaping the world view of the young people in light of the gospel values. Again, I am foreseeing this call as a way of re-creating mentorship and guidance for the young especially those sitting on the hedge of life confused, disappointed and abandoned.

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  • Fr. Victor Bongiovanni sx: 41 years accompanying and accompanied by Youth

    Ordained priest 50 years ago (1968), Fr. Victor Bongiovanni, a xaverian missionary has been working in Sierra Leone for 41 years. In this interview, he shares his missionary experience, describing it as “a walking along in life”, a ministry of “accompanying and accompanied by Youth”.

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  • CALLED TO CALL OTHERS...

    2018 World Day of Vocations

    On Good Shepherd Sunday this year, all the Christian communities will celebrate the 55th World Day of Vocations.The message of Pope Francis, entitled “Listening, discerning, living the call of the Lord”, is in line with the forthcoming Synod of Bishops (October 2018), which will be dedicated to young people, especially to the relationship between young people, faith and vocation. This is the good news of this day: at the center of our lives there is the call to joy that God addresses to us. Pope Francis writes: “We are not victims of chance or swept up in a series of unconnected events; on the contrary, our life and our presence in this world are the fruit of a divine vocation! … In the diversity and the uniqueness of each and every vocation, … there is a need to listen, discern and live this word that calls to us from on high and, while enabling us to develop our talents, makes us instruments of salvation in the world and guides us to full happiness”.

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