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Most Rev. Gabriel 'Leke Abegunrin
Archbishop of Ibadan Archdiocese

I came to bring fire

By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK
Sun, 14 Aug 2022
Jer. 38:4-6.8-10, Heb. 12:1-4, Lk. 12:49-53. On this Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C, the Church reminds us that life is not always filled with happiness. Our journey is like a rose plant; it is sometimes beautiful to view, but there are sharp thorns attached which may cause us pain. In today's first r..

Take responsibility for your wrongs

By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK
Sat, 13 Aug 2022
Ezk. 18:1-10.13.30-32, Mt. 19:13-15. In today's first reading, the prophet Ezekiel picks up a theme of personal responsibility and accountability for sins. Ezekiel, like many of the later prophets, changed the focus of what will enable one to have the life which God intended. The earlier belief that God deals with a..

The bond of love should be established with God

By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK
Fri, 12 Aug 2022
Ezk. 16:1-15.60.63, Mt. 19:3-12. Today's first reading presents us with the theme of bond between God and His people being symbolised by the bond between a husband and wife. Ezekiel reviews the history of God with the people of Israel. He used the imagery of a man taking a young girl and caring for her, lavishing her with..

The Memorial of St Clare

By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK
Thu, 11 Aug 2022
Ezk. 12:1-12, Mt. 18:21-19:1. In today's first reading, the prophet Ezekiel describes two symbolic actions by which God intended Israel to learn a vital lesson. He carried his belongings through a hole in the city walls, silently with his head covered, so as to see the land no more. He ate his bread and drank water in a ..

The Feast of St Lawrence

By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK
Wed, 10 Aug 2022
2 Cor. 9:6-10, Jn 12:24-26. St Lawrence was a deacon in Rome during the third century, who spent his diaconal ministry serving the poor. He was martyred by being “roasted” to death over hot fire and coals by Emperor Valerian. When Pope Sixtus II was martyred, the Emperor ordered Lawrence to hand ove..

Unless we become like little children, we cannot sincerely respond to the demand of the Kingdom of Heaven

By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK
Tue, 09 Aug 2022
Ezk. 2:8-3:4, Mt. 18:1-5.10.12-14. Being in deep relationship with God may seem difficult especially at the beginning of our faith journey, but the more we accept the relationship, the easier it becomes. Today's first reading recounts the beginning of Ezekiel's ministry. He was asked to take the scroll of God&r..

The Memorial of St Dominic

By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK
Mon, 08 Aug 2022
Ezk. 1:2-5.24-28, Mt. 17:22-27. Today's first reading recounts the story of the call of the prophet Ezekiel, who received a glorious vision of God on His Heavenly Throne, surrounded by Angels, the Seraphim and the Cherubim in all of His glory. Ezekiel’s vision offers a startling revelation of the awesome splendour ..


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