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“THE LORD IS COMPASSIONATE AND GRACIOUS, SLOW TO ANGER AND RICH IN MERCY”

⏰Twenty-FourthSunday in Ordinary Time (Year A) ????Sirach 27:30 – 28:7; Ps 103:1-2, 3-4, 9-10, 11-12 (R.v.8); Rom 14:7-9; Matt 18:21-35 Last Sunday, in the liturgy, we reflected on the necessity of forgiveness and fraternal correction in order to build up a harmonious community. But today, we are reminded that forgiveness is a norm that must be observed by all. Recall that Jesus had earlier said, “If you do not forgive others, then your Father will not forgive you either” (Matt 6:15). Peter might have just recalled that teaching in Matt 6:14-15, and then, since Jesus just brought up the matter...

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DAY 9: (September 16) THE SHEPHERDS’ VISIT TO THE CHILD JESUS, MARY AND JOSEPH

33 DAYS PREPARATORY PRAYER FOR THE RE-CONSECRATION OF NIGERIA TO THE IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY. DAY 9 (September 16) THE SHEPHERDS’ VISIT TO THE CHILD JESUS, MARY AND JOSEPH V. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. V. Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of the faithful. R. And enkindle in them the fire of your love. V. Send forth your spirit and they shall be created. R. And you shall renew the face of the earth. Let us pray: Oh God, who by the light of the Holy Spirit, did...

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“EACH TREE IS KNOWN BY ITS OWN FRUIT” (Luke 6:43)

⏰Saturday of the Twenty-Third Week of Ordinary Time 1 (16 Sept. 2017 – Memorial of Ss. Cornelius & Cyprian) ????1 Tim 1:15-17; Ps 113:1-2, 3-4, 5a and 6-7 (R.v.2); Luke 6:43-49 In a homily he once delivered at a Mass in his Santa Martha residence, Pope Francis said that a person who cannot forgive is not a Christian. Mercy is a fruit of Christianity, which is a vocation of love. We received this love first and must transmit it unadulterated to others. St. Paul reminds us in 1 Tim 1:15-17 that what we are is the object of God’s mercy....

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PRAYER FOR NIGERIA IN DISTRESS

All Powerful and merciful Father, You are the God of justice, love and Peace You rule over all the nations of the earth Power and might are in your hands And no one can withstand you. We present our country Nigeria before You. We praise and thank you for You are the source of all we have and are. We are sorry for all the sins we have committed and the good deeds we have failed to do. In Your loving forgiveness, Keep us safe from the punishment we deserve. Lord, we are weighed down not only by uncertainties but...

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DAY 8: (September 15) MARY, OUR LADY OF SORROWS

33 DAYS PREPARATORY PRAYER FOR THE RE-CONSECRATION OF NIGERIA TO THE IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY. DAY 8 (September 15) MARY, OUR LADY OF SORROWS V. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. V. Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of the faithful. R. And enkindle in them the fire of your love. V. Send forth your spirit and they shall be created. R. And you shall renew the face of the earth. Let us pray: Oh God, who by the light of the Holy Spirit, did instruct the hearts of the...

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DAY 7 (September 14) THE BIRTH OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST BY THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY

33 DAYS PREPARATORY PRAYER FOR THE RE-CONSECRATION OF NIGERIA TO THE IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY. DAY 7 (September 14) THE BIRTH OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST BY THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY V. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. V. Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of the faithful. R. And enkindle in them the fire of your love. V. Send forth your spirit and they shall be created. R. And you shall renew the face of the earth. Let us pray: Oh God, who by the light of the Holy...

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“SET YOUR MINDS ON THINGS THAT ARE ABOVE” (Col 3:2)

⏰Wednesday of the Twenty-Third Week of Ordinary Time 1 (13 Sept. 2017 – Memorial of St. John Chrysosto) ????Col 3:1-11; Ps 145:2-3, 10-11, 12-13ab (R.v.9a); Luke 6:20-26 May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you. Amen. Being a Christian means being immersed into the identity of Christ in such a way that it is no longer the person who lives but Christ living in him (cf. Col 3:3-4; Gal 2:20-21). We must therefore aim to be where Christ is also. We cannot do that unless we...

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DAY 6: OUR LADY OF FATIMA.

33 DAYS PREPARATORY PRAYER FOR THE RE-CONSECRATION OF NIGERIA TO THE IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY. DAY 6 (September 13) OUR LADY OF FATIMA V. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. V. Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of the faithful. R. And enkindle in them the fire of your love. V. Send forth your spirit and they shall be created. R. And you shall renew the face of the earth. Let us pray: Oh God, who by the light of the Holy Spirit, did instruct the hearts of the faithful,...

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DAY 5: THE VISITATION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY

33 DAYS PREPARATORY PRAYER FOR THE RE-CONSECRATION OF NIGERIA TO THE IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY. DAY 5 (September 12). THE VISITATION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY V. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. V. Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of the faithful. R. And enkindle in them the fire of your love. V. Send forth your spirit and they shall be created. R. And you shall renew the face of the earth. Let us pray: Oh God, who by the light of the Holy Spirit, did instruct the hearts...

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DAY 4: THE ANNUNCIATION OF THE LORD

33 DAYS PREPARATORY PRAYER FOR THE RE-CONSECRATION OF NIGERIA TO THE IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY DAY 4 (September 11). THE ANNUNCIATION OF THE LORD V. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. V. Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of the faithful. R. And enkindle in them the fire of your love. V. Send forth your spirit and they shall be created. R. And you shall renew the face of the earth. Let us pray: Oh God, who by the light of the Holy Spirit, did instruct the hearts of the...

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