BIA Benedict XVI Institute for Africa
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Fr. Zifac: Never Give Up Looking Up

Yes. Never give up in looking up. Refuse to be discouraged. No bad condition is permanent with Jesus. Solve your problems the Bartimaeus’ way. When Zacheus could not see Jesus bc of a height impediment he climbed a tree; when Bartimaeus could not see Jesus bc he was blind he used his voice. Use what […]

October 24, 2021
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Father Zifac: it is well in Jesus’ name

With the uncertainty and political and cultural volatility of nowadays it can be easy to become overwhelmed. It can easy to lose hope and to give in to despair. Thankfully, as Christians we can return to the Scriptures for perspective. We can look to the Word of God and be reminded that for those who […]

September 6, 2021
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Father Zifac: I am with you always.

We are gathered here in prayer, with St. Joseph and with Our Lady. They are here with the legion of angels and saints in heaven and so no one of us here is wasting his time even if you came here because somebody forced you or bribed you to come or even if you came […]

May 23, 2021
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Father Zifac: The Secret of Fruitfulness

To make plants, God spoke to the earth: “Let the earth produce all kinds of plants” (Gen. 1:11). To make the fish, He spoke to the water: “Let the waters swarm and abundantly produce living creatures…” (Gen. 1:20). To make man, God spoke to Himself. And the Lord said, “Let us make man in our […]

May 2, 2021
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Father Zifac: the stone is rolled away

Mary Magdalen and the other women, some of Jesus’ most devoted disciples, who followed Jesus in Galilee and provided for him as his benefactors, the same women who watched as Jesus was crucified and died on Friday, who followed and saw where his dead body was laid to rest, are not at the first moment […]

April 3, 2021
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Father Zifac: Jesus draws all people to Himself

Jesus promises that when he is lifted up from the earth, he will draw all people to himself. This is his reply to the Greeks. He will not only be seen by them, but by the whole world. His outstrectched arms on the cross will be ready to welcome everybody. It is only when we […]

March 21, 2021
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Father Zifac: forgetting and remembering

The words forgetting and remembering are very significant in the Bible. While forgetting is negative and destructive, remembering is positive and constructive and can be redemptive. Both words are important in Jewish and Christian life. In the first reading, we experience a typical case of forgetting. The people of God refuse to remember that God […]

March 18, 2021
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Father Zifac: Courage, Do Not Give Up

“The Lord has forsaken me; my God has forgotten me. Where is God? Has be become so weak? Has he become so evil that he cannot save me?” At some point of our Christian faith and journey, the above conclusions and questions have crossed our minds. It has often led us to near despair and […]

March 17, 2021
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Father Zifac: From Obedience to Total Commitment

Football has rules and regulations to be followed by Players in the field of play. The aim of this game is to put the ball into the net of the opponent. The central referee is the judge who evaluates the actions and reactions of each player according to the rules. He decides whether to give […]

March 11, 2021