BIA Benedict XVI Institute for Africa
Father Zifac
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 […]

May 2, 2021
Agbaw Ebai
Happy Birthday, Pope Benedict XVI!

Prayers and well-wishes for continued good health for our inspirational father, Jospeh Ratzinger/Pope Benedict XVI, on his 94th birthday!

April 17, 2021
Father Denis
Father Denis: The Christian God and Culture in Africa, Part 2

Continued from Part 1 Many have thought, and I believe falsely so, that Christianity is foreign and radically opposed to African culture. With a lot of shortsightedness, they claim Christianity […]

March 20, 2021
Father Zifac
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 […]

March 17, 2021
Father Denis
Father Denis: The Christian God and Culture in Africa, Part 1

Man does not just fall from sky. He is a product of his environment. This includes his culture, religion, worldview. In other words, each man comes from a particular community, […]

March 10, 2021
Father Zifac
Father Zifac: surpassing in holiness

Unless your holiness surpasses that of the scribes and Pharisees you shall not enter the kingdom of God” (Mathew 5:20). By this, Jesus meant that there are two ways of […]

February 27, 2021
Agbaw Ebai
Father Maurice: A Praying Community, part 2

This Sunday marks the first Sunday of the Holy Season of Lent, a time which our Christian tradition calls our attention to the three pious exercises of Prayer, Fasting and […]

February 21, 2021
Father Zifac
Father Zifac: make room for the unfit/misfit

The gospel is a story about ordinary life – someone hard of hearing, with poor speech, disabilities that challenge us. If you ever had a speech impediment or the difficulty […]

February 15, 2021