The Devil is a seducer. This is why, without our knowing it, we let him enter into our lives. This also applies to the life of the Church. This is why the Pope is asking us this month of October to pray the Rosary of the Virgin Mary and the prayer to St. Michael the Archangel to fight against the power of evil and to protect the Church. Will we all join in with this request?
Holding his grandmother’s hands in his and looking her in straight in the eye, with an effort Harouna Gabra uttered these words to explain why he had decided to go away from Togo: “Either I’ll turn to crime or I’ll die”. He was 14 years old and could be sure of only one thing, that life had to be better outside Africa. In Togo the horizon for young people stopped at the desert where life faded gradually away and where violence and crime were the only options.
In the context of the 15th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, on the theme "Young people, the faith and vocational discernment" Hillary tells us a bit about himself. He is a recent graduate that joined Opus Dei some months ago. He tells us about his interests and how he discovered his vocation.
Jeremy White is a faithful of Opus Dei who died in Nigeria in 1990 with a reputation for holiness. He was born in Aldershot, England on May 18, 1938. He did a bachelor’s degree in History and Modern languages in Cambridge University. He converted from Anglicanism in 1959. In the same year, he moved to Nairobi, Kenya, to help with the start of Strathmore College. While in Nairobi he asked for admission to Opus Dei. In 1965 he moved to Nigeria to help in the start of Opus Dei activities in that country.
22nd of September there will be a solemn Thanksgiving Mass in Nairobi to celebrate 60 years since Opus Dei started stable work on the continent of Africa, precisely in East Africa. This is Part 3 of a series of articles tracing the history of that divine African adventure.