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After 47 years ....Farewell to Father Michael Casey

WHEN Father Michael Casey CSSp arrived in The Gambia on 3rd November 1967, the Mission journal
noted: ‘He looks strong and fit; ideal missionary material’. Whoever wrote this was far- sighted, because Fr Casey served the Diocese of Banjul for almost 47 years, and worked as Parish Priest in almost every corner of the country - always willingly and cheerfully, making innumerable friends among Christians and Muslims alike. ...

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Marie’s journey to final profession

Marie was baptised on 20th December 1987 and confirmed on 13th February 1993. She developed an
interest in the religious life while at primary school, and had a good rapport with the Presentation Sisters, without feeling a call to join them. While in secondary school she stayed in a hostel run by the School Sisters of Notre Dame (SSND) and began to sense a vocation. It took some years of questioning and seeking,...

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Francis canonises John XXXIII and John Paul II

AN ESTIMATED 800,000 people were on the streets of Rome on Sunday 27th April to see two popes, Pope
Francis and retired Pope Benedict XVI, concelebrate the Mass honouring the canonisation of their predecessors, St John XXIII and St John Paul II. St Peter’s Square was packed, with over 500,000 people. Those unable to cross the bridges to the Vatican watched large screens throughout the city, while many millions throughout the world watched...

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EASTER MESSAGE 2014 By Most Reverend Robert P. Ellison CSSp

A. The stories of the Resurrection of Jesus from the dead as told by the four evangelists differ quite considerably. None of them attempt to give a clear historical account of what happened during the forty days between Easter Sunday and the Ascension of our Lord

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Brother Dismas - Nazareth Hermitage

I am a Canonical Penitent Hermit of Divine Mercy in the Diocese of Banjul, The Gambia. As a hermit, my life is
dedicated to prayer, contemplation and caring for the sick poor who come to the hermitage daily. My personal rule of life

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APPOINTMENTS / TRANSFERS SEPTEMBER 2013

Fr. Peter S. LOPEZ: Director, Gambia Pastoral Institute. Fr. Peter GOMEZ: P.P., Blessed Sacrament Parish, Kanifing Estate. Fr. Jean Noel FAYE: P.P., St. Peter's Parish, Lamin. Fr. Aime Joseph COLLEY: P.P., Mary, Mother of God Parish, Soma.

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CHILD PROTECTION POLICY IN THE DIOCESE OF BANJUL

Introduction: Children are a gift from God to families, church and society at large. They are human, created in the image of God (Gen. 1:27-28) and as such they deserve to be treated with care and dignity. How children are nurtured now will have some impact on them as future adults.
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NEW YEAR MESSAGE 2014 ONE HUMAN FAMILY, FOOD FOR ALL

1.Many years ago, a worldwide campaign was launched to put an end to the evil of poverty. I can remember the words of the slogan which was found on posters, banners and small tags pinned to our clothing. These words were: 'MAKE POVERTY HISTORY 2015'. This great surge of concern for the poor and the oppressed was linked to a special message

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CHRISTMAS MESSAGE 2013

1 'After Jesus had been born at Bethlehem in Judea, during the reign of King Herod, some wise men came to Jerusalem from the east. 'Where is the infant king of the Jews? they asked. It was a very innocent question coming from men regarded as 'wise'. They were simply trying to follow the path of a special star which, they believed, might lead them in their search for the truth, perhaps even for the one true God. In those days, there were some

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