Be Humble – Fr. Mario advises students of AEI

Samuel Noah, Jackomino Murowa and Fr. Mario explaining the parable

Samuel Noah, Jackomino Murowa and Fr. Mario explaining the parable

Fr. Mario Pacifici has advised students of Andiamo Education Institutions to be humble. Fr. Mario said this during his homily on Sunday 27 October 2013.

Quoting the Gospel of Luke, Fr. Mario said: “For everyone who raises himself up will be humbled, but anyone who humbles himself will be raised up.”

To make sure that the students understood the parable Jesus spoke to some people who prided themselves on being upright and despised everyone else, Fr. Mario asked Samuel Noah and Jackomino Murowa to say prayers in front of the students like the Pharisee and the Tax Collector respectively.

Like the Pharisee, Noah prayed: “I thank you, God, that I am not grasping, unjust, adulterous like everyone else, and particularly that I am not like this tax collector here. [In this particular case, Jackomino] I fast twice a week; I pay tithes on all I get.”

Murowa, like the tax collector stood some distance away, not daring even to raise his eyes to heaven; but he beat his breast and said, “God, be merciful to me, a sinner.”

Seminarians from ICI

Seminarians from ICI

During the same mass, Fr. Mario on behalf of Andiamo Education Institutions welcomed three seminarians from Inter Congregational Institute (ICI) who will be praying with the students every Sunday sharing their experiences.

Fr. Mario also took the opportunity to join St. Louis Montfort Parishioners in welcoming Fr. Callisto Baluwa who becomes the new Parish Priest, succeeding Fr. Luigi Fratus.

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