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The Beacon International Magazine is a laity publication on the Catholic faith and the African Church.The Beacon International Magazine has as its primary aim the dissemination of vital Catholic information on doctrine, faith, health and every day life.

Ours is one of the first laity efforts in Catholic publication for local and international markets on the African continent covering diverse areas such as faith, the Church, doctrine, everyday life experiences. The Beacon team is drawn from an enviable group of international writers and commentators who contribute essays and articles on a wide range of issues.

We shall continue to live up to our promise of giving a well packaged magazine to our readers while maintaining the highest level of professionalism, aesthetic values, respect for human dignity and a wholesome representation of the Catholic Faith.


This Edition

Front Page

A Leap Of Faith

Fear is powerful, but faith persists. Fear says, “why try?” but faith says, “why not?”. Fear builds walls, but faith builds bridges. Most of us are afraid of heading into the unknown, of uncertainty, of unfamiliarity, of not knowing what’s going to happen.
Cover Choice

The Healing Light of Christ

The resurrection of Jesus is synonymous to the triumph of light over darkness. This is why the service of light on Easter night and the paschal candle that is displayed in church throughout the Easter season have such prominent place in our liturgy.
Our Faith

We Believe in the One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church »

Hundreds of millions of people worldwide say "I believe in the One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church" every week, and yet do they reflect on the meaning? This article gives a brief history of the Catholic Church, and explains what the Catholic Church is.


Catholic Living

The Pro-Life Movement and the Catholic Church »

The future of the pro-life movement throughout the world depends on the Roman Catholic Church. To know this is to begin to understand the real issues underlying the wanton murder of over 50 million unborn children every year.

More Articles: Living

Winning Family

The Word, The Holy Spirit, Our World »

It is amazing to ponder on the diverse gifts of man, especially when we relate to the creations of man inspired by the Holy Spirit. The scientists would see man –made things as the product of the ingenuity of human beings. This is unfortunate I would say, as man’s thoughts are not existing except the spirit being is connected.

Faith & Business

Adversity: How God Shapes a Leader »

A man in a dark suit ushered me into the luxurious sitting room of the penthouse suite. The windows of the room afforded a panoramic view. Then he left me alone with my thoughts.


Young & Catholic

How to Raise Children Who Care »

How do you raise children who care? Education professor William Damon says that one of the first and most important steps in raising moral children is to nurture their ability to feel empathy. According to Damon, “Empathy toward those in distress” is one of the “elements of a universal morality.”


Tonic For The Soul

Learning to Walk on Water »

It’s easy to trust God when all is going well. During those “blue sky” periods, we typically don’t spend too much time analyzing our faith. It’s a different story, however, when we are faced with an unexpected storm. We are often placed in situations that challenge us to trust God even when it doesn’t make sense.


Saint Of The Month

Sts. Joachim and Anne- Parents of Our Lady »
Feast Day: July 26
Patron Saint Of:
By tradition Joachim and Anne are considered to be the names of the parents of Mary, the Mother of God. We have no historical evidence, however, of any elements of their lives, including their names.



Videos Of The Month


What Constitutes a Practicing Catholic?»

It may be difficult to tell a non-practicing Catholic that he or she can’t receive ​C​ommunion, but—as Fr. Mike Schmitz proves in this video—in the big picture​, ​​you would actually be helping the person.


Do All Good People go to Heaven?»

Good people go to heaven when they die, right? Well, according to the Gospels, not exactly. Fr. Mike Schmitz points to at least four things Christ says we need for salvation:


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