The Beacon International Magazine is a laity publication on the Catholic faith and the African Church.
The Beacon International Catholic 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.The Beacon story started in January 2002 in response to the call by Pope John Paul II for all Catholics to be involved in evangelism. The formal presentation was held on Saturday, April 27, 2002 at Rita Lori Hotels in Lagos, Nigeria.
The Beacon International Catholic Magazine is solely financed with personal resources of Steve and Tonia Alabi. The magazine started as a print version which we kept going for five years. Due to financial constraints and lack of advertising support from corporate bodies due to the religious nature of the content and the attendant astronomical cost of distribution, we had to rest the publication for some time.
The desire to keep the dream alive remained uppermost on our minds and as such, we decided to have the online version pending a relaunch of the print version which will be distributed freely.
The magazine's scope cover diverse areas such as faith, the Church, doctrine, news and everyday life experiences.
We shall continue to live up to our promise of giving a well packaged Catholic
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.
On November 20th we celebrate the Feast of Christ the King. It is one of many opportunities the Catholic Liturgical Church year offers to each of us consider the creature which is called time, receive it as a gift and begin to really live differently.
Do you have a real relationship with God, or do you just have a religion? Do you know God, or do you just know about God? Do you worry about the smallest things, or do you trust God to help you through even the biggest things? Have you ever considered a relationship with God that has no limits, with a God powerful enough to enable you to think, love, and live differently?
This generation of youth and their conduct have posed to be a source of worry for many of the older generations. As much as the world is advancing, one cannot really see the benefit on the youth of our time, most of them are losing value for life.
Most of us are familiar with the typical habits of successful people -wake up early, eat breakfast, build a network. But what about the financial habits?
The beauty of The Thrill of the Chaste, and indeed, of the Catholic Church’s approach to chastity and love in general, is that it proposes a lifestyle that is both dynamic and practical, both challenging and peaceful. Chastity is the ability to moderate our own sexual desires, and involves much more than simply saying “no” to sex before marriage
One of the errors of Pelagianism was the assertion that prayer is not necessary for salvation. Pelagius, the impious author of that heresy, said that man will only be damned for neglecting to know the truths necessary to be learned.
St. Andrew »
Feast Day: November 30
Patron Saint Of: Fisherman
Andrew, like his brother Simon Peter, was a fisherman. He became a disciple of the great St. John the Baptist, but when John pointed to Jesus and said, "Behold the Lamb of God!" Andrew understood that Jesus was greater. At once he left John to follow the Divine Master. Jesus knew that Andrew was walking behind him, and turning back, he asked, "what do you seek?" When Andrew answered that he would like to know where Jesus lived, Our Lord replied, "Come and see." Andrew had been only a little time with Jesus when he realized that this was truly the Messiah.
The True Meaning of Advent»
What is the best way to prepare for the season of Advent? You’re free to do what you know will help you prepare for Christmas the best. If decorating and so forth does not help you prepare for the coming of Christ, you can be the judge of whether it’s worth doing.
Trust in the Lord — Bishop Barron»
Friends, a connection with God leads to life and flourishing. When we sever that connection, we experience a drought similar to the one in our first reading today. The Lord responds to our needs, so trust in his providence, and he will not abandon you.