Posted on: November 01, 2016                  1307 visits

Members of the Catholic University Institute of Buea convened recently at the St Charles lwanga parish Molyko -Buea to open a one week prayer session to end the year of Mercy for the Institution. The aim of the week of Mercy which runs from Monday 31st October to Sunday 6th of November 2016, is to give faculty, staff, students of CUIB and other community members an opportunity to join the Holy Father Pope Francis to pray for the forgiveness of sins.

During the Mercy journey with Pope Francis, CUIB’s President Reverend Father George Nkeze Jingwa while teaching on the theme “The Logic of The Scholars of The Law Versus the Logic of God”, challenged participants to ask for God’s mercy always upon their lives for Mercy he said is the greatest attribute of God.

Drawing from scripture readings of John 8:1-11, Father George reminded Christians that unlike the logic of the scholars of the law which is discriminatory, the logic of God embraces all in their sins and give them opportunities to turn away from evil and seek the face of the Merciful God.

According to some participants, the week of mercy is of significance to their lives as it draws them closer to the scriptures and gives them reasons to remain steadfast in prayers. “This week to end the year of Mercy is important to me as a Christian because today I have been made to understand the ABC of the Divine Mercy which stands for - Ask for Mercy, Be Merciful to others and Complete trust in God” said Emilia Eposi.

This week of Mercy for the Catholic University Institute of Buea will be concluded with a visit to the Cathedral of the Buea Diocese on Saturday 5th of November 2016, where participants will have an opportunity to go through the Door of Mercy for the forgiveness of sins. A thanks giving mass will crown the Mercy journey on Sunday November 6th 2016 for CUIB.

This Jubilee year started on December 8th, 2015 when Pope Francis opened the Holy Door of St. Peter's Basilica and will end on November 20th, 2016.