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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

Is Inner Peace Attainable?

Life is full of obstacles and problems. We are constantly bombarded from all sides daily by the problems and their effect on us directly or indirectly through affected loved ones and acquaintances. Every stage of development or effort to progress is froth with circumstances that would not allow us enjoy relative calm nerves or inner peace.
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The Healing Rosary

In the Evangelical church in which I was raised, we didn’t hate Catholics, but we thought they were wrong. One of the areas we were convinced they were in error was their “Mary worship.” As I followed the path to the Catholic Church, I came to understand that Catholics don’t worship Mary.
Our Faith

What Happens at Baptism? »

Jim and Maria stand at the baptismal font holding their baby daughter, Elizabeth, between them. They are surrounded by family, friends, and Elizabeth’s godparents. The deacon asks, “What do you ask of the Church for this child?” It’s a meaningful question.

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Catholic Living

Who was Carlo Acutis »

Carlo Acutis, a Catholic Italian teenager who died in 2006, will be beatified Oct. 10 in Assisi. Acutis, a gamer and computer programmer who loved soccer and the Eucharist, has been the subject of interest around the world. So who was Carlo Acutis? Here’s what you need to know:

More Articles: Living

Winning Family

Unhealthy Fear »

I can tell from my own experience that Fear can really be dangerous to our health. My next article was due and I was contemplating what topic I would be writing on, as I have about three of them. The day before that day I had been upset by something I thought I saw, but I refused to react to it because I am now working on avoiding Impulsive Reactions.

Faith & Business

The toughest goals require these 4 strategies »

or several years I’ve been trying to get healthy. Doing so proved to be one of my toughest goals. Years of workaholism and semi-regular travel had taken its tole. I found myself 30 lbs. overweight and struggling to keep up with my kids during basic yard games.


Young & Catholic

What If There Is No Heaven? »

I have a feeling some people will feel pained if Heaven does not really exist, but I say “What does it matter.” Life is to be enjoyed but not selfishly though, God's plan for us is to be happy and joyous, we as his children chose a different part.The Ten Commandments in the Bible detail the simplest way to follow Christ and make heaven. It’s important to say making heaven should never be the major goal rather the love of God and thy neighbour.


Tonic For The Soul

Mercy: The Path to Healing »

In one of his first homilies as Pope, Francis had some strong words for us. He said, “I think we [are] people who, on the one hand, want to listen to Jesus, but on the other hand, at times, like to find a stick to beat others with, to condemn others. And Jesus has this message for us: mercy. I think — and I say it with humility — that this is the Lord’s most powerful message: mercy.”


Saint Of The Month

St. Ignatius of Antioch »
Feast Day: October 17
Patron Saint Of: Eastern Mediterranean & North Africa
Do you ever wonder who was the first person to call the community Jesus established the “Catholic Church”? It was Saint Ignatius of Antioch. It was his way of explaining that the Church was open to anyone who wanted to be a follower of Jesus.



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