“Called to self-emptying service.”

Fr. Ambrose OsuagwuSt. Augustine famously said that when you sing you pray twice. In my travels to Nigeria, I’ve found that Augustine’s theology of song is vindicated abundantly. In the midst of life’s hardships in the rural villages, God’s people in Nigeria have a way through song to make the burdens of life a little easier to carry. And, these “holy sounds” of Nigeria continue to lift my spirit and encourage me to press on in spite of the highs and lows of mission work.

Click to listen to the Sanctus in the Igbo language.

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