When I informed a brother Dominican and friend that I had begun my 21 days quarantine (September 11 – October 2, 2021) at Pousada Marina Infante Hotel, he advised me: “Make a retreat; it is convenient for you.” Certainly, it would be convenient, but I was not then in the mood. Nevertheless, I had decided earlier that it would be three weeks of introspection and peace. Besides my usual duties as a Dominican, a book I read helped me much.
I think I have already talked previously about the notion of “paradigm,” the idea used in science that denotes the coordinates of a stable system and its changes. The notion of “paradigm shift” was popularized by Thomas Kuhn in 1962, with his book The Structure of Scientific Revolutions. A paradigm shift signals a transition from one system to another.
For decades in the post-conciliar period, people were saying that one should no longer do catechism, but experience the encounter with the Lord. The teaching of doctrine in this way was abandoned and replaced with communication of ‘our experiences’ and the ‘testimony’ of ‘credible’ people. Even in celebrations the testimonies and the homily-ray had great consideration. What do you say about this?
Advent 2021 is finally here! Over the years, during Advent, I have inherited two prized traditions in my family. One is the tradition of Crib making which is quite popular the world over and the other, which has served my soul much better and continues to do so to this day – the “St Andrew’s Christmas Novena.”
The Caritas Charity Run 2021 to commemorate Caritas Macau’s 70th anniversary was originally scheduled on 17th October this year, but due to the pandemic, it has been postponed to 14th November with a novel format
Coro Perosi held a concert on 7th November at the St Dominic’s Church. In view of the epidemic, all the members underwent the nucleic acid test before the performance and the audience was seated according to the epidemic prevention guidelines. With strict compliance to the relevant regulations, the chorus shared an enchanting choral feast with the audience.
He said he prays for his family, children, wife, parents, for happiness and a good family life. “But I can say the reality is I never go to the church to speak with Him about football. Never!”
Johnson’s ancestors are from several faiths and nationalities: Christian, Jewish and Muslim from Turkish, Ashkenazi Jewish, some Swiss-German, German, French, European Royal, and Irish, then more distant Cornish, Dutch, Belgian, Scottish, and Scots-Irish/Northern Irish and Lithuanian and Russian.
Advent means “coming.” Our Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches us that there are three comings of Christ.
Pastoral action, Father Eduardo Aguero claims, is synonymous with relationship and the relationship that the Argentine priest managed to build over the last few months with the Portuguese-speaking Catholic community of Taipa has transformed the Church of Our Lady of Carmel into an example of spiritual flourishing in Macau. The Dehonian missionary helped to establish a new Bible study group and to relaunch the Holy Childhood project. On Sunday, the Advent season begins with the institution of the twelve readers that will serve the Carmel parish during the new Liturgical Year.