O Clarim presents a five-part series this Lent, authored by Fr. Fausto Gomez OP. In the first article of this series, Fr Gomez explores the profound significance of Lent, inviting readers to embark on a transformative journey of self-reflection and spiritual renewal. Through insightful reflections and practical wisdom, he offers guidance on how to make the most of this sacred season, encouraging us to embrace the opportunity for growth and deeper communion with God.

God’s Transforming Love

Why is it that on the second Sunday of Lent, the Church wants us to reflect on the transfiguration of Jesus? What happened on the top of that mountain was to strengthen the faith of the disciples who were about to face the scandalous death of their master on the cross. Like the three disciples, we also have to descend from that mountain, face our challenges and trials, and be transformed by God’s unfathomable love.

Macau Catholics celebrate the Year of the Dragon

In Macau, non-Chinese Catholics partake in cultural practices of their Chinese brothers and sisters in faith as the Lunar New Year ushers in a jubilant celebration, blending ancient traditions with the spirit of unity and hope. Catholic communities are also engaging in outreach and charity initiatives to support causes that align with the spirit of the Lunar New Year.