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BITE-SIZE THEOLOGY (112) – Why employ art and music in the liturgy?

admin / January 15, 2021

Rev José Mario O Mandíajmom.honlam.org  The work of evangelization nowadays can become difficult when we start off from discussions about the truth and the good, thanks to the “dictatorship of relativism” (Joseph Ratzinger, 18 April 2005), where everyone decides what is true or good for himself. This should not lead us to apostolic despair, however, as there is an even…

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A MISSIONARY HEART –

admin / January 15, 2021

Sr Juliana Devoy After Sr Juliana’s demise, O Clarim received this touching piece which she wrote on her 60th anniversary and which we are now sharing with our readers. -Editor I have celebrated 60 years as a Good Shepherd Sister.  My heart is so full of gratitude for this wonderful gift of my vocation that, like the psalmist, I want to…

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FEAST OF THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD – “Let us also be bathed in light”

admin / January 15, 2021

Miguel Augusto Last Sunday, January 10, the Portuguese-speaking community gathered for the Mass of the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord.  Fr Daniel Ribeiro SCJ, celebrated the Holy Sacrifice. In his homily, he stressed that in order to understand the Lord’s baptism, an understanding of the whole of Sacred Scripture is necessary. This, the priest reminds us, speaks of…

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Mass for outgoing Philippine Consul General

admin / January 15, 2021

Leonard Dollentas Last Sunday, January 10, 2021, Filipinos in Macau bade farewell to the Honorable Lilybeth R. Deapera, consul general of the Philippines to Macau. The Filipino community of St Padre Pio offered a Mass for her as her stint in Macau has drawn to a close. The Mass was held at St Dominic Church and was celebrated by Fr Leonard…

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Spiritual Tea Time at Vila São José

admin / January 15, 2021

Between January to May, Vila São José will be launching a spiritual teatime for individual spiritual guidance.  We welcome the faithful to take time out to be renewed through spiritual conversation with our two veteran spiritual companions – Mr. Ignatius Ip and Ms. Celia Chan. 

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A grace-filled journey

admin / January 15, 2021

Teresa LoVila São José I was filled with awe, anxiety and joy when looking back at the Advent Open Day held at Vila São José last December.  It was meant to be an invitation for all faithful to come and experience the birth of the Infant Christ.  The retreatants were now gone, returning home with hands full of gifts.  As…

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Where did Jesus Really Abide?

admin / January 15, 2021

Jijo Kandamkulathy CMFClaretian Publications, Macau 17 January 2021 – 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time-BJn 1:35-42 The gospel passage narrates the encounter of the first set of disciples with Jesus at the beginning his public ministry. Jesus was introduced to Andrew and his companion by John the Baptist. After staying with him for a day, the image of Jesus the teacher…

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SANTA CECILIA – The gift of music

admin / January 15, 2021

We have already seen several basilicas in Rome called Trastevere, famous for its restaurants and for its characteristic buildings. There is another one that we should not miss, and it is the Basilica of Saint Cecilia, it is very dear to musicians because Saint Cecilia, together with Saint Gregory the Great are considered their heavenly patroness.