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4th Sunday of Advent

admin / December 19, 2015

‘Tis the Season to Be Overjoyed! Edmond Lo Fountain of Love and Life (www.FLL.cc) Micah’s proclamation of the Good News is almost hysterical. Inspired by the Holy Spirit, the prophet sounds so overjoyed he is, I’d venture to say, a little beyond himself:

Merry Christmas
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A Pilgrim’s Notes: “Merry Christmas” — What Does It Mean?

admin / December 19, 2015

Fausto Gomez, OP May you have a Merry Christmas! What does “Merry Christmas” mean? As we prepare to celebrate this great solemnity, let me share a few notes on its various and complementary meanings. Christmas is Christ. There cannot be a true Christmas without Christ: without Christ, Christmas is merely three meaningless letters – “m”, “a”, “s”. Christ is the…

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Nativity scene
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Christmas in Macau, Mozambique and Austria

admin / December 19, 2015

Devotion, tolerance and affection PEDRO DANIEL OLIVEIRA pedrodanielhk@hotmail.com When he was a child, the parents of José Chan, current Director of three Catholic confraternities, took him along with his siblings to Macau Cathedral, to St. Anthony’s Church or to St. Dominic’s Church, in order to attend the dawn Mass (literally called the “Mass of the Rooster”).

Yarkand
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Great Figures of the Missionary Work: Bento de Góis, in search of the Cathay Kingdom (9)

admin / December 19, 2015

Joaquim Magalhães de Castro Bento de Góis faced some surprises during his sojourn in those important outposts of the legendary Silk Road. The major one was the arrival of the sister of the king of Yarkand, the queen Abchanam or Hdje-Hane, received with great celebration, joy and offerings as was the tradition in those places. Góis had met her previously…

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Bethlehem parade
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BETHLEHEM In Spite of All, We Still Bring Christmas to the World

admin / December 19, 2015

Juliana Hodali (This Week in Palestine) – This year, Christmas in Bethlehem will have a new and different flavor. Although the political situation continues to deteriorate and unrest is on the rise, this Christmas is exclusively dedicated to our children – the children of Palestine delivering messages of peace, joy, and justice to the whole world. For the first time…

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