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‘Tis the Season to Be Overjoyed! – 23 DECEMBER 2018 – Fourth Sunday of Advent (C)

admin / December 21, 2018

Mi 5:1-4, Heb 10:5-10, Lk 1:39-45   – Edmond Lo 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: “From you [Bethlehem] shall come forth for me one who is to be ruler in Israel. Therefore the Lord will…

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Dramatizing the liturgy of the Word?

admin / December 21, 2018

– Enrico Finotti On some occasions the liturgy of the Word is dramatized with the children of catechesis and in certain celebrations images and films are projected. The opinions among us are somewhat divergent. What about this? The Church has always celebrated the liturgy of the Word so that it is proclaimed by the living voice of the reader and…

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CHURCH FATHERS (37) – Saint Augustine

admin / December 21, 2018

– Anastasios   Honestly speaking, one feels a sort of embarrassment when there is the need to talk, in such a little space, of a giant like Saint Augustine, a thinker, a saint, a bishop that would need volumes to only grasp the depth of his life. All the Fathers of the Church deserve our attention and respect. Some of…

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MARIAN APPARITIONS (95) – Spoleto, Italy

admin / December 21, 2018

– Tej Francis A devout man named Diotallevi d’Antonio Santilli was the owner of a modest house near the town of Spoleto, Italy, located on the road to Trevi. In all the documents of the time, the owner of the house was shown to be Antonio Diotallevi, although in actually the owner was Antonio’s son. With his savings he bought…

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VATICAN — The sand nativity

admin / December 21, 2018

– José Maria C.S. André This year, the crib of St. Peter’s Square is a 16 m long, 5 m high and 6 m deep sand sculpture. It took 20 large trucks to transport 700 tons of sand from Jesolo in northern Italy to St Peter’s Square. Ten workers carried out the operation of compacting the sand to make it…

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1st Simbang Gabi at Macau Cathedral

admin / December 21, 2018

For the first time the Simbang Gabi has also been held this year in the Macau Cathedral at 8 in the evening. Other venues for the traditional Filipino novena of Christmas Masses are St Augustine (8 PM) and St Lawrence (5:30 AM) and Our Lady of Fatima (9:30 PM). The Simbang Gabi may have originated from the Rorate coeli Masses…

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