Year: 2018

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

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:…

Dramatizing the liturgy of the Word?

– 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…

CHURCH FATHERS (37) – Saint Augustine

– 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…

MARIAN APPARITIONS (95) – Spoleto, Italy

– 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…

THE MOST BELOVED CHRISTMAS CAROL – The Story behind “Silent Night”

– Fr Leonard E. Dollentas   It was Christmas eve in the small village of Mariapfarr, a small municipality in the district of Tamsweg in the state of Salzburg in Austria. The year was 1816, and the young village priest was…

Great Figures of the Missionary Work – Bengal and the Kingdom of the Dragon (33)

– Joaquim Magalhães de Castro   As the vehicle struggled over the uphill zigzag path that came from the main road, we are able to see several houses in ruins, proving the ancestrality of the place. We had witnessed nothing of…

DEVOTION TO THE “TRINITY” OF NAZARETH — Families called to holiness

– Miguel Augusto It is interesting to note that after Christmas, the following Sunday, the Church celebrates the Feast of the Holy Family, no later than 30th of December. Christ wanted to enter the world by a family, by the…

THE FIRST SAINT TO EVER SERVE IN HONG KONG — A musical for Macau

– Robert Carroll St Joseph Freinademetz The First Saint To Ever Serve in Hong Kong. A Catholic Musical produced in Hong Kong is planned to be staged in Macau. The show’s producer Fr Tan Lei Tao has long been hugely…

VATICAN — The sand nativity

– 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…

1st Simbang Gabi at Macau Cathedral

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…