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MARIAN APPARITIONS (49) — Sichem, Belgium

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Source: James Fitzhenry Roman Catholic Saints http://www.roman-catholic-saints.com/our-lady-of-sichem.html The shrine in Brabant in the duchy of Louvain, is a replacement of the one below Mount Garizim, Israel. Hadrian restored the temple on Mount Garizim and dedicated it to Jupiter. A small Christian community settled there; and on several occasions they suffered greatly at the hands of the Samaritans. In 474 the…

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CHRISTMAS NATIVITY-SCENE CONTEST FOR MACAU PARISHES — Spiritual value in focus

admin / January 5, 2018

The Macau Diocese has invited the nine local parishes to participate in the “Christmas Nativity-Scene Award,” which runs until next January 21. Speaking to O CLARIM, Bishop of Macau Stephen Lee Bun-sang said, he’s impressed by the parishes to put a lot of effort to decorate the mangers, which adds the Christmas atmosphere to the churches. “This contest also motivates…

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Lord, Every Nation on Earth Will Adore You!

admin / January 5, 2018

7 JANUARY 2018 – THE EPIPHANY OF THE LORD Is 60:1-6; Eph 3:2-3, 5-6; Mt 2:1-12 Edmond Lo www.FLL.cc For a Gentile like me, who has benefited much from Christianity – a faith that traces its lifeline and origin to the “root of the olive tree” (Romans 11:17), namely the faith of Israel – the theme of the Epiphany of…

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CHURCH FATHERS (10) — Fragments of Papias

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  Anastasios   Let us look now at another enigmatic document coming from our Fathers in the faith, people who were closer than we are to the Lord himself and to his first brethren, the apostles and the disciples. This document is known as Fragments of Papias. Papias was probably a disciple of Saint John and Saint Polycarp. It is…

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TERRORISM OF THE TONGUE — A look back (and forward)

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  Aurelio Porfiri   At the end of a year and the beginning of a new one, we are always hopeful to improve our social, economical, health conditions. And certainly we want to improve also our spiritual condition, so important for our true wellbeing. Now, to get all these things, a healthy habit is to look honestly at what was…

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Christmas gathering

admin / January 5, 2018

The Holy House of Mercy of Macau celebrated their Christmas party on the 8th of December together with its members and honorable guests. Canon João Evangelista Lau, Procurator of the Macau Diocese was among the main celebrants, together with the president of the Holy House António José de Freitas.      

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NEWS BRIEFS

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VATICAN Pope Francis visited Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI for Christmas (Aleteia) Pope Francis visited his predecessor on the Thursday before Christmas, stopping in to bring his Christmas greetings to Benedict XVI in his home at the Mater Ecclesiae convent. The Vatican press office reported about the visit on Tuesday. The pope and pope emeritus prayed together briefly and then visited…

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