The Catholic Church dedicates a special devotion for each month of the year. The month of January was dedicated to the Holy Name of Jesus. For this month of February, the Church dedicates it to the Holy Family.
Although mystical life has often been almost exclusively connected with extraordinary supernatural phenomena, in reality it is similar to spiritual/moral life, to a good Christian life, which begins with the presence of God’s grace (and the indwelling of the Blessed Trinity) in the soul and develops through the experiential realization of that loving presence.
It has been 15 years since the CFC Macau Choir started singing for the first English Mass on February 4, 2007, at 6 PM, celebrated at Se Cathedral of Macau by Rev Fr Dennis Rochford from Australia with the support and encouragement of the Dean of the Cathedral and the Parish Priest Rev Fr João Lau.
The depth of the human heart is a place full of unknown monsters and highly unpredictable. In spite of the advancement of psychology, the human heart and especially the unconscious, remain largely a mystery. It takes courage to venture into that realm, where our wounds and fragilities lie.
To start the New Year with novelty, MGM rolled out the “Heart-written CNY Couplets for Elderly” for the first time — where 15 primary six to high school students of Escola Tong Sin Tong, together with MGM volunteers, gave their festive blessings to around 50 seniors at Centro de Dia Brilho da Vida of Caritas Macau.
To get closer to the Hindus, Father João de Brito started to walk with a bamboo staff, wore a reddish robe and put on wooden sandals. He tried to live like a Hindu, even in his behavior and eating habits. But without, however, failing to preach the Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Thus, São João de Brito won many hearts. These embraced faith in Christ with firmness and renewal of heart.