The faithful are requested to arrive at the church at least ten minutes before the Eucharistic celebration, so that they may receive the palm leaves, and they may be blessed by the priest right at the beginning of the Mass.
Holy Week reminds us to die to the world and self, in imitation of Christ, the eternal king, in order to achieve the glory of God’s kingdom.
Evil and violence have become normalized in the modern world. However, the account of Jesus’ Passion looks beyond mere evil actions, to the reasoning behind His suffering, the eternal love that He affords us through it all.
It would seem that grace diminishes freedom because it comes from the outside. But St Paul, in his Second Letter to the Corinthians (3:17), tells us: “where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.”
Aurelio Porfiri writes about the life of Pier Paolo Pasolini, a contradictory character in so many ways, nevertheless having contributed in diverse ways to the cultural ethos of Italy
Palm Sunday shows us how ancient prophecies played out dramatically through Christ and what the true spiritual importance of those visible signs is.
The extraordinary story of our salvation that is the Holy Week celebrated by Catholics everywhere, reminds us that Catholicism is not a religion of passivity, but of active sacrifice.
Pope Francis candidly answers questions in the new book ‘Des pauvres au Pape, du Pape au monde’, allowing a glimpse into the complex life he has lived, with the utmost simplicity.
The saints, in particular the martyrs, shared the sacrifice of their lives with Christ – they are victims in union with the divine Victim. For this reason, it is more than ever fitting that their sepulcher be in proximity to the altar.
With the hope of creating a community of organists to serve the Diocese of Macau, Saint Pius X Music Academy will be offering, for the first time ever, a certification course in playing the pipe organ, one of the most complex musical instruments ever created. Mrs. Basilla Sam, the director of the Academy talks to O Clarim about the course.