Although enthused by the resumption of normal Masses in Philippine parishes, the faithful grapple with the positives and the negatives of Covid protocol and the experiencing of living the “new normal”.
Month: April 2022
Cathedral parish to host Easter retreat
Holy Week is for millions of Catholics worldwide a time for seclusion and reflection, and Macau is no exception. The Cathedral parish will once again organize a spiritual retreat as well as initiatives to help the younger generations better understand the mystery of the Resurrection during this Lenten season of prayer and spiritual enlightenment.
Ricci Institute workshop: Transform yourself through silence, contemplation
Inspired by the personal transformation of Saint Ignatius of Loyola 500 years ago, the Macau Ricci Institute is once again promoting contemplative meditation workshops. The second session will take place on April 27th.
The prayer that leads us to the imitation of Christ
As we enter the month of April, we are proffered a glimpse of the arrival of Easter. A time that calls for a deepening of our spiritual life. To that end, we have turned to the prayer given by Jesus: the Our Father, under the guidance of Dr. Scott Hahn.
Cathedral to celebrate Choral Vespers worship service today
The Diocesan Choir of Macau and the Cathedral Schola choir will take part in a Choral Vespers worship service this Saturday. Free of charge, the meeting is an opportunity to experience sacred music, scripture readings and prayer. The service takes place at the Church of the Nativity of Our Lady, starting from 7 pm.
BITE-SIZE THEOLOGY (170): What is that one single thing that we all necessarily long for?
We have affirmed that man has the power to make informed and intelligent choices – that he is free. St Thomas teaches us, however, that there is one thing in life which we are not free to choose or to reject, something that we necessarily long for.
THE TENSION OF BRIDGING LAW AND MERCY
Two major forces act on a bridge at any given time: compression and tension. In this Sunday’s Gospel (Lk 8:1-11), various forces are at work in the person of Jesus. The Scribes and Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in adultery to Jesus, a crime punishable with stoning according to the Law of Moses. How would He judge her?