Enriched and Strengthened with the Holy Spirit

On Pentecost weekend, the Cathedral of the Nativity of Our Lady in Macau celebrated Confirmation for its Chinese, Portuguese, and English communities, led by Bishop Stephen Lee. This sacrament strengthens Catholics with the Holy Spirit to build up the Church and witness Christ. The celebrations underscored the importance of Confirmation in Christian initiation and its connection to the Eucharist.

Letter to Fr L – AN ACT OF DEEP COMMUNION WITH THE FATHER

Father L. delves into the question of why Jesus prayed, highlighting that prayer is a profound communion with God. He emphasizes Jesus’ example of spending an entire night in prayer as a reflection of his perfect unity with the Father and the Holy Spirit. Father L. encourages readers to deepen their prayer lives, following Jesus’ example and seeking a continuous connection with God.

FAITH IS STRENGTHENED WHEN IT IS SHARED

O Clarim director Fr. Eduardo Emilio Agüero, SCJ, recently organized a mission trip to Cabo Verde, Africa, allowing young Catholics from Macau to engage in service projects, deepen their faith, and live out the Great Commission. This experience aims to inspire virtues like humility and compassion, strengthen their faith, and guide them in their spiritual journey and vocation discernment.

The tragic yet hopeful story at Auschwitz

Rudolf Höss, former head of Auschwitz, experienced a profound change before his execution. Originally a German Catholic who became an atheist and Nazi, he committed numerous atrocities. The humane treatment by Polish jailers during his imprisonment led to his conversion to Catholicism. Days before his hanging, Höss expressed remorse, renounced Nazi ideology, and emphasized the power of kindness and independent thought.

MORE DIMENSIONS OF CHRISTIAN SPIRITUALITY (#3)

In the third part of the series on Spirituality and Christian Spirituality by Fr Fausto Gomez OP, we will learn that Christian spirituality encompasses various dimensions, including Marian, ecclesial, liturgical, evangelical, and missionary spirituality. It emphasizes the importance of Mary, the role of the Church as a community, the significance of liturgy and Eucharist, and the mission to spread Jesus’ love.