Standing “un-haloed” at the foot of the Cross with our eyes fixed on Jesus

During Holy Week, we too, far from being holy, want to stand at the foot of the Cross with the un-haloed centurion and fix our eyes on Jesus. We too, like him, desire to discover God’s presence and mercy in the darkest corners of our hearts and of our world. And by doing so, step-by-step, as Mark taught us and as the catechumens have done in their journey toward baptism, we will enter Christ’s Resurrection.

University of Saint Joseph to Co-Organize, Showcase Environmental Research at Macau Green Week 2023

The Institute of Science and Environment of the University of Saint Joseph (USJ) will take on the role of co-organizer of the annual Macau Green Week for the first time ever. The educational institution was invited by the local authorities to take over the coordination of the Green Week Carnival, an initiative that will take place on March 18 and 19, outside the Taipa Houses-Museum.


In this article, we will learn the importance of penance, repentance, and the practice of the three traditional Lenten penances: prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. Almsgiving is closely connected with forgiveness, and both the corporal and spiritual works of mercy are important. We must approach the Sacrament of Reconciliation, or confession, and to make firm resolutions to carry out the three penances during Lent. Let us also take up the Lenten devotion of The Way of the Cross and pray along with the community. Lent is a pilgrimage to Easter and a time for conversion and penance.