Faith & Life

AMONG THE POOR – Saint Anthony of Pavoni, Dominican monk and martyr

Today’s saint of the day is Saint Anthony of Pavoni, Dominican monk and priest who was martyred for the faith. Born in Savigliano, Italy, in 1326; he died in Turin, Italy, in 1374. He is the patron saint of lost…

PURIFIED AND RENEWED – We must become unleavened bread

Benedict XVI “Christ, our Paschal lamb, has been sacrificed!” (1 Cor 5:7). On this day, Saint Paul’s triumphant words ring forth, words that we have just heard in the second reading, taken from his First Letter to the Corinthians. It…

BITE-SIZE THEOLOGY (28) – What are the characteristics of faith?

Rev José Mario O Mandía   From what we have explained earlier, we can point out the characteristics of faith. (1) Faith is a gift. When Peter professed that Jesus is the Messiah, Jesus told him that he did not…

CHURCH FATHERS (52) – Marius Mercator

Today, in our scholarly environment, we are used to certain ways of dealing with a topic and referencing everything, as for example the Chicago Handbook of Style, the APA or other accepted systems. But certainly this is not the only…

BEFORE THE CROSS – What does Christ’s Passion mean for you?

Fausto Gomez OP Before the Blessed Sacrament, we pray often: O Sacred banquet, in which Christ is received, the memory of his Passion is recalled, the soul is filled with grace, and a pledge of future glory is given to…

CHURCH FATHERS (51) – Saint Optatus

– Anastasios In our little introductions to Church Fathers we are made aware of one important fact: how important they are for Christian literature of the 4th century. This was a century that has seen countless Christian minds, some very…

BITE-SIZE THEOLOGY (27) – What are theological virtues?

– Rev José Mario O Mandía Supernatural faith is one of several supernatural virtues. Supernatural (or infused) virtues are those virtues that God gives us whenever we receive grace (e.g., when we pray or receive the sacraments).

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WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF THE STORY OF OUR LORD’S PASSION WERE A REALITY SHOW? – 14th April 2019, Palm Sunday

Is 50:4-7, Phil 2:6-11, Lk 22:14-23:5 – May Tam www.FLL.cc One common feature among the Gospel writers was the way they narrated the passion and the death of Jesus. No longer were the sayings and deeds of Jesus arranged according…

BETWEEN JUSTICE AND MERCY

– Vittorio Messori I have already talked about it in books and in some articles, but there are cases in which, indeed, repetita iuvant. I really believe this is one of those cases. In fact, for a long time now,…

A PRAYER IN TIMES OF TROUBLE – Do me justice, o God, and fight my fight against a faithless people

– Maria Kwak Last Tuesday, I took pleasure in joining the choral prayer service held at the Church of Saint Joseph, provided by the angelic voices of Eton College Chapel Choir. I was delighted to be part of worshipping the…