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Caritas Macau reaches out to Afghanistan

January 14, 2022

Caritas Macau has launched a fundraising campaign to help the population of Afghanistan, a nation that is on the brink of a humanitarian catastrophe. The charity drive lasts for the next three months. The donations raised will be sent to Caritas Internationalis.

Local, World

Diocese to promote workshops on “Amoris Laetitia”

January 14, 2022

Starting from February and running until July, the Macau Catholic Family Advisory Council will promote a series of workshops dedicated to the Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia. The first gathering will take place on February 12th, with Bishop Stephen Lee Bun-sang chairing the initiative.

World

Re-creating the journey of faith

January 14, 2022

“They worshiped. Let us never forget this: the journey of faith finds renewed strength and fulfilment only when it is made in the presence of God.  Only if we recover our ‘taste’ for adoration will our desire be rekindled. Desire leads us to adoration and adoration renews our desire. For our desire for God can only grow when we place ourselves in his presence.”  

Faith & Life, World

Saintly “Doctor of the poor”

January 13, 2022

“Legend has it that Hernández offered up his life to God in exchange for the end of World War I. He was hit by a car and died on June 29, 1919, the day after the Treaty of Versailles was signed,” ending the war. 

Faith & Life, World

One dream helps 2.2m ill kids since 1999

January 13, 2022

The Angkor Hospital for Children  came about after one man’s shock at personally witnessing a child die because her parents could not afford a two-dollar medicine for her treatment. He was moved upon seeing desperate, sick children in Cambodia. The founder, a Japanese photographer – later, a multi-award winner – decided to take action. The hospital website (https://angkorhospital.org/) recounts his and their story. 

Basílica Sagrada Família
World

“Mary’s Star” is light to the world

December 27, 2021

The “Tower of the Virgin Mary” at the Basilica of the Sagrada Família in Barcelona, ​​an impressive work by the architect Antoni Gaudí, was inaugurated recently. The tower of Our Lady, the second tallest with 138 meters, was crowned with a huge twelve-pointed star. The ceremony took place on December 8th with a mass officiated by Cardinal Joan Josep Omella i Omella followed by the blessing of the tower and the lighting of the star. The event coincided with the feast of the Immaculate Conception and the end of the Year of St Joseph (December 8th).