The elevation of Archbishop Filipe Neri Ferrão to the rank of cardinal, last August, was an uplifting moment for the Goan Catholic community, and viewed as a significant encouragement to tackle the challenges confronting the Indian Church.
Conceived in Macau, a guide for young Catholics in Portuguese-speaking countries
“Evangelho Diário para os Jovens” is a book born during trying times in Macau. In an interview with noted economist António Félix Pontes, O Clarim gets an insight into the making of a book that is seen as an important addition to the spiritual education of the younger generation not just in Macau but in lands with Lusophone heritage.
Meet the Protuket: Of Proud Faith, History & Memory
A glimpse into the history and culture of the Protuket of Thailand, a group that truly represents a multiciplity of cultures coming together to unite in a sublime manner.
Delayed by Covid but firmly in sight, Battle of Macau’s quadricentennial to be celebrated on Sept 24
The International Institute of Macau will commemorate on Saturday, September 24th, the quadricentennial of the Battle of Macau that took place on June 24th, 1622. Originally scheduled to be celebrated on June 24th, the feast day of Saint John the Baptist, the patron saint of the city, the ceremony was cancelled due to the worst-ever outbreak of Covid-19 recorded in Macau.
In Penang’s Georgetown, Lighthouse Thrift House shines a beam of hope
The writer’s journey to Penang reveals vestiges of the locale’s Portuguese ancestry and its strong Catholic roots, which have, no doubt, contributed to the existence of the Lighthouse Thrift House, a safe haven for the underprivileged.
Battle of Macau’s 400th anniversary celebrations to commence with Mass on Festa de Sao Joao
The International Institute of Macau and several other local organizations join forces to celebrate the quatercentenary of the ‘Battle of Macau’, which coincides with the feast of Saint John the Baptist – the city’s patron saint – on June 24th. The commemoration of the historical event will continue with lectures, conferences and a cultural soirée after the initial thanksgiving Mass at the Cathedral of the Nativity of Our Lady.
USJ’s new digital platform ‘Portuguese in Sight’ may be game changer for second language students
The University of Saint Joseph will launch on Monday its first digital platform aimed at Portuguese language learners. Christened Português à Vista, or Portuguese in Sight, it aspires to be a valuable resource for students studying Portuguese as a second language. Made in Macau and for Macau, the platform does not dismiss the importance of the Portuguese-speaking world.