Dear Buddhist friends, It is with great rejoicing that we, on behalf of all Catholics, send you our warmest greetings and heartfelt best wishes as you celebrate the sacred feast of Vesak in commemoration of the three great events in the Buddha's life - his birth, enlightenment and his final nirvana. May your celebration [...]
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For the entire week after Easter Sunday, the Church celebrates what is called an octave. The Resurrection is so important that one day isn’t enough to celebrate it. So for eight whole days, it is still actually Easter Day.
What is Easter?To Fr Jovita, it's more than just a date in the Liturgical Calendar. Easter, to him, is an encounter with the Lord. Easter is profoundly experienced when we can identify with the passion of Christ.
In her silence, Mary teach us something as she stood there at the cross.
What did God do as he lived and walked this earth for those 33 years in the person of Jesus? How does the death of Jesus save?
Simon was an innocent bystander, singled out by the soldiers to carry the ignominious cross for someone destined for a shameful public execution. He did so without protestation or debate. We are called to imitate Simon and walk the same way.
Without question, all the great saints, mystics, and spiritual masters prescribe silence as a sure means to holiness. But why? What’s so special about silence?
Fr Jovita recalls his Maundy Thursday experiences from his earlier days - the hot cross buns and fake bird's nest drinks that he enjoyed, and of course, the short prayers that were said while he journeyed in between churches. The practice of visiting churches on Maundy Thursday first began with his family [...]
What happens at the Chrism Mass? What is the significance of the oils presented during the Mass?
Death for all of us is life's final bastion, but is there a place that God's mercy cannot reach and God's love cannot touch? What do you think he would have said to Judas when he saw him in the realm of the dead?