THE BEAUTY OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH

by Martin,sx “Beauty will save the world”, wrote the great Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Everywhere, beauty seduces, attracts, heals, regenerates and energizes. But that particular beauty, which Dostoyevsky’s words describe as saving, is ultimately Christ’s Beauty. The Book of Song of Songs magnifies this Beauty in a language that is both poetic…

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We remember, we believe, we celebrate, we proclaim

by Martin, sx When I look at the tremendous number of pilgrims, tourists and visitors getting through the portals of Saints Peter and Paul Basilica in Rome, when I hear people talking about what they felt and understood while praying in the chapel built upon the grave of the Lord in the…

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3rd Diocesan Children Congress Novaliches Diocese

by Fr. Polash Henry Gomes SX About 800 children took part the 3rd Diocesan Children Congress of Novaliches Diocese, on Saturday May 26, 2012,  at “La Consolacion College”, Deparo. The “Mission Animation ministry”, together with the “Vocation” and the Catechetical Ministry of Novaliches Diocese, chose as theme for this event…

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Prayer as the foundation of Mission

By Edmond TASSE, SX In the Church tradition, mission could properly be defined by two words: evangelization and development, as pointed out by the missionary pope Paul VI (Paul VI, Mission Sunday message 1970). By evangelization, it is meant the strictly religious activity, aimed at the preaching of God’s Kingdom…

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“For you are at my side!”

by Father Thiago,sx. (We present the testimony offered by Father Thiago during the prayer vigil for vocations held at the Saint Francis Xavier Parish Church, last April 28, 2012. Fr Thiago has been already assigned to Thailand for his missionary work.) “For you are at my side!” (Ps 23) It´s so…

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Echoes from Mongo – Mission

From  Fr Patrick Santianez, sx To be a Christian is a vocation, a calling from God that needs to be answered. This Easter Season 40 young men and women of “Mary, Queen of the Apostles Parish”, Mongo Bendugu, Sierra Leone, West Africa answered the invitation of God. For this reason…

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