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Baptism of the Lord

The great joy of Christmas Celebrations has been flowing through the Epiphany to the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, where it has reached its fulfilment. Here, at the bank of the river Jordan, the Only Begotten (not Created) Son of God joined those sinners who asked for the gift of conversion, seeking God […]

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He came unto His own, and His own received Him not. But as many as received Him, He gave them power to be made the sons of God, to them that believe in His name. John 1:11-12

God desires to transform the world from the inside, beginning from your and my heart.  In the manger we recognise Him who is present in the Holy Eucharist.  In all instability and distress, our faithfully receiving Him brings remedy to our generation.  May the Baby Jesus find in us a place where He will feel […]

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Gaudete Sunday—Rejoice, Christ is coming very soon 

In order to celebrate Christmas well, we are asked to reflect what does bring joy into our hearts.   Is it a promotion by our employer? A career? Is it good news from doctors about our of someone’s  health? Is it a material status and the most updated IT products? A test or an exam successfully […]

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Conversion to God as necessary step to grow in faith.

A voice cries in the wilderness: Prepare a way for the Lord, make his paths straight. (Lk 3:4)  The Church calls us to conversion because Christ Himself calls us to conversion. Conversion is a turning point in our life from our way of thinking about life, to Christ’s vision of God; Christ’s vision of man […]

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We experience Christmas when we experience Advent

We are given entire weeks to prepare our hearts for the special graces of Christmas. During this time the Church prays incessantly for the coming of Jesus. Advent is then a special period to focus our hearts for His coming down to earth: “Let justice descend, O heavens, like dew from above” (Is 45:8). The Church […]

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The image of our King

Jesus Christ is the centre of the history of mankind and the centre of each of us as individuals. He is the Sovereign, even when it looks like that everything is lost. He reigns always, even during the period of great distress and confusion when we have already entered the valley of darkness, when the […]

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The Second Coming of the Lord

We belong to Christ and we are safe in Him and His vision. The Lord introduces us to the time of distress to make us ready for the unknown. Because the Lord is full of compassion, He comforts us and gives us hope. We learn that the time of distress will be unparalleled since nations […]

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Sainthood? What does this mean?

Sainthood is the most beautiful thing, the greatest human fulfilment. It is a union with the life of Jesus and Mary in Nazareth, the life we find in the Catholic Church. But how do we understand sainthood? In many hearts there is a vision of sainthood as something rigid, artificial, unreal, strange, not good, not […]

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