John the Baptist in Advent
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John the Baptist in Advent

Every year in the Lectionary used in Catholic churches all over the world, the gospel readings on the second and third Sundays of Advent have as their main focus John the Baptist. Who was this man and how does he come across in the various passages from the gospels read on these days? Have we…

Persons with Disabilities Special Day December 3rd
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Persons with Disabilities Special Day December 3rd

A Poem… Just like you  Maybe I look different, talk differently, move differently, but… I work just like you I value cleanliness just like you I aim to pursue goals just like youI love to dance just like youI go to the cinema just like you I take care for others just like you I make coffee just like youI…

Pope’s Prayer Intention for December: Mission of Catechists
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Pope’s Prayer Intention for December: Mission of Catechists

Catechists have an invaluable mission for the transmission and growth of the faith.The lay ministry of catechist is a vocation; it’s a mission. Being a catechist means that you ‘are a catechist,’ not that you ‘work as a catechist.’ It’s an entire way of being, and we need good catechists who are both companions and…

Advent: Stay Awake!
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Advent: Stay Awake!

Advent!  In the Sunday Gospel passage Jesus is saying, “Stay awake, praying at all times”. Praying at all times? Is it possible? Is it even safe? If you are driving a car or performing a surgical operation reading a prayer-book, for example, isn’t advisable. Well, try looking at it this way: If a mother is holding…

Nsambya, Uganda: Apostolic Nuncio Confirms Children at Mill Hill Missionaries Kampala House Community
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Nsambya, Uganda: Apostolic Nuncio Confirms Children at Mill Hill Missionaries Kampala House Community

APOSTOLIC NUNCIO TO UGANDA CONFIRMS CHILDREN AT THE MILL HILL MISSIONARIES – KAMPALA HOUSE, NSAMBYA. The day was 14th November. After about one and a half years of preparation of the children and despite the delays occasioned by the Covid lockdowns, there was excitement in the air.  The children all beautifully dressed in befitting white…

‘Fidelity of the Appointment of Prayer Secret of Friendship with Muslims’ – Last Surviving Monk of Tibhirine
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‘Fidelity of the Appointment of Prayer Secret of Friendship with Muslims’ – Last Surviving Monk of Tibhirine

Fez (Agenzia Fides) – “It was so beautiful!”, the Trappist monk Jean-Pierre Schumacher repeated with emotion, when he recalled the long years of fraternal life spent together with his confreres in the Algerian monastery of Thibirine, killed in 1996 in one of the brightest events of Christian martyrdom in recent decades. Now he too, the…

Pope’s Message on Fifth World Day of the Poor
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Pope’s Message on Fifth World Day of the Poor

The face of God revealed by Jesus is that of a Father concerned for and close to the poor. In everything, Jesus teaches that poverty is not the result of fate, but a concrete sign pointing to his presence among us. We do not find him when and where we want, but see him in…