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Way of the Resurrection 3
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Way of the Resurrection 3

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Way of the Resurrection 2
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Way of the Resurrection 2

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The Way of the Resurrection 1
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The Way of the Resurrection 1

During Lent we walked the Stations of the Cross. A lesser known devotion is The Via Lucis (Way of Light) or Stations of the Resurrection. Initially presented in 1988, the Via Lucis was formally adopted by the Vatican in 2001. The Salesian community in Battersea, has now produced a set of videos focussing on 14…

Third Sunday of Easter
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Third Sunday of Easter

Jesus wants to make clear that he is not a ghost; so he shows his scars as proof that he really is the one who went through suffering some days ago. Amazingly, it is just by his scars and suffering that we can recognize Jesus. He bears the scars of his suffering and pain with…

Pope Francis: Meeting Christ in Poor Renews Our Missionary Vigor
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Pope Francis: Meeting Christ in Poor Renews Our Missionary Vigor

Pope Francis said Thursday that the poverty and exclusion from the job market caused by the coronavirus pandemic has made the work of Catholic groups that assist poor communities even more urgent. “Going out to meet the wounded and risen Christ in the poorest communities allows us to regain our missionary vigor, because that is…

Christ and Thomas
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Christ and Thomas

Resurrection
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Resurrection

The Resurrection does not just come out of the blue. A long and eventful history precedes it. Even after that, until today, there is still work to be done. Evil has indeed been defeated. But not eliminated yet. Garri Bardin worked (read: folded and cut) on this stop-motion for nine months. The result grabs you…

India’s Hindu Kumbh Mela Festival
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India’s Hindu Kumbh Mela Festival

Massive crowds are expected to gather at India’s northern city of Haridwar throughout April 2021 for the religious festival of Kumbh Mela, despite the country’s grappling with a COVID-19 surge. The Kumbh Mela is a Hindu pilgrimage held every 12 years at sacred tirthas, or river-ford sites, along the Ganges River in India. This year the government expects over a million pilgrims a…

Quincentennial Philippines: ‘Best Missionaries’ Epithet at Celebration
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Quincentennial Philippines: ‘Best Missionaries’ Epithet at Celebration

The papal nuncio to Spain led the celebration of the quincentennial of the arrival of Christianity in the Philippines this week, praising migrant Filipinos for being “missionaries” to the world. Archbishop Bernardito Auza, apostolic nuncio to Spain, said Filipino migrants are the “fruits” of the Church born in the Philippines in the 1500s through the work of…

An Imaginative Encounter with the Risen One
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An Imaginative Encounter with the Risen One

My life ended that morning. Right about the time he called for something to eat. Although if you’d asked me earlier, I’d have said it ended a few days before when they arrested him. Or, being more honest, when I ran away; ran away and left him and left the others and left my dream of myself…

Sarawak, Malaysia: Fr. Ravindra Babu, Indian Mill  Hill Missionary, in the Limelight
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Sarawak, Malaysia: Fr. Ravindra Babu, Indian Mill Hill Missionary, in the Limelight

Father Ravindra is passionate about art. He formed a “Mill Hill Team” with three local Catholics led by him to run a catechesis program through art for children in Limbang. Some 90 children registered for the program. Father Ravindra’s mission continues despite challenges including the language barrier, cultural differences and traditional superstitions.  Lapok Parish is composed…