Building a personal Encounter with God – in the Company of Edith Stein
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Building a personal Encounter with God – in the Company of Edith Stein

One key aspect of being in the image of God comes from how Edith followed the Carmelite Rule with its instruction to “ponder the Lord’s law day and night and keep watch in prayer” (cf. Psalm 1:2; 1 Peter 4:7). The notion of pondering the law evoked for her the lifelong study of the Hebrew Scriptures within…

Zairean Rite Celebrated in Rome – A Clarification
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Zairean Rite Celebrated in Rome – A Clarification

On the Liturgy as celebrated in the Congo. I enjoyed watching the “Zairean rite” celebrated with Pope Francis at St Peter’s. It brought back many happy memories. The overall impression of a Liturgy celebrated in the Joy of the Gospel was very positive. But there are a few elements that did not get sufficient attention:…

India: Fr Stan Swamy SJ Prophetic Voice
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India: Fr Stan Swamy SJ Prophetic Voice

Father Stan questioned why the Adivasis (tribal people) were being denied their legitimate constitutional rights. His consistent question was: “how long will the Adivasis be victims of systemic oppression?” Just before his arrest, he said, “Over the last two decades, I have identified myself with the Adivasi people and their struggle for a life of…

Harlem, Manhattan: Mill Hill Missionaries New Multicultural Venture
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Harlem, Manhattan: Mill Hill Missionaries New Multicultural Venture

he Auxiliary Bishop of New York Edmund Whalen explains in his homily the mission of the Mill Hill Missionaries and welcomes Fr Willem Klaver (mhm) and Fr Benedict Ohanga (mhm) to the Parish family of St Charles Borromeo, Resurrection and All Saints in Harlem, Manhattan. Fr Willem will start his ministry as Pastor after his…

Elie Wiesel – A Powerful Voice
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Elie Wiesel – A Powerful Voice

Wiesel was born in Romania in 1928. When he was 15 years old, he was deported with his family. He survived the Auschwitz and Buchenwald concentration camps . He wrote about his war experiences in dozens of books, including the well-known trilogy Night – Dawn – Day. Wiesel also made himself known as a human…

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Namilyango, Uganda: Educating Future Leaders

In his message during his pastoral visit to the school that is located in Uganda’s Seeta Mukono District, a region covered by Lugazi Diocese, Bishop Matthias Ssekamanya told the school management not only to be implementers but also “creators of different aspects of life” in their students so that they can be among those to propel the East African…

For the Elderly – Papal Intention for July
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For the Elderly – Papal Intention for July

We cannot speak about family without talking about the importance of the elderly among us. There have never been so many of us in the history of humanity, but we don’t quite know how to live this new stage of life: there are many plans for assistance for the old age, but few projects for…