Cherished Christmas customs – Dec 25

Our Advent period of waiting and preparation is over and we are now spiritually ready to celebrate the first coming of Jesus. Christmas Day is finally here and it is time to celebrate His Birth!
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Keep holy the Sabbath day – Dec 18

A few weeks back my son told me that he had to go to school on Sunday because he had an examination on that day. I was not pleased at all; however I took him. When I returned home my friend called to ask if I was cooking. I said yes, but I was tired after having to take my son to...
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Reflections on the ‘pink’ candle and Our Lady of Guadalupe – Dec 11

Advent is a time of waiting in joyful hope and as we wait, we prepare ourselves for the incarnation in our lives by repenting and deepening our life in Christ. The wreath is a visual reminder of the journey we are on during this time. The colours of the candles signify the royal...
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Mary Immaculate – Dec 4

The privilege-centered Mariology that followed from seeing Mary as mysteriously both virgin and mother culminated in the two great dogmas of the Assumption and the Immaculate Conception, the definitions of which framed one of the periods of most intense Marian devotion in the...
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What is Advent? – Nov 27

Advent is the liturgical season that precedes Christmas and ushers in the new Church year. Conventionally, it is understood by many to be a time of preparation for the coming of Jesus at Christmas, to which others reply that Christ has already come and dwells among us. He was...
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The feast of Christ The King – Nov 20

The Solemnity of Christ the King is celebrated on the final Sunday of the Church’s Liturgical year. This is the Sunday before Advent. Christ the King Sunday is the last Sunday of Ordinary Time. The weekdays that follow are also a part of Ordinary Time which ends on Saturday...
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Respect for life: A reflection – Nov 13

Let your religion be less a theory and more a love affair. (GK Chesterton) It may be that the phrase “respect for life” too often in the popular mind only connotes the fifth commandment, and barely considers death-dealing behaviours like discrimination, gossip, lies, greed, and...
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Keeping holy the Sabbath day – Nov 6

Ever wonder from where we get the word “sabbatical”? We hear of people going on a “sabbatical” meaning that after many years of working in a job they are now taking time off, sometimes with pay, to refresh themselves – bodies, minds or spirits or to learn new things.
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All Saints and All Souls – Oct 30

The feast days of All Saints – November 1 and All Souls – November 2 are important days in the lives of Catholics. These days help us to reflect on the lives of those who have lived interesting lives on earth and are now with God, our Blessed Mother and the angels in Paradise.
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The Holy Rosary – prayer of transformation – Oct 23

The Rosary is an important part of our identity as Catholics. One can usually identify Catholics since many persons carry a Rosary as a chain, ring or bracelet or just in their pockets and handbags.
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