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Spiritual Talk – Palm Sunday (Year C)

Publish date: 2016 - 3 - 19


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Spiritual Talk – 5th Sunday of Lent

On the 5th Sunday of Lent, Fr. Anthony Ho continues to describe to us the history of the early Church. Fr. Ho speaks on the life of St. Dominic and how he came to establish the Order of the Dominicans, and how they focused on the mission of preaching and evangelization, especially in their combat of heresies. Both the Dominicans and the Franciscans are recognized as the two major Catholic orders who are known for their poverty and simple life.
Publish date: 2016 - 3 - 12


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Spiritual Talk – 4th Sunday of Lent (Year C)

On the 4th Sunday of Lent (Year C), Fr. Anthony Ho continues to describe to us the history of the early Church. Fr. Ho speaks on the formation of the Franciscan religious order, especially the events surrounding the life of St. Francis of Assisi. This order lives in the spirit of poverty and is one of the largest religious orders in the Catholic Church.
Publish date: 2016 - 3 - 5


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Spiritual Talk – 2nd Sunday of Lent (Year C)

Publish date: 2016 - 2 - 20


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Spiritual Talk – 1st Sunday of Lent (Year C)

On the 1st Sunday of Lent (Year C), Fr. Anthony Ho continues to describe to us the history of the early Church. Fr. Ho focuses on St. Benedict this time, describing his life and how he became a model for contemplative life. During his contemplative practice, he was able to repel the Devil's temptation, leading to the popularization of the St. Benedict Medal in rejecting Satan's advances. Finally, his spirituality heavily focuses on prayer, work and spiritual reading, which in turn deeply affected the principles and practice of contemplative life in later years.
Publish date: 2016 - 2 - 13


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Spiritual Talk – 5th Sunday of Ordinary Time (Year C)

On the 5th Sunday of Ordinary Time (Year C), Fr. Anthony Ho continues to describe to us the history of the early Church. Fr. Ho introduces several heresies that were dangerous to the early Church, and the importance of Ecumenical Councils. Lastly, he also depicts the lives of several Church Fathers and Doctors in their contributions in defense of the faith.
Publish date: 2016 - 2 - 6


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Spiritual Talk – 4th Sunday of Ordinary Time (Year C)

On the 4th Sunday of Ordinary Time (Year C), Fr. Anthony Ho describes to us the persecution history of the early Church. Fr. Ho speaks on the lives of many martyrs, especially focusing on the story of St. Cecilia and her husband. May we be like them in witnessing courageously for God, living our lives by bearing our own crosses.
Publish date: 2016 - 1 - 30


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Spiritual Talk – 3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time (Year C)

On the 3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time (Year C), Fr. Anthony Ho describes to us the story of Jesus' public reading of the bible passage about Himself from the Gospel of Luke. Fr. Ho advises us to read the bible daily, and tells us the story of one of the original contemplatives, St. Anthony the Abbot. His life of hardship and discipline has become the traditional standard for contemplatives, and is a witness which strengthened the faith of early Christians. Finally, his defense of the faith against the Arian heresy is also a contribution that should not be forgotten.
Publish date: 2016 - 1 - 23


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Spiritual Talk – 2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time (Year C)

On the 2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time (Year C), Fr. Anthony Ho explains to us the significance of Jesus' miracle of turning water into wine at the Wedding of Cana from the Gospel of John. Fr. Ho also tells us a story that revealed the power of Mary's intercession, and reminds us the importance of devotion to the Sacred Heart and Precious Blood.
Publish date: 2016 - 1 - 16


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Spiritual Talk – Baptism of the Lord (Year C)

On the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord (Year C), Fr. Anthony Ho explains to us the significance of the Sacrament of Baptism. Together with our baptismal promises, Baptism brings us new life and grace, making us members of the Church and sons and daughters of God. As Christians, we must live out Jesus Christ's life and mission, as St. Christopher's story reminds us.
Publish date: 2016 - 1 - 9


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Spiritual Talk – Feast of the Epiphany (Year C)

On the Feast of the Epiphany (Year C), Fr. Anthony Ho explains to us the story of the Three Kings in the Gospel of Matthew. Fr. Ho also talks about the Feast of Mary Mother of God, and the origins of the Rosary and its relationship with St. Dominic. Through the Rosary we can meditate on Jesus' life and understand the power of prayer. Finally, Fr. Ho shares with us a story about the Holy Name of Jesus.
Publish date: 2016 - 1 - 2


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Spiritual Talk – Feast of the Holy Family (Year C)

On the Feast of the Holy Family (Year C), Fr. Anthony Ho explains to us the humble birth of Jesus as man and the meaning behind His decision to be hidden over the years before He began His ministry. Fr. Ho also speaks on the Infant Jesus and His relationship with St. Anthony and St. Faustina, while also describing the effects of venerating Infant Jesus.
Publish date: 2015 - 12 - 26


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Spiritual Talk – Fourth Sunday of Advent (Year C)

On the Fourth Sunday of Advent (Year C), Fr. Anthony Ho explains for us the story of Mary's Visitation to Elizabeth. Mary is our mother, and devotion to her can help us to receive great graces from God and allow us to escape from the clutches of sin and evil. Fr. Ho describes several stories of Mary's protection of the faithful, as well as the benefits of praying the Rosary.
Publish date: 2015 - 12 - 19


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Spiritual Talk – Third Sunday of Advent (Year C)

On the Third Sunday of Advent (Year C), also known as Gaudete Sunday, Fr. Anthony Ho reminds us to be joyful in anticipation of Jesus' coming and the origin of the Sacrament of Baptism, bringing us eternal salvation. However, this does not mean that suffering will end on Earth, as only the Kingdom of Heaven will have perfect joy and peace. Lastly, Fr. Ho also speaks about Our Lady of Guadalupe and the events surrounding her apparition, as well as the fruits of faith that appeared as a result.
Publish date: 2015 - 12 - 12


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Spiritual Talk – Second Sunday of Advent(Year C)

On the Second Sunday of Advent(Year C), Fr. Anthony Ho explains for us the story of St. Jon the Baptist's prophecy of the saviour's coming. He reminds us to find time for silence, to pray and reflect, to create room as we receive God into our hearts. Fr. Ho also speaks on the life of St. Nicholas and the stories surrounding his aid of the poor.
Publish date: 2015 - 12 - 5


 
Spiritual Talk – First Sunday of Advent (Year C)

On the First Sunday of Advent (Year C), Fr. Anthony Ho explains for us the story of Jesus' prophecy of the second coming. At the beginning of the Advent season, we should also prepare ourselves as we await His return. His arrival will bring about the last judgement, the destruction of sin and eternal life. Fr. Ho also shares with us the story of the apostle Andrew from his following of Jesus to his missionary work after Jesus' death until his own martyrdom. St. Francis Xavier is another missionary who glorified Jesus with his life, relying on God to spread the Good News to Asia. His life is another witness for us to learn from and honor.
Publish date: 2015 - 11 - 22


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Spiritual Talk – Solemnity of Christ the King

On the last Sunday of Ordinary Time (Year B), also known as the Solemnity of Christ the King, Fr. Anthony Ho describes for us the story of Pontius Pilate's interrogation of Jesus. Jesus Christ as king did not sit high above us on a throne, but rather was raised up and nailed to the Cross. He gave up his life for us, His people on Earth, protecting God's kingdom. Fr. Ho also speaks on the lives of martyrs St. Miguel Pro from Mexico and St. Catherine of Alexandria from Ancient Egypt, describing how they witnessed to the slogan of "Long Live Christ the King" even to their deaths.
Publish date: 2015 - 11 - 21


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Spiritual Talk – 32nd Sunday of Ordinary Time (Year B)

On the 32nd Sunday of Ordinary Time (Year B), Fr. Anthony Ho explain to us Jesus' story of the poor widow in the Gospel of Mark. Apart from financial contributions, we can also generously donate our time and energy to serve those in need. Fr. Ho also brings up St. Martin de Tours and his life story, including his famous act of giving a piece of his cloak to a beggar, to serve as a role model for us to imitate.
Publish date: 2015 - 11 - 7


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Spiritual Talk – Solemnity of All Saints

On the 31st Sunday of Ordinary Time (Year B), also known as the Solemnity of All Saints, Fr. Anthony Ho explains to us the origins of All Saints Day and the meaning behind celebrating all the saints of the Church. He reminds us that we all have a call to holiness. Lastly, he also speaks on All Souls day and the need to pray for the souls in purgatory.
Publish date: 2015 - 10 - 31


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Spiritual Talk – 30th Sunday of Ordinary Time (Year B)

On the 30th Sunday of Ordinary Time (Year B), Fr. Anthony Ho explain to us the story of Jesus healing the blind man in the Gospel of Mark. We must model ourselves after the blind man, who cried out to Jesus for help, putting away our stubbornness and selfish desires, in order to follow Him with one mind and heart. As long as we look forward in faith, we will be able to see Jesus Christ and walk on the path to the heavenly kingdom. Finally, Fr. Ho also talks about the life of St. Jude the Apostle.
Publish date: 2015 - 10 - 24


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Spiritual Talk – 29th Sunday of Ordinary Time (Year B)

On the 29th Sunday of Ordinary Time (Year B), Fr. Anthony Ho explain to us the story of Jesus's discourse on leadership through sacrifice and allusion to His eventual Passion in the Gospel of Mark. As Christians we will also experience different types of suffering, but we believe that these times of suffering will bear us holy fruits. Just as Pope John Paul II experienced much suffering in his life, he still lived out his faith in action as a witness for Christ, ultimately being Canonized as a Saint for us to model our lives after.
Publish date: 2015 - 10 - 17


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Spiritual Talk – 28th Sunday of Ordinary Time (Year B)

On the 28th Sunday of Ordinary Time (Year B), Fr. Anthony Ho explain to us the story of Jesus and the rich young man Gospel of Mark. The power of God's Word cannot be measured, so we must not be like the young man as he rejects Jesus' invitation. We must make the necessary sacrifices if we are to truly follow Him. Finally, Fr. Anthony also speaks about the lives of St. Teresa of Avila and Pope St. John the 23rd.
Publish date: 2015 - 10 - 10


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Spiritual Talk – 26th Sunday of Ordinary Time Y(ear B)

On the 26th Sunday of Ordinary Time Y(ear B), Fr. Anthony Ho explain to us the story of Jesus warning us that we must forsake everything that causes us harm or leads us to evil in the Gospel of Mark. If we have sinned we must ask for forgiveness and do penance as a result. At the same time we need to pray and make sacrifices in our daily lives, suffering patiently, offering all up to God for the salvation of others. Finally, Fr. Ho talks about St. Therese of Lisieux, teaching us how to repay love with love, living out a vocation of love just like her.
Publish date: 2015 - 9 - 26


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Spiritual Talk – 25th Sunday of Ordinary Time (Year B)

On the 25th Sunday of Ordinary Time (Year B), Fr. Anthony Ho explain to us the story of Jesus prophesying His Passion in the Gospel of Mark. We must model ourselves after Jesus Christ who humbly carried his cross and served those around Him. St. Padre Pio is a great role model as a disciple of Christ, receiving many mystical graces including the Stigmata, truly living out Christ's cross in his life. From his life, we can better understand the spirit of following in Christ's footsteps.
Publish date: 2015 - 9 - 19