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Spiritual Talk – Fr Ho talks about St. Faustina (1)

Born in Poland on August 25, 1905 and named Helena, St. Faustina was the third of ten children and first heard God’s voice calling her to join the religious life at age seven. But her parents refused, so she suppressed the calling and worked to earn money. One day, while at a dance, she saw a sorrowful Jesus asking, “How much longer must I wait?” Helena went to the cathedral and prayed, and Jesus told her to enter the convent at Warsaw. In 1925, a priest led her to enter the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy in Warsaw. After a few weeks, Helena considered leaving for a stricter convent but Jesus appeared to her looking sorrowful and she asked Him, “Who has hurt You?” Jesus said, “You – I have prepared many graces for You in this order.” Helena decided to stay. Once, she asked Jesus, “For whom shall I pray?” The next night, her guardian angel showed her Purgatory, filled with souls suffering from desire of God in futile prayer. She understood that only the prayers of others could help. Jesus said, “My mercy does not desire it, but justice demands it.” In 1926, Helena was sent to Krakow, took the habit and the name Sr. Maria Faustina.
Publish date: 2018 - 2 - 24


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Encounter with the Word – Book of Jeremiah (3)

Encounter with the Word will talk about the Book of Jeremiah in the Old Testament.
Publish date: 2018 - 2 - 24


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Edwin’s blog – February 24, 2018

Publish date: 2018 - 2 - 24


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Spiritual Talk – Fr. Ho talks about Fatima (12)

One night in 1929, whilst in a Spanish convent, Lucia received an important vision. The vision was extraordinarily brilliant, and Lucia saw the Holy Trinity: Jesus nailed to the Cross, His Precious Blood flowing into a chalice below; the Holy Spirit was a dove above Him; and the Father was an old man above the Spirit. To Jesus’ right stood Mary, and to His left were the words “Grace and Mercy”. These words, just like the Sign of the Cross, succinctly summarized the Faith. Mary spoke, “The time has come. The Pope and all the bishops must consecrate Russia to my Immaculate Heart to save her.” In 1989, the Immaculate Heart Messenger magazine edited by Fr. Robert Fox reported from Sr. Lucia that God accepted the 1984 consecration and would keep His promise. That fall, the Communist regimes of East Europe collapsed. Before passing in 2005, she said, “For the Pope, Mary, the angels, Sacred Heart of Jesus, we are going to Heaven!” Sr. Lucia, an exemplary advocate of devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, is currently under investigation of sainthood.
Publish date: 2018 - 2 - 17


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Edwin’s blog – February 17, 2018

Publish date: 2018 - 2 - 17


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Spiritual Talk – Fr. Ho talks about Fatima (11)

If children can be saints, all the more so can adults. After the Fatima apparitions, Lucia suffered greatly until her death in 2005. Francisco, her father, and then Jacinta died in quick succession, and she fell into severe depression and spent much time in the cemetery mourning them. Her bishop eventually decided to move her away from Fatima. In 1925, while living in a Dorothean convent, she received a vision of Mary and the Child Jesus. Mary said the offences of ungrateful sinners had caused her a lot of suffering and promised special grace at the hour of death to those who followed the Five First Saturdays devotion. On the first Saturday of five consecutive months, they would need to go to Confession, receive Holy Eucharist, and pray and meditate on the Rosary. Jesus revealed that these practices would repair the offences done to Mary. Of course, we can receive the Sacraments on days other than first Saturdays – the important thing is to do this for the reparation of sinners. The Opus Dei Prelature has a tradition of praying five decades of the Rosary daily and meditating on the remaining fifteen, for the reparation of offences to the Virgin Mary.
Publish date: 2018 - 2 - 10


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Encounter with the Word – Book of Jeremiah (2)

Encounter with the Word will talk about the Book of Jeremiah in the Old Testament.
Publish date: 2018 - 2 - 10


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Edwin’s blog – February 10, 2018

Publish date: 2018 - 2 - 10


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Spiritual Talk – Fr. Ho talks about Fatima (10)

The July apparition and the three Fatima secrets revealed there deeply affected Jacinta’s spiritual development. Having seen the pitiful souls suffering in Hell, she loved making sacrifices for the conversion of sinners, such as fasting and frequenting the Church even when it wasn’t Sunday. She was also devoted to the Immaculate Heart, loved the prayer “Sweet Heart of Mary, be my salvation.” and encouraged Lucia, who was entrusted with the mission of spreading devotion to the Immaculate Heart. Jacinta, having seen the Holy Father being martyred, also loved offering prayers and sacrifices for the Pope. In 2000, Pope John Paul II beatified Francisco and Jacinta and publicly thanked Jacinta for her prayers and sacrifices. Mary let Jacinta know that she would be brought to hospital in Lisbon to die alone, and then be brought to Heaven. When it was time to leave, Jacinta tearfully embraced Lucia and, knowing this was their final farewell, she asked Lucia to keep praying for her until she reached Heaven and to keep sacrificing for sinners. While in Lisbon, Mary revealed to Jacinta that it was the sin of impurity that brought the most souls to Hell. After Jacinta died, her body was discovered to be incorrupt and the Pope commanded Lucia to recount the stories of Francisco and Jacinta to the world.
Publish date: 2018 - 2 - 3


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Edwin’s blog – February 3, 2018

Publish date: 2018 - 2 - 3


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Spiritual Talk – Fr. Ho talks about Fatima (9)

After the October 13th apparition, Francisco dedicated himself to solitary prayer to console Jesus, while Jacinta dedicated herself to sacrifices to save sinners from Hell. When Lucia questioned Francisco, he replied, “When you saw Mary’s face, didn’t you see how saddened she was by the offenses shown to God? I want to first console God and then convert sinners so they will cease offending Him." When Lucia went to school one day, Francisco felt death nearing, so he stayed in the church to pray, saying, “I must stay with the hidden Jesus.” But when Francisco fell sick and could not go to church, he asked Lucia to visit the hidden Jesus on his behalf. Although he suffered greatly from the sickness, he remained joyful for the sake of Jesus. When his sickness worsened, he asked Lucia and Jacinta to help him recount his sins so he could make a good Confession and receive the Eucharist. Having received the “hidden Jesus”, he promised Lucia, “I will not forget about you – I will plead to God to bring you to Heaven soon.” Francisco died on April 4, 1919 and on the 100th anniversary of the apparitions, May 13, 2017, Pope Francis canonized Francisco and Jacinta.
Publish date: 2018 - 1 - 27


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Encounter with the Word – Book of Jeremiah (1)

Encounter with the Word will talk about the Book of Jeremiah in the Old Testament.
Publish date: 2018 - 1 - 27