Marriage Enrichment – Those years we came together (II)


Date: 2018-08-18
Languages: Cantonese

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Marriage Enrichment – Help couples to establish a happy, fruitful, and healthy family, so that marriage life can be more meaningful and purposeful. This episode, we have invited Kelvin and Carmen, and also David and Leona to share how to strengthen their relationship through church communities.



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Spiritual Talk – Fr Ho talks about St. Anthony Claret

Topics: People > Saint
Audio Segment Types: Spiritual Talk
Languages: Cantonese

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St. Anthony Claret was born in 1807, a Spaniard who grew up praying the Rosary with his family and became devoted to the Rosary after reading a book on it. He would often go to church with his younger sister to pray the Rosary, even leading other parishioners. In 1829, he entered seminary and began to pray three decades daily. In 1835, he was ordained as a diocesan priest, having left the Jesuit novitiate due to ill health. He was a prolific preacher, sometimes preaching twelve times in a day. In 1839, he went to Italy, and became devoted to the Immaculate Heart of Mary after seeing the people’s devotion. In 1847, he started a Marian sodality and the Claretian missionary order dedicated to the Immaculate Heart in 1849. In 1850, he was consecrated bishop to Cuba. There, he stipulated that all parishes publicly pray the Rosary on Sundays and feast days, and sometimes made unannounced inspections. He was called the “St. Dominic of the 19th Century”, so great was his promotion of the Rosary. But St. Anthony suffered fifteen assassination attempts on his life. Once, an assailant stabbed his cheek but St. Anthony was able to commute his death sentence to a prison sentence. After seven years as bishop, he was called back to Spain to serve as confessor to Queen Isabella II. With plentiful time, he dedicated himself to printing theological publications. After a revolution in 1868, St. Anthony followed his dethroned queen into exile in France, where he died in 1870, aged 62. St. Anthony Claret taught us to venerate the Immaculate Heart and diligently pray the Rosary.


Edwin's blog - August 18, 2018

Audio Segment Types: Edwin's Blog
Languages: Cantonese

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