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Posts Tagged ‘Feast of the Holy Family’
 

 
“Spiritual Talk” – The Feast of the Holy Family – Fr. Anthony Ho

This weekend, the Church celebrates the Feast of the Holy Family, honouring Jesus, the Virgin Mary, and St. Joseph. Pope Francis declared this year to be the Year of St. Joseph, the 150th anniversary of his declaration as the Patron of the Universal Church and also of Workers and the Protector of the Saviour in later years. Pope Francis reminds us that during the pandemic, frontline workers toil behind the scenes like Joseph to offer up their work and sacrifices for the needs of the world. He also suggests that those who have lost their jobs during the pandemic should ask St. Joseph for help in finding work. Joseph is a good example, for not only is he faithful in prayer and work, but also truly loves Jesus and Mary. He does not seek to control them but selflessly seeks their good. He is also deeply needed by our modern society as a model of chastity and fatherhood. In today's Gospel, Joseph and Mary dedicate Jesus in the Temple. This fourth Joyful Mystery shows that Joseph and Mary recognize the sovereignty of God over Jesus. Hence, we should not see other people as goods to be possessed, for all are children of God, entrusted to us in order to help them live good and holy lives. When children are baptized, they are consecrated to God, so they are merely entrusted to their parents, who must constantly discern the will of God for their children.
Publish date: 2020 - 12 - 26


我們屬於一個自然和超自然的家庭

 
We belong to a natural and a supernatural family

Leading a life of holiness as that of the Holy Family of Nazareth
Publish date: 2020 - 12 - 27


 
【Spiritual Talk】- The Feast of the Holy Family

This Sunday, the Church celebrates the Feast of the Holy Family. The Gospel reading is from Matthew 2:13-23, which describes the Holy Family's flight into Egypt to escape King Herod the Great's proclamation that all male children under the age of two be killed. This was foretold by the Pharoah's proclamation in the Book of Exodus that all male Jewish children be killed. At that time, only Moses was saved by the princess who rescued him from the water; now, only Jesus was saved by Joseph who brought Him into Egypt. Moses and Jesus both played the role of saviour: Moses saved his people from slavery, while Jesus saved both His people and the entire world from slavery to sin. When Herod died, an angel appeared to Joseph in a dream telling him to return to the Holy Land. In fact, the Joseph of the New Testament shares many similarities with the Joseph of the Old Testament: both were dreamers, both had fathers named Jacob, and both were persecuted by a king and his brothers respectively. The Holy Family later moved to Nazareth, a small town whose population numbered no more than 480 people at the time. Joseph led a humble life there as a carpenter, teaching us the road to sanctity: to perform well our duty to pray and work in front of the Child Jesus, and in doing so grow with Him.
Publish date: 2019 - 12 - 28


 
“. . . every family, despite its weaknesses, can become a light in the darkness of the world”

As the people of God, we are encouraged to go beyond our natural families into the supernatural family of God
Publish date: 2019 - 12 - 29


 
Our Family Story

Rome is a city of many names. Most of all, it's the City of Sts. Peter and Paul; the city I call home spiritually.
Publish date: 2017 - 12 - 31


 
Placing God’s will at the centre of our family lives

It is hard to comprehend that Jesus spent 30 years (out of 33 years of human life) to be with His family before he began His public ministry. It speaks volume about the importance of Family in the eyes of God.
Publish date: 2014 - 12 - 26


 
Spiritual Talk Holy Family

This Sunday is the Feast of the Holy Family, and Fr. Anthony Ho explains to us the significance of the Family in the life of the Church. Every family that is centred on Christ is a mini-church, allowing its children to learn about God through prayer and sacrificial love, and in turn change society.
Publish date: 2014 - 12 - 27


 
Spiritual Talk 2013-12-28

Publish date: 2013 - 12 - 28