Posts Tagged ‘Lent’

Pope Francis: Fasting frees us from attachment to things and from the worldliness that numbs the heart

It is time 'to stop, to focus on what is essential, to fast from the unnecessary things' Fasting from food or other things during Lent is a chance for Catholics to reorient their material attachments, Pope Francis said on Ash Wednesday, as he urged people to slow down and turn to Christ during the penitential season.
Publish date: 2019 - 3 - 7

Has Christ Rendered the Old Testament Law Obsolete?

Is Christianity guilty of spurning God's commandments in the Old Testament? Let's turn to the Patristic writers for an answer
Publish date: 2018 - 3 - 4

At the foot of the cross

Maria is a social worker and an art therapist. She hosted an exhibition of her ceramic artwork during the Lenten season. She has made crosses in many different style and wants to share it with others. During the preparation process, she found that God has His own plan and arrangement, and she realized she is only a tool of God. This exhibition, entitled “At the foot of the cross” is for those who wish to contemplate the spiritual journey of Jesus’ passion and feel the presence of the Holy Spirit to encounter Jesus.
Publish date: 2018 - 2 - 24

Pope Francis: We are called to face the Evil one through prayer, with God’s help, to overcome him in our daily life

(CNA/EWTN News) Lent is a time to face our temptations and be converted by the Gospel, Pope Francis said in his Angelus address on the first Sunday of Lent.
Publish date: 2018 - 2 - 22

Pope Francis: See and contemplate the face of Crucified Love

(CNA/EWTN News) At Mass for Ash Wednesday, Pope Francis invited everyone to live the 40 days of Lent as a time to “pause” from things which keep us from virtue and to return home to the loving and merciful embrace of God the Father.
Publish date: 2018 - 2 - 15

The Spiritualization of the Body

M-A-R-A-N-A-T-H-A! Come, Lord Jesus! We long for the day of the resurrection – the day our body, redeemed and spiritualized, returns to perfect unity and harmony with the spirit.
Publish date: 2017 - 4 - 2

Edwin’s Blog – Lent

Publish date: 2016 - 2 - 20

Living out Lent

On this week’s “Love and Life”, we will talk about the meaning of Lent and the attitude we should hold during this time as Catholics. Although the Liturgy during Lent was designed for Catechumens, it also gives the Baptized a chance to renew their faith, through acts of penance, prayer, almsgiving and other forms of sacrifice. In addition, we will also discuss the relationship between the Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Churches as well as the topic of ecumenism.
Publish date: 2016 - 2 - 13

Waiting for our Lord Jesus Christ

Passion    I      II     III     IV     V     VI     VII     VIII     IX     X     XI     XII     XIII     XIV     XV   Easter He is not here, for He has risen, just as He said. Come, see the place where He was lying. Matthew 28:6 Noël Coypel, 1871 “We adore you, O Christ, and we praise you, because by your holy […]
Publish date: 2015 - 3 - 27

Painting Christ’s Passion

On this week’s “Love and Life”, we will discuss the meaning of Lent and the Way of the Cross. We will also talk about an art workshop which focused on the theme of Christ's Way of the Cross. From this experience, through an interactive way of praying with painting and writing, the participants can better understand Jesus' suffering and His sacrifice of love.
Publish date: 2015 - 3 - 28

Spiritual Talk – Third Sunday of Lent (Year B)

Just as the temple Jesus referred to is in reference to his own body, our bodies are also the dwelling place of God. We must purify ourselves and rid ourselves of sin so that Jesus' Eucharistic body can enter our bodies. Regardless of how presentable our appearances are, living a life of morals is the most important thing.
Publish date: 2015 - 3 - 8

Jesus said: “Whom are you looking for?”

The Mass of Easter Sunday When every dream in our lives seems to vanish and every expectation dashed, the sight of an empty tomb can be devastating. The fear within us can blindsight us from seeing the real meaning of the empty tomb. And we doubt whether we will survive our own Good Fridays. Looking […]
Publish date: 2014 - 4 - 20

Not my will but yours be done!

Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion “He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death.” (Phil 2:8) Have we ever contemplated what kind of sacrifice the Son of God offered to us by emptying Himself to be born in human likeness, taking the form of a slave? As Creator of all, He has […]
Publish date: 2014 - 4 - 13

Spiritual Talk – Year A Palm Sunday of 2014

On Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion, Fr. Anthony Ho speaks to us on Jesus' entrance into Jerusalem in the Gospel of Matthew. He compares this day of joy with the heartbreaking day of Jesus' Passion, bringing us on a journey with Him through the Stations of the Cross, prompting us to wonder: just how was Jesus' glory revealed? Was it through his time of entering Jerusalem, as he was being surrounded by the celebratory crowd? Or was it when he was crucified on the cross in sacrifice for the whole world?
Publish date: 2014 - 4 - 12

Come, children, come… I will give you living water…

Third Sunday of Lent Jesus revealed Himself as Christ for the first time in the Gospel of John, not to a Jew, but to a Samaritan woman. And the woman did not harden her heart but believed in Jesus. She left her water jar behind her and became the first one (or one of the […]
Publish date: 2014 - 3 - 23

We are just human…

四旬期第一主日 我們常常不滿足自己作為人類的身份。我們渴望成為更大的、想要成為天主。這正好製造機會讓撒旦操縱我們的生命。 撒旦最擅長用美麗卻帶欺騙性的言語去引誘我們。而在耶穌被魔鬼試探的過程中,魔鬼甚至引用聖經作為陷阱。他誘惑我們透過依賴世間的權力及財富去逃避受苦,促使我們犯罪而最終帶來更大痛苦。當心撒旦的謊言啊!他以恐懼及不安全的感覺來「餵飼」我們,使我們寧願選擇邪惡而放棄擇善,並去牢牢地執著本應棄絕的事物。可是,我們不要輕視撒旦的智慧,以為靠自己可以匹敵。 相反地我們先要接納並擁抱自己的軟弱及無能,學習接納自己只是人。棄絕自我並相信只要我們有天主,我們便擁有所需要的一切。讓我們不要忘記雖然我們的原祖父母不遵守天主給他們唯一需要嚴守的誡命,但是天主仍然繼續深愛他們及所有世人。試問我們還需要有甚麼更好的保證?當我們可以選擇依靠天主的大能時,為什麼我們一定要執著依賴自己渺小的力量呢? 要知道齋戒、祈禱、及施予能幫助我們去依賴全能的天主而非依賴自己。當我們踏入四旬期時,讓我們決心透過謙卑及服從的心去棄絕自我,跟隨基督! First Sunday of Lent We as human are often times not content to be just human. We desire to be bigger, we want to be God. That makes room for Satan to take over our lives. Satan uses beautiful but deceptive words to lure and trap us. During the Temptation […]
Publish date: 2014 - 3 - 9

Pope Francis: Lent is a moment of renewal which allows us to look at the needs of others with “new eyes”

(CNA/EWTN News) During his general audience on Ash Wednesday, Pope Francis called Lent a moment of renewal which allows us to look at the needs of others with “new eyes,” and to grow in love. Referring to Lent as a “journey of spiritual renewal in the footsteps of Christ,” the Pope went on to say […]
Publish date: 2014 - 3 - 6

Hundredfold Reward

This which is here said, shall receive a hundredfold, may be understood in a higher sense. This means, that all who have despised temporal things for the sake of the kingdom of heaven through undoubting faith, taste the joy of the same kingdom in this life which is full of persecutions, and in the expectation […]
Publish date: 2014 - 3 - 4