A pandemic which “unmasks” us

Our personal lives and our community lives have been turned upside down by the dreadful situation of the pandemic and the lockdown which has since ensued. We have also been stripped of our ideal ‘me’, our community ‘me’ and perhaps more deeply our religious ‘me’. The pandemic has exposed as never before the interdependence which binds us to every human being on the planet. Please click on the link below: Corona virus - Letter to the Congrégation[2093]

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Sleeping St. Joseph

Have you ever noticed how Joseph always received messages from God while he was asleep? Although Mary welcomed the Angel's message while wide awake (Lk 1:28), Joseph got his messages in a dream, whether about the divine conception of Jesus (Mt 1:20), the escape into Egypt (Mt 2:13) or the return to Nazareth (Mt 2:19). There seems to be a special grace connected with Joseph's sleep. While he was passive, the Lord’s light surrounded Joseph. He saw very clearly what path his life would now take and…

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Editorial : The Word of God

Pope Francis’ Apostolic letter "Aperuit illis" established that the Third Sunday of Ordinary Time is to be devoted to the celebration, study and spreading of the Word of God. Although we hear the Word of God each day, as individuals or communities, the Pope insists on the need to grow in intimate familiarity with the Word of God. In fact, God created us by his Word and our true identity is rooted in the Divine Word. The Word of God is the irrefutable reference that brings us…

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The miracle of the crib

At the beginning of this New Year, shepherds and wise men live side by side in the cribs of our communities. The miracle of the crib is exactly that: these figures are united in their adoration of the Child Jesus. On one side are the shepherds who had a bad reputation. They were viewed as thieves, liars, people who couldn't be trusted and whose word was not credible. On the other side are the Magi, intellectuals, cultured, men of science, part of the upper class, whose word…

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