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A life long relationship takes effort and courage. Commitment, communication and couple prayer will help build your marriage. Work on it constantly, especially during difficult situations in your life. It is said that nothing happens unless you make it happen.…
I spent two years in a Parish in Brooklyn, some 35 years ago, while I was studying in New York. They were a really vibrant community of Catholics. The Parishioners gave me a banner, when they bade me farewell, on…
The birth of Jesus Christ reminds me that Jesus is living in me now. Let us request the Holy Spirit to help us prayerfully reflect on Luke 2:1-20. The shepherds said to one another : "Let us go now to…
Are you in communion with your spouse, your children, your extended family, your neighbours and your fellow parishioners? Are you of one heart and one mind with them? St Paul in Philippians 2/5, tells us how we can have the…
Many of us seek empowerment through accumulating money, education degrees from prestigious universities, holding important offices with large salaries, many perks, securities and retirement benefits that make life comfortable and enjoyable. But we know life will end inevitably so we…
The Church is a mystery that cannot be explained adequately in words. Avery Dulles, helps us to understand the Church a little better by presenting us with five models namely the Church as Institution, as Mystical Communion, as Herald of…
Twenty-five years ago, I was privileged to stay with a couple in California on a couple of occasions. They had 4 lovely children between the ages of 6 and 12…
We start by praying to the Holy Spirit to be our Teacher and Helper to understand and live this mystery. Annunciation means that the Angel announced to Mary the good news that God had chosen her to be the Mother…
Pray to the Holy Spirit to be our Teacher before we read from the Gospel of Luke 1:39-56. "Come Holy Spirit and reveal to me what is hidden from the wise and the learned. Let me be a child, eager…
It is not by chance that Jesus sets these three apostles apart and invites them to go up to the mountain with him, just like Moses went up to Mt Sinai encountered the glory of God. We too are called…
1st stationForgive us Lord for the many times we have remained uninvolved when a brother or sister was unjustly treated. We did not want to get into trouble or waste…
Let us join Jesus and his disciples at this wedding feast. We enjoy the food, drink, music and dancing, laughter and merriment. Why shouldn't we? Then we hear of this young couple being embarrassed, because they do not have enough…
A practical way of sustaining a healthy, intimate relationship is to "think team." Before marriage, even though you were part of the family you grew up in, you were finding your own identity as a single man or woman. Your…
Because we are all human beings, we can expect to make mistakes and at times slip back into selfish and sinful behaviour. Some of us may have rather poor self-control,…
The first characteristic of the Missionaries of Charity, as we saw, is Loving Trust. The second characteristic is Total Surrender. In order to understand this we need to ask God's Spirit to help us understand with our hearts the meaning of God's…
The "Fiddler on the Roof" showed us the traditions of a Jewish family when it came to marriage and family life. The word tradition comes from the Latin word "tradere"…
Very few married couples understand—and still less—live the fantastic plan that God has for them as a couple, to be lovers, to be bride and bridegroom to each other every day for a life-time in their domestic Church. But that…
As a child I remember my sister playing a game in which there was a wheel that turned around with a pointer. The words: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Sailor, Rich Man,…
Many people are proud of their intelligence quotient. If they are considered highly intelligent and obtain distinctions in school and college, the chances are that they will obtain lucrative employment…
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