8/31/2010

For most the talk of Auschwitz conjures up fear, death and disgust. It is always a place we hear about but not a place one would want to visit on holiday.  I was able to visit Auswitz and Birkenau when en route to a Youth congress. For me, it was more shocking than how...

8/27/2010

During an insightful Seeker discussion, the notion of ‘chastity’ became quite an intense topic of debate. As Christians we have always believed that one must remain chaste, namely that of sexual abstinence from pre-marital sex. However, do we really understand what ‘ch...

8/23/2010

Last August 18th the Catholic Church celebrated the Feast of Saint Alberto Hurtado. This feast is important in Latin America and particularly in Chile, when thousands of people (15000 this year), mostly young people, walk 8 kms to the Sanctuary and Grave of St Alberto,...

8/15/2010

Did you know that in Edinburgh there is a hidden gem? In the heart of George Square lies a simple labyrinth. A path of prayer and meditation, a peaceful solace amidst the hustle and bustle of the city, why not take some time out to walk the labyrinth?

 

Labyrinths origin...

8/3/2010

August 1st the feast day of St Alphonsus Maria de Liguori, proclaimed the ‘Doctor of the Church,’ the founder of the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer or the ‘Redemptorists’ was also an Italian Bishop, theologian, spiritual writer, moralist, missionary and a great...

7/23/2010

Sometimes we only concentrate on ‘celebrity’ Saints, we often hear about their lives, their teachings, books and quotations, however what about the lesser known Saints? I mean they are Saints too, and have a dedicated feast day to their name?

 

July 23rd, the feast day o...

7/3/2010

Religious art is a powerful tool in faith. It’s been used over the years as propaganda. It’s been used as a sign of wealth and prosperity. But more importantly than that, art can be a powerful meditative tool. Whenever I get “stuck” in prayer, I think about art. Becaus...

5/19/2010

In the gospel of John, Jesus said 'I give you a new commandment; love one another; just as I have loved you, you also must love one another. By this love you have for one another, every one will know that you are my disciples.'

 

This simple message to 'LOVE,' can easily...

5/10/2010

'Maronites' is a term given to the early followers  of Maron, a priest and a hermit. He followed the path walked by Peter and Paul, and spent his life teaching about the faith. After converting an old pagan temple into a church, he ministered to many people from there...

5/7/2010

Taizé, a little village on a hill in the Burgundy region of southern France, has, since 1940 shared its name with an international, ecumenical, Christian community. The Taizé community, originally founded by Roger Schütz (Br. Roger) is now home to over a hundred brothe...

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