Confession

Nov. 30: WHO WAS THE FIRST PERSON EVER TO LIVE THE SEASON OF ADVENT? Novena to the Immaculate Conception. Day 1


On Advent (4): WHO WAS THE FIRST PERSON EVER TO LIVE THE SEASON OF ADVENT? Novena to the Immaculate Conception.   In my weekly Catechetical Masses for Grade 4 students in the school where I am one of the chaplains, I always make it a point that the homilies are interactive: I ask the young girls some questions and they, in their candor and simplicity, –admirable traits of children which we adults should never lose –, excitedly reply to all my questions. []

ON ADVENT (2): INTERIOR PREPARATION FOR CHRISTMAS. Make Baby Jesus Happy By Going to Confession This Advent!


ON ADVENT 2: INTERIOR PREPARATION FOR CHRISTMAS In a talk I gave last year to Grade 1 (7 yr-old) girls, I asked them what they were doing to prepare for the Coming of the Child Jesus. A blonde, chubby girl answered: “I’m preparing the Nativity Scene in our house”…Another girl with pony tails said: “I helped Dad and Mom decorate the Christmas tree.” I told them that all these things are quite all right but there is something more important than the []

ON HEAVEN (3): A FORETASTE OF HEAVEN HERE ON EARTH. The Joy of Being United with God in Prayer, Confession and Holy Eucharist.


ON HEAVEN (3): A FORETASTE OF HEAVEN HERE ON EARTH: THE JOY OF HAVING GOD IN OUR SOUL What do you feel within you after receiving God in the Holy Communion, or after being absolved from your sins in the Sacrament of Confession, or just by being in front of Our Lord in the Tabernacle, talking to Him, telling Him your joys, your problems…? Many people, young and old alike, have affirmed and experienced an immense and profound joy as well as []

ON GOD’S MERCY: Feeling Hopeless and Desperate For Your Falls and Sins? Trust in God Who is Merciful, Receive His Pardon and Happiness in Confession


ON GOD’S MERCY: Feeling Hopeless and Desperate For Your Falls and Sins? Trust in God Who is Merciful, Receive His Pardon and Happiness in Confession! Dear friend, if ever you find yourself feeling hopeless and desperate for the burden of your sins and frequent falls, I encourage you to react and shake off this pessimism which is an ally of the enemy. Raise your spirit! Consider that God is truly merciful. Below are some words of Pope Francis in his Bull of Indiction []