POPE FRANCIS ON VOCATION: WHEN JESUS CALLS US…


POPE FRANCIS ON VOCATION: WHEN JESUS CALLS US… Dear brethren in Christ, all of us have a vocation, a calling from God: the vocation to holiness and apostolate, being instruments of God’s love and mercy. However, God calls some people to a particular vocation, whether as a priest, religious or lay apostolic celibate, or as a…

3rd Sunday of Advent: “GAUDETE” OR REJOICE! SUNDAY


3rd Sunday of Advent “GAUDETE” OR REJOICE! SUNDAY. This coming Sunday marks the 3rd Sunday of Advent, also known as “Gaudete” (Latin for “Rejoice!” or “Be glad/happy!”) Sunday. This is the reason why in some ADVENT WREATHS, there is a PINK CANDLE which differentiates it from the rest. In some Churches as well, instead of…

ON HEAVEN (1): Never-ending Love and Happiness


ON HEAVEN (1): NEVER-ENDING LOVE AND HAPPINESS ALL OF US WANT TO BE HAPPY. One doesn’t have to be educated or brilliant to know and experience this profound aspiration in our heart (though countless philosophers and saints have affirmed and written about this e.g. Aristotle, St. Augustine, St. Thomas Aquinas etc). THIS PROFOUND DESIRE FOR…