31 December, Thursday – God was there

Dec 31 – Memorial for St. Sylvester I, pope Sylvester (d. 335) was pope in the reign of Emperor Constantine I, who built the Lateran and other churches. He sent legates to the First Council of Nicaea, and was involved in the controversy over Arianism. The spurious Donation of Constantine was supposedly given to St.... Continue Reading →

27 December, Sunday — Extended Family

The Holy Family Sir 3:2-6,12-14Col 3:12-21Lk 2:22-40 Over all these clothes, to keep them together and complete them, put on love.            I gave birth to my second child this year during lockdown in Singapore, and what was meant to be a joyous occasion became quite an unexpected challenge. For starters, our respective families do... Continue Reading →

25 December, Friday — Do Not Be Afraid

Brothers and sisters, we continue our tradition of introducing new contributors during the Christmas season by welcoming Felicia Zou, who is a little unsure about what to include in her bio. To her, it is more important is what she writes -- that her reflections may, with the guidance of the Holy Spirit, provide readers... Continue Reading →

25 December, Friday — Seeking the Light

Brothers and sisters, this morning we welcome Jaclyn Lam, a cradle Catholic seeking to deepen her relationship with God and to encounter Him every day in everyone around her. Though it usually feels as if she stumbles one well-intentioned step forward only to flounder two emotional steps back, her faith has been strengthened by key... Continue Reading →

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