28 June, Tuesday — Staying Faithful

Jun 28 – St. Irenaeus, bishop, martyr Irenaeus (c.130–202) was a disciple of St. Polycarp of Smyrna. He was ordained in 177. He was Bishop of Lugdunum, Gaul (modern Lyons, France). He worked and wrote against Gnosticism, basing his arguments on the works of St. John the Apostle, whose gospel is often cited by Gnostics.... Continue Reading →

27 June, Monday – Following Jesus

Jun 27 – Memorial for St. Cyril of Alexandria, bishop and Doctor of the Church Cyril (376–444) was the nephew of Theophilus the Patriarch. He was a monk and a priest who became Bishop of Alexandria, Egypt in 412, and later the Patriarch of Alexandria. He suppressed the Novatians. He worked at the Council of... Continue Reading →

26 June, Sunday — Total Surrender

13th Sunday in Ordinary Time 1 Kgs 19:16,19 - 21Gal 5:2,13-18Lk 9:51-62 Stand firm, therefore, and do not submit again to the yoke of slavery. I was meeting with a few friends last week and we were reflecting on how fast time flies. I noticed a sense of regret creeping into their conversations and the... Continue Reading →

27 May, Friday — Joy in our heart

May 27 – Memorial for St. Augustine of Canterbury, Bishop St. Augustine (d. 605) was a monk and abbot of St. Andrew’s abbey in Rome. He was sent by Pope Gregory the Great with 40 brother monks, including St. Lawrence of Canterbury, to evangelize the British Isles in 597. Before he reached the islands, terrifying tales of... Continue Reading →

13 May, Friday – Jesus, I trust in You

Friday of the 4th Week of Eastertide Acts 13:26-33Jn 14:1-6 Do not let your hearts be troubled The world we live in is a chaotic one. News of doom and gloom of a magnitude never seen before are now being witnessed by generations that have grown up in relative peace and prosperity. Global conflicts as... Continue Reading →

12 May, Thursday – God’s plan for us

Thursday of the 4th Week of Eastertide Acts 13:13-25Jn 13:16-20 No servant is greater than his master I have always enjoyed watching period dramas; and the part that always interests me are the 'cloak and dagger' actions of the different subordinates whenever there is a change in the monarch. The power dynamics often shift and... Continue Reading →

11 May, Wednesday – Fasting and Prayer

Wednesday of the 4th Week of Eastertide Acts 12:24-13:5Jn 12:44-50 So it was that after fasting and prayer they laid their hands on them and sent them off The recent opening up of borders within Singapore has seen a surge in the number of people choosing to leave the country for holidays. There is a... Continue Reading →

10 May, Tuesday – Knowing God

Tuesday of the 4th Week of Eastertide Acts 11:19-26Jn 10:22-30 I know them and they follow me How do we know somebody? Is it through the various identification papers which he/she has? Or even the occupation in which they are engaged in? Such an approach is what the world adopts, but it certainly is not... Continue Reading →

9 May, Monday – Trust in God

Monday of the 4th Week of Eastertide Acts 11:1-18Jn 10:1-10 I have come so that they may have life and have it to the full I have seen how pet owners take good care of their pets. This is especially so when they are very young and the owner has seen the pet grow up.... Continue Reading →

8 May, Sunday – Role Model in Faith

4th Sunday of Easter (Good Shepherd Sunday) Acts 13:14,43-52Apo 7:9,14-17Jn 10:27-30 Thus the word of the Lord spread through the whole countryside. The role of the Christian is called to evangelise to the people around them. This does not mean going out to a stranger to share with them the Gospel, although if that is... Continue Reading →

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