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 →

28 July, Tuesday — Wheat and Weeds

Tuesday of Week 17 in Ordinary Time Jer 14:17-22Mt 13:36-43 "Then the virtuous will shine like the sun" The problem of evil and suffering is one that plagues many people. If there is a God and He is good, some might argue, then He should not allow the presence of evil in the world. Since... Continue Reading →

27 July, Monday — In His Time

Monday of Week 17 in Ordinary Time Jer 13:1-11Mt 13:31-35 "When it has grown it is the biggest shrub of all" Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerburg, Jack Ma. These are some of the best-known names in the world today, synonymous with brands that are a part of almost everyone’s life – Apple, Facebook and Alibaba. Their... Continue Reading →

20 March, Friday – Love with all our heart

Hosea 14:2-10Mark 12:28-34 To love him with all your heart Since the middle of last year, I have been experiencing bad anxiety over my various responsibilities. The new challenges that came with PhD research somehow brought about a great deal of worry and an unprecedented sense of desperation. I found myself sinking into despair often,... Continue Reading →

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