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29 January, Saturday — Who’s da man?

Saturday of Week 3 in Ordinary Time 2 Sam 12:1-7,10-17Mk 4:35-41 “You are the man…” I call today’s gospel Jesus’ “Do you know who I am?” moment. Some of us have been there before — either as the young upstart or ‘newbie’ to a club/organisation/ministry putting our foot in our mouth, or as the seasoned… Continue Reading →

28 January, Friday — What do we know?

28 Jan – Memorial for St. Thomas Aquinas, priest and doctor of the Church St. Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274) was the son of the Count of Aquino. He was born in the family castle in Lombardy near Naples, Italy. He was educated by Benedictine monks at Monte Cassino, and at the University of Naples. He secretly joined… Continue Reading →

27 January, Thursday — Blessings

27 Jan – Memorial for St. Angela Merici, virgin St. Angela Merici (1474-1540) became a Franciscan tertiary at the age of 15. She received a vision telling her that she would inspire devout women in their vocation. In Crete, during a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, she was struck blind. Her friends wanted to return home,… Continue Reading →

25 January, Tuesday — You chose who??

25 Jan – Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul St. Paul (3-65) was a Jewish Talmudic student and a Pharisee. He was a tent-maker by trade. Saul the Jew hated and persecuted Christians as heretical, even assisting at the stoning of St. Stephen the Martyr. On his way to Damascus to arrest another group of… Continue Reading →

24 January, Monday — The Anointed One

24 Jan – Memorial for St. Francis de Sales, bishop and doctor of the Church St. Francis de Sales (1567-1622) was born in a castle to a well-placed family. His parents intended him to become a lawyer, enter politics, and carry on the family line and power. He studied at La Roche, Annecy, Clermont College in… Continue Reading →

18 January, Tuesday — Sabbath

Tuesday of Week 2 in Ordinary Time 1 Sam 16:1-13Mk 2:23-28 “The sabbath was made for man, not man for the sabbath” For the Jewish nation, sabbath starts Friday evening until Saturday evening. This was instilled from the time of Moses. For Christians, sabbath is observed on Sunday, the day our Lord resurrected.   Today’s… Continue Reading →

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