The abundant showers California received during the past months render much beauty to nature and great happiness to our minds. The Antelope Valley invites visitors to its bosom filled with poppy flowers. The month of May has started to rejuvenate and warm up nature. Spring has come to an end allowing summer to set in. Folks, holiday season is back! The month of May reminds us of Mother’s day in a special way. 1st May is also celebrated as worker’s day. Yes, May 1st is also celebrated as the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker in the Catholic Church. This [...]
Vow to Love!
‘‘I was at his death bed, but I didn’t understand what he said last! I am so depressed that I couldn’t make out what his last desire was..” My cousin wept bitterly repeating the same words over the telephone, as I stood speechlessly on the other end holding the phone close to my ears. She was mourning the loss of her beloved dad! While her tears swept into my heart, I was searching for words to console her; yet, failed miserably. I am pretty sure you have been through such difficult moments in your lives as well. As disciples of [...]
Lent: A Time to Walk with our Lord with Docility and Openness
Lent is the season of spiritual preparation before Easter. During the six weeks of prayerful self-examination, we usually commit ourselves to fasting from a favorite delicacy or a bad habit. Some of us also take up a spiritual discipline, like reading the Word of God or spending more time in prayer to draw us nearer to God. Besides these, the strict observers would, also, try to abstain from eating meat on these days. The goal of all these Spiritual disciplining is to strengthen our faith in God and to develop a deeper relationship with God. If this preparation happens only [...]