Mother's Day has a special place in the Catholic faith as it is a day to celebrate and honor motherhood, one of the greatest gifts that God has given to humanity. The Bible portrays motherhood as a sacred calling that is both admirable and praiseworthy. Proverbs 31:28-29 states, "Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all."Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all. Mother's Day is an excellent [...]
Who was St. John de Brito?
St. John de Brito was born in an aristocratic family in Lisbon, Portugal. He lived a luxurious life and spent much of his time as a member of the Royal Court, in the company of the future King, Peter II. However, when he was young, he was struck with an illness that caused him great suffering. John’s mother prayed intensely, and vowed that he would put on a Jesuit cassock for a year, if he was healed. John recovered miraculously! His family members and friends witnessed him walking around with the Jesuit cassock on. Little did they know that this [...]
St John the Baptist – A voice that cries out in the desert
As we enter this new year, we embrace the liturgical season of Denha or the Season of Epiphany. We celebrate the feast of (Denha) Baptism of Jesus Christ as the central premise of this season. Being known for his prophetic acts and conversion of people through baptism, St John the Baptist is blessed with the grace to baptize Jesus and bear witness to the divine presence of God the Father and the Holy Spirit at the auspices occasion of His baptism. St John the Baptist seems to have had a fascinating character throughout his story in the bible. In all [...]