St. Thomas the Apostle

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Name Syrian, meaning “Twin” (Twin/Thomas also known as Didymus in Greek and Jumeau in French); Apostle of India; Doubting Thomas Birth Unknown Death Stabbed with a spear c.72 in India Feast Day – July 3rd Patron Saint of the blind (due to occasional spiritual blindness); Craftsmen (e.g., architects, carpenters & masons); Geometricians; and Theologians Little is recorded of St. […]

Celebrating the National BEC Sunday in the Solemnity of the Holy Trinity

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The concept of a basic ecclesial community is found in the early Church, when the Church Fathers taught the Bible to believers to contribute to their spiritual formation. The purpose of the basic ecclesial community engaged in Bible study is “being taught and nourished by the Word of God” and “being formed and animated by the inspirational power conveyed by Scripture”. […]

St. Valentine

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Saint Valentine, officially known as Saint Valentine of Rome, is a third-century Roman saint widely celebrated on February 14 and commonly associated with “courtly love.” Although not much of St. Valentine’s life is reliably known, and whether or not the stories involve two different saints by the same name is also not officially decided, it […]

Purgatory and Prayer

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Going back to my childhood years I remember accompanying my grandmother in praying the Novenas for the souls in purgatory. Our catholic belief tells us that the souls in purgatory (suffering Church) need our prayers (pilgrim Church) so that they can enter heaven (triumphant Church). Thus, sufficient prayers being offered to God for them will […]