Friday, 6 July 2018

Important Catholic Books: The Power of Silence
Can you write a whole book about silence, without becoming contradictory? Robert Cardinal Sarah has answered questions from interviewer Nicolas Diat on a large scale, yet once again, the book is full of wisdom, from beginning to end.

Before reading The Power of Silence, I had already valued silence and experienced the calming darkness and quietness of night. But whilst reading this treasure, I became much more aware of the importance of silence.

Robert Cardinal Sarah certainly brings us back to the essentials of faith: Meeting God means, meeting him in silence. God is not noisy, he speaks through our heart ... And thus the liturgy shouldn't be celebrated in a noisy, but in a dignified way. Adoration is a silent prayer - in adoration and listening to God's voice, we are closest to God. Clarity and strength in faith come from silent prayer ...

The book The Power of Silence can be read as an enlightening meditation. I'm sure it has the power to inspire priests and lay persons in their vocations.

Friday, 29 June 2018

Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles

On June 29th  the Church celebrates the feast of the Saints Peter and Paul.
Peter was  the first Pope of the Church! Paul, who was called Saul before, used to persecute Christians of the early Church but then converted to believing in Jesus Christ after having a vision of the Lord. Read more about the saints Peter and Paul here.

Sunday, 24 June 2018

The Nativity of John the Baptist

Today the Church celebrates the birth of Saint John the Baptist.
Congratulations to all with the name John, Jan, Hans and Johannes on their name day!

Sunday, 3 June 2018

Most Holy Body & Blood of the Lord

Corpus Christi, the Most Holy Body and Blood of our Lord, Jesus Christ, is celebrated in Church on the Thursday or Sunday following the Trinity Sunday. On Corpus Christi the faithful concentrate prayerfully on Jesus Christ who is truly present in the Eucharist. Read also here.

Here is a livestream of the perpetual adoration in Tyburn Convent, London:

Anima Christi

Soul of Christ, sanctify me. Body of Christ, save me. Blood of Chirst, inebriate me. Water from the side of Christ, wash me. Passion of Christ, strengthen me. O good Jesus, hear me. Within thy wounds hide me. Suffer me not to be separated from thee. From the malicious enemy defend me. In the hour of my death call me and bid me come unto thee. That with thy saints I may praise thee forever and ever. Amen.

Thursday, 31 May 2018

The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

31st of May: The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary: Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with you. Blessed art thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus ...

Sunday, 27 May 2018

The Most Holy Trinity

The Most Holy Trinity follows on the Sunday after Pentecost. The Trinitiy is one God in three persons: God Father, God Son and God Holy Spirit.