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The Hour that makes my Day

This is the last part of the meditation of Bishop Fulton Sheen on the HOLY HOUR. Here he talks about the fruits, the benefits that we reap from this beautiful practice of keeping close to our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament for an hour everyday. Sometimes I wished that I had kept a record of […]

‘Holy Hour’- The Hour that makes my Day

Bishop Fulton Sheen‘s exposition on the beauty of the Holy Hour before the Blessed Sacrament everyday [continued] The purpose of the Holy Hour is to encourage deep personal encounter with Christ. The holy and glorious God is constantly inviting us to come to Him, to hold converse with Him, to ask for such things as […]

‘Holy Hour’- The Hour that makes my Day

By Bishop Fulton Sheen. Since this Sunday we celebrate the solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, it is also appropriate to talk about here our practice of Holy Hour before the Presence of the Lord in the Blessed Sacrament. I am posting here, the meditation of the late Bishop Fulton Sheen, […]

Reflection on the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ

Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ [Corpus Christi Sunday] One of the  few Australian TV programs that I follow is “Man Vs Wild”. This program is hosted by an ex military man Bear Ghryllis.  He would go for an adventure into different parts of the world, climbing up mountains and cliffs, swimming across […]

THE STORY BEHIND THE PICTURE OF THE PRAYING HANDS

Many of you would have seen the picture of “The Praying Hands”, which is present in many Christian homes, but would almost certainly not have heard the moving story behind this popular picture. Here is the story….Back in the fifteenth century, in a tiny village near Nuremberg , lived a family with eighteen children. Eighteen! […]

Reflection on the Mystery of the Holy Trinity

In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Do we understand this everytime we say this as we make the sign of the cross?It is quite hard to understand this mystery of our faith, especially when we just say this in a mechanical way. But wait, our confession […]

Homily for Trinity Sunday 2011

Today’s solemnity is one of those many elements of the mystery of our Christian faith that is very hard to explain. Yet it is the core of our being baptised Christian, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. It is quite hard and a big challenge to try […]