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We are on special: not as discounted but as PRICELESS

Homily for Christmas Mass  year A 2016 I went to the supermarket the other day, and I could see there are many things on special. It made me think, that actually one reason we celebrate Christmas is because we are special too, not ON SPECIAL as in ‘discounted’ but SPECIAL as in PRICELESS.  To realize this makes […]

Mary and Joseph (in the Nativity Scene)

Homily for 4th Sunday of Advent 2016 AD Christmas is really now in the air. The Christmas buzz all around us. The Christmas blitz and do’s all happening. It is really exciting. But we need to ask ourselves: ‘How’s our preparation for Christmas?‘ We may have already the perfect plan for our Christmas lunch. We […]

Fourth Sunday of Advent 2016 AD

Christmas is in the air. Christmas ‘buzz’ is all around us. On this 4th Sunday of Advent, we are reminded to keep our focus more closely and more especially now to the coming of Christ. Let us not just focus on how we celebrate Christmas or who are we celebrating it with, but more so […]

Reflection on the 7 sorrows of Mary

Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows 1. The Prophecy of Simeon: (Lk 2:34-35 ‘You see this child: he is destined for the fall and for the rising of many in Israel, destined to be a sign that is rejected- and a sword will pierce your own soul too-so that the secret thoughts of many may […]

Rest, retreat, re-energize with God

Homily for 16th Sunday in Ordinary time year B Two of the many stresses I had on my training to the priesthood are writing essays and exams. Getting over those things are very stressful for me I felt that once I finished them, I could really felt a big burden was lifted up  from me. […]

At the office with St Benedict

The 11th of July is the feast of St Benedict. Some years back, on this day, I had a chat  with this great saint (in my prayer and reflection) and posted it on my Faithbook. I am re-posting this conversation today to remind us of this great saint in the 5th century, whose example, legacy […]

The beauty of God as a friend

Homily for Easter Vigil 2015 A priest friend of mine shared with me recently an amazing story about his friend, a priest in a certain missionary country. This priest went to a meeting one day. One of those who were there was a man who is blind and he had his guide dog with him […]