Sunday, 29 June 2014
Sunday, 22 June 2014
In today's homily, I found myself talking about Cardinal Nguyen Van Thuan, who suffered imprisonment after the Communist takeover of Saigon - but whose example was a cause for the conversion of his guards. Read more by clicking on the link.
Where can I find out more about him? asked a member of the congregation. Wikipedia has the basics including his "Ten Rules of Life." They're worth meditating upon - here they are:
Ten Rules of Life of Nguyễn Văn Thuận
- I will live the present moment to the fullest.
- I will discern between God and God's works.
- I will hold firmly to one secret: prayer.
- I will see in the Holy Eucharist my only power.
- I will have only one wisdom: the science of the Cross.
- I will remain faithful to my mission in the Church and for the Church as a witness of Jesus Christ.
- I will seek the peace the world cannot give.
- I will carry out a revolution by renewal in the Holy Spirit.
- I will speak one language and wear one uniform: Charity.
- I will have one very special love: The Blessed Virgin Mary.
Wednesday, 4 June 2014
… isn’t quite the name of a film I
half-remember watching. But this is the time of year when we move into the
period the Church calls “Ordinary Time.” It’s all those times when we’re not
celebrating Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Lent and Easter. So it starts the day
after Pentecost, Whit Sunday - and will continue for the best part of the next