ESTABLISHMENT 0F THE DOMINICAN LAY FRATERNITY

ESTABLISHMENT 0F THE DOMINICAN LAY FRATERNITY

“TORCH OF MACAU”      As a Dominican, I would say that I am always instigated by the dream of St. Dominic’s mother before she had him; “a dog jumped from her womb holding a torch and set everything around them on fire”. This kind of vision is not only impressive...

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A PILGRIM’S NOTES: Christians are Easter People

FAUSTO GOMEZ OP A few days ago, a young man asked me: “What is the real meaning of Easter?” After conversing with him for a while, I went home and wrote a few thoughts on Easter. Let me share these thoughts with you, dear reader. The Resurrection of the Lord is the...

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A Pilgrim’s notes: Meaning of “MERRY CHRISTMAS”

A PILGRIM’S NOTES: MEANING OF “MERRY CHRISTMAS” Fausto Gomez, OP May you have a Merry Christmas! What does “Merry Christmas” may mean? As we prepare to celebrate this great solemnity, let me share a few notes on its various and complementary meanings. Christmas is...

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Homily, Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday! It is the greatest feast for Christians, for us! St. Paul tells us that if Jesus had not risen, our faith would be in vain, and our hope – and heaven. God indeed raised Jesus from the dead. Hence, our faith in him, our hope in our resurrection is true....

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Easter Vigil celebration (2015)

SOME POINTS OF REFLECTION Tonight’s liturgical celebration, so rich and full of symbols, memories and history, is a summary of the history of God’s plan for our salvation, carried out, in its last stage, by Jesus of Nazareth, the Son of God become man, our Savior....

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Good Friday: The Cross

Crucifixion was a cruel method of execution. The movie “The Passion of Christ”, starring Mel Gibson, is widely regarded as the most accurate and realistic description of the cruelty of crucifixion. The very idea of Good Friday causes us concern. In fact, we all have a...

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Jesus is abandoned by God

There are different kinds of psalms according to content: some are psalms of gratitude; others of reconciliation; still others of thanksgiving. There are also psalms of lament such as Psalm 22 (or 21), which is considered an emblematic psalm of lament. The psalm...

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Holy Week: Last Supper (Jn 13:1-15)

Today is a very special day for the Christian Community all over the world. The celebration of the Eucharist is always a memorial of the death and resurrection of Christ, our Savior, but today is, if I may say so, even more. In the Jewish solemn celebration of the...

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Palm Sunday Homily

  Today is Palm Sunday. It is the beginning of the end of a man, whom for many of his followers did not see him as what He claimed to be, the Son of God. However for us, today is the beginning of the time when we welcome Jesus into Jerusalem and support him in...

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