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February 22nd : Blessed James Carvalho, SJ

Blessed James Carvalho, SJBorn: Circa 1578 Died: February 22, 1624 Beatified: May 7, 1867 Fr Carvalho was born in Coimbra, Portugal. He entered the Coimbra Jesuit Novitiate in 1594. In 1600, he left Lisbon for Goa for his philosophy studies. A year later, he went to Macau to complete his philosophy and theology studies and…

February 21st : Saint Robert Southwell, SJ

Saint Robert Southwell, SJBorn: Between Oct & Dec 1561 Died : February 21, 1595 Beatified: December 15, 1929 Canonised: October 25, 1970 Fr Robert Southwell, a martyr of England, is one of the more illustrious English martyrs and one of its better poet. He was born of a well-to-do family at Horsham St Faith near…

February 19th : BLESSED JOHN SULLIVAN, SJ

Blessed John Sullivan, SJBorn: May 8, 1861 Died: February 19, 1933 Servant of God in September 1960 Venerable November 2014 Beatified 13 May 2017 John Sullivan was born in Dublin, Ireland. His father, Edward Sullivan was Ireland’s Lord Chancellor. Young John was brought up in his father’s Protestant faith. His mother, Elizabeth Baily, was a…

February 18th : Servant of God John Cardim, SJ

Servant of God John Cardim, SJBorn: June 2, 1585 Died: February 18, 1615 John Cardim, a Portuguese, was born in Torre de Moncorvo and was the oldest of ten children. His parents supervised their children’s religious upbringing so well that nine of them entered religious life. At thirteen, John was already reciting the rosary and…

February 16th : Venerable Louis de la Puente, SJ

Venerable Louis de la Puente, SJBorn: November 11, 1554 Died: February 16, 1622 Louis de La Puente, lived to be the most esteemed ascetical writer of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. From him countless priests and religious learned about the spiritual life through his books. He was born at Valladolid, Spain. At the age of…

5th Week in Ordinary Time : Saturday 15th February 2020

Lord, open my eyes to Your Presence with me.. around me...5th Week in Ordinary Time : Saturday 15th February 20201 Kgs. 12:26-32; 13:33-34; Ps. 106(105):6-7,19-20,21-22; Mk. 8:1-10 (Ps Wk I) The Feeding of the Four Thousand is another account which illustrates Jesus' care and compassion for the hungry. The event of the multiplication of loaves…

Ord.Wk 5th: Saturday 15th February, 2020

DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage Dear Friend in the Lord, Jesus’ Compassion: In today’s miracles of the loaves and fish to feed the great crowds who were hungry, Jesus gives us an indication of His infinite Compassion towards everyone who is suffering.  Jesus heals us physically, emotionally and most of all spiritually.  Ponder on this truth…

5th Week, Ordinary Time : Saturday, 15th February 2020

Daily Word Of GodMark 8:1-9a A great crowd had gathered, and they had nothing to eat. So he called his disciples to him and said to them, ‘I feel sorry for all these people; they have been with me for three days now and have nothing to eat. If I send them off home hungry…

Ord.Wk 5th: Friday 14th February, 2020

DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage Dear Friend in the Lord, Deaf Mute – Faith: In today’s Gospel, Jesus cured the deaf mute who, with deep gratitude, praised Jesus and testified zealously to all peoples.  Do we testify and urge people to come to know Jesus and His Good News of Salvation?  Do we have the zeal…

5th Week, Ordinary Time : Friday, 14th February 2020

Daily Word Of GodMark 7:31-37 Returning from the territory of Tyre, Jesus went by way of Sidon towards the Lake of Galilee, right through the Decapolis territory. And they brought him a deaf man who had an impediment in his speech; and they asked him to lay his hand on him. He took him aside…