“Jesus breathed on them and said to them, ‘Receive the Holy Spirit.’” “Then there appeared on them tongues as of fire, which parted and came to rest on each of them. And they were filled with the Holy Spirit...” These phrases shed a profound light on the deep meaning of this great Feast of Pentecost which we … Continue reading Be the Fire!
Ertha Papillon is a Haitian woman who founded a school (1998) and an orphanage (2006) in a southwestern Haiti rural area to serve the impoverished, malnourished, and orphaned children in her Trois-Bois community. Trois-Bois is located outside the village of Duchity in the Grande Anse Department. Ertha did not seek this mission….God presented it to … Continue reading Missionary Cooperative Plan Spotlight: Our Lady of Perpetual Help Foundation
Either this Thursday or next Sunday depending on the diocese, we celebrate the feast of the Ascension of Jesus. Right before Jesus actually ascended into the heavens, he kept telling the apostles, again and again, since they just couldn’t understand, that he had to go. He had to return to the Father and that it was in their best interests … Continue reading Go to the Mountain, Jesus is Waiting!
Sri Lanka, which was known as Ceylon, is a small but beautiful island in the Indian Ocean. It is also named as the pearl of the Indian Ocean. It is a Buddhist country with two languages, three ethnic groups and four religions: Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam and Christianity. Christianity was introduced to Sri Lanka in 1505 … Continue reading Missionary Cooperative Plan Spotlight: The Diocese of Batticaloa in Sri Lanka
We are not God. The earth was here before us and it has been given to us. #67 It has been five years since Pope Francis wrote his encyclical “Laudato Sí”, (Praised be to you, O Lord) about the care of creation. They are many wonderful passages in this encyclical that we can could use throughout the year to reflect … Continue reading Laudato Sí Week – May 17 – 24
"Serving God in Asia with Faith and Love." Founded in 2012 by Lead Missionary and Program Director, Tricia Bølle, the St. Francis Xavier Lay Missionary Society (SFXLMS) forms, sends and supports traditional lay missionaries to bring the love of Jesus Christ to others in Asia through a diverse ministry of evangelization, faith formation, and social … Continue reading Missionary Cooperative Plan Spotlight: St. Francis Xavier Lay Missionary Society
“Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.” (Luke 6:38) Maria Tukahirwa, a widow, appreciates what Leti has done for her. She now can read and write because of lessons … Continue reading Missionary Cooperative Plan Spotlight: LETI RESOURCE CENTER
I know these are very disturbing and often challenging times, when getting through the next day seems almost impossible. Perhaps this is a good moment to take some time to stop and do a check-in with your God. Where does God see you in this moment of the history of humanity? What is yours to do? … Continue reading Ignite Your Faith – Live God’s Plan for You