St. Andrew

Andrew came from Bethsaida in Galilee. Like his father and his brother Simon, he was a fisherman. A disciple of John the Baptist, Andrew was present at Jesus’ baptism. When John stated “Behold the Lamb of God”, Andrew understood and followed Jesus. Going to his... read more

Christ the King

We live in a ‘humpty-dumpty world’, a broken world. Millions slaughtered by their own kind, mass migration of refugees across the globe, disease ravaging continents, and the ever-widening gap between the rich and the poor are some signs of the cruel joke. ‘All the... read more

Dedication of the Lateran Basilica

Today is the anniversary of the dedication of the cathedral church of Rome by Pope Sylvester I in 324. Originally known as the Archbasilica of the Most Holy Saviour, this church is called St. John Lateran because it was built on property owned by the Laterani family... read more

All Souls Day

Since the early Church, Christians have prayed for the dead. By the 7th century, some monastic foundations reserved this day to pray for deceased members and benefactors. In 988, Odilo abbot of the great monastery of Cluny in France, established the tradition of... read more

All Saints Day

This feast honours all the saints of the Church, known and unknown. The occasion provides an opportunity to reflect on the nature of sainthood and to celebrate the exemplary faithfulness of holy men and women of every place and time whose lives and deeds continue to... read more

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