Putting fun into preschool education

Preschool educators doing a Zumba workout.When 75 Catholic preschool educators congregated at Catholic Kindergarten, a preschool managed by the Marist Brothers, it was to learn about the educational approaches and practices of the kindergarten. It was for them to deepen their professional knowledge.But in learning, there should also be an element of fun. And, the [...]

Restoring the treasures of the Vatican Museums

   The Madonna della Cintola before restoration (left) and after restoration.Which is more amazing – Michelangelo’s artworks in the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel or how the frescoes there were restored? For Father Kevin Lixey, the International Director of the Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museums (PAVM), the restoration process is “almost as fascinating as [...]

Expressing their faith through art

Ms Irene Wong’s “Selah Moment” won her the top prize in the Open Category.An artist’s powerful portrait of herself in prayer and a moving depiction of the biblical characters of Naomi and Ruth as they caught sight of Bethlehem, their destination. These were the two winning entries in this year’s Angelico Art Award, which seeks [...]

Caring for the terminally ill and their loved ones

Catholic News features Assisi Hospice in this series on Catholic social service organisations.Assisi Hospice provides palliative care to patients with life-limiting illnesses, caring for them and their families regardless of faith, age, race and financial position.Jared NgMr Kwan Fook Chuen became an orphan when he was seven years old. Growing up without parental love, he [...]

Promoting hope through the arts and testimonies

Br Nicholas Lye (front dancer in white) and a team of dancers putting on a ‘prayerformance’ during the Hope in the City event.The message of Christian hope was expressed through visual arts, the spoken word, dance and testimonies during an event organised by the Office for the New Evangelisation (ONE).Held on April 21 at the [...]

Building the Church of Tomorrow

ARE WE A DOWNCAST OR EASTER PEOPLE?Since the launch of the GIFT campaign, Catholic Foundation has received many heart-warming responses. In this issue, Msgr Philip Heng SJ shares his own encounters of generosity and faith in this abridged version of a homily he gave on 30 April at the Cathedral of the Good Shepherd. Msgr [...]

St Joseph’s Rosary Garden blessed

Archbishop Goh blesses the Rosary Garden at St Joseph Church, Bukit Timah. The new outdoor Rosary Garden at St Joseph Church in Bukit Timah was officially opened and blessed by Archbishop William Goh on March 25, the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord.The 775-sq-m garden features 59 large fibreglass beads and a reclining stainless [...]

A look at St Anne’s Church in Sengkang

Jared Ng looks at the unique characteristics of the parish, among them an art ministrySt Anne’s Church is located in Sengkang, next to St Joseph’s Convent.St Anne’s Church is home to an art ministry that decorates the church for certain festive occasions.Located in Sengkang, the church also houses St Anne’s Kindergarten and is located next [...]

Young lawyers bond over art

A day of recollection for young lawyers and lawyers-to-be has left them refreshed and energised.“I started the retreat feeling tired and desolate from work. The retreat helped me gain a sense of community,” said Ms Geraldine Yeong. “I feel really rejuvenated and hopeful about life and practice now.”Ms Hilda Foo echoed Ms Yeong’s sentiments. “It [...]