Concert dedicated to St Teresa of Avila

About 700 people, including Carmelite Sisters from Singapore and Myanmar, attended a St Teresa of Avila Prayer Concert on Oct 3 at the Catholic Junior College Performing Arts Centre.   The concert, titled “I was born for you”, was organised by the Carmelite Sisters of Singapore, and commemorated the fifth centenary of the birth of [...]

Celebrating 5th centenary of birth of St Teresa of Avila

SINGAPORE – To commemorate the 500th year of the birth of St Teresa of Avila, the Carmelite Friars and Sisters organised a series of Novena Masses at the Church of Sts Peter and Paul from Oct 5-13, to prepare for the official celebration vigil of the feast day of the saint on Oct 14.The theme [...]

Telegram From The Pope For The Death Of Adolfo Suarez

Vatican City, 26 March 2014 (VIS) – We publish below the full text of the telegram sent by Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin, on behalf of the Holy Father, to Bishop Jesus Garcia Burillo of Avila, Spain, on the occasion of the funeral of Adolfo Suarez, prime minister of Spain from 1976 to 1981, [...]

St. John Of Avila, Soon To Be A Doctor Of The Church

“The path of priestly formation is also a school of missionary communion: with Peter’s Successor, with your bishop and with your fellow priests, and always at the service of the particular and the universal Church”. – Pope Benedict XVI Vatican City, 10 May 2012 (VIS) – “I am very happy to receive you on this [...]

Teresa of Avila: Contemplative and Industrious

VATICAN CITY, 2 FEB 2011 (VIS) – During his general audience, held this morning in the Paul VI Hall, the Pope spoke about St. Teresa of Avila, who lived from 1515 to 1582. Teresa de Ahumada was born in the Spanish city of Avila, said Benedict XVI. Although as an adolescent she read works of [...]