“Talk show” helps people understand Catholic faith better

Panellists (from left) Keith Neubronner, Kathleen Sim, Father Terence Pereira and Eric Lam at the Love in the City event.A special “talk show” held a few days after Christmas Day helped some 50 people gain a better understanding of the festival celebrated by Christians all over the world.The event, titled Love in the City, was [...]

Reflection: From homelessness to light, life and love

What is it like to be “homeless”? Countless of people are “homeless” this Christmas. The Advent season of Peace, Hope, Joy and Love now explodes into the Light that offers the gift of “Salvation” to all peoples at Christmas. Yet, people continue to live in the darkness of their pain and suffering. The “homeless” are [...]

Spreading the message through songs …

Ms Janet Sullivan Whitaker (foreground in white) wowed the crowd with her smooth and powerful vocals.Many Catholics are familiar with the song In Every Age. But what is it like to hear it from the composer herself? Well that’s what a group of people got at two parishes recently. And, they were just overwhelmed.Ms Janet [...]

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 [...]

CHARIS affiliates launch vocational centre for poor youths in Myanmar

Canossian Sr Angela Ng speaking to trainees at the Gate of Hope vocational centre.Two CHARIS affiliates have jointly opened a vocational centre in Myanmar to cater to impoverished youth.The Canossian Sisters and the Magdalene Mission Myanmar (M3) opened the Gate of Hope centre in Nyuang Shwe on March 25.The centre, located in the Shan State’s [...]

Students, parents bond in school’s Lenten retreat

A St Anthony’s Canossian Primary School student praying over her parents during the school retreat.A hundred and twenty students of St Anthony’s Canossian Primary School (SACPS) together with 80 parents came together for a Lenten retreat organised by the school.The March 31 retreat, which was focused on Faith, Hope and Love, was in line with [...]


When Christmas will never be the same againWhile most of us are caught up with the baking and the decorating, the shopping and the wrapping of presents, some families out there and in our midst are grappling with the stark and painful reality of having to face a Christmas (perhaps for the first time) without a [...]