Pilgrimage inspires ex-director to pursue Dominican course

Several inspirations he received while on a pilgrimage and retreat convinced Mr Simon John Longman to take up a theology degree course.The former NParks director went on a pilgrimage to Italy in 2010 where he had several experiences of God at the Basilica of St Dominic in Bologna and at the Basilica of St Catherine [...]

Award recipients say faith inspires their work

Three Catholic nurses who were among the 61 recipients of this year’s Healthcare Humanity Award attribute their faith for their accomplishments.They are Ms Nirmala Nair, Ms Stephanie Yeap and Ms Catherine Sandra Paul.The three nurses received the awards from President Tony Tan on May 15. […]

The Mystery Of The Passion Inspires Us To Continue In Hope

Vatican City, 6 April 2012 (VIS) – In the Vatican Basilica at 5.30 p.m. today, Good Friday, the Pope presided at the celebration of the Lord’s Passion. The Liturgy of the Word, in which the Passion according to St. John was read out, was followed by the homily, after which the ceremony continued with the [...]

Carmelite spirituality inspires new priest

Fr Ferdinand Purnomo, an Indonesian-Chinese, at his ordination ceremony at the Church of Sts Peter and Paul on Aug 28.Newly ordained Carmelite Fr Ferdinand Purnomo will be helping to promote Carmelite vocations in Singapore, while acting as spiritual director to the Secular Carmelites and the young adults in the Church of Sts Peter and Paul.Fr [...]

East District Youth Day inspires young people

Above: Young participants at the event held at the Church of the Divine Mercy. Below: Fr Lionel Thomas addressed issues affecting youths.More than 650 youths gathered at the Church of the Divine Mercy to celebrate the East District Youth Day (EDYD), an event held every two years. This was the second EDYD held for the [...]

Serra congress inspires youths

Young participants at the Serra Eucharistic Congress, holding copies of a handbook on Catholic teachings, pose for a photo with Archbishop Nicholas Chia.A Eucharist Congress organised by the Serra Club of Singapore has impressed upon young Catholics the importance of developing their spiritual life, participants say.“The congress raised an awareness of the importance of the [...]

Manga artist hopes his work inspires

Left: Sean Lam with his latest manga, Many are Called, on his computer, as well as published mangas on St Paul and Judith. Below: His comic book on the pope.A Singapore artist who worked on manga comics featuring Pope Benedict XVI, St Paul and Old Testament figure Judith, says he hopes people would be inspired [...]

Special outreach inspires parishioners of St Bernadette

Redemptorist Fr Simon Pereira speaking to youths during the Feb 21-April 10 parish mission.The Church of St Bernadette, with the help of Redemptorist priests, conducted a special parish outreach from Feb 21 to April 10.The purpose of this parish mission, themed Our Parish Our Life in Christ, was spiritual renewal through promoting people’s sense of [...]

Commissioning ceremony inspires principals

Archbishop Nicholas Chia gives a lighted candle to Ms Mabel Lim from St Joseph’s Church Childcare Centre during the Jan 22 commissioning ceremony for new principals of Catholic schools.The annual commissioning ceremony for new principals of Catholic schools is a great encouragement, say educators who attended a recent ceremony.“It shows that the Catholic Church and [...]

French missionary’s passion for organ inspires students

Fr Andre Christophe has taught the pipe organ to more than 30 students.A dedicated teacher, passionate, and in love with the pipe organ, is how students of French missionary priest Fr Andre Christophe describe him.A little known fact is that this Paris Foreign Missions priest teaches the pipe organ and has so far taught more [...]