Ignatian spirituality and its focus on going green

Catholic News features the Church of St Ignatius in this series on parish communities.The Church of St Ignatius serves about 6,500 parishioners every weekend.Jared NgHelping to create a sustainable earth deserves the attention of everyone. Reasons for going green include protecting wildlife to curbing the effects of global warming. So important is this subject that [...]

Jesuit leader visits S’pore, discusses issues facing Church

Fr Arturo Sosa met with Jesuits and their lay collaborators during his first visit to this part of the worldFr Arturo Sosa meeting parishioners of the Jesuit-run Church of St Ignatius after Mass.By Fr Gregory Tan, SJIt was an exciting time for the Jesuits of the region and their partners in mission as Fr Arturo [...]

Can faith and work coexist?

Young adults gain insights on the topic at a workshopDominican Friar David Garcia speaking to participants at The Spirituality of Work event held on May 27.By Pius Lee and Celeste WeeHow can Catholic Social Teaching (CST) be lived out in the workplace?This is what more that 80 young adults between the ages of 21 and [...]

Building the Church of Tomorrow

THE SPIRITUALITY OF GIVINGAs Christmas and its tradition of gift-giving draws near, Msgr Philip Heng SJ encourages Catholics to reflect on the spirituality that inspires every act of giving. It has become a cultural phenomenon of our century that on Christmas each year, people of all races and religions around the world will take part [...]

Daughters of St Paul lauded for ‘visionary’ work

On the 100th anniversary foundation of the Pauline family worldwide     Presiding over the centenary Mass of the Daughters of St Paul, Archbishop William Goh, during his homily, affirmed their apostolate as “not simply missionary, but also visionary”.Founded on June 15, 1915, the archbishop noted, “these 100 years, they have been very much involved [...]

Featuring Retreat Houses In Singapore: Montfort Centre

Group retreats welcome Since Montfort Centre became operational in 2005, many groups from Catholic parishes and other Christian traditions have flocked to the place in Upper Bukit Timah.Catholic churches usually organise day-long retreats or recollections for those in ministry, such as wardens and communion ministers.  These groups would sometimes approach Gabrielite Br Dominic Yeo-Koh to [...]

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 [...]

Work as expression of a person’s dignity

There needs to be a change in the way work is viewed. Work must be an avenue for self-realisation, a platform to make the world a better place.Fr Terence Pereira made this point in his talk on work and the Church at the Church of the Holy Cross on Aug 2.A constant obsession with cost [...]

Religion, spirituality and the importance of contemplation

Sr Theresa Seow delivers interfaith lecture on ‘Seeking Spirituality’Contemplation is important to keep a person on track in his spiritual journey.Canossian Sr Theresa Seow made this comment during her lecture, Seeking Spirituality in the 21st Century, at the Singapore Islamic Hub on Sept 6.According to her, to contemplate is to exercise patience. […]