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 [...]

Teachers urged to have deep spirituality

Above: About 300 teachers attended the archdiocesan Teachers’ Day celebration on Aug 27. Below: Holy Trinity Kindergarten children entertain with Rhythm of the Earth, a song, dance and percussion performance.It is important for teachers to realise that they cannot continue to be good Catholic educators unless they have a “deep … spiritual life”.“If we don’t, [...]

Marriage Retorno – building spirituality within couples through scripture

The couples after a Marriage Retorno weekend. Photo provided by Marriage Retorno Singapore “We have encouraged our Marriage Encounter couples to attend Retorno after Marriage Encounter especially our team couples. It’s a good follow-up to Marriage Encounter,” –  Daniel and Shelley Ee “…we would invite God to be our decision maker. We want His approval, [...]

St. Gertrude: a Unique Influence on Christian Spirituality

VATICAN CITY, 6 OCT 2010 (VIS) – In his general audience, held this morning in St. Peter’s Square, the Pope dedicated his catechesis to St. Gertrude, “one of the most famous mystics and the only woman in Germany to receive the title of ‘Great'”, which was given to her “for her great cultural and evangelical [...]

Spirituality and teaching of Padre Pio

The faithful queue up patiently to venerate the relics of St. Pio held by Father Ermelindo Di Capua, OFM Cap. Photo by Vincent KwaSINGAPORE – Father Ermelindo Di Capua, OFM Cap who travels all over the world to promote the spirituality, teaching and life of St. Pio of Pietrelcina arrived in Singapore on the last [...]

8th National Week of Missionary Formation and Spirituality

Rome (Agenzia Fides) – 30 June is the closing date for registration to take part in Italy’s 8th National Week of Missionary Formation and Spirituality in Assisi, 26 – 31August. In a letter of invitation, Rev Gianni Cesena, director of the Italian Bishops’ National Office for Missionary Cooperation among Churches and also National Director of [...]

A cradle of Catholic spirituality

CSC members gather for a meal with spiritual director Father William Goh (second from left). Photo provided by CSC.SINGAPORE – When Alicia Cheong was pregnant with her fourth child, her baby had a rare condition – a tumour was growing at the tail end of her spine. This meant that the baby would either not [...]

Angelus: Parable Of Prodigal Son Is A Peak Of Spirituality

The Holy Father reflected on the Gospel reading before praying the Angelus at midday on Monday, saying that St. Luke’s narrative “represents an all-time literary and spiritual high point. What indeed would our culture, our art and, more generally, our civilisation be without this revelation of a Father God full of mercy? ” he asks. [...]

Spirituality of ageing kickstarts with Dignity of the Elderly project

SINGAPORE – Although Singapore has one of the fastest ageing populations with many services for the elderly, little is said about the spirituality of ageing.Singapore Pastoral Institute (SPI) together with Caritas Singapore and Family Life Society will address this gap by kickstarting the Dignity of the Elderly project with workshops on aged care and spirituality [...]