Serving the poor with simple acts of great love

A look at the Missionaries of Charity’s work in S’pore A Missionaries of Charity Sister feeding a resident in the Gift of Love Home in Boon Lay. The Missionaries of Charity (MC) are “happy and humbled” by the recent canonisation of Mother Teresa, said Sr Mary Carmel, the local superior. “We want to imitate her [...]

A look at St Anne’s Church in Sengkang

Jared Ng looks at the unique characteristics of the parish, among them an art ministrySt Anne’s Church is located in Sengkang, next to St Joseph’s Convent.St Anne’s Church is home to an art ministry that decorates the church for certain festive occasions.Located in Sengkang, the church also houses St Anne’s Kindergarten and is located next [...]

The seminary begins a new chapter

The St Francis Xavier Major Seminary has moved to its temporary premises at the Church of St Teresa, 510 Kampung Bahru. The official move was made on Nov 30, 2015. It was decided after careful considerations on the part of Archbishop William Goh and his team of advisors. The future formation of the seminarians and [...]

Joy, camaraderie at interfaith Christmas gathering

Representatives of different faiths were all smiles as they worked together to solve an interreligious quiz as part of a table game that took place during the Archdiocesan Interreligious Christmas celebration.Other table games included spotting the difference between two pictures and solving a puzzle.The annual celebration, held on Dec 28, was organised by the Archdiocesan [...]

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 [...]

Auction in aid of CTIS

A local artist’s reproduction of a 17th-century painting of Mary is being auctioned in aid of the Catholic Theological Institute of Singapore (CTIS).The gold-framed canvas acrylic painting, measuring approximately 4 feet by 3 feet (1.2 m by 0.9 m), is a reproduction of Sassoferrato’s Madonna in Prayer, which dates around 1640. The original painting is [...]

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 [...]

Pilgrimage to Kampong Bahru

A group of Catholics learnt about the history surrounding the Church of St Teresa and its vicinity in a special pilgrimage tour.Twenty-nine pilgrims gathered at the church in Kampong Bahru on Aug 31 for the tour, which combined history, heritage and spiritual reflection.Participants learnt about how Paris Foreign Missions (MEP) priest, Fr Emile Mariette started [...]

Visually impaired perform for elderly residents of home

“As I am physically handicapped myself, I know it’s not easy for them to come out and perform. To do so, it takes great courage,” said Mr Law, a resident in St Theresa’s Home.He was among elderly residents who watched 16 visually impaired people from a Catholic music centre perform evergreen numbers on Sept 6. [...]