Thursday, February 24, 2011

Photos from May 16th Baptism

This evening, I had the joy of receiving through email photos from the mom of baby Sara Charlotte whom I baptized last year on May 16. Baby Sara was the youngest baby I ever baptized inside the church (outside of hospital). She was only 13 days old. Her mom sent me the photos so that I can share them here in the blog. I posted a photo of baby Sara last year HERE.

It was wonderful to see parents having their baby baptized early. That is what the Church urges the faithful to do. According the Canon Law (867-1), “Parents are obliged to see that their infants are baptized within the first few weeks. As soon as possible after birth, indeed even before it, they are to approach the parish priest to ask for the sacrament for their child, and to be themselves duly prepared for it.”

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Recent Updates and Uploads

Baptism of baby girl on Sunday, February 20

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I baptized her brother 2 years ago (please lick HERE for the post), and now he is much older.

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Last Sunday I preached on loving one’s enemies. There are differences between natural love and supernatural love, and since grace builds on nature, some natural means are helpful for the fostering of love.

You can listen and download my Sunday Sermon HERE. (Please click HERE for my other Sunday Sermons)

You can also listen to my Chinese radio talk with similar contents HERE. (Please click HERE for my other Chinese Radio Talks).

Yesterday, the Feast of the Chair of St. Peter, I had the great joy to baptize a Chinese lady and her little daughter.

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Prayer of Consecration to Our Lady after the Mass.

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Please take the time to read my latest article on The B.C. Catholic on the means of perfection (Spiritual readings & conferences).

http://fll.cc/index.php/component/content/article/412

You are invited to listen to my talks given at prayer group meetings, especially the one given last Monday on the subject and causes of sins.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Prayer for my Ordaining Bishop

Seven years ago today (February 17, 2004), Bishop Raymond Roussin became the Archbishop of Vancouver. He was the one who ordained me to the holy priesthood. Today, I offered prayers for him and asked the Lord give him peace and joy.

Archbishop Raymond’s favorite song is “Shine Jesus Shine”.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

This Week Article on The B.C. Catholic

My article this week on The B.C. Catholic newspaper in the sixth one in the series of “Means to Perfection”.

I consider the article of this week the most practical and important in the series.

The article is on “a rule of life”.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

6th Sunday of the Year

Today’s Gospel is about avoiding occasions of sins. I also talked about being obsessive. Obsession makes a person live in imagination and disconnect with reality. In order to fight against obsession, we need moderation.

Please visit my Sunday Sermons Site to listen and download my homily.

Please visit my Chinese Radio Talk Site 「愛的恩泉」to listen and download my talk 『神修話語』broadcasted last night (same topics as the English homily today).

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Happy to attend Chinese New Year party of Corpus Christi Parish, and met many old friends this evening.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Exposition of Holy Relics

Today I had the joy of meeting members of Epiphany Sacred Arts Guild. I gave them a presentation on veneration of holy relics and blessed them with relics.

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Please click HERE to read my article on the Veneration of Relics.

Here are some art works of the members of the Guild:

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Friday, February 11, 2011

Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes

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Today is the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes.

I shared with the high school students and parishioners about discernment of private revelations.

You can read my article HERE. The message, seer, and sign are important things to look at to discern whether an alleged private revelation is of supernatural origin or not.

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Today, I carried the relic of St. Bernadette (a piece of her religious habit) with me, and blessed people with it.

Today is also World Day of the Sick. It is a great joy for me to administer the Anointing of the Sick to a number of elderly people today.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Feast of St. Scholastica (February 10)

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Today is Feast the of St. Scholastica, the sister of St. Benedict.

When St. Scholastica died, St. Benedict was in his cell. Looking up to the sky, he saw his sister’s soul leave her body in the form of a dove, and fly up to the secret places of heaven.

Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich said, “Scholastica was purity itself. I see her in heaven as white as snow. With the excpetion of Mary and Magdalen, I know of no saint so loving.”

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Patron Saint for Writers

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After working for two days--- uploading all my past weekly articles for The B.C. Catholic newspaper to website for people to read at www.fll.cc--- today, I received the relic of the patron saint for writers--- St. Francis de Sales. In the same theca is the relic of St. Jane de Chantal (e carne) with documentation from the year 1950.

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Today is the Feast of Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich. She was a custodian of sacred relics with many private revelations. I shared her story with the children at prayer meeting today, and blessed them with her relic. HERE is my article about her.

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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Lots of Uploads to FLL Site

Yesterday and today, I uploaded many things to my corner at the Fountain of Love and Life site (fll.cc):

http://fll.cc/index.php/component/content/article/359 

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The latest audio uploads include: Chinese radio talk from Saturday, last Sunday sermon, last Saturday talks at day of recollection, and talks at prayer meetings.

I also spent hours uploading all the past articles for The B.C. Catholic (Pax Sinica Chinese- English column).

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http://fll.cc/index.php/component/content/category/42-fr-anthony-ho-pax-sinica-articles

The majority of the articles have been grouped according to categories for easy reference.

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http://fll.cc/index.php/component/content/article/402

Here are the topics in the categories (with links to articles):

Understanding the Mass 認識彌撒
Means to Perfection 成聖方法
The Theological Virtues and Joy 向天主的德行和喜樂
Church Fathers 聖教教父
Lives of the Saints 聖人傳記
Divine Mercy Devotion 神聖慈悲敬禮
Apparitions of Our Lady 聖母顯現
The Five Sorrowful Mysteries 痛苦五端
Four Last Things 萬民四未

Wonderful Resources on JPII

Please click out this site:

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http://www.karol-wojtyla.org/

Personal Highlights (February 8, 2011)

Chinese New Year on February 3, the Feast of Saint Blaise. Father Vincent and I did many blessing of the throats.

I am very grateful to have the relic of St. Blaise. Used it to bless people.

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Day of Recollection for Catholic Women League on Saturday, February 5 on the New Roman Missal.

Relics of Saints (especially those devoted to the Holy Eucharist):

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A Group Picture:

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You can listen to the 2 talks on-line and read my 4 articles on the parts of the Mass HERE:

http://fll.cc/index.php/component/content/article/403

The first talk included contents from the 4 articles.

Today (February 8) is the Feast of St. Josephine Bakhita, favorite saint of my deceased mother. I shared her story with students of elementary school today and blessed them with relic of the saint.

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Spent lots of time yesterday and today to update my corner at fll.cc

Please check it out:

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http://fll.cc/index.php/component/content/article/359

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Archbishop’s Chinese New Year Message 2011

http://www.rcav.org/CNY2011/

 

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,

For many of our Asian Catholics, February 3 will be an important date. It is the Chinese New Year. It will be a time of celebration of spring time and joy for the family to mark the beginning of the year of the rabbit.

On this festive occasion, I pray that under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, all of us will be renewed day by day, and make progress on our spiritual journey. I also wish you good health and happiness in this coming year. May God bless you!

+J. Michael Miller, CSB

Archbishop of Vancouver

 

各位主內的兄弟姐妹,

為很多來自亞洲的教徒,二月三日將會是一個重要的日子。當日將是農曆新年。這將是兔年的開始,也是慶祝大地春回和家庭歡聚的好時光。

在這歡慶的日子,我祝願大家在聖神的引領下,日新又新,在聖德的道路上邁進。我也祝大家來年身體健康、心靈快樂。天主保佑!

+J. Michael Miller, CSB

温哥華總主教

Latest Uploads to FLL Site

Pax Sinica articles on Conformity to the Will of God (Jan. 24) and on the ARTS and PATH of Prayer (Jan. 31).

Sunday Sermons on the call from Jesus (Jan. 23) and the Beatitudes (Jan. 30).

Chinese Radio Talks 「愛的恩泉」---- 『神修話語』about Jesus Calls His Apostles 耶穌召叫門徒 (Jan. 22) and The Beatitudes 真福八端 (Jan.29).

Chinese Sermon on St. John Bosco 聖若望鮑思高 (Jan. 31).

Please click image to enter my personal corner at Fountain of Love and Life Website:

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Fatima, Spain, & Lourdes (March 13-22)

I will be on pilgrimage to Fatima, Spain, and Lourdes from March 13 to 20.

Please click image for more information:

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We still have room for more people to join.

Personal Highlights

Love Inspires FLL 1st Gala Dinner in Vancouver (Jan. 22)

We are on The B.C. Catholic!!!

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Baptism of baby girl on Jan. 23.

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Baptism of another baby girl on Jan. 30.

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Mass on January 31 in honor of St. John Bosco with alumni from Hong Kong at St. Francis Xavier’s Parish.

Individual blessing with holy relic of the saint.

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Please click HERE to listen to my Chinese sermon on St. John Bosco.

These days, I received a number of requests to visit sick people and to give them the Sacraments. Please kindly keep these sick people in your prayers. Thank you!