Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Holy Relics & Holy Souls

I have been relatively quiet these days in the blogosphere. I was away last week for Clergy Study Week, and I have been suffering from minor flu. Also, I have been busy writing articles for The BC Catholic newspaper.

From time to time, I also enjoy spending time with the converts whom I was blessed to baptize in the past few years. And I am currently preparing some Chinese people for Baptism. Please keep these beloved people in your prayers!

I am still working on the series of articles on the Creed. You can view the articles here:

http://fll.cc/index.php/component/content/article/579

My latest article (for the week of November 21) is on Redemption:

 Christ conquers sin and death for us 基督戰勝了罪惡和死亡

I am grateful for the quiet moments to enrich my spiritual life, and I thank God for the holy relics.

Last week, at the Clergy Study Week, I brought with me the holy relics of St. Albert the Great, St. Margaret of Scotland, and St. Elizabeth of Hungary.

I also preached a Day of Recollection to Chinese people last Saturday (November 19) in the presence of these holy relics.

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I preached two conferences on the Day of Recollection. The first talk focused on Blessed John Paul II, and the second talk on Holy Souls in Purgatory.

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I have been talking quite a bit about the Holy Souls in this month of November. I especially enjoy reading “An Unpublished Manuscript on Purgatory”----private revelations approved by Church’s authority.

I gave a presentation on the book in English at a prayer gathering last Monday (November 21). You may listen and download my talk here:

http://fll.cc/images/stories/audio/fr-anthony-ho/Holy%20Souls.mp3

This week, I brought from home the relics of St. Cecilia, St. Clement, St. Catherine of Alexandria, and couple of Vietnamese Martyrs. Three saints with names start with letter “C”.

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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Some Personal Highlights

October 15-16 Fundraising events @ St. Michael’s (Books Sale, Test Drive, & Walkathon)

 

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October 16 FLL volunteers get-together

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Talks (in Cantonese) I gave to the volunteers as part of their spiritual formation:

http://fll.cc/images/stories/audio/fr-anthony-ho/FLLEV1.mp3

http://fll.cc/images/stories/audio/fr-anthony-ho/FLLEV2.mp3

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Weeks of October 16 and of October 23

Classroom visits @ school and PREP---on Blessed John Paul II

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Also mentioned the canonization of Louis Guanella

My article on Blessed John Paul II:

http://fll.cc/index.php/component/content/article/42-fr-anthony-ho-pax-sinica-articles/418-20090914---beloved-john-paul-ii

My articles on Saint Louis Guanella:

http://fll.cc/index.php/component/content/article/42-fr-anthony-ho-pax-sinica-articles/424-20091019--son-of-providence-and-servant-of-charity

http://fll.cc/index.php/component/content/article/570

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October 30 All Saints Party with Chinese friends

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October 31 Holy Hour with members of prayer groups (40 Days for Life)

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All Saints Eve

Prayerful veneration of holy relics @ home

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Today (November 1)

Wish Father Benno Burghard a happy birthday tomorrow!

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Today, I decided to become a member of the

Pious Union of St Joseph for the Suffering and Dying

“O St Joseph, Foster Father of Jesus Christ
and true spouse of the Virgin Mary;
Pray for us, and for the suffering and dying of this day/night.
St Joseph
, Pray for us.”