Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Ash Wednesday

Today is Ash Wednesday. This is the time for spiritual renewal. Yesterday, I came across a very beautiful passage on humility by St. Faustina.

O humility, lovely flower, I see how few souls possess you. Is it because you are so beautiful and at the same time so difficult to attain? O yes, it is both the one and the other. Even God takes great pleasure in her. The floodgates of heaven are open to a humble soul, and a sea of graces flows down upon her. O how beautiful is a humble soul! From her heart, as from a censer, rises a varied and most pleasing fragrance which breaks through the skies and reaches God himself, filling His Most Sacred Heart with joy. God refuses nothing to such a soul; she is all-powerful and influences the destiny of the whole world. God raises such a soul up to His very throne, and the more she humbles herself, the more God stoops down to her, pursuing her with His graces and accompanying her at every moment with His omnipotence. Such a soul is most deeply united with God. O humility, strike deep roots in my whole being. O Virgin most pure, but also most humble, help me to attain deep humility. Now I understand why there are so few saints; it is because so few souls are deeply humble.

Little babies, with their helplessness and poverty, are good reminder of humility.

Very happy that my niece (my sister's daughter), Isabella Rose Kung, was born last Saturday (February 18) in Toronto.
May Jesus and Mother Mary watch over her and protect her always!

Nowadays, I do not blog much because I am using my spare time to write articles for The BC Catholic and to learn Mandarin.

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I am using a very effective software to learn Mandarin and the software will be supplemented by a audio course. Once I finished both the software and audio course (hopefully by Easter), I will receive private tutoring. 

Here are the software and audio courses I am using:

http://fluenz.com/

http://www.pimsleur.com/

Though I am blogging lest frequent, but I am still uploading articles, sermons, and other recordings on a weekly basis to www.fatheranthonyho.ca. Please visit the site and check out the uploads.

One of the projects I have is to share the stories of St. John Bosco every week to the students of St. Michael’s elementary school during classroom visits. I hope that these stories will help to foster vocations among the young people.

You can listen to the stories here:

http://fll.cc/index.php/component/content/article/667

I am currently writing a series of articles on the Commandment for The BC Catholic. You can week the articles here:

http://fll.cc/index.php/component/content/article/650

Lent is the time of more intense preparation for catechumens. I am currently instructing a number of Chinese catechumens, please kindly include them in your prayers.

Wish you a blessed Lenten Season!