Advent season is a season of joyful waiting

Advent season is a season of joyful waiting A joyful waiting, preparing the way of the Lord (Luke 3:4-6)                                                                      …as it…

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Maranatha, Come Lord Jesus (Advent season)

Maranatha, Come Lord Jesus (Advent season)  Maranatha is from two Aramaic words Maran’atha which means the “Lord is coming” or  the “Lord comes“. Another translation is “Come, Lord Jesus” which is an invitation for the Lord to hasten his coming in this advent season. Advent comes every year and it is a very special season…

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Divine Mercy Sunday

When is Divine Mercy Sunday? Divine Mercy Sunday is celebrated on the first Sunday following Easter Sunday.  It is placed appropriately next to Easter Sunday, because through Jesus Christ, we have received the gift of Divine Mercy. He who suffered and died to redeem us from sin, rose to life again after three days to…

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What is Easter Octave?

What is Easter Octave? The Easter Octave is the eight days of celebration of the Catholic Church, from Easter Sunday to the Sunday following it, which is the Divine Mercy Sunday. The Church celebrates the Easter Octave with high importance to emphasize the greatness and solemnity of Easter, above all other feasts in the liturgical…

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Easter Message of Pope Francis 2016

The Easter Message of Pope Francis  On 27th March, 2016, after the Mass at St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis gave his traditional Easter blessing urbi et orbi, translated in English as “to the city and the world”. The Easter message of Pope Francis emphasizes on hope that the risen Jesus Christ brings on His glorious…

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