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  • Peace be with you
    靈修片語 -- 唯一的誡命
    Posted: Oct-27-2023
    “愛”是日常生活中最常用的一個字。但它的真正意義是甚麼?我們可能是從事人道主義的社工,但這會使我們成為基督徒嗎?我們的「善行」能否顯示我們對天主的態度? 猶太律法的六百一十三條誡律,在福音中被總括為一條誡命: 『你應全心,全靈,全意,愛你的上主天主。這是最大也是第一條誡命。』我們對他人的愛必須源自這神聖的泉源:天主的愛。我們之所以能夠愛別人,是因為天主首先愛了我們。愛賦予基督徒生命的意義。 一位依地語作家,佩雷茨,告訴我們以下的故事: 每一天,一位辣比 (猶太教教士) 都會在贖罪時刻中從猶太會堂消失幾個小時。他的一名門徒懷疑他正在秘密會見全能者,於是跟踪他。他看見辣比穿上粗陋的農家衣服,在一間小屋裡照顧一位患病的婦人,打掃她的房間,為她準備食物。當門徒回到猶太會堂時,其他人問他:「辣比升天了嗎?」他回答說:「比這高多了...
  • Peace be with you
    Spiritual Corner -- Only One Commandment
    Posted: Oct-27-2023
    ‘Love’ is a word used most frequently in everyday life. What does it really mean? We may be functioning as humanitarian social workers, but would that make us Christians? Would our ‘good deeds’ reflect our attitude...
  • Peace be with you
    靈修片語 -- 對聖教宗的感言
    Posted: Oct-20-2023
    對我而言,常年期第廿九主日是一個特別的主日,因為這一天也是我敬愛的聖教宗若望保祿二世的慶日。 聖教宗若望保祿二世在世的時候我尚未信主,對主的教會並不認識、對宗教信仰也缺乏熱忱。但不知為何,每當電視上 出現了聖教宗的新聞時,我總會立即放下手頭上的工作去專心 聆聽報導。我記憶最深刻的是晚年患上了柏甘遜症的教宗的臉容。當時的我對那位白髮蒼蒼、身體傴僂的教會最高領導,有 莫名的敬佩及憐惜。但與此同時,心裡卻有兩個不解的疑問: 第一,這位教宗年紀老邁,疾病纏身,但仍然緊守崗位,他究 竟憑甚麼力量可以這樣堅持下去?第二,承受著工作重擔及病 痛煎熬,他為何仍然可以這樣喜樂與安祥? 轉眼之間,聖教宗逝世已有十八年。這期間,慈悲的天父 亦藉著我對聖教宗的敬愛及「好奇」而漸漸將我向衪拉近。因 著主的恩竉我終於在2016年領洗。我想聖教宗在天上亦會因我這罪人的皈依而展露出他那含蓄的、充滿魅力的「招牌...
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    Spiritual Corner -- My Testimony of Saint Pope John Paul II
    Posted: Oct-20-2023
    To me, the 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time is a special Sunday because it is also the Feast Day of my respectful St. Pope John Paul II. I was not yet a Catholic when St. Pope John Paul II was...
  • Sr. Colette
    Called to a Life of Mission
    Posted: Oct-19-2023
    World Mission Sunday is this upcoming Sunday, October 22. In light of this, Sr. Colette, a second year novice with the Franciscan Sisters of the Renewal, reflects on her time as a student missionary while at the Newman Centre at...
  • World Mission Sunday Fr. Peter Turrone
    World Mission Sunday
    Posted: Oct-16-2023
    World Mission Sunday is this upcoming Sunday, October 22. In light of this, Fr. Peter Turrone reflects on his time spent working as a missionary in the Gobi Desert – the largest desert in Asia. 1. What led you to...
  • Peace be with you
    靈修片語 -- 施恩主教對「魔鬼」的精闢解析
    Posted: Oct-13-2023
    我們從一個紮實的哲學和神學的觀點,來聽聽關於魔鬼的說法。首先,我要從精神病學的觀點,來向你們描述魔鬼。然後,從聖經的觀點來描述。 從「精神病學」的觀點來看 羅勒梅博士,在他關於精神病學的著作中,單純地從一個精神病學的觀點來看──甚麼是魔鬼?「魔鬼」這個字眼。它是從希臘文 διά 以及 βολος 而來的。διάβολος 就是撕裂、扯開的意思。所以說,任何破壞模式的東西:摧毀團結...
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    Spiritual Corner -- Bishop Fulton Sheen’s Penetrating Analysis on “the Devil”
    Posted: Oct-13-2023
    Let us see how the “devil” is being depicted from the sound philosophical and theological points of view. Firstly, I will describe the “devil” from the psychiatric point of view, then I will do so from...
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    Reflecting on Finding Life During Difficult Times
    Posted: Oct-06-2023
    The below is an excerpt from Archdiocese of Toronto Deacon Robert Kinghorn’s book, The Church on the Street, chronicling his ministry for the poor, the ill, addicted, and homeless in one of the roughest parts of Toronto. In...
  • Peace be with you
    靈修片語 -- 尋根
    Posted: Oct-06-2023
    有一位教友為父母來尋求舊時的祈禱經文。記得當年我領洗時,曾在本堂翻到一本日常祈禱經文是文言文的,我愛不釋手。舊時的祈禱經文很有深度,願與大家分享。 五拜禮一拜、信天主,一概邪妄之事俱棄絕。二拜、望天主,保佑全赦我諸罪。三拜、愛敬至尊至善之主,於萬有之上。四拜、一心痛悔我之罪過,定心再不敢得罪於天主。五拜、懇祈聖母轉求天主,賜我善終恩佑。 初行工夫伏望吾主。我等功行,寵照先之,輔翊前進。使我凡諸禱者、行者,常自主肇,又賴主訖。為我等主基利斯督。亞孟。 早感謝經感謝吾主天主,庇佑我一夜平善,幸不犯罪。賜我今日生命,復見所造美麗諸物,浩大恩德。我今日求主真光,照我神魂,指引我路...
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    Spiritual Corner -- Finding the Root of Prayer
    Posted: Oct-06-2023
    A parishioner came to look for the traditional prayers of old for his parents. This reminds me that when I was newly baptized, I found a prayer book in classical Chinese, which I love so much. I wish to share...
  • Peace be with you
    靈修片語 -- 勇於愛 愛加倍
    Posted: Sep-29-2023
    你要勇於愛人,愛的真且深。 深深的愛,也可能帶來深深的痛,但你無需害怕。 當你所愛的人拒絕你、離開你、或者逝世,你的心靈必將破碎,但這也不該阻止你深深的去愛人。 由深愛而來的痛苦,將促使你的愛,結出更豐盛的果實,經犁具所犁開的土地,將使播下去的種子,得以深深紮根並將長成大樹。 每當你體驗到受人拒絕、被人捨棄,或是親友逝世之痛時,你都面臨抉擇。你可以選擇苦澀以待,不再去愛,或者決 定在痛苦中挺立,讓你腳下的土地轉變成一片沃土,使更多的種子得以滋生,充滿新生命。 當你愛的越多,也樂於接受隨之而來的痛,你的心也會變得更寬大及厚實。 當你的愛是真誠的給予與接納,你所愛的人雖已離開你的身邊,但他們卻依然留在你的心中。 他們變成你的一部分,因而逐漸在你內被打造成一個共同體。 你所深愛的人會成為你的一份子。 你活的歲數越大,被你所愛的人也會越多,他們都將成為你生命中的共同體,當你內在的共同體越寬廣...
  • Peace be with you
    Spiritual Corner -- Do not Hesitate to Love and to Love Deeply
    Posted: Sep-29-2023
    You might be afraid of the pain that deep love can cause. When those you love deeply reject you, leave you, or die, your heart will be broken. But that should not hold you back from loving deeply. The pain...
  • Pope Indigenous
    Truth and Reconciliation: Undoing the Knots
    Posted: Sep-28-2023
    September 30 has been designated as an observed ‘National Day for Truth & Reconciliation.’   In the face of historic and present injustices toward and among Indigenous Peoples in the lands of Canada, this is a day...
  • Peace be with you
    靈修片語 -- 世人的公平與天主的慷慨
    Posted: Sep-22-2023
    多勞多得,少勞少得,不勞不得,這一原則是社會通行的,人們有權利得到與他們付出的勞動相應的報酬,人的標準就是這一公平原則。但是,在天主的救恩面前,這一公平原則就不適用了,因為天主的標準卻是仁慈慷慨。 本主日的福音是葡萄園雇工的比喻。葡萄園的主人在一天裡的不同時間,分別雇傭了不同的工人去工作, 並且約定會按照公義該給的而付工資。一天的工作結束,每個工人都得到了同樣的工資:一個德納。這一價錢, 相比較於市場價格而言,是公道的。但是,在這一群工人內部,卻引起了不滿:少工作的竟然與多工作的獲得相同的報酬,不公平! 天主的救恩就是這樣的「不公平」,因為在世上,報酬是要靠著付出勞力賺取的,但是為天國,救恩是天主因著祂的慷慨而白白賞賜的,並不需要人去付出什麼來賺取。這樣,一個人在其他人的眼中,就算是一無是處、毫無價值,在天主眼中也是一個值得愛、值得慷慨對待的子女。 但是,如果是這樣的話...
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    Spiritual Corner -- Secular Fairness and God’s Generosity
    Posted: Sep-22-2023
    More work more pay, less work less pay, no work no pay, this is a general principle in the community, people have the right to get remuneration equivalent to the effort they contribute, and this is fairness in human terms...
  • St. Michael the Archangel
    Feast of the Archangels
    Posted: Sep-18-2023
    With the upcoming Feast of the Archangels on September 29, Fr. Andrew Summerson, Assistant Professor of Greek Patristics and Eastern Christian Studies at the Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky Institute of Eastern Christian Studies at the University of St. Michael's College...
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    靈修片語 -- 我亦應當寛恕
    Posted: Sep-15-2023
    寛恕說似容易。「你寛恕我而我亦會原諒你。」但我們都知道,說是一回事,實行起來則是叧一回事。每天均有家庭因誤會而分裂。忿怒越深,則越一發不可收拾。 每個人都會為自己辯護。每個人都會感到自己很公平公正,但他們不是;他們寛容,但他們並沒有寛恕別人;他們是對的,而別人當然永遠都是錯的。 要寛恕先要學會如何愛人,而學習愛人的唯一方法就是透過錯誤。當你犯錯後,應要緊記所犯之錯處。否則,你將會一再重犯。 說「我是對的」往往是很危險的事,因為「我是對的」破壞愛人的力量。它是妄自尊大的行為,因為無人可以說:「我永不犯錯。我從未殘忍至羞辱他人,令他們感到痛苦。」每個人都是罪人。罪人就是拒絕愛人,或從不在乎去愛人。 耶穌說:「假如你不寛恕別人,在你犯罪時,怎樣可以要求天父寛恕你呢?」答案是如果你想被寛恕...
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    Spiritual Corner -- I, Too, Must Forgive
    Posted: Sep-15-2023
    Forgiveness sounds so easy. ““Forgive me and I forgive you.” But all of us know that saying it is one thing and actually doing it is quite another. Every day, families break up over misunderstandings. Angers go...
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    Life-Giving Wounds
    Posted: Sep-12-2023
    Life-Giving Wounds: A Healing Retreat for Adult Children of Divorced and Separated Parents is being offered at St. Francis Centre in Caledon from September 29 to October 1. For information and to register, please visit The Saint Monica Institute...