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2022 Good Friday Reflection

2022 Good Friday Reflection

First, we reflect on the death of the Lord's anointed, as prophesied by Isaiah. We ponder His last words that echo the Psalms in hope. We follow Him on the way of the cross. Next, we recognise Christ's death as His conquest over the powers of darkness. Throughout the...

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The Refuge Crisis In Asia (UNHCR)

The Refuge Crisis In Asia (UNHCR)

Join the webinar on 'The Refuge Crisis in Asia' via Zoom on Saturday, 2 April 2022 10am - 11am. Hear from the personal experiences of the speakers & learn how you can make a difference organised by UNHCR. Friar Esmond Chua, OFM will be one of the speakers in this...

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Resurrection Community

Resurrection Community

The resurrection of Jesus on Easter Sunday marks the ultimate triumph of life over death. For Catholics, it marks the end of our Lenten journey of repentance and conversion towards a new life of love by the dying of our old and sinful selves. Lent and Easter give us...

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Franciscan Spirituality in Easter

Franciscan Spirituality in Easter

Following the example of St Francis, each friar (and indeed everyone) is called to a life of conversion. As such, it is easy to relate Franciscan spirituality with a spirituality of the Cross, of Christ’s passion. But is not Franciscan spirituality fundamentally...

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Embracing the Vows

Embracing the Vows

How do I say how I feel on my journey? For seven years, I have been listening and discerning during this part of my life. I have had great insights, and experienced moments of frustration and fear. I have a sense of hope, and the certainty that Christ is with me, and...

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Towards New Life in our Parishes

Towards New Life in our Parishes

The journey towards Easter at St Ann’s Mission in Sarawak is part of the ongoing Franciscan celebration of simplicity, goodness and beauty. The liturgies enhance the experience of prayer, contemplation and community in this large parish where the Franciscan community,...

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Sing a New Song

Sing a New Song

Dearest family and friends,  May the Lord give you peace! Our Seraphic Father Francis composed a psalm for his Office of the Passion which he recited every day during the Easter season: “Sing to the Lord a new song, for He has done wondrous deeds. The Lord has...

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