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Transitus of St Francis of Assisi (3rd Oct)

Transitus of St Francis of Assisi (3rd Oct)

The Final Prayer of St Francis of Assisi – in celebration of St Francis’ freedom from the earthly world, we explore the Transitus of St Francis, his final transition from the world to heaven's realm. Just as St Francis said at the end of his life, β€œThe Lord has shown...

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Finding the Divine Good in Creation

Finding the Divine Good in Creation

On 29 Nov, 1979, Pope John Paul II in his Bull Inter Sanctos, proclaimed St Francis of Assisi the patron of ecology. St Francis is best characterised as an ontological poet and a nature mystic who discovered the inter-relatedness of all beings through a spiritual...

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The Canticle of the Creatures

The Canticle of the Creatures

The Canticle of the Creatures is a hymn of praise that recapitulates Francis’ journey to God in and through the beautiful things of creation... But the Canticle also represents a lifetime of conversion, as Francis strove to be a brother to all things and to praise God...

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Touch of an Embrace

Touch of an Embrace

Friday Growth Series - Organised by the Catholic Spirituality Centre As part of the Friday Growth Series (A Call to Holiness) organised by the Catholic Spirituality Centre, Friar Derrick Yap was invited to share on Franciscan Spirituality. 'Touch of an Embrace' talk...

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Why is it Important to Care for Creation?

Why is it Important to Care for Creation?

Why do we, as Christians, have a share in the responsibility of caring for our common home? How are we praising God through the caring for creation? Friar Derrick sheds light on Pope Francis' encyclical Laudato Si', helping us to understand the heart of our faith. It...

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‘𝗒𝗳𝗳 π˜π—΅π—² π—£π˜‚π—Ήπ—½π—Άπ˜’ on World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation (1st Sept)

‘𝗒𝗳𝗳 π˜π—΅π—² π—£π˜‚π—Ήπ—½π—Άπ˜’ on World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation (1st Sept)

Catch '𝗒𝗳𝗳 π˜π—΅π—² π—£π˜‚π—Ήπ—½π—Άπ˜' with Friar Esmond Chua,OFM discussing the 'World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation' (1st Sept). Friar Esmond is currently in charge of the Office of Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation (JPIC) of the Custody of St Anthony...

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Saint Mary of the Angels

Saint Mary of the Angels

Have you ever wondered why the Franciscan Friars in Singapore look after the Church of St Mary of the Angels rather than the Church of St Francis of Assisi? πŸ€” The chapel of St Mary of the Angels in Assisi was significant in the life of St Francis. He not only found...

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Mary’s Maternal Mediation

Mary’s Maternal Mediation

St Anthony even exclaimed: β€œThrough you, Paradise has entered our world!” St Anthony found great delight and strength in invoking the β€œsweet name of Mary”, the β€œNew Eve” and β€œStar of the Sea”, and his devoted imitation of the poor, humble Virgin in her poverty,...

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To Be the Eucharist for Others

To Be the Eucharist for Others

I remember the celebrations for the 50th anniversary of Franciscan presence in Singapore and Malaysia in 2008, working with people as passionate about the Franciscan Order as I am. I remember too how I felt after the celebrations were over. I felt an...

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‘𝗒𝗳𝗳 π˜π—΅π—² π—£π˜‚π—Ήπ—½π—Άπ˜’ (Catholic.SG Radio) on Saint Bonaventure

‘𝗒𝗳𝗳 π˜π—΅π—² π—£π˜‚π—Ήπ—½π—Άπ˜’ (Catholic.SG Radio) on Saint Bonaventure

Listen to Friar Derrick Yap, OFM, as he shares about one of the most influential Franciscan figure of the Church, St Bonaventure of Bagnoregio on one of the CatholicSG Radio segment called '𝗒𝗳𝗳 π˜π—΅π—² π—£π˜‚π—Ήπ—½π—Άπ˜' last Monday (12th of July). The sharing is...

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