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CHẶNG ĐƯỜNG PHÁT TRIỂN CỦA DÒNG THƯƠNG KHÓ CHÚA GIÊ-SU TẠI VIỆT NAM

18th January, 2019

CHẶNG ĐƯỜNG PHÁT TRIỂN CỦA DÒNG THƯƠNG KHÓ CHÚA GIÊ-SU TẠI VIỆT NAM Trung Thu DHM và Phaolô Vượng CP Ba tu sĩ dòng Thương Khó đầu tiên đến Việt Nam là cha Jefferies Foale CP (cha Jeff), cha Thomas Anamattathil CP (cha Tô-ma), và cha Francisco J. Murray CP (cha Phan-xi-cô). Cha Jeff và cha Tô-ma đến ngày 12…


Tu Sĩ Dòng Thương Khó Chúa Giêsu Việt Nam Đam Mê một sự Điên Rồ?

14th January, 2019

Tu Sĩ Dòng Thương Khó Chúa Giêsu Việt Nam Đam Mê một sự Điên Rồ? Giuse Hồ Sỹ Đoàn – Tập Sinh Dòng Thương Khó Chúa Giêsu Một buổi chiều nắng gắt năm 2007, sau thánh lễ Chúa Nhật, tôi nghe một ông cha tây[1] giới thiệu ơn gọi về Dòng của cha. Thực sự, tôi chẳng mấy quan tâm…


A brief history of the development of the Congregation of the Passion of Jesus Christ in Vietnam

14th January, 2019

A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE CONGREGATION OF THE PASSION OF JESUS CHRIST IN VIETNAM By Trung Thu DHM and Paul Vuong CP Three Passionist religious were the founders of the mission in Vietnam: Fr. Jefferies Foale CP, Fr. Thomas Anamattathil CP and Fr. Francisco J. Murray CP. Fr. Jeff and Fr. Thomas, arrived on 12 October 2005, and…


Belonging to the Congregation of the Passion of the Lord Jesus Christ, a crazy passion?

14th January, 2019

Belonging to the Congregation of the Passion of the Lord Jesus Christ, a crazy passion? By Passionist Novice Joseph Hồ Sỹ Đoàn Translation from the Vietnamese by Jeff Foale CP On a sunny afternoon in 2007, after Sunday Mass, I heard a western priest [1] presenting his vocation to be a priest of this congregation. Actually, this was of no…


100 Random Thouhgts on Hope

8th March, 2018

In my ninety four years on this earth, if I have learnt anything, it is that Passionists are called to be beacons of hope. The suffering, death and resurrection of Jesus and the sending of the Holy Spirit re the assurances that we have reasons for hope. At the conclusion of the 15th General Synod of the Passionists, Fr Joachim…


100 Random Thoughts On Gratitude

8th March, 2018

I decided to move things along and get this little booklet, 100 Random Thoughts on Gratitude, out to you in time for Christmas. Could there be a more appropriate time to reflect on gratitude – when the Word became flesh and chose to dwell amongst us? In my long life, I have so much to thank God for. I grew…


Stop worrying, start trusting

8th March, 2018

I can sing with John Denver, ‘Thank God I’m a country boy! My childhood was spent in the districts of Terang Victoria and Colac Victoria. In both places my father was a farmer and my mother the home-carer and heart of the home. As a farmer, Dad kept cows and pigs, and grew onions, potatoes and peas. Humanly speaking, life…


Facing and fighting temptation

8th March, 2018

A fruiterer was watching a boy standing in front of his fruit stall and gazing at all the beautiful fruit on display. After a while he could restrain himself no longer. ‘What are you trying to do, young man,’ he asked, ‘steal my apples?’ ‘No sir,’ said the boy, ‘I’m trying not to.’ That little story says that the child…


Listening to Jesus

8th March, 2018

St Augustine is one of the most famous saints of the Church. Early in his life he was drawn to the person of Jesus Christ and to the Christian way of life. But for a long time both lust and pride got in the way of his taking the plunge and getting baptised. Eventually, however, both he and his fifteen…


Becoming another Christ in Holy Communion

8th March, 2018

In a nursing home the residents were gathered in the chapel for the feast we are celebrating today, that of the Body and Blood of Christ. One old woman, wheel-chair bound, was wearing two hats. A carer from the home tried to take one off, but the woman clung on tightly to her two hats. In her efforts to tidy…