Office For Lay Collaboration In Ministry
The lay apostolate, individual or collective, must be set in its true place within the apostolate of the whole Church. Union with those whom the Holy Spirit has appointed to rule the Church of God (cf.acts 20:28) is an essential element of the Christian Apostolate. Not less necessary is the collaboration among the different undertakings of the apostolate; it is the hierarchy’s place to put proper system into this collaboration. (AA,23) -Vatican II Decree on the Laity.
Spiritual Director's Message
The month of October in the Church has a focus on “Mission”, and “Mission Sunday”. The Church is missionary by nature, and she invites everyone to be engaged in God’s mission.
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Snehalaya Family Service Centre, Mahim along with the Ministry of the Word (MOW) Alumni, are conducting a Seminar on Selective Themes in Biblical Theology of Marriage & Family by Dr. Adam Cooper. Dr. Adam Cooper is a Senior Lecturer at the John Paul II Institute...
Meditation for the Day
We as human persons are made with infinite desires that only God can fulfill. But because we’re fallen, we tend to live at the level of our superficial desires—desires for comfort, fun, fame, wealth, pleasure, success. These desires are not bad, but the rosary helps us be more aware of the soul’s deepest desires, which are for God. As Saint Catherine of Siena taught, the greatest gift we can give to God in prayer is not the finite work of saying the words but our “infinitely desirous love” for God that is expressed in those words and that is being drawn out of our souls in prayer.
Tom Harkin, senator from Iowa, entered into the Congressional Record these words from an article in the Des Moines Register: “Sister [Dorothy] Hennessey taught many things, including courage, compassion, and the importance of independent thought and creative action. She taught that aging gracefully can be consistent with living meaningfully and even dangerously. But most important, she taught that we don’t have to stand by in frustration when wrongs are perpetrated, even by our government; that the world is best served when we stand up for what is right. And that you do whatever you can, from wherever you are. In her case it was the Lord’s work.”
—from Robert Ellsberg’s book The Franciscan Saints
Saint of the Day
This is a special day for the Jesuits, who claim today’s saint as one of their own. It’s also a special day for people who have a special devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus—a devotion Claude de la Colombière promoted, along with his friend and spiritual companion, St. Margaret Mary …