On the third Sunday of Lent 2011, we hear the Gospel story of Jesus' encounter with a Samaritan woman at a well. In this video, Fr Kubicki reflects on this encounter, and the message that Jesus is giving us in this passage.
Happy feast of the Conception of Jesus - also known as the Annunciation. All the over world, this day is also celebrated as a day for the unborn child, recognising the value of all human life. Fr. James Kubicki reflects on this special feast day in this video.
There's an urgent need to have Filipino priests studying in Rome, says Father Gregory Gaston, the rector of the Pontifical Filipino College, because Rome is a strategic center of learning for Filipino priests and seminarians.
On the Second Sunday of Lent each year, we hear the Gospel of the Transfiguration - an event in which Jesus allowed His Apostles to have a small taste of glory before the scandal and suffering that was to come in His Passion and Death.
Did you know that every year the Pope makes a week long retreat, where he withdraws from his ordinary activities to pray? Pope Benedict XVI has just begun his annual retreat for 2011 - and will be reflecting on the 'light of Christ in the heart of the Church'. Watch this video for more.
Throughout history, thousands of adults around the world are received into the Catholic Church at Easter. So during Lent 2011, let us walk with those preparing to enter the Church this Easter, and support them with our prayers.
Every year, on the first Sunday of Lent, we hear the Gospel story of Jesus' fast in the desert where he was confronted by temptations. He reminds us that temptation itself is not a sin - watch this video for more.
1. What biblical event does the time of Lent represent?
During the general audience on 9 March 2011, the Pope explained that Lent is a spiritual path that prepares for the commemoration of the Passion, Death and Resurrection of Jesus.
Father Robert Barron comments on the three practices of Lent: prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. He offers practical advice to enact these three pillars in your own life, and comments on the traditional practice of receiving ashes on Ash Wednesday.
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