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Feast of St. Catherine of Siena

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Each and every one of us is called to a particular vocation in life: “If you will be what you should be, you will set the world afire. Don’t be content with the small things: he, the Lord God, wants them great” (St. Catherine). Talk about a straight talking invite to follow the Lord. No ‘ifs’ or ‘buts’, no half measures! Don’t be contented with a mediocre life when God is holding out his hand to you to follow him in love and for love.

“The heart is always drawn by love”  (Dialogue 26). Love transforms everything. Christ lives in the measure which we are transformed each day. Just like the tomb of Jesus is empty, nothing remains in death’s prison. Our existence is a manifestation of his love for us, won by the Cross. Yet, the world today tries to show us that we don’t need God, that we can have societies and families without him. Little by little we push him aside, we become disconnected from God. We will never find our real vocation in life if we do not immerse ourselves in Him first…

The greatest love story ever told!

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May the Resurrection be the reminder that Jesus' love overcomes hatred, life is stronger than death, light overcomes darkness and hope overcomes despair.Love paid a price so hope could become a reality, we are a Easter people and Alleluia is our song! Wishing you every blessing for the Holy Day of Easter.
Sr. M. Louise, pddm.

Che la Resurrezione sia il ricordo che l'amore di Gesù supera l'odio, la vita è più forte della morte, la luce vince le tenebre e la speranza supera a disperazione. L'amore ha pagato un prezzo cossìche la speranza potrebbe diventare una realtà. Siamo un popolo Pasquale ed 'Alleluia' è la nostra canzone! Vi auguro ogni benedizione nel giorno santo della Pasqua.

Peut être la résurrection le rappel que l'amour de Jésus vainc la haine, la vie est plus forte que la mort, la lumière vainc les ténèbres et l'espoir de surmonter le désespoir. Amour payé un prix si l'espoir pourrait devenir une réalité . Nous sommes un peuple de Pâques …

Stamp collecting

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All of us have some kind of hobby. Often if you hear that someone collects stamps you might see them as something ultimately boring and have a stereotypical image of a bespeckled man bent over his collection, peering through his magnifying class at his precious stamps. However, a little piece of paper which is just an everyday thing can be a window into so many other experiences. Stamps represent historical events, people and places. It is an easy stepping stone to learning as much or as little about world or local history as you want. With the aide of a good stamp catalogue the world is at your fingertips. Stamps makes learning fun and you might not even realize that you are learning. It is like visiting exotic places from your own living room.

One of the priests in Kiltegan shared this with us: "Some of our elderly and retired priests spend their day sorting out the stamps you send us and preparing them for sale to stamp collectors.  This is a full time occupation for them as …