Dominican Martyrs of China

On 1st October 2000, Pope John Paul II canonised 120 Catholics martyred in China between 1648 and 1930.  Among them were six Dominicans whom we honour today: Saint Francis Fernandez and his companions.  Saint Francis was the first Catholic to suffer for the Faith in China.  May these martyrs of our Order inspire us to […]

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The 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Today’s Gospel is very much a word painting of two extraordinary people.  One is John the Baptist, who receives a great deal of attention and doesn’t like it.  The other is Andrew who is put on everyone’s back burner, and really couldn’t care less. John is most definitely the star of the show.  He is […]

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Friday of Week 1 in Ordinary Time

Our Lord forgave this man and healed his paralysis because he saw the faith of his friends.  It wasn’t the paralysed man’s faith that moved him; it was his friends’ faith.  These men stood with their friend and were convinced that if they could just get him to Jesus, he could be healed.  Even if it […]

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