Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Catholicism in Myanmar -- One Province says it all

Catholicism arrived in Myanmar also known as Burma in the 15th Century along with Portuguese Missionaries and Explorers.

But, It was not till the 20th Century that it really got an impetus in the form of conversions and growth.

In Loikaw Province in Myanmar, Catholics are 25 per cent of the population, this in a country where Catholics are not even 1 per cent.

Read all about it here : 
 
Loikaw Church, the legacy of martyrdom, of  Fr Mario Vergara and Isidore Ngei Ko Lat

http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Loikaw-Church,-the-legacy-of-martyrdom,-that-Fr-Mario-Vergara-and-Isidore-Ngei-Ko-Lat-31137.html

Raised to the altars, Isidoro Ngei Ko Lat, first Burmese Blessed, and Mario Vergara, 19th PIME martyr

http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Raised-to-the-altars,-Isidoro-Ngei-Ko-Lat,-first-Burmese-Blessed,-and-Mario-Vergara,-19th-PIME-martyr-30915.html





 

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

The Sacred Heart of Jesus in my Life

The Heart of Jesus has always had a special place in my "Spiritual Life".

From the age of 10, I have been amazed at the love shown to us "Unworthy Sinners" by the Pierced Heart of Jesus.

The Pierced Heart of Jesus is the Heart of the God - Man who was subject to so many indignities simply because he loved us tremendously.

The Sacred Heart of Jesus is not turned away at the sight of our sins. Rather, It loves us more and more all the time. In this regard, The Cleansing Blood of the Heart of Jesus is of "Infinite Value".

The Sacred Heart of Jesus beats for us all the time even when we are distant from God and His Church.

The Heart of Jesus is a Heart of "Divine Love" waiting to light up our tepid Heart and Soul and bring us back to God's Teachings which we need most in our day to day life.

The Sacred Heart of Jesus worked a massive miracle in my life which needs to be narrated here.

In 1998, when I was living in Philadelphia in the United States I was diagnosed with an "Inner Ear Infection" which caused me to get dizzy spells specially spells of vertigo.

I prayed to every saint to heal me of this terrible ailment but nothing seemed to help. I finally turned to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and instantly I fell in love with the Crown of Thorns around his "Divine Heart".

I prayed earnestly to the Sacred Heart to heal me completely and in a matter of a few months I was as good as new.

The Prayer that helped me was a short prayer that I prayed every day 10 times a day.

"Sacred Heart of Jesus, I put all my trust in Thee". I placed my trust in the Merciful Heart of Jesus when nothing else seemed to work in my life.

Try It -- It Works.

Monday, 14 August 2017

Divine Mercy Devotion in Goa

The Divine Mercy Devotion in Goa is actively promoted by the Discalced Carmelite Friars of the Karnataka - Goa Province.

A Name synonmous with the Propagation of the Divine Mercy Devotion in Goa throughout his Life was Father Anastasio Gomes O.C.D. He was truly an Apostle of Divine Mercy in Goa.

He saw to it that Divine Mercy Literature both in Konkani -- The State Language of Goa as well as in English was printed and disseminated among the faithful.

My Family specially my Father Dr. Joe D'sa M.D. and my late Mother Mrs Lena D'sa as well as myself helped Father Anastasio Gomes to raise money for the building of an Altar dedicated to the Divine Mercy.

We did this by visiting Catholic Families in various parts of Mumbai and asking for Donations towards the building of this Divine Mercy Altar and Divine Mercy Chapel as it exists now.

A Certain Discalced Carmelite Friar by the name of Father Michael Morris Shenoy was a good friend of my Parents when He was stationed at Carmelite Seminary, Peddem -- Mapusa -Goa. 

Read all about the Propagation of the Divine Mercy Message and Devotion in Goa here.

http://www.carmelgoa.com/DivineMercyDevotion.html

Saturday, 12 August 2017

I would like to be a Catholic Evangelist in China

I strongly believe that God sent me on earth to be an Evangelist among the Chinese People of Mainland China.

I would like to convert thousands and thousands of Chinese to the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus Christ -- the Source of all Grace and Mercy.

The Eucharistic Heart of Jesus means everything to me and I would like to make his Divine Love known to the Han Chinese from Beijing to Shanghai and from Shanghai to Chengdu.

The Han Chinese seem to be very receptive to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. 

I would like to promote Eucharistic Adoration in China as if there was no tomorrow.

My Biggest Objective in evangelizing the Chinese is to see that they develop a strong affection for the Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity for Jesus Christ in the Holy Eucharist.

I would like to see Eucharistic Adoration Chapels in every diocese in China but specially in North - West China specially in the Diocese of Zhouzhi.

Blessed Sacrament Processions are the need of the Hour in various provinces in China specially in Sichuan, Yunnan, Hebei, and Gansu to name a few.

The Person of Jesus Christ needs to be promoted in China among those who live in Cities as well as in the countryside.

I would like to make the Chinese "Living Tabernacles" for Jesus Christ.


Friday, 11 August 2017

Father Bukowiński A Witness to the Catholic Faith

Father Bukowiński was a Unique Catholic Priest who suffered much for the Faith in the Soviet Gulag in Central Asia. 

He was an Outstanding Apostle of the Holy Eucharist to souls under his care in what is now Kazakhstan. 

Read all about it here : 

Father Bukowiński, witness of faith despite persecution in concentration camp





Thursday, 10 August 2017

Catholicism in Mongolia -- A Young Church that is Dynamic in more ways than one

Catholicism in Mongolia is a Young Religion.

It was introduced only in 1992, making it only 25 years old.

The Catholic Community in Mongolia numbers a little over 1,000 members now and there are 6 Parishes now in Mongolia when there were none in 1992. 

Recently, the First Native Mongolian Priest was ordained to the Priesthood.

Here are some interesting links on Catholicism in Mongolia.

1) Easter in Ulaanbaatar, dozens of baptisms for a "vibrant and dynamic" community

http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Easter-in-Ulaanbaatar,-dozens-of-baptisms-for-a-vibrant-and-dynamic-community--27584.html

2) First Mongolian priest "to help believers strengthen their faith"

http://www.asianews.it/news-en/First-Mongolian-priest-to-help-believers-strengthen-their-faith-37664.html

3)  My art is at the service of God, convert says

http://www.asianews.it/news-en/My-art-is-at-the-service-of-God,-convert-says-2000.html



Mission Among The Montagnards of the Highlands of Vietnam

Ethnic Tribal Montagnards are the dominant group that live in the Highlands of Central Vietnam.

They are Animists by Religion.

They have a constant hunger for Jesus Christ in His Holy Sacrament and in His Holy Word.

They see Jesus Christ as their "Divine Physician" of their souls and of their bodies.

To them, Jesus Christ is the Universal Saviour that sets them free from Sin and Bondage.

Evangelization Work among Tribal Montagnards has been highly and hugely successful since 2003.

There has been a wave of conversions to the Catholic Faith among Tribal Montagnards since 2008.

In 2008, 30,000 Montagnards embraced the Catholic Faith and in 2009 20,000 Montagnards embraced the Catholic Faith.

The Catholic Church is growing rapidly in the highlands of Central Vietnam and in North Vietnam too to a considerable extent.

Praised be Jesus Christ in the Blessed Sacrament for the miracles he is working among the Montagnard People.

Here are 3 interesting links on Catholicism in Vietnam.

1) Mission among the Montagnards living in remote areas

http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Mission-among-the-Montagnards-living-in-remote-areas-20713.html

2)  The Church grows in Lang Son and Bui Chu

http://www.asianews.it/news-en/The-Church-grows-in-Lang-Son-and-Bui-Chu-10054.html

 3)  Fr Nguyễn Văn Mạnh, new bishop coadjutor in the diocese of Dalat

http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Fr-Nguy%E1%BB%85n-V%C4%83n-M%E1%BA%A1nh,-new-bishop-coadjutor-in-the-diocese-of-Dalat-40627.html




Catholicism in Myanmar -- One Province says it all

Catholicism arrived in Myanmar also known as Burma in the 15th Century along with Portuguese Missionaries and Explorers. But, It was not ...