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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Lunch at Suki-Ya, Paradigm Mall

"What are we going to eat today?" is my wife favourite question which I do not like to answer.
 Most of the time she decided of our outside meal but when we are at home, I am her chef as I love cooking.

"Buffet Lunch at Paradigm Mall?", she asked.

I just responded with, "OK!"

I knew she like to look for food coupon on the internet either from Groupon or Livingsocial or Dailydeals, just to name a few food coupon sites on the internet. Today she seems to have bought a meal coupon from one these site for buffet lunch at Suki-Ya, Paradigm Mall, Kelana Jaya.



The Entrance

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Spiritual Course: St John of the Cross

Lay Camerlite will be organising an Eight Days' Spiriritual Course based on St. John of the Cross's Life and Writing at St Ignatius Church, Petaling Jaya from August 4th-11th, 2012.

Further information on the course are as follows:

Journeying through Life with John of the Cross in Prayer Contemplation: A Complete Study of his Writings.

Introduction to John of the Cross:
The Writings of John of the Cross are classical and of perennial value. Through there, he leads us in prayer and contemplation through the vicissitudes of life to the highest state of union with God attainable on earth. Many saints, sages and ordinary persons of goodwill have benefited a lot through his Writings.

If you also wish to be among them here is a golden opportunity.

Course Content:

I Course :
Biography of John,
Romances,
Ascent of Mount Carmel (Active Night),

The Dark Night of the Soul (The Passive Night).


Il Course:
The Spiritual Canticle,
The Living Flame of Love
Minor Works of St. John of the Cross.

The whole programme is divided into two courses, spread over two years of 30 hours each year.

The first course will cover Active and Passive Night.
This includes:
1. Schematic understanding of the mind of John of the Cross.
2. Romances - Divine plan for us from eternity ├Čn the mystery of the incarnation.
3. Active Night of the Senses in detail - Liberating the senses from the bondage of the passions (I Ascent of Mount Carmel CC 1-15).
4. Active Night of the Spirit (Intellect) through a process of enlightenment in Faith [II Ascent of Mount Carmel CC 1-32).
5. Active Night of the Spirit (Memory) "Finding the hidden Treasure" in Hope (III Ascent of Mount Carmel cc 145).
6. Active Night of the Spirit (Will) "No more slaves but free Children" in charity/Love (III Ascent 16-46).
7. The Passive Night of the senses. initial contemplation, the sins of the 'just'. Attuning the Senses to the spirit (I Dark Night CC 1-15).
8. Passive Night of the Spirit: "Wash me more and more and make me whiter than snow" in the Crucible Faith, Hope and Charity (II Dark Night CC 1-25)


WHEN
Saturday 4th August to Saturday 11th August 2012
(all timings subject to Fr. D’Souza’s schedule and confirmation):

4 Aug 8.00 9.00 am (Registration)
4 Aug 9.00 am - 4. OO pm (Seminar)
5 Aug 9.00 am - 4.00 pm (Seminar)
7-10 Aug 7.00 pm - 10.00 pm (Seminar)
11 Aug 9.00 am-4.00 pm (Seminar)


VENUE
2nd Floor, SIC Community Hall (Room no. to be confirmed)
St. Ignatius Church, Taman Petaling Jaya (nearest LRT: Kelana Jaya Station)
(10 minutes walk from Kelana jaya LRT station - depend on your steps' speed)

COST
MYR150.00 per person to cover Fr. D'Souza's costs, the cost of venue, a simple snack & mineral water for morning/afternoon breaks.

Please note lunch will be on your own account.
Any love offerings can be given to Fr D'Souza directly.

WHEN TO PAY
Payment will be collected on the first day (4 August) during Registration.
Kindly pay in cash (not cheque or credit card).

WHAT T0 BRING
Your own Writing materials (cardigan optional).


FOR MORE INFORMATION
Agatha Chang (016-3927636) E-mail: ag_chang@yahoo.com
Agnes Tee (O12-3991026) E-mail: agnestee2000@yahoo.com


RESOURCE PERSON
Fr. Gregory D’ Souza is a Discalced Carmelite, specializes in Mysticism and in St.
John of the Cross. He has authored 8 books and a number of articles and taught in
State University of Mysore, seminaries and institutes both in India and abroad.


ELIGIBILITY:
Open for Christians.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Life in the Spirit Seminar 2012

Dear Friends,

I can say, "I am a Catholic and that I know Jesus, I know God, I know Holy Spirit" but if I never taste or experience the goodness of God's love...I am nothing. I am just like a drum without the song....noisy and meaningless...my fruits are not fortcoming. My spiritual life is dry as the desert and there is no fruit to attract people to what I believe as a Catholic. I am no different that the rest of the world.

I was once a person who was very critical about Christian and even criticized those who go to church as I see them as wasting their precious time. I did many stupid thing in my journey of life except killing other human but my words were sharp and ill intend which I regretted.

At that time, I thought I am my own king and I do not need God except during bad times as most human did.

God is merciful and patient with His creation as a Father towards his children. He gives me time to taste the goodness of self and goodness of the world. The goodness of self and the goodness of the world are nothing as compare to the goodness of God.

As a young and sexually aroused untested man, I used to think that sexual intercourse with a female will be the ultimate of Man's pleasure but alas, my friend; that is only a temporary pleasure. God has prepared for you a more everlasting pleasure that you can not describe in word for those He choose.

What pleasure you may ask....
To be with Him, to walk with Him, to talk to Him as a friend and to act as He does.
Troubles and sickness may come your way but you will stand firm with your trust in God to bring you through. It's as if you row your boat in a thunder storm with lightning all over and yet your boat keep moving forward to it's targeted destination. Hardship and suffering incurred but you are at peace in the turbulent as God is within you. This in turn will make you grow in your spiritual life.

A comforting words from the Holy Bible in 1 Corinthian 10:13 RSV
No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and He will not let you be tempted beyong your strength, but with the temptation will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.

But God has a plan since the beginning for each and everyone of us. We are born into this world with a Mission embedded in our soul and engraved in our heart.

Did we know that?

No body knows except God.

St Paul said, "God is Spirit." (Spiritus est Deus)

Yes!! God is Spirit.

Further St Paul said in 1 Corinthians 6: 19-20 (RSV)
"Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, which you have from God? You are not your own; you are bought with a price. So glorify God in your body."

That's sound purity as the Holy Spirit is within you and Holy Spirit is Pure.

Thus He is the only one who can reveal and speak to our human spirit.

But HOW to know God and His Holy Spirit?

The KEY is JESUS.

Here is my testamony of this special friendship.

Holy Spirit-my Beloved Friend

LIFE IN THE SPIRIT SEMINAR is the best place to stir the spirit within you.

St Ignatius Church (SIC) Charismatic Team is organising a Life in the Spirit Seminar at St. Ignatius Church, Taman Plaza, Petaling Jaya.
Date: 14th Sept (Friday) - 16th Sept 2012 (Sunday)
Time:
Friday: 8.00pm - 10.00pm
Saturday:  8.00am - 7.00pm
Sunday: 12.45pm - 5.00pm
Venue: SIC Costantini Community Centre
Fees: MYR 25

Contact:
Lawrance Choong @ 012-228 2408; Richard Lai @ 019-333 1002 or Gail Massang @ 01- 942 9411

What you need to bring:
1. Body and Soul
2. Open mind
3. Expectant heart
4. Desire to make a friendship with God
5. Holy Scripture for reference

Why stir?

Coffee needs stirring in order to give it's real taste.

You may say, the coffee powder is already in the cup!

Well, the Spirit of God is already within you when you were baptised as Christians were baptised in the
NAME of the Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit.

Once the Holy Spirit is stirred within you, then the fragrant of flowers will be blooming and fruits start to appear in your life. It's not easy though but for God everything is possible.

If the God can change St Paul of Tarsus, a persecuter of Christian into His instrument, God also can change YOU from within.

Lastly, Have faith in God, He will tranform you.

Just keep this in mind, "A lot are coming to be listed in the army of the King but few are chosen".
I pray that you will be one of the chosen.

Amen.