IFFA Graduates gather for recollection

18 11 2014

Kuching- This year, the recollection for Malaysian graduates from the Institute of Formation Fondacio Asia (IFFA) was held at Rainforest Permai Resort, from 22-26 October 2014. Eleven Malaysian Graduates including formators attended the annual recollection.

The theme for the recollection was “Blessed be the pure in heart, for they will see God” (Matt 5:8). There were three parts to the reflection, each focusing on the keywords ‘blessed’,’pure in heart’ and ‘see God’ respectively. Everyone was given time to reflect in the nature and share on their mission.

It was meaningful and inspiring time spent with each other, to listen and to share from the hearts.

IFFA graduates

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Taize Pilgrimage of Trust 2010, Manila

20 07 2009

Bro. Ghislain from the Taize community inviting Malaysian youths to join the Pilgrimage of Trust in Asia for youth in Asian countries and other continents which will he held from 3-7 February 2010 in Philippines. The dates include the days of arrival and departure.
Taize community in prayer


Some background on this event:
During the meeting in Brussels, Belgium, Brother Alois announced that the next stage of the Pilgrimage of Trust in Asia will be an international young adults’ meeting to be held in Manila.  This will be the 5th meeting of its kind in Asia. Previous such meetings were held at Chennai (Madras), India in 1985 and 1988,  Manila, Philippines in 1991, and Kolkata, India in 2006.

According to Bro Ghislain, there is no quota for those who are willing to bear their own travel expenses. They however must fulfill the age requirement.  There is no registration fee.  For Malaysia, they suggest 35-40 Euros for each person to cover the cost of accommodation and food.  Local travel expenses will also have to be paid by the participants but they will be relatively cheap.

For Kuching,  our coordinator for the Pilgrimage of Trust 2010 is Stella Sayang (016-8703610). Please contact Stella if you are interested to be part of this event.

For further information on POT you may want to check http://www.taize.fr





A Prayer Before Connecting to the Internet

3 07 2009

surfing the internetThe internet is a powerful tool at our disposal for the spread of the Good News of Jesus Christ. Yet, many of us are aware of the dangers that the lurk in the internet.  May this prayer help us use the internet the correct way.

ENGLISH
Almighty and eternal God,
who created us in Thy image
and bade us to seek after all that is good, true and beautiful,
especially in the divine person of Thy Only-begotten Son, our Lord Jesus Christ,
grant, we beseech Thee,
that, through the intercession of Saint Isidore, Bishop and Doctor,
during our journeys through the internet
we will direct our hands and eyes only to that which is pleasing to Thee
and treat with charity and patience all those souls whom we encounter.
Through Christ our Lord.   Amen.

BAHASA MALAYSIA
Allah yang kekal dan kuasa,
yang menciptakan kami dalam rupa-Mu
dan memanggil kami untuk mencari semua yang baik, benar, dan indah,
terutama di dalam peribadi ilahi Putera-Mu yang tunggal, Tuhan kami Yesus Kristus,
kami mohon,
dengan pengantaraan Santo Isidore, Uskup dan Pujangga Gereja,
supaya dalam perjalanan kami di internet
kami mengarahkan tangan dan mata kami kepada apa yang berkenan kepada-Mu
dan memperlakukan semua orang yang kami temui dengan kasih dan kesabaran.
Demi Kristus Tuhan kami. Amin.

by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
Read the original blog of Fr John.

The Christian Internet Code of Ethics from Naznet is useful to help us determine the boundaries  of our exploration of the cyberworld.

As a Christian who is active on the internet, I hold myself to certain standards of conduct. They are:

  • I guard my online relationships
  • I recognize that attachments develop as easily on the internet as anywhere else, and sometimes more easily because of the anonymity involved in initial exchanges. I particularly guard against relationships that encroach upon the level of trust and faithfulness that is to exist only within a husband/wife relationship.
  • I am careful to visit websites that do not compromise my life in Christ
  • I am aware that there are sites on the internet that Christians must avoid, including those that contain pornography. I do not visit such sites, even out of curiosity. When, by accident (and it happens to everyone), I find such a page loading, I leave it immediately.
  • I take care that my written communications reflect Christ in my life
  • Even on issues about which I feel passionate, I avoid saying things that I feel might be displeasing to the Lord. I represent myself, and my intentions in a truthful and upright manner in all my exchanges.
  • I guard my time to assure that my time online is kept in proper balance with the rest of my life
  • I realize that the internet can consume time that should be invested elsewhere: family, church, work responsibilities, and other activities that make for a well rounded life. I especially guard against spending time on the internet that should be spent with the Lord.