Be Brave

Over the course of the past month, I have embarked on an intense spiritual retreat. I have often written about how the Lord has blessed me by truly healing so many aspects of my life, I cannot begin to express how miraculous this transformation has been. Despite all this healing, I still found myself struggling …

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What the (Amazonian) Church can learn from the Nasi Lemak Burger

The Nasi Lemak Burger, when it was first introduced to Singapore, was a runaway hit. Based on a popular Malay rice dish, it contained a coconut-flavored chicken thigh patty, a fried egg, caramelized onions and cucumber slices topped with sambal sauce. The Nasi Lemak Burger sold out within two weeks in 2017, during the National …

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Our Lady Aparecida — The Real Madonna of the Amazon

What with all the kerfuffle over the Pachamama carvings, I wonder why Our Lady Aparecida has been so overlooked. At World Youth Day 2013 in Brazil, Pope Francis made sure to visit the Basilica of the National Shrine of Our Lady Aparecida, the second-largest Marian shrine in the world. Consecrated in 1980 by Pope John …

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