Archive for May, 2012


Wednesday, May 30th, 2012
The Rosary- Simply Amazing!

Jim Castle
was tired when he boarded his
plane in Cincinnati , Ohio , that night in 1981. The
45-year-old management consultant had put on a week long series of business
meetings and seminars, and now he sank gratefully into his seat ready for
the flight home to Kansas City , Kansas .

As more passengers
entered, the place hummed with conversation, mixed with the sound of bags
being stowed. Then, suddenly, people fell silent. The quiet moved slowly up
the aisle like an invisible wake behind a boat.. Jim craned his head to see
what was happening, and his mouth dropped open.

Walking up the
aisle were two nuns clad in simple white habits bordered in blue. He
recognized the familiar face of one at once, the wrinkled skin, and the eyes
warmly intent. This was a face he’d seen in newscast s and on the cover of
TIME. The two nuns halted, and Jim realized that his seat companion was
going to be Mother Teresa!

As the last few
passengers settled in, Mother Teresa and her companion pulled out rosaries.
Each decade of the beads was a different color, Jim noticed…
The decades represented various areas of the world, Mother Teresa told him
later, and added, ‘I pray for the poor and dying on each continent.’

The airplane taxied
to the runway and the two women began to pray, their voices a low murmur.
Though Jim considered himself not a very religious Catholic who went to
church mostly out of habit, inexplicably he found himself joining in. ;

By the time they
murmured the final prayer, the plane had reached cruising altitude. Mother
Teresa turned toward him. For the first time in his life, Jim understood
what people meant when they spoke of a person possessing an ‘aura’. As she
gazed at him, a sense of peace filled him; he could no more see it than he
could see the wind but he felt it, just as surely as he felt a warm summer

‘Young man,’ she
inquired, ‘do you say the rosary often?’ ‘No, not really,’
he admitted.

She took his hand,
while her eyes probed his. Then she smiled.. ‘Well, you will
now.’ And she dropped her rosary into his palm.

An hour later Jim
entered the Kansas City airport where he was met by his wife,
Ruth. ‘What in the world?’ Ruth asked
when she noticed the rosary in his hand. They kissed and Jim described his

Driving home, he
said. ‘I feel as if I met a true sister of God.’

Nine months later
Jim and Ruth visited Connie, a friend of theirs for several years. Connie confessed that she’d been told she had ovarian cancer. ‘The doctor says it’s
a tough case,’ said Connie, ‘but I’m going to fight it. I won’t give up.’
Jim clasped her hand. Then, after reaching into his pocket, he gently twined
Mother Teresa’s rosary around her fingers. He told
her the story and said, ‘Keep it with you Connie. It may

Although Connie
wasn’t Catholic, her hand closed willingly around the
small plastic beads. ‘Thank you,’ she
whispered. ‘I hope I can return it.’

More than a year
passed before Jim saw Connie again. This time her face was
glowing, she hurried toward him and handed him the rosary.

‘I carried it with
me all year,’ she said. ‘I’ve had surgery and have been on chemotherapy,
too. Last month, the doctors did second-look surgery, and the tumor’s
gone.. Completely!’ Her eyes met Jim’s. ‘I knew it
was time to give the rosary back.’

In the fall of
1987, Ruth’s sister, Liz, fell into a deep depression after her divorce. She
asked Jim if she could borrow the rosary, and when he sent
it, she hung it over her bedpost in a small velvet bag. At
night I held on to it, just physically held on. I was so lonely and afraid,’
she says, ‘yet when I gripped that rosary, I
felt as if I held a loving hand .’

Gradually, Liz
pulled her life together, and she mailed the rosary back. ‘Someone else may
need it,’ she said.

Then one night in
1988, a stranger telephoned Ruth. She’d heard about the rosary from a
neighbor and asked if she could borrow it to take to the hospital where her
mother lay in a coma. The family hoped the rosary might help their mother
die peacefully. A few days later, the woman returned the beads. ‘The nurses
told me a coma patient can still hear,’ she said, ‘so I explained to my
mother that I had Mother Teresa’s rosary and that when I gave it to her she
could let go; it would be all rosary in her hand. Right away, we saw her
face relax. The lines smoothed out until she looked so peaceful, so young.’
The woman’s voice caught. ‘A few minutes later she was

Fervently, she
gripped Ruth’s hands. ‘Thank you.’

Is there special
power in those humble beads? Or is the power of the human spirit simply
renewed in each person who borrows the rosary? Jim only
knows that requests continue to come, often
unexpectedly. He always responds though, whenever he lends the rosary, ‘When you’re through needing it, send it back.
Someone else may need it.’

Jim’s own life has
changed, too, since his unexpected meeting on the airplane. When he realized
Mother Teresa carries everything she owns in a small bag, he made an effort
to simplify his own life.

‘I try to remember
what really counts – not money or titles or possessions, but the way we love
others,’ he says.


Please feel free to
pass this mail on, especially to all those in despair so
that they might know that they are not alone in their hour of

The reason I sent
you this mail is because I know the power of the prayers of these simple
beads and I wanted to share it with you. Every sacrifice has
a fruitful reward. Every failure has a second chance.

We only have to be strong thru God’s grace and persevere in life’s many tests!
May GOD bless you always.

Dealing With Insults

Monday, May 28th, 2012
For reflection…
DEALING with INSULTS….Lord Buddha
Beautiful Quotes

If you are right then there is no need to get angry
And if you are wrong then you don’t have any right to get angry.

Patience with family is love,
Patience with others is respect,
Patience with self is confidence
Patience with GOD is faith.

Never Think Hard about PAST,
It brings Tears…
Don’t Think more about FUTURE,
It brings Fears…
Live this Moment with a Smile,
It brings Cheers.!!!!

Every test in our life makes us bitter or better,
Every problem comes to make us or break us,
Choice is ours whether we become victim or victorious !!!

Search a beautiful heart not a beautiful face.
Beautiful things are not always good
but good things are always beautiful.

Remember me like pressed flower in your Notebook.
It may not be having any fragrance
but will remind you of my existence forever in your life.

Do you know, why God created gaps between fingers?
So that someone who is special to you, comes and fills those gaps by holding your hands forever.


St. Francis Prayer

Friday, May 25th, 2012

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Thursday, May 24th, 2012


2012年尖沙咀玫瑰堂 聖召證道




  我很高興與大家見面;感謝貴 堂區邀請教區聖召委員會作分享。我是瑪利亞方濟各傳教修會的陳艷芬修女。今天我和大家分享天主對我的愛及揀選。


借用真福若望.亨利.纽曼(John Henry Newman)樞機的話來形容聖召:「天主創造我,是為他做一點服務。」基本上肯定所有已經领洗的人都有聖召,但可以選擇怎樣表達和見證信仰呢?每一個信徒都能夠像尋求獻身傳道一樣的去尋求自己在社會角色、職務、工作與專業上的「聖召」。這種「個別的呼召」同樣也是每一個信徒都必需面對的,即使是神父、修士、修女與傳道員也不能豁免。如一個人選擇了做消防員,他便可以在這職務上用愛完成各項任務盡能力光榮天主,講道的要盡力講天主的事不是自己的事。一個好的例子發生在我的堂區,在聖周的一天聖本篤堂李志源神父聽到了一些嘈雜聲,出外看看,見到附近河畔花園大廈有人想跳樓,消防隊已張開救生氣墊,談判專家和那人對話,神父見在場幫不上忙,便回到聖堂去,立即叫所有綵排復活慶典禮儀的輔祭一齊跪下祈禱,第二天新聞沒有報那宗新聞有人跳樓死,神父「還神」,感謝天主!







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Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012


藉着基督 , 偕同基督 , 在基督內……奉献 (馮菀菁修女。嘉諾撒仁愛女修會)


賴着天主的恩寵及祝福,我有幸接受這份愛的禮物 :因為天主先愛,使愛得以延續;因為天主無條件的揀選,使愛得以傳承;因為天主愛的臨在,使愛得以臨現在人間每個角落。在天主奇妙而獨特的安排下,在我的生命當中展開了一段充滿愛與希望的旅程。

藉着基督 – 「祂在母腹中已召叫了我,祂在母腹中已祝聖了我……」我出生自一個天主教家庭,出生後不久已自然成為天主大家庭的一份子。在成長的過程中,無論在家庭或是學校都得到適當的信仰培育,使我靈性的生命得以滋養及不斷成長。天主藉着我的父母、我的師長及我的神師,不斷召叫我,要我對祂的愛開放自己的生命,要以祂的心情及愛去愛,更以更徹底的奉献去將這份愛呈現。被天主邀請過修道生活,相信是最理想呈現這愛的方式。有這份心及開始聽到這份愛的呼召要追溯到小學六年級的時候:當時的我已活躍於堂區的主日學、讀經組等。這個信仰團體給予我很大的支持及栽培,使我有不少機會接受培育、服務堂區之餘,亦使我與天主的關係加深,增加不少聆聽祂的空間。這是十分重要及影响深遠的。現代人往往就是缺乏這份空間,因而錯過了很多與天主相遇及聆聽祂的機會。天主對每個人都有一種獨特的召叫,祂隨時等待着向我們發出這訊息,但關鍵在於我們有時間及空間去接收這訊息嗎?

偕同基督 「祂於創世以前,在基督內已揀選了我們,為使我們在祂面前,成為聖潔無瑕疵的……」天主的計劃真的奇妙:祂首先揀選我的家人成為祂的子女,使我有幸成為祂的子女;祂揀選我的父親曾在嘉諾撒仁愛女修會屬下的學校工作,使我有幸與嘉諾撒仁愛女修會的修女結下不解之緣;祂揀選我在嘉諾撒仁愛女修會屬下的學校就讀(由小一至中七,共十三年的時間),使我有幸認識及加深對這修會神恩的瞭解,深深被那份跟隨十字架上基督的神恩所吸引。願以像我們的會祖聖女瑪大肋納嘉諾撒及修女們一樣,將十字架上基督的大愛帶給所有人,特別是貧苦無依的一羣,願意終生成為 “仁愛女兒、貧者之僕”。在師訓畢業後便隨即加入嘉諾撒仁愛女修會修道的行列。當初的決定亦曾有猶疑不定的時刻,自己不是一個完美的人,有著無數人性軟弱及弱點,怎樣可以以修道人的身份跟隨基督呢?但天主透過我的家人、朋友及神師的支持及肯定:天主揀選了我,不是因為什麼,只因為祂無條件的恩寵與無私的愛;天主揀選了我,不是要我作偉大驚人的事,而是偕同祂,以祂的愛去愛。今天,天主又揀選我們作什麼呢?天主已為我們每一個人預備了一個千載難逢的角色,我們預備好了沒有?我們是否有足夠的能量將這角色發揮得淋漓盡致嗎?

在基督內 「天主藉着所賜予我們的聖神,已傾注在我的心中了……」天主的愛不斷在我的修道生活中傾注,使我有能力面對及跨越在生活中一切困難及挑戰。天主沒有應許在每一種生活中能 “風平浪靜、天色常藍”,但祂答應祂的慈愛會常存在我們當中。在我的修道生活,無論我的使徒工作或團體生活中都會遇到大大小小的風浪,但天主永遠臨在這條小船當中,有祂的陪伴,還畏懼什麼?而祂還不斷傾注祂的神在我心中,使我能說出祂的話去安慰、去鼓勵及去支持身邊每一個兄弟姊妹。在每一種生活當中都有天主的臨在,你是否有足夠的空間讓天主親臨你生活當中嗎?

教宗本篤十六世在今年聖召文告中指出:「所有的聖召都是如同愛的果實在這塊自我奉献和向天主的愛開放的土壤裡誕生和成長。藉着祈禱從這泉源汲取力量,加上持續不斷的吸收天主聖言和領受聖事 – 尤其是聖體聖事,度一個為我們的近人付出愛的生活……」


Three Things by Jim Reeves

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012
What I wish for you – 3 things….love, happiness and peace!

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God Answers Prayers

Thursday, May 17th, 2012
This will give you chills… GOOD chills.
A young man had been to Wednesday Night Bible Study.

The Pastor had shared about listening to God and obeying the Lord’s voice.

The young man couldn’t help but wonder, ‘Does God still speak to people?’

After service, he went out with some friends for coffee and pie And they discussed the message. Several different ones talked about how God had led them in different ways.

It was about ten o’clock when the young man started driving home. Sitting in his car, he just began to pray, ‘God… If you still speak to people, speak to me. I will listen. I will do my best to obey.’

As he drove down the main street of his town, he had the strangest thought to stop and buy a gallon of milk.

He shook his head and said out loud, ‘God is that you?’ He didn’t get a reply and started on toward home.

But again, the thought, buy a gallon of milk.

The young man thought about Samuel and how he didn’t recognize the voice of God, and how little Samuel ran to Eli.

‘Okay, God, in case that is you, I will buy the milk.’ It didn’t seem like too hard a test of obedience. He could always use the milk. He stopped and purchased the gallon of milk and started off toward home.

As he passed Seventh Street , he again felt the urge, ‘Turn Down that street.’

This is crazy he thought, and drove on past the intersection.

Again, he felt that he should turn down Seventh Street .

At the next intersection, he turned back and headed down Seventh

Half jokingly, he said out loud,
‘Okay, God, I will.’

He drove several blocks, when suddenly, he felt like he should stop He pulled over to the curb and looked around. He was in a semi- commercial area of town. It wasn’t the best but it wasn’t the worst of neighborhoods either. The businesses were closed and most of the houses looked dark like the people were already in bed.

Again, he sensed something, ‘Go and give the milk to the people in the house across the street.’ The young man looked at the house. It was dark and it looked like the people were either gone or they were already asleep. He started to open the door and then sat back in the car seat.

‘Lord, this is insane. Those people are asleep and if I wake them up, they are going to be mad and I will look stupid’ Again, he felt like he should go and give the milk.

Finally, he opened the door, ‘Okay God, if this is you, I will go to the door and I will give them the milk If you want me to look like a crazy person, okay I want to be obedient. I guess that will count for something, but if they don’t answer right away, I am out of here.’

He walked across the street and rang the bell. He could hear some noise inside. A man’s voice yelled out, ‘Who is it? What do you want?’ Then the door opened before the young man could get away.

The man was standing there in his jeans and T-shirt… He looked like he just got out of bed. He had a strange look on his face and he didn’t seem too happy to have some stranger standing on his doorstep. ‘What is it?’

The young man thrust out the gallon of milk, ‘Here, I brought this to you.’ The man took the milk and rushed down a hallway. Then from down the hall came a woman carrying the milk toward the kitchen. The man was following her holding a baby. The baby was crying. The man had tears streaming down his face.

The man began speaking and half crying, ‘We were just praying… We had some big bills this month and we ran out of money. We didn’t have any milk for our baby. I was just praying and asking God to show me how to get some milk.’

His wife in the kitchen yelled out, ‘I asked Him to send an Angel with some… Are you an Angel?’

The young man reached into his wallet and pulled out all the money he had on him and put it in the man’s hand. He turned and walked back toward his car and the tears were streaming down his face.
He knew that God still answers prayers.

THIS IS A SIMPLE TEST. If you believe that God is alive and well, send this to at least ten people. This is so true. Sometimes it’s the simplest things that God asks us to do that cause us, if we are obedient to what He’s asking, to be able to hear His voice more clearly than ever. Please listen, and obey! It will bless you (and the world).

Phil. 4:13
This is an easy test – you score 100 or zero. It’s your choice.
If you aren’t ashamed to do this, please follow the directions… Jesus said, ‘If you are ashamed of me, I will be ashamed of you before my Father.’

Not ashamed… Pass this on.

善待自己 從心開始

Monday, May 14th, 2012
善待自己 從心開始

1、 學會讓自己安靜。
把思維沉浸下來,慢慢降低對事物 的欲望。
把自我經常歸零,每天都是新的起 點,沒有年齡的限制,只要你對事物的欲望適當的降低,會贏得更多的求勝機會。所謂退一步自然寬。

2、 學會關愛自己。
只 有多關愛自己,才能有更多的能 量去關愛他人,如 果你有足夠的能力,就要儘量幫 助你能幫助的人,那 樣你得到的就是幾份快樂,多幫 助他人,善待自己,也是一種減壓的方式。

3、 遇到心情煩躁的情況的時候,
你 喝一杯白水,
放 一曲舒緩的輕音樂,
閉 眼,回味身邊的人與事,對新的未來可以慢慢的梳理,
即 是一種休息也是一種冷靜的前進 思考。

4、 沒有必要嫉妒別人,也沒必要羡慕別人。
很 多人都是由於羡慕別人,而始終 把自己當成旁觀者,
越 是這樣,越是會把自己掉進一個 深淵,
你 要相信,只要你去做,你也可以 的。
為 自己的每一次進步而開心!
事 是不分大與小的,複雜的事情簡單做,
簡 單的事情認真做,認真的事情反覆做,
爭 取做到最好。

5、 廣泛閱讀,閱讀實際就是一個吸 收養料的過程,
現 代人面臨激烈的競爭,複雜的人 際關係,
為 了讓自己不至於在某些場合尷 尬,可以進行廣泛的閱讀,讓自己的頭腦充實也是一種減壓的方式,
人 有時候是這樣的,肚子?堛 讀讀漁伬埸|自 然的焦急,這就對了,正是你的求知欲在呼喊你,
要 活著就需要這樣的養分

6、 不論在任何條件下,自己不能看 不起自己,哪怕全世界都不相信你,看不起你,
你 一定要相信你自己,因為我相信一句話,如果你喜歡上了你自己,
那 麼就會有更多的人喜歡你,
如 果你想自己是什麼樣的人,
只 要你想,努力去實現,就會的!
很 多人為什麼沒實現,就是沒毅力

7、 學會調整情緒,儘量往好處想,
很 多人遇到一些事情的時候,就急 的象熱鍋上的螞蟻,本來可以很好解決的問題,正是因為情緒的把握不好,
讓 簡單的事情複雜化,讓複雜的事 情更難。
其 實只要把握好事情的關鍵,
把 每個細節處理的得貼就會遊刃有 餘。
遇 到棘手的事情,冷靜點,然後想如何才能把它做好,
你 越往好處想,心就越開,
越 往壞處想,心就越窄!

8、 珍惜身邊的人,用語方面儘量不傷害,
哪 怕遇到你不喜歡的人,你儘量迂 回,找理由離開也不要肆意傷害,
這 樣不僅讓自己心情太壞,也讓場 面更尷尬,
珍 惜現在身邊的一切。

9、 熱愛生命,
每 天吸收新的養料,每天要有不同 的思維。
多 學會換位思考,
儘 量找新的事物滿足對世界的新奇 感、神祕感。

10、 只有用真心,用愛, 用人格去面對你的生活,你的人生才會精彩!


Thursday, May 10th, 2012

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Our Father’s Love Letter

Monday, May 7th, 2012


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What A Friend Like Jesus

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012
You don’t have to look like your Friends to be Friends