Monthly Archives: December 2011

Many indigenous communities interweave pre-Columbian and Christian symbols in their religious practices. Spanish brought a tradition of religious art that developed into a rich and distinctive style known as “Mestizo Baroque”. Bolivia has rich folklore Joyful Mysteries:  Intentions for Bolivia 1.


 

Mayan civilization spread to Belize and flourished until 1200. It has traditionally maintained a deep interest in the environment and sustainable development. Thriving tourism is supported by the hemisphere’s longest barrier reef, excellent fishing, jungle wildlife, and Mayan ruins. Sorrowful Mysteries: Intentions


 

Its House of Assembly, which began meeting in 1639 under British rule, is the third-oldest legislative body in the Western Hemisphere. Large plantation estates developed as sugar became the main source of commerce. Today it is an upper-middle-income economy based


 

The Bahamas is one of the most prosperous countries in the Caribbean, relying on tourism to generate most of its economic activity. A portion of the European population is descended from Greek laborers who came in the 1990s to develop


 

Argentina stretches 4,000 km from its sub-tropical north to sub-Antarctic south. It benefits from rich natural resources, a highly educated population, globally competitive agricultural sector and a diversified industrial base. It strongly supports UN peacekeeping. Sorrowful Mysteries:  Intentions for Argentina


 

First inhabited by the Siboney “stone people” in 2400BC, Columbus landed on the islands in 1493. Antiguan slaves were emancipated in 1834 but remained dependent on plantation owners. Constitution safeguards freedom of speech, press, worship, and association. Joyful Mysteries:  Intentions


 

“To us a child is born, to us a son is given” (Is 9:5). Today the mystery of Christmas is renewed: this Child who brings salvation to the world is also born for the men and women of our own


 

A more spiritual version of the famous Christmas story by Sister St. Thomas, B.N.D. de N Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the town, St. Joseph was searching, walking up roads and down; Our Lady was waiting, so


 

Yemenis, unlike the nomads and semi-nomads of the Arabian peninsula, are entirely sedentary and live in small villages. It was part of the ancient Minaean, Sabaean and Himyarite Kingdoms which controlled the lucrative spice trade. Today it faces dwindling resources,


 

The UAE is a federation of seven states governed by a Supreme Council of Rulers made up of seven emirs. Less than 20% of population is Emirati. Problems exist in regard to human rights of non-citizens. Many expatriate workers are


 

Ave Maria Online Magazine
Extravagant displays of devotion to Mary gets curtailed as world culture emphasizes the rational, scientific and technological aspects of life. There seems to be no more time for the more affective expressions of religion.

  Then, after a while, people get fed up with the absolutely rational and logical culture, and rediscover religion and the affective part of the human soul and its needs.

  And Mary is one of those.

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Love and support for Pope Francis
The Church is certainly a human and historical institution with all that entails, yet her nature is not essentially political but spiritual: the Church is the People of God, Holy People of God making its way to encounter Jesus Christ. Only from this perspective can a satisfactory account be given of the Church's life and activity.

  Christ is the Church's Pastor, but his presence in history passes through the freedom of human beings; from their midst one is chosen to serve as his Vicar, the successor of the Apostle Peter.

  Yet Christ remains the center, not the Sucessor of Peter: Christ, Christ is the centre.

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2012-2013 The Year of Faith
May every Christian rediscover the journey of faith so as to shed ever clearer light on the joy and renewed enthusiasm of the encounter with Christ.

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A Million Roses for the World
A gift of love, faith and goodwill from the people of the Philippines. Pope Pius IX once said: “Give me an army praying a million rosaries a day and we will conquer the world.” We are not out to conquer the world…but to save it for God to whom it rightly belongs.

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