On French tourism to Jordan

Submitted by munir on Mon, 02/19/2024 - 09:19

At the invitation of officials of the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes in France and the supervision of the Jordan Tourism Board, I have had the honor to participate, along with the Ms. Samia Nustas, who is responsible for the tourism file at the Jordan embassy in Paris, in the international days of the tourist city of Lourdes, located in southwestern France next to the heavily snow-covered Pyrenees Mountains.


Vatican Radio’s 93rd anniversary… a bright star in the sky of media

Submitted by munir on Mon, 02/19/2024 - 09:15

The Vatican Radio, namely the 'Pope's Radio,' was launched on February 12, 1931. It is a day that marked the birth of a radio which beams to the entire world the divine message of love, mercy, harmony, and most of all peace among the peoples of the world, in line with the noble and divine message of the Holy Bible.


Poor Bernadette...on her feast day (February 17)

Submitted by munir on Sun, 02/18/2024 - 13:53

A few days ago, this painting stopped me at the monastery of the priests located at the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes in southwestern France. It represents the reality that occurred in one of the Marian apparitions. Bernadette, a 14-year-old girl, attracts people of all walks of life and backgrounds to go to Massabielle Grotto. Some of them come with passion of faith to the grotto and meditate the beauty that the little girl talks about. Others come out of ordinary, and careless curiosity.

The Catholic Church plays a gargantuan role in providing global medical services to the poor

Submitted by munir on Sun, 02/11/2024 - 08:31

Statistics have indicated that the contribution of the Catholic Church to healthcare services globally is about 25 per cent but in parts of Sub-Saharan African, this rises as high as 40-70 per cent especially in isolated rural areas. The contribution of Irish missionaries to the development and provision of these services throughout Africa is inestimable. It is common for people there to seek Catholic "mission hospitals" because of the reputation they have for the provision of holistic care to patients.

Harmony Week, Human Fraternity Day, and the 20th anniversary of the ‘Amman Message’

Submitted by munir on Tue, 02/06/2024 - 12:42

As has been the case every year, the Catholic Center for Studies and Media (CCSM) in Jordan has held, a symposium marking “this year’s season of harmony,” titled: “Harmony Among Religions, in the Service of Peace Among Countries.”


 The United Nations has announced unanimously in an unprecedented way, and in response to the Royal desire of His Majesty King Abdullah II Ibn Al-Hussein the launching of the World Interfaith Harmony Week, which is marked every year on the first week of February.


The late Suha Qsous: A bountiful benevolence in death

Submitted by munir on Thu, 01/25/2024 - 14:28

 Qussous, who passed away last week and was buried in the village of Ader in Karak Governorate. As usual, requiem Masses are held for all the deceased, but Suha’s Mass was not ordinary, as the attendees were emotionally affected amid the tears welling their eye sand weeping. Then the voice of the priest in the church stated, “Brothers and sisters, please let us applaud this pious woman.” Perhaps it is one of the rare moments in which I called, or in which a priest calls for applause at the time of the requiem Mass.


An uninterrupted journey of unity

Submitted by munir on Wed, 01/17/2024 - 09:00

The joy that Pope Paul vi’s pilgrimage brought to the life of the city of Jerusalem 60 years ago, and the energy of newness that it generated, are still part of the life of Christians in the Holy Land today. As always in fact, as for all things that have to do with Jerusalem, the profound meaning of those events and in particular of the encounter between the Holy Father and Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras, changed the face of the Church and outlined her journey up to today.