“Jesus” is the most venerated name ever

Submitted by munir on Wed, 04/17/2024 - 09:09

Wherever one goes in the world, the name “Jesus” is heard everywhere particularly by people who face mundane problems with relevance to health or finances, among others.


St. Bernadine of Siena says in this regard, “This is that most holy name longed for by the patriarchs, anxiously awaited, called upon amid cries of suffering, invoked with sighs, implored with tears, given when the fullness of grace arrives.”


Christian hemorrhage from the Middle East must be terminated immediately!

Submitted by munir on Sun, 04/14/2024 - 21:22

During winter time, birds migrate en masse from cold areas to warm locations in the world seeking warmth, as well as looking for sources of food and peace. This also applies to human beings as over the past decades huge masses of people in the Middle East have opted to migrate from one country to  another, and in some cases to the farthest  spots in the world, while seeking peace, job opportunities, and better future prospects.


The "apple" is still absent

Submitted by munir on Sun, 04/07/2024 - 11:45

My eyes were welling with tears as I was watching my brother and colleague Fr. Yousef As'ad, the parish priest in Gaza, holding an apple and saying--as he usually makes postings when the Internet is active--“After six months of vegetable and fruit deprivation, I received today a gift, namely a red apple."


Palm Sunday this year in Noble Jerusalem

Submitted by munir on Thu, 03/28/2024 - 13:04

A few days ago, I went to Jerusalem to participate in Palm Sunday celebrations according to the Gregorian Calendar, which coincided last  Sunday. I invoked the memories of the years between 1988 and 1995, when I spent 11 years at the Latin Patriarchate Seminary in Beit Jala, as at the time we were pleased to serve this annual procession that commemorates the entry of  Lord Jesus Christ into the Holy City.


The 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Jordan and the Vatican

Submitted by munir on Thu, 03/14/2024 - 14:02

The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan commemorates nowadays the 30th anniversary of the establishment of official diplomatic relations with the Vatican City, or rather the Holy See. In March 1994, during the reign of the late King Hussein Ibn Talal, the document establishing diplomatic relations between the two friendly sides was ratified, although the mutual relations have all the time been good and were referred to as relations based on affection, friendship, and cooperation.