What is Your Vocation

By Sr Bernadette Clair “He saw James the son of Zeb′edee and John his brother, who were in their boat mending the nets. Immediately he called them; and they left their father Zeb′edee in the boat with the hired servants, and followed him.” (Mk 1:18-20) All of us have...

Our Lady of Good Success

By Fr Damian Polly In many of her apparitions, Our Blessed Mother has spoken of and warned us about future events that can come to pass if we don’t turn back to God. The apparitions of Our Lady to a nun, Mother Mariana de Jesus Torres, in Quito, Ecuador in the years...

Falling birth-rates and the death of Europe

By Fr Tomas Walsh Many countries in Europe have entered, or will shortly enter, what is known as a ‘demographic winter’ – a situation where the fertility rate falls to 1.3 births or lower. [the replacement level is 2.1, – i.e every woman should have on average...

The deep joy of our faith

By Fr John Keane When I first arrived in Ecuador to begin my life on mission I was shocked at the level of poverty there.  I was appointed to the very large parish of the Good Shepherd two hours west of Guaraquil.  I was numb as I drove around the parish for...