Opening Wide The Doors To Christ – Discerning Our Vocation

by Kenneth Tham “We are short of priests, please pray for more vocations” is a common petition by the Church. This is a possible explanation why many young men are afraid of the word ‘vocation’. Vocation is derived from the Latin word vocare which means ‘to call’ and it is mostly used to imply a […]

Why go for the School of Witness?

by Melvyn Foo A question like ‘Why should I go for School of Witness(SOW)?’ does not admit of a simple answer. On one hand, there are too many reasons to go. On the other hand, all these reasons would have never convinced me before I went for SOW. Take, for example, the reason that I encountered God. […]

The Eucharist: Source and Summit

By Joveena Fernando Attending a Protestant secondary school made me curious about and question the Catholic faith that I grew up with. My family would visit Novena Church about once a month on Saturday mornings to attend Eucharistic Adoration. As a lover of tradition, it fascinated me to observe this and sing hymns that sounded […]

The Art of Asking—Boldly and Deeply

By Anonymous “Be unabashedly curious.” This was the mantra in a course I took last year that trained us to be mediators. Every position that a disputant takes has underlying interests. Every event has a history. Every facade has a face. When I shared with my community last year that I struggled with same-sex attraction […]

Finding my Kingdom Friendships

by Natasha Lowe “In friendship…we think we have chosen our peers. In reality a few years’ difference in the dates of our births, a few more miles between certain houses, the choice of one university instead of another…the accident of a topic being raised or not raised at a first meeting–any of these chances might […]

7 Ways To Revamp Your Prayer Life

by Amanda Er Often we may find ourselves struggling with prayer, not knowing what to say, what to do or constantly finding it impossible to be still. If that is your struggle, you’ll be relieved to know that prayer is not as restrictive as you may have grown up with. There are many creative ways […]

Being a Christian at Home – 6 Tips and Accompanying Short Comics!

By Joanna Oey The following paragraphs and short comics stem from my personal experiences and daily struggles in wanting to love my family better. I have always struggled with my pride and temper at home, and it was only a few months ago that my mum briefly mentioned to my boyfriend, “she’s (me) changed a […]

Evangelisation? Do we Catholics even do that?”

by Brandon Krygsman We often fall into the habit of thinking there’s no need to evangelise. Sometimes, we even think that evangelisation is not the ‘Catholic way’ of spreading the Gospel. “We don’t have to talk about our faith, we can just evangelise subtly through our everyday actions by being a good person!” However, this […]

Post-Retreat: 5 Tips on Keeping your Fire Ablaze

by Alexis Lim Zhen Ting There’s something mysterious about being within the fences of 2 Lor Low Koon. In there, my heart’s quietly and stably ablaze – after the initial flash of red and yellow sparks, I find my fire dancing to beat of the Lord’s soft whispers, especially throughout the 10 days I’ve spent […]

5 Places In Singapore You Never Thought To Pray At

By Rachel Kenyon Often we think that prayer means to sit in a chapel for hours on end, repeating set prayers, but being in a fast-paced society like Singapore, we cannot “afford the time” to pray. St Teresa of Avila defines prayer to be “nothing else than an intimate friendship, a frequent heart-to-heart conversation with […]