I am already your Father and you are my children ...Your good shall be mine, and your sufferings shall be mine too.
-St. Daniel Comboni
September 2, 2015 Hearty Congratulations and Prayerful Wishes to H.L. Bishop Camillo Ballin mccj, on the occasion of the 10th Anniversary of His Episcopal Ordination
H.L. Bishop Camillo's Pastoral Letter (2015-2016) entitled "The Holy Year of Mercy" comes to us on this special occasion and well before the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy which will begin on 8th December, so that we can better understand the teaching of the Pope in the Bull of Indiction of the Year of Mercy. H.L. Bishop Camillo's letter is rich by way of comments and relevant quotations from the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Click the link below to download the document....
********************** May the words of the holy Gospel wash away our sins and bring us to everlasting life.
********************** "The Gospel is capable of changing people! It transforms evil inclinations into good proposals. It frees those who are enslaved by sin, the spirit of vanity, of attachment to money, of pride, of sensuality… Read the Word of God daily and meditate upon its teachings and allow yourselves to be nurtured every day by this infinite source of salvation."(Pope Francis)
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Bishop's Office, July 10, 2015 65th Conference of CELRA
The sixty-fifth meeting of Latin Bishops of the Arab Regions(CELRA) took place at the Franciscan convent of the Holy Cross in Nicosia (Cyprus), from July 6 to 9, 2015, with the participation of bishops coming from the Arabian Peninsula, Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine, Israel, Cyprus, Djibouti and Somalia. Following is the statement put forth at the Conference. Click here to learn more.
Bishop's Office, Jun 17, 2015 Kuwait: Fr. Francis Kharjia, SDB Passes Away
With deep sadness in our hearts we announce the passing away of our beloved
Priest and friend, Father Francis Kharjia, SDB on June 17th, 2015. May God grant his soul eternal rest. Fr. Francis served as Director at IEAS (Don Bosco's School, Salmiya, Kuwait) and was attached to the parish church of St. Thérèse, Salmiya.
Apostolic Nunciature, May 26, 2015 Holy Father's Message for 2015 World Mission Day
The full text of the Holy Father's Message is available in the following languages:
Whoever believes in Him, whoever sees in the Cross and in the Crucified One, the Redeemer of the world, whoever looks with faith on the redemptive death of Jesus on the Cross, finds in Him the power of eternal life!
2. Our Lady of Sorrows
The title "Our Lady of Sorrows" focuses on Mary's intense suffering during the passion and death of Christ. "The Seven Dolors," refers to the seven swords that pierced the Heart of Mary.
Papal Prayer Intentions for September 2015
[Universal] Opportunities for the young - That opportunities for education and employment may increase for all young people.
[Evangelization] Catechists - That catechists may give witness by living in a way consistent with the faith they proclaim.
What is the Neo-Catechumenal Way? To begin, the Neo-Catechumenal Way is a way of conversion, a Christian initiation within the Catholic Church, dedicated to adult faith formation. The Neo-Catechumenal Community was initiated in Kuwait in 2006, by H.L. Bishop Camillo Ballin, mccj, with the help of Catechists from Italy. More about the Neo-Catechumenal Community in Kuwait
"O Most Blessed Virgin Mary, Our Lady of Arabia and our Patroness! To you we offer up our prayers for the needs of the Church here and throughout the world. Help us to remain one with your Son Jesus and united amongst ourselves, so that we may be true witnesses for Christ in our daily lives and that the Lord's blessings of peace and harmony be within our families and communities always. Trusting in your maternal intercession, we beseech you to hear our humble prayers and grant us the graces we seek... so that we may give glory to God forever. Amen. Our Lady of Arabia, pray for us!"