I cannot find the words to describe the pain I experience, the deep distress in my heart, the great weight that bears down on me, when I think of the unhappiness and lifelessness in which they are plunged!
-St. Daniel Comboni
S E A S O N O F A D V E N T Celebrating Jesus, the Light of the World! "I have come as Light into the world, that whoever believes in Me may not remain in darkness." John 12:46
********************** 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)
BAHRAIN CATHEDRAL UPDATE FROM H.L. BISHOP CAMILLO BALLIN, MCCJ
Dear brothers and sisters, Peace be with you.
Surely you are asking yourselves at what point is the project of the Cathedral in Bahrain.
I am happy to inform you that I received from the Ministry of finance the "No Objection" letter
for the building of our Cathedral dedicated to Our Lady of Arabia.[ Continue >>> ]
CELEBRATING THE YEAR OF MERCY
Pope Francis has declared 2015-16 to be a ‘Year of Mercy’. Pope Francis is calling each one of us, whoever we are, whatever our circumstances, to stand in the truth and taste God’s overflowing love and mercy, and whenever possible to share it with others. Catholic Truth Society has prepared a meaningful leaflet to help all in their journey in this Year of Mercy. Learn more about the purpose, message and activities of this special year, and how you can become involved by clicking on the link below ...
Fr. Derrick Misquitta, SDB re-joined the Vicariate in September. Father is attached to the Salmiya Parish for his priestly ministry. Fr. Derrick's Biography
Bishop's Office, Sept 2015 Kuwait Clergy Transfer
Fr. Jose Nirappil, OFM Cap. transferred from Kuwait to his new appointment. Our sincere thanks to Fr. Jose for his ministry and we wish him God's blessings for the future.
Vicariate News, Sept 14, 2015 His Grace Archbishop Petar Rajič leaves Kuwait
The Apostolic Vicariate of Northern Arabia bade a fond farewell to His Grace Archbishop Petar Rajič as he left Kuwait to take up his new appointment as Apostolic Nuncio to Angola, São Tomé and Príncipe. Click here to learn more.
December is dedicated to the Immaculate Conception
True beauty is yours, O Mary! The stain of original sin has never marred you! The Immaculate Conception is a Catholic dogma which states that the Blessed Virgin Mary, at the time of her own conception, was preserved from the stain of original sin by singular privilege and grace granted by God. This dogma was defined by Pope Pius IX in his constitution "Ineffabilis Deus".
Papal Prayer Intentions for December 2015
[Universal] Experiencing God’s mercy - That, all may experience the mercy of God, who never tires of forgiving.
[Evangelization] Families - That families, especially those who suffer, may find in the birth of Jesus a sign of certain hope.
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!"