The story of Mary Lennox and her cousin Colin is heart-warming and absorbing. The characters change as they live their unusual life in the huge mansion set in the Yorkshire moor. The descriptions are vivid and capture our attention.
Why is the book called the secret garden? Everything happened in this secret garden. It was here that the parents of Mary knew perfect happiness. They loved to go to this garden to enjoy the beauty of nature. Here they felt so free and loving. So when Mary’s mother died so tragically in this garden, everything crashed and the garden was completely sealed up because it became a painful reminder of lost happiness.
It took children like Mary and Dickon to bring back happiness to all those who were lost in loneliness and misfortune. After reading this book, you will feel so happy that you are alive and well. And that each day bring so much adventure and goodness, and even the sadness becomes part of our living in this world.
This book is highly recommended to everyone, young and old. You will never forget this story, it will bring you much happiness and joy.
We know that Advent is the time when we prepare ourselves to welcome the Word of God in person into our world. This Word of God is Jesus, the Son of Mary of Nazareth.
Jesus came as a poor baby in Bethlehem 2,000 years ago. At Christmas we celebrate this birth and renew our gratitude and love for this heavenly Child who came to save us from our sin and bring us to his Eternal Father in heaven.
There are three people in Advent who can show us the way to encounter the Child Jesus: Mary, John the Baptist and the prophet Isaiah. The best person has to be Mother Mary, who is Jesus’ own mother. More >>
O Mary, model of loving souls and fervent adorers, I ask you for three precious graces: to know the God hidden in the Tabernacle; to seek his presence, in holy intimacy; to live habitually with the heart turned to Him (BM, 380).
Association of Pauline Cooperators Annual Retreat
"Living with the Holy Spirit in the World"
The retreat included a talk, sharing, adoration of the Eucharist and participation in the Mass. Thanks to Sister Yan Yan for taking the time to prepare the talk and Sister Maria Chang for her efforts in arranging the venue. Thanks to God, 14 of us could participate in this one-day retreat at St. Benedict's Church in Shatin. The retreat started at 10:00 a.m. with Sister Yan Yan’s talk "Living with the Holy Spirit in the World."
Sister Yan Yan had participated in the spiritual activities organized by the Korean priest, Fr. Thomas More Song. She benefited a lot from these activities and extracted some interesting content to share with us. To begin with, she motivated us with a short video about a man with color blindness. On his birthday, he received a gift from his family. The gift was a pair of magical glasses which cured his color blindness. His joy of seeing the different colors in the world was beyond expression …More >>
“It is no longer I who live,
but Christ who lives in me.”
Like St Paul, we write, publish and make use of the mass media to bring the gospel to different parts of the world … >> more