3 December 2012
Pope Benedict XVI, who is known for his love of cats, greets one on Saturday, petting a lion cub during an audience with circus performers in Paul VI hall at the Vatican.
(photo: CNS photo/Paul Haring)
30 November 2012
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Pope Benedict XVI embraces Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople during a private audience at the Vatican in 2008. (photo: CNS/L’Osservatore Romano via Reuters)
Both the Latin and Orthodox churches celebrate the feast of St. Andrew today, 30 November. As Michael La Civita noted last year:
On this feast, the successor of St. Peter sends a delegation to the Turkish city of Istanbul — the former imperial city of Constantinople — where they honor the memory of Peter’s brother with the ecumenical patriarch, who according to tradition is the successor of St. Andrew.
The image above captures the fraternal closeness of the successor of St. Peter and the successor of St. Andrew.
29 November 2012
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While reporting on the restoration of a Russian cathedral in Moscow in 2003, journalist Sean Sprague encountered this local entrepreneur, preparing to sell apples. Read more about the impact of the Cathedral of Christ the Redeemer in our July/August 2003 issue. (photo: Sean Sprague).
28 November 2012
Tags: Russia Eastern Churches Russian Orthodox Church Eastern Europe
In this 2011 image, Msgr. John Kozar captured a lovely moment at Our Lady of Peace Center outside Amman, Jordan, just before Christmas. The center offers programs for mentally and physically handicapped youths. When Msgr. Kozar visited, the people at the center were enjoying a Christmas show and visit from Santa Claus. Curious? Read more about the
2011 Journey to the Holy Land. (photo: John E. Kozar/CNEWA)
27 November 2012
Tags: Jordan Health Care Msgr. John E. Kozar Amman Mental health/ mental illness
The Shrine Basilica of Our Lady of Dolours in Trichur, India, is decorated in colorful lights on 25 November for the annual feast marking the consecration of the church. The Syro-Malabar minor basilica is located in the southern Indian state of Kerala. For more on the Syro-Malabar church, check out our profile in the January 2007 issue of ONE. You can also read Msgr. John Kozar’s recent exhortation to the Church, “Into the Deep.” (photo: CNS/Anto Akkara)
26 November 2012
Tags: India Kerala Syro-Malabar Catholic Church Indian Christians Indian Catholics
Last Monday, Monsignor John Kozar paid a visit to Sister Lily and the Holy Family Asha Niwas Social Welfare Center in New Delhi, India. He received a warm welcome from the
children and staff! (photo: CNEWA)
20 November 2012
Israeli reserve soldiers pray at a staging area near the border with northern Gaza on 20 November. (photo: CNS/Nir Elias, Reuters)
For fresh perspectives on this still-unfolding story, check out this report from CNS and read Sami El-Yousef’s blog post, “When Will This Madness Stop?”
19 November 2012
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Kirti Lawrence, a resident of the Ashraya Home, prays the rosary. (photo: Peter Lemieux)
Kirti Lawrence, a 72-ear old retired schoolteacher, lives in the Ashraya Home, a home for the elderly in Mumbai run by the Nirmala Dasi Sisters. But she is not only a recipient of their good works. She tutors children living with H.I.V./AIDS at the nearby Anugraha Home, an orphanage also run by the sisters.
To read more about Ms. Lawrence and the Nirmala Dasi Sisters, check out Peter Lemieux’s July 2011 article in ONE.
You can learn more about Dharavi, a slum in Mumbai where the sisters live and work, from these past One-to-One posts in December 2011 and January 2012.
16 November 2012
Tags: Kerala Syro-Malabar Catholic Church Thomas Christians Nirmala Dasi Sisters Mumbai
A woman in traditional Ukrainian clothing embroiders a rushnyk, a decorative towel that will be draped around an icon, as her granddaughter looks on. (photo: Petro Didula)
In this 2004 photo, a woman teaches her granddaughter a skill that will help keep Ukrainian traditions alive. To read more about Ukrainian identity, check out this May 2005 article about the major political events that had recently occurred in Ukraine.
15 November 2012
A priest and devotees of the Ge’ez Catholic Eparchy of Emdibir gather after celebrating the Divine Liturgy at St. Anthony of Padua Cathedral in Emdibir, Ethiopia. (photo: John Kozar)
Monsignor John Kozar visited Ethiopia earlier this year and met people from the many faiths represented in that east African country. In his blog, he wrote about one such visit:
My first exposure to the rich Ge’ez Rite would come at an early morning Divine Liturgy the following morning at St. Anthony of Padua Cathedral. The bishop and most of the eparchy’s priests concelebrated the ancient liturgy. I was taken aback by the beauty of the liturgy, the amazing intricacy of the chanting, not just of the bishop and the priests, but all the many faithful who had assembled as well. The cathedral had a large of number of people for this ordinary weekday eucharistic liturgy, celebrated at 6:20 a.m. All of the faithful are farmers and some regularly walk great distances to attend.
Read more about his visit, “An Ethiopian Odyssey.”
Tags: Ethiopia Msgr. John E. Kozar Ethiopian Christianity Ethiopian Catholic Church