There is a beautiful Philippine tradition of celebrating a nine-day novena in preparation for Christmas. Originally, it was known as Misa Aguinaldo or the Misa de Gallo (Rooster’s Mass) in Spanish, and these later came to be known in Tagalog as Simbang Gabi, or the “Dawn Mass”, rather similar to the Rorate Masses
The Ordinary Time begins tomorrow and it would be good to have a ‘rerun’ before the Christmas Season end (although in the Philippines, Christmas is said to end of the Feast of Sto. Niño). Oratory Christmas Parties As always, for every Oratory we organize, we see to it that there would be a ‘Christmas Party’ for
Chronicle: Christmas in the jungles of Figeri and Fas Part Three Wednesday 24th Today’s Mass, even though it was very well prepared, was not solemn at all. The light was the lowest; hardly I could read. We managed to get an electronic generator but it was quite noisy. Also there were many babies crying.
Chronicle: Christmas in the Jungles of Figeri and Fas Part Two Friday 19th Today in the afternoon we prayed the rosary as usual. I told them to pick up and take some flowers with them . They were very happy when I told them what they were for. When we finished the rosary I told them
Chronicle: Christmas in the jungles of Figeri and Fas We publish the chronicles written by Fr. Martín Prado in the Fas and Figeri jungles of Papua New Guinea mission. This text of daily records was addressed by Fr. Martin to his relatives and friends. Hence, it has a very personal style. Nevertheless, we wanted to