Reminiscing Church

  • Of churches and church designs

    Jul 05, 2024

    In Malaysia, we have many churches built incorporating gothic architecture. High ceilings, roman columns, thick wooden arched doorways, bell towers, stained glass murals, statues of saints, crucifixes, spires, mostly built during the late 19th century and early 20th century

  • Profile changes of parish communities in Malaysia

    May 03, 2024

    One aspect of Malaysia’s colonial legacy on the Church was the separation of the lay faithful for Sunday worship based on language.

  • Doing God’s work or working for God?

    Mar 01, 2024

    Doing God’s work requires us to be prayerful and submissive to God’s calling. It is not about doing what we like or doing our best within our skills or knowledge, but trust in God always.

  • Towards a new New Year

    Jan 05, 2024

    As the world heralds in another new year, we inevitably grow one year older. We may not grow richer, taller, smarter or healthier, but we will certainly grow older and hopefully wiser.

  • Unity in diversity

    Nov 19, 2023

    The Catholic Church in Malaysia too has the makings of a mini nation. It has representation of almost all ethnicities found in Malaysia.

  • Singing is praying twice

    Oct 20, 2023

    Christians sing in Praise and Worship. Christians have hymns and songs of praise, thanksgiving, adoration and worship.

  • Mary in our lives today

    Oct 06, 2023

    Immaculate Mary, Immaculate Mother, Queen of Heaven, Mother of God, Mother of the Church, Virgin of Virgins, Mystical Rose and many more. Adjectives used to describe her include loving, angelic, obedient, pure, humble, faithful, patient and more.

  • Evangelisation and New Evangelisation

    Sep 08, 2023

    Evangelisation and mission are at the heart of being Christian. The Church has always placed mission and evangelisation as its priority.

  • Able and available

    Aug 25, 2023

    Each year on Vocation Sunday, and during novena prayers, we invoke the prayer for vocations. We ask God to touch the hearts and minds of young people to respond to the call of vocation to the priesthood or religious life.

  • Journey of an ageing BEC

    Jul 28, 2023

    The Aggiornamento 1976 was the renewal process that the Church in Peninsular Malaysia started and had identified the core need to “build Christ-centred communities”.