Been so busy…

Church of St. Josephine Bakhita

I have been so busy for the past few months building our new church of St. Josephine Bakhita here in northwest Mississauga.  Now that our new church has been dedicated, I hope it is going to be quiet for a while to enable me to pursue my other passions… like photography.

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Instituto Catechumeni

This building in Venice, Italy was once called the Instituto Catechumeni.  Here an African Slave girl came to live and became a Catholic.  Her name was Bakhita.  When she was beatified by Pope John Paul II, the Holy Father called her the “Universal Sister of humanity.”  Several years later, His successor, Pope Benedict XVI called her the “Model of Hope for our times.”

Instituto Catechumeni

Rome is Rome

Speaking of Rome. there are at least two that often comes to mind: St. Peter’s Basilica and the Coliseum, also known as Flavian Amphitheatre.  The coliseum is named after the emperors of the Flavian dynasty, which was used not only to entertain the people of Rome but also the place where many Christians were martyred.

Roman Coliseum