Visiting the Church & Feast of the Holy Family
“Today (26 Dec 22) we celebrate the Feast of The Holy Family. Interesting how Mary, Joseph, and Jesus are depicted as the “model” family; our take-away is that this model, with all its inherent imperfections and challenges, does reflect the struggles of every family in their journey.“
While this family was full of love … the Holy Family … is not one of stability, tranquility and a life without challenges. (The evangelists, Matthew & Luke) portray Joseph and Mary facing each challenge together with trust in God.Fr Matthew Weber, Catholic Star Herald, 23 Dec 20
As we begin another year still shrouded in a pandemic, my challenge is how to be better family to those in Singapore, as well as those farther from us.
Over the weekend, my mother suffered a mild stroke. While we are so grateful that she came through with no apparent deficits, the mental & emotional trauma that still lingers with her is not insignificant. It was challenging for my siblings who are in the US, and our favourite London aunt (Mom’s sister) who had to deal with helplessness and frustration of not being closer.
It is times like these when we find that all we can really do is get on our knees.
Please pray with us for all families, especially those who are challenged & struggling right now.
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As part of our SG Camino 2022, we ran around the vicinity of the Church of the Holy Family on 26 December. This Feast is typically celebrated on the Sunday between Christmas & New Year; which happened to be on this day. All images taken at the Church of the Holy Family.