• On discipleship, darkness and a rolled stone

    Mariella Catania

    In the days following Easter, I happened to come across the homily that Pope Francis delivered during this year’s Easter vigil and – being part of a community whose current pastoral theme is ‘nurturing disciples’ – I was pleasantly surprised to read the Pope’s reflections which emphasised the disciples’ experience ...

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  • A lesson learnt from Mafia victims

    Mariella Catania

    The Italian media is well known for often airing films, series, and even whole seasons of stories (true or fictitious) that revolve around the Sicilian Mafia.  Back in the 80s, I remember my parents watching ‘La Piovra’, and as I grew older I joined them in watching similar films whenever ...

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  • What the lives of monks and mothers have in common

    Mariella Catania

    With reference to Mrs. Muscat’s speech on woman’s day, parts of which were shown on a YouTube video clip, I would like to discuss the issue of ‘guilt’, that a stay-at-home-mum may feel, from a different perspective. It is interesting to note that the experience of a newly conceived life ...

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