Brazilian Contemplative Sisters celebrate anniversary of 60 years.

  Last Sunday (November 25th) the Contemplative Sisters of Sion of the Convent Solitude of Curitiba celebrated with great joy the 60 years of the community. Fr. Faustino Tonini, NDS, along with young male aspirants from the Castro community and other sisters from different places celebrated together with the contemplative sisters.

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1st Sunday of Advent (commentary).

Commentary on this Sunday’s readings, by Sr. Anne-Catherine Avril:

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FOS tip: Well-known professor offers free online course about Jesus’ jewishness.

“Early Christian Outlook and its Jewish Matrix: Narratives of Gospels and Acts”. This is the name of the course that FOS suggests today for those interested in this topic. The course is available on the internet free of any cost and is taught in English by one of the most remarkable professors of this subject: Serge Read More

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Feast of Our Lord Jesus Christ the King (commentary).

Commentary on this Sunday’s readings, by Br. Elio Passeto, NDS:

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Pope meets with delegation of Chief Rabbinate of Israel.

On Monday, Pope Francis greets a delegation from the Commission of the Chief Rabbinate of Israel, accompanied by a delegation from the Vatican’s Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews. Source: Vatican News.

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The First Synagogue in the Americas.

See below footage from the first Synagogue built in the Americas. This video was recorded last week by a friend of Sion who happened to visit this synagogue in northeastern Brazil. Footage: Vinícius Machado, FOS.

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