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Advent Retreat
Fr. Lionel: December 3, 2016(Sat)[More]
Bible Encounter : Shroud of Turin
By Fr. Andrew Dalton LC. - Diploma in Shroud Studies : 29th August, 2016 Monday[More]
Bible Encounter : On Prayer
Fr. Secundino Vicente, OP: August 3, 2016[More]
Bible Encounter : On Our Presence in the World
Fr. Secundino Vicente, OP: August 17, 2016[More]
Bible Encounter : Mysteries of Hail Mary
Fr. Joseph THAM, LC: September 6, 2016 (Tuesday) [More]
English Retreat
4 June 2016 (Saturday) 2:30PM-5:30PM[More]
Unlocking the Book of Revelation
Fr Devin Roza, Legionary of Christ is visiting professor of New Testament at the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum in Rome.[More]
Lenten Retreat
5 March 2016 (Saturday) 2:30PM-5:30PM[More]
Bible Encounter : The Psalms
The Psalms : Every Wednesday[More]
Advent Retreat
5 December 2015 (Saturday) 2:30PM-5:30PM[More]
Bible Encounter : Praying the Our Father
Fr. Joseph THAM, LC: January 5, 2016 (Tuesday) [More]
Bible Encounter : Pray in daily living
7, 14, 21 September & 5 October, 2015 (Every Monday)[More]
Bible Encounter : Word Made Flesh Saints And Holiness
12-13 August,2015 (Wednesday & Thursday)[More]
Bible Encounter : Isaiah
The Book of Isaiah : Every Wednesday[More]
English Lenten Retreat held on 28 March 2015
The Duns Scotus Bible Centre organizes Lenten Retreats annually[More]
Lenten Retreat : 'LIVE' from Jerusalem
Lenten Retreat : 28 March 2015 (Saturday)[More]
Bible Encounter : The Book of 2Chronicles
The Book of 2Chronicles : Every Wednesday[More]
Bible Encounter : The Book of Numbers
The Book of Numbers : Every Monday[More]
Lenten Way of the Cross
Lenten Way of the Cross : 27/2/,6/3/,13/3/,20/3/,27/3/2015 (Friday)[More]
USCCB Online Bible
Please note that Bible Centre bring the USCCB Online Bible to you on this web site Now !!!!![More]
New!《Eternal Light Webcast》
ELWC is the inspiration of Blessed Gabriele Allegra - whose chinese name means "eternal light". [More]
Advent Retreat held on 22 November 2014
In preparation for Advent 50 participants attended a Retreat conducted in English at the Duns Scotus Bible Centre.......[More]
Advent Retreat : 'LIVE' from Jerusalem
Advent Retreat : 22 November 2014 (Saturday)[More]
The Duns Scotus Bible Centre "Gospel hotline"
The Duns Scotus Bible Centre is pleased to announce our hosting of a "Gospel hotline" with effective from the 1st of May.[More]
Bible Encounter : Mary, Mother of the Word
Speaker : Fr. Ludger Feldkämper SVD[More]
Bible Encounter : The Gospel of Matthew
The Gospel of Matthew : Every Wednesday[More]
Bible Encounter : Zechariah
Zechariah : Every Monday [More]
Bible Encounter : Self-Knowledge
Speaker: Hessler, Lee : 5, 12, 19, 26/8/2014 (Monday)[More]
2014 New!《Eternal Light Webcast》
ELWC is the inspiration of Blessed Gabriele Allegra - whose chinese name means "eternal light". [More]
Catholic Saint on the Importance of Scripture
St. Josemaria Escriva, a recently canonized saint, is a good example of the reverence for Scripture that lies at the heart of the faith:[More]
Bible Encounter : The Gospel of Matthew
The Gospel of Matthew : Every Wednesday[More]
Bible Encounter : Zechariah
Zechariah : Every Monday [More]
Bible Encounter : Nehemiah
Bible Encounter : Nehemiah (Every Monday)[More]
Lenten Way of the Cross
Lenten Way of the Cross : 7/3/,14/3/,21/3/,28/3/,4/4/,11/4/2014 (Friday)[More]
Lenten Retreat held on 8 March 2014
There were 55 participants in attendance at the Duns Scotus Bible Centre and 16 participants joined in through skype......[More]
Lenten Retreat : LIVE from Jerusalem
Lenten Retreat : 8 March 2014 (Saturday)[More]
Blessed Gabriel Allegra Honoured as Asian Patron of Biblical Apostolate H.K., 30 Jan., 2014
FABC Seminar Concludes with Regional Fellowship for New Evangelization Blessed Gabriel Allegra Honoured as Asian Patron of Biblical Apostolate Hong Kong, 30 January 2014.[More]
Seminar on Biblical Apostolate & New Evangelization
The Duns Scotus Bible Centre was invited to participate at the FABC-OE Seminarin in Pastoral Centre, Phattaya, Thailand during 5-8, December 2013.[More]
Summary Advent Retreat
Summary Advent Retreat : 30 November 2013 (Saturday)[More]
Advent Retreat
Advent Retreat : 30 November 2013 (Saturday)[More]
Daily Life and Spirituality Series : Discipleship in a bustling metropolis
Speaker: Hessler, Lee : 21,28/10; 4,11,18,25/11(Monday)[More]
Bible Encounter : Ecclesiastes
Bible Encounter : Ecclesiastes (Every Monday)[More]
2013 New!《Eternal Light Webcast》
ELWC is the inspiration of Blessed Gabriele Allegra - whose chinese name means "eternal light". [More]
Duns Scotus Bible Centre Limited - a charitable organization
Duns Scotus Bible Centre Limited is now a charitable organization. [More]
2013 Lenten Retreat for English-speaking Catholics
Duns Scotus Bible Centre, will be organise a Lenten Retreat for English-speaking Catholics on 9 March 2013, Saturday at 2:00pm-5:00pm.[More]
Bible Encounter : Hosea
Bible Encounter : Hosea (Every Wednesday)[More]
New Online Course "The Last Seven Words from the Cross"
"The Last Seven Words from the Cross" have captivated the imagination and devotion countless Christians throughout the centuries.[More]
Chinese open talks for Year of Faith from July to December, 2013
A series of open talks on biblical topics (in Chinese) is scheduled for the Year of Faith at Duns Scotus Bible Centre.[More]
2013 Lenten Retreat for English-speaking Catholics
On 9 March 2013 the Duns Scotus Bible Centre, as had been the practice for several years, organised a Lenten Retreat for English-speaking participants.[More]
《Eternal Light Webcast》Special Programme : The Suffering Christ....
ELWC is the inspiration of Blessed Gabriele Allegra - whose chinese name means "eternal light". [More]
Way of the Cross
Join the Franciscan friars of the Holyland every Friday at 1:15-2:00pm(2/15, 2/22, 3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22) in making this devotion through the streets of Jerusalem........ [More]
《Eternal Light Webcast》Special Programme : Living in the Time of Jesus....
ELWC is the inspiration of Blessed Gabriele Allegra - whose chinese name means "eternal light". [More]
CELEBRATIONS IN HONOUR OF BLESSED GABRIELE M. ALLEGRA, OFM
The relics of Bl. Gabriele Allegra, OFM arrived Hong Kong... [More]
Over eighty faithful participated in the solemn blessing of the Prayer Room dedicated to Blessed Fr. Gabriel Maria Allegra......
Over eighty faithful participated in the solemn blessing of the Prayer Room dedicated to Blessed Fr. Gabriel Maria Allegra and the Year of Faith open talk on “Vatican II Spirituality” by Rev. Fr. Dominic Chan, Vicar General. (Video download) [More]
We are greatly honoured to have Rev. Fr. Dominic Chan, Vicar General, to officiate at the Blessing of the Prayer Room dedicated to Blessed Fr. Gabriel Maria Allegra....
We are greatly honoured to have Rev. Fr. Dominic Chan, Vicar General, to officiate at the Blessing of the Prayer Room dedicated to Blessed Fr. Gabriel Maria Allegra. [More]
CELEBRATIONS IN HONOUR OF BLESSED GABRIELE M. ALLEGRA, OFM
The relics of Bl. Gabriele Allegra, OFM will reach Hong Kong in January, 2013... [More]
USCCB Online Bible
Please note that Bible Centre bring the USCCB Online Bible to you on this web site Now !!!!![More]
To-day we are celebrate the dogmatic definition of the Immaculate Conception of Mary by Blessed Pope Pius IX in 1854/12/08
Champion of Mary's Immaculate Conception[More]
Advent Retreat 2012 for English-speaking Catholics
On Saturday, 1 December, the Duns Scotus Bible Centre held a Retreat where 55 participants attended. The Advent season should not really be focused...[More]
Audience: Pathways to God; the world, man, faith - 2012-11-14 12:59:26
(Vatican Radio) In the fourth installment in his series of lessons on the Creed this Wednesday, Pope Benedict XVI spoke of finding pathways to God in today’s world where faith is often considered irrelevant or useless. ...[More]
Pope Benedict: The inseparable bond of faith and charity - 2012-11-11 12:14:34
(Vatican Radio) The faithful and visitors braved the wind and rain on Sunday to hear Pope Benedict XVI recite the Angelus prayer from the Papal Apartments overlooking St Peter’s Square. Looking down on a sea of people, the Holy Father as is traditional reflected on Sunday’s liturgy which focused on two widows who were models of faith. [More]
Audience: Rediscovering a taste for the joys of life - 2012-11-07 13:55:24
(Vatican Radio) What really satisfies man’s deepest desire? Is the desire for God absurd, irrational in today’s secularised world? How do we reach out to people who have lost their faith? ... [More]
Angelus: The fundamental law of love - 2012-11-04 12:07:14
(Vatican Radio) As in parishes throughout the world, the Gospel of Mark that reccounts Christ’s teaching on the “greatest of all commandments”, the commandment to love , was the focus of Pope Benedict XVI 's Angelus reflections this Sunday, the Thirty-first in Ordinary Time. ... [More]
Angelus: The Saints, where heaven and earth meet - 2012-11-01 12:08:10
(Vatican Radio) The Feast of All Saints is keenly felt in Rome and early November first tens of thousands of Romans made their way to Saint Peter’s square under foreboding skies. ... [More]
Audience: Dwelling in the Church’s living Tradition - 2012-10-31 13:00:46
(Vatican Radio) “In a world where individualism seems to regulate relationships between people, … [More]
Audience: The nature of faith - 2012-10-24 12:59:34
(Vatican Radio) On Wednesday Pope Benedict XVI began the second instalment in his general audience catechesis on faith, ... [More]
Pope Angelus: Let us turn to Mary, Queen of all Saints - 2012-10-21 17:04:36
(Vatican Radio) In a shortened Angelus address at the end of Sunday’s canonization and solemn Mass, Pope Benedict turned his thoughts to Mary, Queen of all the Saints. [More]
Audience: The Creed, our formula of Faith - 2012-10-17 12:39:19
(Vatican Radio) – A year of catechesis dedicated to healing the rupture between what we profess and how we live our daily lives ... [More]
Pope Benedict: True riches are in heaven - 2012-10-14 12:29:39
(Vatican Radio) In his first Sunday Angelus since the beginning of the Year of Faith, Pope Benedict ... [More]
Audience: Pope's personal memories of Vatican II - 2012-10-10 13:10:03
(Vatican Radio) - On the eve of the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council, Pope Benedict dedicated his Wednesday General Audience catechesis to his memories of that “Great Gathering”, which like a fresco, was a visible sign of the Universal Church and a moment of extraordinary grace, even for a then young professor of fundamental theology at the University of Bonn.Emer McCarthy reports Listen: [More]
Pope opens Synod: The Church exists to evangelize - 2012-10-07 15:25:49
(Vatican Radio) – A host of cardinals, bishops, priests, religious and lay people drawn from throughout the Universal Church gathered around Pope Benedict XVI Sunday morning as he declared the Thirteenth Synod of Bishops on the New Evangelisation, officially open. Emer McCarthy reports. [More]
Angelus: Rediscovering the Rosary in the Year of Faith - 2012-10-07 11:44:46
(Vatican Radio) - In his Angelus address, delivered at the close of Mass Sunday in St Peter’s square, Pope Benedict XVI invited faithful worldwide to rediscover the gift of the Holy Rosary, Mary’s school of prayer:[More]
Pope: Sunday Angelus focuses on generosity, honesty - 2012-09-30 18:35:43
(Vatican Radio) Ahead of the traditional Angelus prayer with the faithful gathered in the courtyard of the Apostolic Palace at Castel Gandolfo on Sunday, Pope Benedict XVI reflected on the Sunday Gospel reading, this week taken from the 9th chapter of the Gospel according to St. Mark. Here are the Holy Father’s English-language remarks: [More]
Audience: The liturgy, school of prayer - 2012-09-26 12:23:23
(Vatican Radio) – The Liturgy is the school of prayer where God Himself teaches us to pray. But in order to celebrate the Liturgy well, to really experience the re-enactment of Christ’s Paschal Mystery we must make our hearts God’s Altar and understand that the Liturgy is the action of God and of man, as the Second Vatican Council teaches us. In his latest instalment in his cycle on the School of Prayer, Pope Benedict XVI dedicated his Wednesday audience to prayer and the liturgy. [More]
Angelus: Full text - 2012-09-23 12:32:35
In our journey through the Gospel of Mark, last Sunday we entered into the second half [of the Gospel], the last journey towards Jerusalem and towards the culmination of Jesus’ mission. After Peter, on behalf of the disciples, professed faith in Him, recognizing Him as the Messiah (cf. Mark 8:29), Jesus began to speak openly about what would happen in the end. The Evangelist reports three successive predictions of the death and resurrection, in chapters 8, 9 and 10: in them, Jesus proclaims ever more clearly the fate that awaits Him and their intrinsic necessity. The passage for this Sunday contains the second of these announcements. Jesus says: "The Son of Man,” – an expression that designates Himself – “is to be handed over to men and they will kill him, and three days after his death the Son of Man will rise” (Mark 9:31). But the disciples “did not understand the saying, and they were afraid to question him” (v. 32). [More]
Pope: Calvary our true measure of greatness - 2012-09-23 13:31:32
In his weekly Angelus address, Pope Benedict XVI continued his catechesis on the Gospel of Saint Mark. The Pope reminds us that the second half of the Gospel deals with Jesus' final journey to Jerusalem, a journey that will culminate in the His death and resurrection. After Saint Peter’s profession of faith in Jesus as the Messiah, the Pope recalls, “Jesus began to speak openly about what would happen in the end.” But, he notes, the disciples did not understand Jesus’ words. [More]
Pope: weekly General Audience - 2012-09-12 12:19:43
Pope Benedict XVI continued his catechetical reflcetions on Christian prayer this Wednesday during his weekly General Audience. Listen: [More]
Angelus: A small word of infinite meaning - 2012-09-09 12:03:33
(Vatican Radio) - A very small word that sums up Christ’s mission on earth was the focus of Pope Benedict XVI’s Angelus reflections this week: "Ephphatha," which means, "Be opened. Drawn from the Sunday Gospel, Mark Chapter 7, which recounts Christ’s healing of the deaf mute, Pope Benedict XVI said Jesus “became man so that man, made inwardly deaf and dumb by sin, would become able to hear the voice of God, the voice of love speaking to his heart, and learn to speak in the language of love, to communicate with God and with others”. Emer McCarthy reports. [More]
Beatification of Fr. Allegra Fr. Gabriele Allegra on 29 September 2012
Fr. Gabriele Allegra, a Franciscian Friar, will be held 10 am in the Cathedral of Acireale, on 29 September 2012. He was also known as the "St Jerome of China". He had devoted all his life in completing the translation of the Bible into Chinese and also he was the founder of the Studium Biblicum Franciscanum. [More]
Pope: Weekly General Audience - 2012-09-05 12:40:01
(Vatican Radio) Pope Benedict XVI held his weekly General Audience at the Vatican on Wednesday, during which he continued his reflections on Christian prayer. [More]
Pope's Sunday Angelus - 2012-09-02 12:29:53
Pope Benedict XVI prayed the Angelus with pilgrims and tourists gathered in the courtyard of the Apostolic Palace in Castel Gandolfo, where the Holy Father is spending the Summer months. In remarks ahead of the prayer, the Pope discussed God’s Law, which was a main focus of the Sunday readings. "God’s Law," said Pope Benedict, "is His Word, which guides man on the path of life, releases him from the slavery of selfishness and introduces him to the ‘land’ of true freedom and life." The Holy Father went on to say, "For this reason, in the Bible the Law is not seen as a burden, an overwhelming limitation, but as the Lord’s most precious gift, the testimony of His fatherly love, of His desire to be close to His people, to be their ally and write with His people a love story." [More]
Pope: We understand because we have believed - 26/08/2012 12.59.32
On Sunday, Pope Benedict prayed the Angelus with the faithful gathered at the Pope’s summer residence at Castel Gandalfo. Before the recitation of the Marian prayer, the Holy Father reflected on the day’s readings. The Gospel of the day relates the story of the reaction of Christ’s disciples to the Bread of Life discourse. Many of the those disciples left Jesus, the Pope said, because Christ’s revelation that He was the “living bread which came down from heaven” were incomprehensible for them. They had understood Jesus’ words in a material sense, when in reality they were a revelation of the Paschal Mystery of Jesus. The Apostles, however, remained with the Lord. Pope Benedict, quoting Saint Augustine, said the Apostles understood that Jesus had the words of eternal life because they had first believed. [More]
Pope: Rediscover the beauty of the Eucharist - 19/08/2012 12.20.40
(Vatican Radio) On the dot of twelve midday Pope Benedict XVI greeted the many faithful in the courtyard of the Papal Summer residence at Castelgandolfo in the Roman Hills. Before reciting the Marian prayer, the Holy Father took time to reflect on Sunday’s Gospel featuring the speech made by Jesus in the synagogue at Capernaum. [More]
Pope marks Assumption with Mass and Angelus - 15/08/2012 12.49.24
(Vatican Radio) Pope Benedict XVI prayed the Angelus with the faithful gathered in the courtyard of the Apostolic Palace in Castel Gandolfo at noon on the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. In remarks ahead of the Angelus, the Holy Father explained that Mary’s assumption, body and soul, into heaven at the end of the course of her earthly life – though only dogmatically defined in 1950 by Pope Pius XII – is something that Christians throughout the world have always believed, confessed and celebrated. The Pope called on all the faithful to ask Mary be the star that guides us on our way to meet her Divine Son. After the traditional prayer of Marian devotion, Pope Benedict greeted pilgrims in many languages, including English: [More]
Angelus: Our faith in the Living Bread - 12/08/2012 12.59.47
(Vatican Radio) “To doubt the divinity of Jesus…is to oppose God's work”, said Pope Benedict XVI Sunday, as he continued his Angelus reflections on the Gospel of John Chapter 6, on Jesus as the Bread of Life. [More]
Audience: A quiet space to talk to God - 08/08/2012 12.03.33
(Vatican Radio) Prayer, says Pope Benedict is our personal contact with God. Only this real, constant relationship gives us the strength to live every event, especially the most suffered moments of our lives. He urged people not to ‘takes holidays’ from their daily conversation with God, even if in an increasingly frenetic world it is difficult to find the time, the space and the right concentration for prayer. [More]
Pope's Sunday Angelus: Jesus is the Bread of Life - 05/08/2012 12.37.30
(Vatican Radio) Pope Benedict XVI prayed the Angelus this Sunday, with pilgrims and tourists gathered in the courtyard of the Apostolic Palace in Castel Gandolfo. The Holy Father focused his remarks ahead of the Angelus on this Sunday’s Gospel reading, which is ... [More]
Audience: the grace to live wisely and well - 01/08/2012 12.23.36
(Vatican Radio) Pope Benedict XVI resumed his weekly appointment with pilgrims this Wednesday, who packed into Castel Gandolfo’s tiny “Freedom Square” to hear the Pope’s latest installment in his School of Christian Prayer series. And with one eye on the liturgical calendar, Pope Benedict dedicated his reflections to one of the most popular 18th century Saints, Alphonsus of Liguria, founder of the Redemptorist order who – said the Pope – teaches us to pray to God for the grace to live wisely and well. Emer McCarthy reports Listen: [More]
ON ST. BONAVENTURE
"The work of Christ and of the Church never regresses but always progresses" [More]
On a Prophet in His Own Land
"Christ's miracles are not exhibitions of power but signs of God's love" [More]
Angelus: Jesus the greatest miracle in the universe
Speaking from his summer residence at Castel Gandolfo, Pope Benedict XVI spoke about Sunday’s Gospel, which tells how Jesus, when He had returned to His hometown of Nazareth, was rejected by His own people. “This fact is understandable,” the Pope said, “because familiarity at the human level makes it difficult to go beyond that and to be open to the divine dimension.” [More]
Pope's Sunday Angelus: Jesus came to heal people's hearts
Pope Benedict XVI in his weekly Angelus address spoke about the two miracles performed by Jesus in today’s Gospel. After the prayer, the Holy Father greeted visitors from around the world. [More]
Audience: Jesus Christ, the Lord of our lives - 27/06/2012 13.17.58
(Vatican Radio) In a world in which so many “masters” want to direct and guide us, we need a scale of values that gives primacy to God, and to realise that Jesus Christ is the only Lord of our lives. This was the message at the heart of Pope Benedict XVI’s Wednesday audience. The Holy Father’s appointment with pilgrims from across the world was moved indoors to the Paul VI audience hall, as summer temperatures continue to climb in the Eternal City. [More]
Pope: John the Baptist and the call to repentance - 24/06/2012 12.22.13
Vatican Radio - On a sunny June Sunday in Rome, Pope Benedict greeted the faithful gathered in St Peter’s Square for the Angelus. June 24th is the feast of Saint John the Baptist and it was on this figure of the Church that the Pope spoke of before the recitation of the Marian Prayer. [More]
ON THE LORD'S KINGDOM
"Our diminutive power ... if it is joined to God's, fears no obstacle, because the Lord's victory is certain" [More]
*IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR MONDAY GROUP - SUMMER BREAK*
Please note that there will be no class on Monday with immediate effect and we will inform you until further notice.
POPE'S CORPUS CHRISTI HOMILY
"It is a mistake to oppose celebration and adoration, as if they were in competition" [More]
*IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR WEDNESDAY GROUP*
Please note the Wednesday class on 6 June, 2012 has been cancelled.
*IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR MONDAY GROUP*
Please note the Monday class on 4 June, 2012 has been cancelled.
Regina Coeli: Jesus sends His Spirit to the Church
In his Regina Coeli address, Pope Benedict XVI spoke about today’s feast of Pentecost, “which completes the Easter season.” [More]
Pope: We share by adoption the sonship of Christ
Pope Benedict XVI on Wednesday continued his series on prayer in the letters of Saint Paul. Speaking to tens of thousands of people gathered in St. Peter’s Square for the weekly general audience, Pope Benedict reflected on the Holy Spirit’s role in prayer. [More]
Pope: No human cry that God does not hear
Continuing his catechesis on Christian prayer, this Wednesday Pope Benedict turned to the teaching of the Apostle Paul, whose letters show us that “in reality there is no human cry that is not heard by God” and that “prayer does not exempt us from trial and suffering”, “but allows us to live and cope with a new force, with the same confidence of Jesus”. [More]
Audience: Praying for Peter and the Church
The story of the Lord’s liberation of Peter from prison tells us that the Church, each one of us, “goes through a night of trial”, but that it is the unceasing vigilance of prayer that sustains us, said Pope Benedict Wednesday as he continued his lessons on the power of prayer as recounted in the Acts of the Apostles. [More]
Regina Coeli: Christ is the vine, we are the branches
In his message for the Regina Coeli, Pope Benedict XVI spoke about the Gospel for today, the Fifth Sunday of Easter. He recalled the words of Christ, who said, “I am the true vine, and My Father is the vine-grower.” [More]
ON VOCATIONS
"The Lord always calls but often we do not hear him" [More]
Pope: Prayer the breath of the soul
Pope Benedict XVI continued his series on the Christian school of prayer this Wednesday with a reflection on the importance of prayer and works of charity in the life of the Church. Speaking in Italian he said the Church has the "primary need" to proclaim the Word of God, but it also has "the duty of charity and justice": between the two there is no opposition, because charity "must be permeated by the spirit of contemplation of God", "without daily prayer our action is empty, it looses its deep soul, resulting in a simple activism that eventually leaves unsatisfied". [More]
*IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR WEDNESDAY GROUP*
Please note the Wednesday class on 25 April, 2012 has been cancelled.
*IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR MONDAY GROUP*
Please note the Monday class on 23 April, 2012 has been cancelled.
Pope: A unanimous and united prayer
The Easter holidays may be over but there was a palpable atmosphere of celebration in St Peter’s Square this Wednesday as an estimated 25 thousand pilgrims cheered Pope Benedict XVI in diverse languages, wishing him a happy 85th birthday and “many more years” as Pastor of the Universal Church on the eve of the 7th anniversary of his election as Pope. [More]
Pope: Regina coeli on Divine Mercy Sunday
Pope Benedict XVI prayed the Regina coeli with the faithful gathered in St Peter’s Square this Sunday – The Sunday of the Octave of Easter and Divine Mercy Sunday. [More]
Pope: Peace of Christ for everyone
The Holy Father dedicated his catechesis during this morning's general audience to the transformation which Jesus' Resurrection brought about in His disciples, also reflecting on the meaning that Easter has for Christians today. Faith in the Risen One, he said, "transforms our lives; it frees them from fear, gives them firm hope, and infuses them with something that provides existence with full meaning: the love of God". [More]
POPE'S HOLY SATURDAY HOMILY
"With the resurrection of Jesus, light itself is created anew" [More]
**IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR WEDNESDAY GROUP**
Please note the Wednesday class on April 11, 2012 has been cancelled.
Pope: Come Triduum the hour of Christ
“With the Holy Mass in Coena Domini, we enter the Easter Triduum, the summit of the liturgical year, to celebrate the central mystery of faith: the passion, death and resurrection of Christ. In the Gospel of St. John, the climax of the mission of Jesus is called his "hour", which opens with the Last Supper”, said Benedict XVI this Spy Wednesday as he held his General Audience in St Peter’s Square. Emer McCarthy reports Listen: [More]
ON PALM SUNDAY
"May we be moved again by Christ's passion and death, (and) put our sins behind us" [More]
2012 Lenten Retreat for English-speaking Catholics
On 24 March 2012 the Duns Scotus Bible Centre, as has been the practice for several years, organised a Lenten Retreat for English-speaking participants. About 35 were in attendance. There were 3 talks, followed by silent reflection time against a background of relaxing music. Everyone also took part in the Recitation of the Holy Rosary and prayers of the Way of the Cross. [More]
POPE'S HOMILY AT VESPERS ON SUNDAY
"There is no reason, then, to give in to the despotism of evil" [More]
ON JOURNEYING WITH JESUS THROUGH THE DESERT
VATICAN CITY, MARCH 19, 2012 (Zenit.org).- Here is the address Benedict XVI gave Sunday before and after praying the midday Angelus with those gathered in St. Peter's Square.[More]
Pope: Praying with Mary, mother and Church - 4/03/2012 12.44.26
Pope Benedict XVI began a new cycle of catechesis on the Christian school of prayer this Wednesday during his general audience. Following on from his series on Christ’s prayer the Holy Father turned to the “first book on Church history” the Acts of the Apostles and in particular the person who was there at the beginning of salvation history and of the community of believers, Mary. Below a Vatican Radio translation of the Holy Father’s catechesis: [More]
ON THE CLEANSING OF THE TEMPLE
"Violence never serves humanity, but dehumanizes" [More]
ON THE SILENCE OF JESUS
An Attentive, Silent, Open Heart Is More Important Than Many Words [More]
ON PREPARING FOR THE PASSION
"We all have need of interior light to overcome life's trials" [More]
ON TEMPTATION
"It Is With Patience and With True Humility That We Become Stronger Than Every Enemy" [More]
Pope: Lent a time for mature decisions
The forty days of Lent, reflecting Christ’s forty days in the desert, were the focus of Pope Benedict XVI’s catechesis this Ash Wednesday. Speaking to pilgrims in the Paul VI audience hall, the Holy Father reflected on the condition of the pilgrim Church in the "desert" of the world and history. [More]
Pope: Conquering our spiritual desert
Below Pope Benedict XVI’s catechesis to English speaking pilgrims present at the general audience this Wednesday: [More]
On Peter's Mission
"To Feed the Flock of Christ, Keeping It United in Faith and Charity" [More]
Pope: We never fall from God’s embrace
Jesus’ last prayer on the Cross, in the face of death, teaches us “no matter how hard the trial, difficult the problem, heavy the suffering, we never fall from the hands of God”, said Pope Benedict XVI Wednesday as he dedicated the second general audience to the last words of Christ. [More]
ON JESUS, THE 'LEPER'
"Every Barrier Between God and Human Impurity ... Is Torn Down" [More]
Pope Benedict: God desires to heal us
Healing was the theme of Pope Benedict’s weekly Angelus address, delivered this morning in St. Peter’s Square. The Holy Father spoke about today’s Gospel, which relates how a leper had come to Christ, saying “If you wish, you can make me clean.” Jesus replied, saying, “I do will it, be made clean.” [More]
ON THE PARADOX OF ILLNESS
"Jesus Christ Came to Conquer Evil at Its Root" [More]
*IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR WEDNESDAY GROUP*
Please note the Wednesday class on Feb 7, 2012 has been cancelled.
Pope Benedict: Contemplate the Lord's prayer - 01/02/2012 12.32.26
Despite it being a rainy Wednesday morning in Rome, thousands of pilgrims gathered in the Paul the VI hall for the Pope’s General Audience. Pope Benedict greeting the faithful said he wanted this week to focus on a significant event, that being Jesus in Gethsemane and his prayers in the Garden of Olives. [More]
Pope: True authority is humble service in love - 29/01/2012 12.18.18
In his Angelus reflections this week Pope Benedict XVI spoke of Sunday’s Gospel where we hear how the unclean spirit recognizes Jesus as the “Holy One of God”. He also marked World Leprosy Day, joined his prayers to the International Day of intercession for peace in the Holy Land and together with the young people of Catholic Action Italy, released two white doves as a sign of peace above the city of Rome. [More]
Duns Scotus Bible Centre Limited - a charitable organization
Duns Scotus Bible Centre Limited is now a charitable organization. [More]
Unity focus of Pope's weekly General Audience - 25/01/2012 12.51.29
Pope Benedict XVI held his weekly General Audience on Wednesday in the Paul VI Hall, reflecting on the desire for unity that Christ expressed in his priestly prayer at the Last Supper, as recounted in the 17th chapter of St. John’s Gospel: [More]
Unity theme of Pope's Angelus address - 22/01/2012 13.09.46
The profound spiritual connection between the desire for Christian unity and the desire for authentic liberty was the focus of Pope Benedict XVI’s remarks before the Angelus prayer with the faithful gathered in St. Peter’s Square this Sunday. Speaking ahead of the traditional prayer of Marian devotion, the Holy Father recalled the theme of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, which opened this past Wednesday: We will all be changed by the victory of Our Lord Jesus Christ, taken from the 1st Letter of St. Paul to the Corinthians. [More]
Pope begins Week of Prayer for Christian Unity - 18/01/2012 11.31.29
Speaking to the thousands of pilgrims present in the Paul VI Audience Hall on Wednesday for his weekly General Audience, Pope Benedict XVI said the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity invites all the Lord’s followers to implore the gift of unity. This year’s theme – We Will All Be Changed By The Victory Of Our Lord Jesus Christ – was chosen by representatives of the Catholic Church and the Polish Ecumenical Council.The Holy Father said, “Poland’s experience of oppression and persecution prompts a deeper reflection on the meaning of Christ’s victory over sin and death, a victory in which we share through faith.” [More]
ON THE ROLE OF SPIRITUAL GUIDES
Helping Those Called to "Recognize the Voice of God and Follow It" [More]
ON OUR LORD'S PRAYER AT THE LAST SUPPER
"When Trial Comes Upon the Disciples, Jesus' Prayer Sustains Their Weakness"[More]
ON BEING CHILDREN
"Each One of Us Is Willed, Is Loved by God" [More]
Pope Benedict XVI: Christmas a joyous season - 04/01/2012 13.48.01
Speaking to thousands of faithful gathered in the Paul VI Audience Hall this Wednesday for his weekly General Audience, Pope Benedict XVI said the Christmas season is one of celebration, in which we express our joy in the mystery of Christ’s coming into the world. [More]
Pope Benedict: The importance of prayer in the family - 28/12/2011 14.16.44
After a busy weekend of Christmas ceremonies Pope Benedict welcomed the faithful on Wednesday who had gathered in the Paul VI hall for his last General Audience of 2011. Continuing his catechesis on prayer, the Pope told those gathered that families should be schools of prayer. We must, he continued, follow the example of the Holy Family of Nazareth.[More]
Pope's Christmas Eve Homily
"A Child, in All Its Weakness, Is Mighty God" [More]
ON CHRISTMAS
The "Love Story Between God and Man Passes by Way of the Manger of Bethlehem" [More]
ON OUR LADY'S QUESTION TO GABRIEL
"The Virginity of Mary and the Divinity of Jesus are Reciprocally Guaranteed" [More]
Retreat for English-speaking Catholics
In the afternoon of 17 December, about 40 people gathered at the Centre for their Advent retreat to prepare for the coming of Christ. [More]
Pope Benedict: Trusting in God’s answers to our prayers - 14/12/2011 13.07.56
"When we pray we must not expect the immediate fulfillment of our petitions, of our will" instead, we must accept the will of God, who "is the God of life, who brings hope, capable of reversing humanly impossible situations", said Pope Benedict XVI Wednesday as he delivered the latest in his series of catecheses on prayer in the Paul VI Hall. [More]
On True Joy
"Not a Mere Passing State of Soul" [More]
Pope Benedict: Look to the light of Christ not the light of commericalism - 11/12/2011 16.16.12
Pope Benedict began his Sunday at the Roman parish of Santa Maria delle Grazie where he celebrated Mass and underlined the importance of community spirit. He also referred to the season of Advent which was a theme he returned to back at the Vatican for the recitation of the Angelus. [More]
Pope Benedict's Angelus reflection on the Immaculate Conception - 08/12/2011 12.52.40
Pope Benedict reflected on Thursday's Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception in his Angelus address to the faithful gathered in St. Peter's Square. Speaking in Italian, the pope recalled how Our Lady was preserved from every stain of original sin and refers to the gospel account of the Annunciation where she is described by the angel Gabriel as "full of grace." … [More]
An unforgetable evening at Duns Scotus Centre on 7 December 2011
Duns Scotus Bible Centre has a very uneventful evening on 7 December 2011. Pilgrims who have just returned from their recent pilgrimage invited Mr Hessler Lee and Mr Philip Kwong to share their experience. [More]
ON JESUS' CRY OF EXULTATION
"We Too, By the Gift of His Spirit, Can Turn to God in Prayer With the Confidence of Children" [More]
Pope Benedict: Advent a time for honest self assessment - 04/12/2011 12.55.28
“As we prepare for Christmas, it is important that we find time for self contemplation and carry out an honest assessment of our lives”, said Pope Benedict XVI Sunday, in his reflections before the midday Angelus prayer on this second Sunday of Advent. [More]
ON THE PRAYER OF JESUS
"To listen, to meditate, to fall silent before the Lord who speaks is an art that is learned by practicing it with constancy" [More]
On the Master of the World
"Hearts Are Reawakened to the Expectation of Christ's Return" [More]
*IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR WEDNESDAY GROUP*
Please note the Wednesday class on Nov 30, 2011 has been cancelled.
*IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR MONDAY GROUP*
Please note the Monday class on Nov 28, 2011 has been cancelled.
On Psalm 110, to Christ the King
"We Are Invited to Look to Christ in Order to Understand the Meaning of True Royalty" [More]
On the Talents Entrusted Us by God
"It Would be Foolish to Presume That These Gifts Are an Entitlement" [More]
On Psalm 119, the Acrostic Psalm
"Wholly Pervaded by Love for God's Word" [More]
ON DEATH AND LIFE
"Man Needs Eternity -- and Every Other Hope, for Him, Is All Too Brief" [More]
Pope Benedict: Holiness vocation of all the baptized - 01/11/2011 16.38.53
During his Angelus on Tuesday, Pope Benedict said “the Feast of All Saints is a good time to lift our gaze from the realities of the world… to the enormity of God, who encompasses all eternity and holiness. “ [More]
POPE'S HOMILY AT VIGIL IN PREPARATION FOR ASSISI
"It Is Not the Sword of the Conqueror That Builds Peace, But the Sword of the Sufferer" [More]
PAPAL HOMILY AT CANONIZATION MASS
"Incredible Examples of Such Passionate Love" [More]
Pope Benedict : prayer as thanksgiving - 19/10/2011 12.19.16
Pope Benedict XVI held his weekly General Audience Wednesday, during which he continued his catechetical series on prayer. The focus of the catechesis this was Psalm 136: [More]
On the Year of Faith
"It Would Be Opportune to Remember the Beauty and the Centrality of the Faith" [More]
On Psalm 126
"It Is Important Not to Lose the Memory of God's Presence in Our Lives" [More]
ON PSALM 23
"The Nearness of God Transforms Reality, the Dark Valley Loses Its Danger" [More]
Eternal Light - Living the Word - A School of the Word
After 2 years of studying the bible, 23 young adults visit the Holyland. Here they listened to the Word of God, reading the Bible daily and in every place, praying the Scriptures. From the desert to the Sea of Galilee, the Holyland taught them to pray through silence and contemplation. http://elwebcast.blogspot.com
ON THE LORD'S WORK IN HISTORY
"God Gives Himself Into Our Hands" [More]
Arrangements of typhoon and rainstorm warnings of the Centre
1. No.1 typhoon signal or amber rainstorm warning - when the Observatory has hoisted no.1 typhoon signal or issued amber rainstorm warning, the Centre will operate as usual. [More]
Eternal Light - Praying the Word - Feast of the Archangels: Vespers with the Benedictine Nuns
On this feastday, the nuns on the Mt. of Olives celebrate God's Word by singing psalms 8, 137 and the canticle of Colossians 1:12-20. The reading is taken from Rev. 1,4-5, followed by the short responsory, the Magnificat, intercessions and the Lord's Prayer; all in latin and french. http://elwebcast.blogspot.com
On Mary's "Yes"
"In All Our Cares We Need Have No Fear, God Is Good" [More]
***IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR MONDAY GROUP***
Please note that there will be no Monday class on 26 September 2011. Class will resume on 3 October 2011.
On a New Sense of Life and Existence
"The Good News ... Is Destined to Reach All People and Nations" [More]
On the Prayer of Psalm 22
"Death and Life Have Met in an Inseparable Mystery, and Life Has Triumphed" [More]
***IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR WEDNESDAY GROUP***
Please note that there will be no Wednesday class on 14 September 2011. Class will resume on 21 September 2011.
BXVI’s school of prayer: God is always near - 07/09/2011 13.32.11
“God is always near - even in difficulties, problems, in the darkness of life – He listens, responds and saves us in His own way. But we must be able to recognize His presence and accept His ways”, said Pope Benedict XVI Wednesday as he introduced Psalm no 3, also known as the Psalm of David as the subject of this his seventh general audience dedicated to the Christians school of prayer. [More]
ON THINKING LIKE GOD AND ACCEPTING THE CROSS
"To Think According to the World Is to Put God Aside" [More]
BENEDICT XVI'S REFLECTION ON WAY OF THE CROSS
"The Cross Was Not a Sign of Failure, but an Expression of Self-Giving in Love" [More]
Pope Benedict XVI marks Feast of the Assumption in Castel Gandolfo - 15/08/2011 16.57.13
The Feast of the Assumption is celebrated by Christians of East and West, and for the Catholic Church, the dogma of the Assumption was proclaimed in 1950. ... [More]
On Nourishing Faith
"Our Heart Must Live the Experience of Conversion Every Day" [More]
On Monastic Silence
"The Environmental Condition That Most Favors Contemplation" [More]
Pope recommends summer reading for faithful - 03/08/2011 13.41.53
During the summer, when we have time to relax, we must rediscover how great it is to read the bible. In the first general audience since his July break, Pope Benedict XVI invited pilgrims at Castel Gandolfo, to use some of their vacation to re-familiarise themselves with the beauty of the bible, and meditate on its meaning. [More]
Psalms, universal prayers that speak the language of God - 22/06/2011 12.22.43
“An extraordinary book of prayers, in which God himself teaches Christians how to turn to Him”: This is how Pope Benedict XVI described the Book of Psalms, the focus of his general audience catechesis Wednesday, as he continued his series of lessons on Christian prayer. [More]
School of prayer lesson 6: the power of intercession - 15/06/2011 13.50.23
Thousands of pilgrims and visitors withstood the high midday temperatures in St Peter’s Square this June Wednesday to hear the latest instalment in Pope Benedict XVI’s series of lessons on Christian prayer, this week focusing on the power of intercessory prayer, drawn from the biblical episode of Elijah’s prayer on Mount Carmel. [More]
On Solomon's Heart
"The Capacity to Hear the Voice of Truth, to Be Docile to Its Instructions" [More]
Pope Benedict XVI's weekly General Audience - 1 June 2011
Pope Benedict XVI continued his catechecial series on Christian prayer this Wednesday during his weekly General Audience in St Peter’s Square – ... [More]
On Our Good and Great Father
"Where He Is Not, There Can Be No Good" [More]
School of prayer, lesson 4 -- 25/05/2011 13.32.24
Continuing his series of lessons on Christian prayer this Wednesday Pope Benedict XVI spoke of our struggle to surrender to God in prayer. Drawing from the passage in Genesis ...[More]
On Jesus, Himself a Parable
"God Does Not Force Us to Believe in Him, But He Draws Us to Himself"[More]
School of prayer, lesson 3 -- 18/05/2011 15.35.11
After having visited the theme of prayer as a universal phenomenon in the past two Wednesday catecheses, today the Pope began a new Biblical reflection on a theme "that will guide us to deepen the dialogue of covenant between God and humanity that animates the history of salvation until its fullness ... in Christ". [More]
On the Yoke of Christ
"The Force of Truth ... Is What Can Ensure a Future Worthy of Man" [More]
On Sts. Peter and Paul
"The Two Great Apostles Are the 'Wings' of Knowledge of God" [More]
Lesson two at Benedict XVI’s School of Prayer - 11/05/2011 12.34.50
“'Digital man just like the caveman, looks for religious ways to overcome his limitations and to ensure his precarious earthly adventure”, said Pope Benedict XVI Wednesday. In his second lesson in the cycle dedicated to prayer, the Holy Father decided to speak to the tens of thousands of pilgrims in St Peter’s Square about the human being’s religious sense. [More]
On the Eucharist as Antidote to Individualism
"Without the Eucharist the Church Simply Would Not Exist" [More]
Pope launches school of prayer ‘proper to Christians’ - 04/05/2011 14.02.44
Even if people have always prayed, today there is still a "need to learn to pray”. Prayer should not be taken for granted "even masters of spiritual life must always learn and renew" this art, said Pope Benedict XVI Wednesday as he introduced a new series of lessons for his General Audience, inviting the 40 thousand people gathered in a sun kissed St Peter’s Square to join him over the coming week in a veritable ‘school of prayer proper to Christians’. [More]
***IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR WEDNESDAY GROUP***
Please note that there will be no Wednesday class on 22 June 2011. Class will resume in August 2011.
***IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR MONDAY GROUP***
Please note that there will be no Monday class on 20 June 2011. Class will resume in September 2011.
Benedict XVI's Pentecost Homily
"God Is Reason, God Is Will, God Is Love, God Is Beauty"[More]
On the Church's Baptism Day
"The Breath of the Holy Spirit Fills the Universe"[More]
On the Joy the Gospel Brings
"It Is Possible for Humanity to Know True Joy"[More]
On the Way, the Truth and the Life
"To Proclaim Jesus Christ ... Is the Main Task of the Church"[More]
On Abraham's Prayer
"It Is Forgiveness That Interrupts the Spiral of Sin"[More]
Abraham Knocked on God's Heart, Says Pontiff
Turns to Scripture for Catechesis on Prayer[More]
On Workers for the Lord's Harvest
"There Will Always Be a Need for Shepherds Who Announce the Word"[More]
Pope: Don't Forget Bible Comes From God
Stresses "Inspiration" in Message to Commission[More]
Pope's Message to Biblical Commission
"Inspiration and Truth as Two Key Concepts"[More]
On the Heart of the Christian Mystery
"Be Luminous Witnesses of This New Life That Easter Has Brought"[More]
***IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR WEDNESDAY GROUP***
Please note that there will be no Wednesday class on 27 April 2011. Class will resume in May 2011.
*IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR WEDNESDAY GROUP*
Please note that there will be no Wednesday class on 20 April 2011. Class will resume on 27 April 2011.
*IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR MONDAY GROUP*
Please note that there will be no Monday class on 18 April 2011. Class will resume on 25 April 2011.
On Everyone's Call to Be a Saint
Holiness Consists in "Making Our Own His Attitudes, His Thoughts, His Conduct"[More]
Retreat for English-speaking Catholics
The Duns Scotus Bible Centre has been organizing regular Retreats during Lent and Advent for English-speaking Catholics for the past few years. On this occasion 32 participants gathered in the afternoon of 9 April 2011 for the Lenten Retreat, with its theme ‘Journeying with the Cross’. [More]
On the Resurrection of Lazarus
"It Is a Reality That Goes Beyond the Limits of Our Reason"[More]
Benedict XVI Encourages More Faith in Eternal Life
Highlights Christ's Victory Over Sin and Death[More]
On Laetare Sunday
"Let Us Revive in Ourselves the Gift Received in Baptism"[More]
On Christ, Weary and Thirsty
"Jesus' Weariness ... Can Be Seen as a Prelude to the Passion"[More]
Take a Moment to Listen This Lent, Urges Pope
Says God Is Waiting to Speak to Hearts[More]
*IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR WEDNESDAY GROUP*
Please note that there will be no Wednesday classes on 23 and 30 March 2011. Class will resume on 6 April 2011.
*IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR MONDAY GROUP*
Please note that there will be no Monday class on 28 March 2011. Class will resume on 4 April 2011.
Pope's Homily During Ash Wednesday Mass
"Let Us Begin This Lenten Itinerary Confident and Joyful"[More]
Pope: Fasting Requires Nourishment on Word of God
Speaks of Lenten Journey, Following Christ[More]
Eternal Light - Praying the Word - Way of the Cross in Jerusalem
Join the Franciscan friars of the Holyland in making this devotion through the streets of Jerusalem. For centuries, Christians have followed in the footsteps of the Passion of Christ; from his condemnation to death all the way to Mt. Calvary and the Tomb. Today as we walk this ancient road traditionally led by the Franciscans, a passage from the Bible is read at each Station; and between the Stations, the Lord's Prayer, Hail Mary and Glory Be are recited. The Way of the Cross is prayed in Italian, English, Arabic and Spanish. http://elwebcast.blogspot.com
Eternal Light - Living the Word
See how the Word of God is lived here in the Holyland. In this episode we feature the work of Caritas in Jerusalem. http://elwebcast.blogspot.com
Eternal Light - Living the Word
How do Christians live the Word of God in the Holyland? In this episode we see the lives of Christians in Cairo as they face the challenge of building a new country, a new society. But will they suffering end? http://elwebcast.blogspot.com
Benedict XVI's 2011 Lenten Message
"God Created Men and Women for Resurrection and Life"[More]
Eternal Light Webcast - Encountering the Word - Reflections on Proverbs (Spring series 1)
Join popular Bible teacher and archaeologist Dr. Elizabeth McNamer as she shares some thoughts on Proverbs 27,1-2. http://elwebcast.blogspot.com
Scripture Is Guide for Social Ministry, Says Cardinal
Affirms Christian Belief That a Better World Is Possible[More]
*IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR WEDNESDAY GROUP*
Please note that there will be no Wednesday class on Feb 16, 2011. Class will resume on Feb 23, 2011.
Steps to access free on-line courses
Please note the following steps to access the free on-line courses organised by Duns Scotus Bible Centre.[More]
*IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR MONDAY GROUP*
Please note that there will be no Monday classes on Jan 24 and 31, 2011. Class will resume on Feb 7, 2011.
Catholic Saint on the Importance of Scripture
The Pope’s recent apostolic exhortation, Verbum Domini, (through which I am reading, albeit slowly), reminds me of how frequently the popes, the fathers, the doctors, and the saints have urged us Catholics to read and reflect on Scripture—and how sluggish our response has been![More]
'The Gospel of John' free online course
The Gospel of John has been much loved and studied by Christians throughout the centuries.[More]
*IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR WEDNESDAY GROUP*
Please note that there will be no Wednesday classes on Dec 22 and 29, 2010. Class will resume on Jan 5, 2011.
*IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR MONDAY GROUP*
Please note that there will be no Monday classes on Dec 20 and 27, 2010. Class will resume on Jan 3, 2011.
Pope Benedict Invites Catholics To Bring Light To The World
ROME, ITALY, December 12 (CNA/EWTN News) - The "silent light of the truth, of the goodness of God" leads to true change in the world, said the Pope at Mass on Dec. 12.[More]
Retreat for English-speaking Catholics
In the afternoon of 4 December 2010, 43 participants attended a Retreat at Duns Scotus Bible Centre.[More]
Eternal Light webcast - Procession in the Basilica of the Nativity
Join the Franciscan friars of Bethlehem as they lead the procession inside the Basilica of the Nativity. With prayers, hymns and scriptures readings, the friars conduct pilgrims to the various important altars within the basilica that mark an event associated with the birth of the Messiah. http://elwebcast.blogspot.com
Pope Benedict XVI's New Apostolic Exhortation on the Bible is Here!
Great News![More]
*IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR WEDNESDAY GROUP*
Please note that there will be no Wednesday class on Nov 17, 2010. Class will resume on Nov 24, 2010.
*IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR MONDAY GROUP*
Please note that there will be no Monday classes on Nov 15 and 22, 2010. Class will resume on Nov 29, 2010.
Eternal Light Webcast - Reflections on Sirach II
Dr Elizabeth McNamer continues her series of reflections on the Book of Sirach (Ecclesiasticus). In this second episode she will share some thoughts on Sir. 44:1-15. http://elwebcast.blogspot.com
Eternal Light Webcast - Reflections on Sirach I
Dr Elizabeth McNamer begins a series of reflections on the Book of Sirach (Ecclesiasticus). In this first episode for autumn, she will share some thoughts on Sir. 31:13-31. http://elwebcast.blogspot.com
Relics of John the Baptist
Archaeologists in Bulgaria claim they have found remains of John the Baptist while excavating the site of a 5th century monastery on the Black Sea island of Sveti Ivan.[More]
*IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR WEDNESDAY GROUP*
Please note the Wednesday class on Sep 1, 2010 has been cancelled. Class will resume on Sep 8, 2010
Eternal Light Webcast'Summer Bible Study(August)'- The New Testament
The Old Testament: God speaks and makes a covenant with Israel. http://elwebcast.blogspot.com
Eternal Light Webcast 'Summer Bible Study'- A beginner's introduction to the Bible
The Old Testament: God speaks and makes a covenant with Israel. http://elwebcast.blogspot.com
Eternal Light Webcast 'Summer Bible Study(July)' - The Catholic Letters
Join Dr. Elizabeth McNamer as she introduces the Catholic Letters. http://elwebcast.blogspot.com
Eternal Light Webcast 'Summer Bible Study' - The Gospels of Mark & Matthew(2)
Join popular writer, Bible lecturer and archaeologist Dr. Elizabeth McNamer as she introduces the gospels according to Mark and Matthew. http://elwebcast.blogspot.com
Eternal Light Webcast 'Summer Bible Study' The Gospels of Mark & Matthew
Join popular writer, bible lecturer and archaeologist Dr. Elizabeth McNamer as she introduces the Gospels of Mark and Matthew. http://elwebcast.blogspot.com
Bible Courses in the Holyland
The Ecce Homo Center is offering short bible courses in English in Jerusalem.[More]
Eternal Light Webcast A Moment in Faith - Living in and as the Church
Fr. David Randolph shares his thoughts about what it means to be a member of the Church. http://elwebcast.blogspot.com
Eternal Light Webcast A Moment in Faith - "Whatever you do unto the least of my brothers..."
Reflecting on Matt. 25,40 Fr. David Randolph shows us that social responsibility is an important element in loving our neighbour. http://elwebcast.blogspot.com
Eternal Light Webcast-A Moment in Faith -- The Eucharist
Fr. David Randolph asks how seriously do we believe in the Real Presence of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist. The Gospels testify to this real presence. The faith of the early Christians was unwavering regarding this doctrine; martyrs have given up their lives for it. What is our response today? http://elwebcast.blogspot.com
Eternal Light Webcast-A Moment in Faith -- Tradition
Tradition is the cumulative wisdom of the early Church that is guided by the Holy Spirit. It complements the revelation of Sacred Scripture. Because there are limits to human intelligence, the early Church Fathers had to wrestle with many questions regarding the faith, and this resulted as the Tradition (with a capital "T") that forms and informs Christian life. Join Fr. David Randolph, priest of the Antiochean Orthodox Church, as he discusses this topic. http://elwebcast.blogspot.com
'Treasures Old and New' free online course
The course consists of 13 lessons and will begin on June 7th. You will study[More]
Eternal Light Webcast - Reflections on Sirach - Spring series
In this fourth and last episode of the Spring series of reflections, Dr. Elizabeth McNamer shares some thoughts on Sir. 9:10-16. http://elwebcast.blogspot.com
*IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR WEDNESDAY GROUP*
Please note the Wednesday class on Apr 28, 2010 has been cancelled. Class will resume on May 5, 2010.
Eternal Light Webcast - Reflections on Sirach
Dr Elizabeth McNamer leads a new series of reflections this Spring; this time on the Book of Sirach (Ecclesiasticus). In this first episode she will share some thoughts on Sir. 1:1-18. http://elwebcast.blogspot.com
Lenten Retreat for English-speaking Catholics
Forty-five participants congregated at the Duns Scotus Bible Centre for a short Lenten Retreat of three hours in the afternoon of Saturday, 20 March 2010.[More]
*IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR MONDAY & WEDNESDAY GROUP*
Please note there will be NO Monday class on Mar 29, 2010. Class will resume on Apr 12, 2010. And NO Wednesday class on Mar 31, 2010. Class will resume on Apr 7, 2010.
Eternal Light Webcast - Way of the Cross
Join the Franciscan friars of the Holyland every Friday in making this devotion through the streets of Jerusalem.[More]
Eternal Light Webcast - The Suffering Christ
The manifestation of the glory of God is the aim of the suffering and death of Our Lord Jesus Christ. [More]
New Online Course
"The Last Seven Words from the Cross" have captivated the imagination and devotion countless Christians throughout the centuries. [More]
Samaritan High Priest dies
Snow flurries drifted to the ground on Mount Gerizim overlooking Nablus on Thursday, as mourners gathered to bury the spiritual leader of the Samaritans, who passed away the previous day.[More]
Eucharistic Adoration at the Milk Grotto (Bethlehem)
The Milk Grotto has been venerated since early Christian times as the site where the Virgin Mary suckled the Infant Jesus.[More]
Hanukkah and archaeology
It is an ancient royal communique that details the appointment of a new tax collector.[More]
Advent reflections
Eternal Light Webcast brings you a daily reflection on the weekday Gospel reading this Advent. Presented by Fr Praveen d'Souza, this 2 minute reflection will help you stay focused on the festive preparation for the coming of the Messiah. The first reflection begins on Nov. 30th. Watch it at http://elwebcast.blogspot.com/ 
What is the New Testament?
Dr Elizabeth McNamer introduces the New Testament in a two part video. In her unique way of explaining complex matters with a sense of humour, you will enjoy these two videos while learning more about the Bible. Enter http://elwebcast.blogspot.com/
New Online Course
Join in our online community of Bible encounters. This Advent, we're offering a 7 week course on the Historical Books. You will study the books of Joshua, Hudges, Ruth, 1 and 2 Samuel and 1 Kings, all at your own pace and leisure. Register with dsbiblecentre@gmail.com
Retreat for English-speaking Catholics
In the afternoon of 24 October 2009, 31 participants attended a Retreat at Duns Scotus Bible Centre.[More]
Missing part of Codex Sinaiticus discovered
A British-based academic has uncovered a fragment of the world's oldest Bible hiding underneath the binding of an 18th-century book.[More]
Episcopalian nuns decide to enter the Catholic Church
After several years of discernment, 10 Episcopalian nuns have decided to enter the Roman Catholic Church because they were convinced of its orthodoxy in doctrine and unity under the pope. Click for more: http://www.catholic.org/hf/faith/story.php?id=34329
Holy Father's speech to the plenary assembly of the Pontifical Bible Commision in Rome.
On April 23rd, the Holy Father gave a speech to the plenary assembly of the Pontifical Bible Commision in Rome. His talk covered the topic of the inspiration and truth of the Bible.[More]
Codex Sinaiticus online
One of the most ancient bible codices is now available online after 4 years of painstaking work and collaboration between institutes in Great Britain, Russia, Germany and Egypt.[More]
St Paul – our example
Papal envoys to the closing of the year of St. Paul in the Middle East encourage Christians to follow the saint's example.[More]
Praying the Gospel – the beginning of a priestly vocation
Young men need more places and more opportunities to listen to the word of God and reflect in silence so that they can better hear if God is calling them to the priesthood, Pope Benedict XVI said.[More]
Pope’s homilies on Eternal Webcast
Watch the Holy Father’s homilies and speeches in the Holyland – at Yad Vashem Holocaust museum[More]
Eternal Light Webcast
ELWC is the inspiration of Venerable Gabriele Allegra - whose chinese name means "eternal light". [More]
Pope's homily at Nazareth - a reflection on the Annunciation
It is profoundly moving for me to be present with you today in the very place where the Word of God was made flesh and came to dwell among us. [More]
Christianity and Zionism
"Christian Zionism" is a dangerous movement that distorts the teachings of the Church, fosters fear and hatred of Muslims and non-Western Christians, and has negative consequences for Middle East Peace.[More]
Paul of Tarsus - free course back online
As the Jubilee year of St Paul draws to a close, and in response to the many requests, DS Bible Centre is once again offering the Paul of Tarsus online course from March 16th. [More]
New Online Course for Lent
Study the Passion and Resurrection of Our Lord as recorded by the 4 Evangelists.[More]
Under the Fig Tree
The subscribers to "Under The Fig Tree" have been overwhelming. We have over the 100 subscribers allowed by the website and many others have not been able to gain access.[More]
St. Paul the Teacher
The Apostle Paul, an outstanding and almost inimitable yet stimulating figure, stands before us as an example of total dedication to the Lord and to his Church, as well as of great openness to humanity and its cultures.[More]
Advent Retreat for English speaking Catholics
In preparation of the coming of the Messiah at Christmas, 28 people gathered at St Paul's House of Prayer on Saturday, 13 December for a Retreat organized by the Duns Scotus Bible Centre.[More]
Dionysius the Areopagite – St. Paul’s convert in Athens
The Holy Father taught regarding this famous Athenian convert of St. Paul : “In the course of the Catechesis on the Fathers of the Church, today I would like to speak of a rather mysterious figure: a sixth-century theologian whose name is unknown and who wrote under the pseudonym of Dionysius the Areopagite.[More]
Aquila and Priscilla – collaborators of St. Paul
The Holy Father taught regarding this married couple: “Taking a new step in this type of portrait gallery of the first witnesses of the Christian faith which we began some weeks ago, today we take into consideration a married couple.[More]
Barnabas, Silas and Apollos – collaborators of St. Paul
The Holy Father taught regarding these early collaborators of St. Paul: “Continuing our journey among the protagonists who were the first to spread Christianity, today let us turn our attention to some of St. Paul's other collaborators. [More]
Timothy and Titus – collaborators of St Paul
Timothy is a Greek name which means "one who honours God". Whereas Luke mentions him six times in the Acts, Paul in his Letters refers to him at least 17 times (and his name occurs once in the Letter to the Hebrews).[More]
PRAYERS FOR THE CANONIZATION OF BLESSED DUNS SCOTUS
O Most High, Almighty and gracious Lord, Who exalts the humble and confounds the proud of heart, grant us the great joy of seeing Blessed John Duns Scotus canonized. [More]
Studium Biblicum Franciscanum Jerusalem celebrates the feast of Blessed Duns Scotus
The Studium Biblicum Jerusalem (Pontifical faculty of Biblical Sciences and Archaeology) will hold its inauguration of the academic year on Nov. 8th – the 700th anniversary of its patron Blessed John Duns Scotus.[More]
Nov. 8th is the 700th anniversary of Blessed John Duns Scotus
The humble Franciscan friar from Scotland who is best remembered for his defense of the dogma of the Immaculate Conception, will be remembered throughout the Catholic Church this Sunday Nov.8th.[More]
Synod of Bishops: Question of Bible’s inerrancy
The Christian Church as a whole has always held as a tenet of faith the inerrancy of the Bible, meaning the Bible does not contain errors because it is the Word of God and God cannot err. [More]
Bible Talk for the Volunteers of Suffering (Oct. 18th 2008)
Old friends meeting again – that was the general feeling when some 30 volunteers and physically challenged Catholics gathered at the DS Bible Center to pray, worship and listen to God’s Word.[More]
Life of St Paul
On Aug. 27th the Holy Father continued to teach regarding the life of St. Paul: “I began a new series of topics on the occasion of the Pauline Year, examining the world in which St Paul lived. Today I would like to resume and continue the reflection on the Apostle to the Gentiles, presenting a brief biography of him.[More]
Synod of Bishops : Historical-critical method of studying the Bible not enough
The Catholic bible scholarship of the past 40 years have been mostly using the historical-critical method that involves studying the biblical texts in its various stages of development (oral tradition to final redaction).[More]
Synod of Bishops: Latest developments
During the Synod of Bishops (Oct. 5th – 26th 2008) on “The Bible in the Life and Mission of the Church”,  the following points have been made and agreed : [More]
The Conversion of St. Paul
On September 3rd, the Holy Father taught about St. Paul’s conversion: “Today's Catechesis is dedicated to the experience that Paul had on his way to Damascus, and therefore on what is commonly known as his conversion. [More]
Characteristics of an apostle according to St. Paul
The Holy Father teaches “ In today’s catechesis we turn to Saint Paul’s view of what it means to be an apostle of Jesus Christ. [More]
"Paul of Tarsus" free online course
The free online course to celebrate the Jubilee year of St. Paul is now onto lesson 6 "The 1st Letter to the Corinthians" It is still not too late to register for this course. Write to dsbiblecentre@gmail.com and make this Jubilee Year meaningful by studying the writings of St. Paul. There are still nine more lessons to cover!
St. Paul and the Church
The man who persecuted the Church became its greatest promoter; teaching of the Holy Father on St. Paul[More]
Free Online Course on St. Paul’s Letters
An excellent opportunity to enrich your bible knowledge and spiritual life for the Pauline Jubilee Year! [More]
St. Paul and the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit stirs us to the very core of our being, St. Paul tells us. The Holy Father teaches about St. Paul.[More]
St. Paul and Jesus Christ
Paul lived not for himself but for Christ and with Christ; the Holy Father teaches about St. Paul [More]
St. Paul of Tarsus
As we begin the 2000th anniversary celebration of the birth of Saul of Tarsus (later Paul), let us reflect on the teachiong of the Holy Father regarding this saint and apostle.[More]
Preparing for the year of St Paul
As the inauguration of the Jubilee Year of St Paul approaches, let's get to know this great personage in detail. Richard Hooker's website contains a concise presentation of St. Paul for the beginner!
Visit
http://www.wsu.edu/~dee/CHRIST/PAUL.HTM 
Help for choosing and using a suitable Bible
First time picking up a Bible? Confused by the mass of texts and notes on each page? Are you using a Catholic or Protestant version of the Bible?[More]
Online Bible Courses
There are many resources available on the Internet for you to further your encounter with the Bible. Duns Scotus Bible Centre recommends 3 sites that you might find interesting and suitable to your spiritual needs. Check out the links at the bottom of this page under "Resources".
Thursday study group for the Sunday readings
Four years on and the Thursday group continues to gather faithfully each week at our Duns Scotus Bible Centre.[More]
Lenten retreat by Fr Hanly
The Passion of Christ was the topic Fr Hanly preached during the Lenten retreat 2008 of Duns Scotus Bible Centre.[More]
Pope Benedict encourages Lectio Divina
To commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Apostolic Constitution Dei Verbum, some 400 participants gathered in Rome to evaluate the progress [More]
Centenary of the birth of Venerable Gabriele Allegra
A hundred years ago on Dec. 26th Giovanni Stefano Allegra was born in San Giovanni La Punta (Catania). He became a Franciscan friar, priest and missionary, taking the name “Gabriele Maria”.[More]
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