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Mr Puddles: A Friendly Feline Escorting Many Home from Church

We do not know why but he began following our neighbour Lee, as she walked toward the Church of the Nativity, Crystal Stream, Diego Martin. What […]

God’s love in grief

By Camille Ramdial-Cumberbatch I am now a widow! This was one of my first revelations upon receiving a call on March 15 at 2:40 a.m. from […]

Love Letter to my family: My Journey to Organ Donation

By Camille McMillan Rambharat As April unfolds, so does the significance of Organ Donation Awareness Month. Admittedly, I, like many, remained oblivious to its existence until […]

Work from Home: The New Normal

Camille McMillan Rambharat What does your work-life balance look like? How well are you managing your time? In today’s rapidly evolving world, the future of work […]

What would your death look like? Part II

“Why would you want to volunteer among sick and dying people?” This question, along with similar ones, was posed to me countless times by loved ones […]

What would your death look like?

By Camille Mc Milan Rambharat What would your death look like? That’s the question asked by the palliative coordinator on the first day of training as […]

In my season of tears

By Rosemary Campbell I prided myself on being a good Catholic woman. I attended Mass regularly, sat for hours with the Blessed Sacrament, sang in the […]

What Catholic women want to know: Interview with Fr Maurice White

Fresh off the press!!! Everybody wants to know what’s the deal with the newly ordained priest Father Maurice White. So here are the deets! 1. Name: […]

Poem: Interference

By Michelle Lee “Our faith will be tested but we must leave all up to Him.”   The enemy too hears when we pray So watch […]

Message to my younger self

With age comes wisdom. Or so they say… As we celebrated International Women’s Day last week, we thought it would be a fantastic time to reflect […]

Of Valentines and Vocations

By Natalie Jacob Anyone familiar with Fr Mike Schmitz of Ascension Presents would know that he’s the host of the very popular Bible in a Year […]

Poem: About the Journey

By Lynette Rodriguez Some journeys are smooth While others can be so rough And sitting all alone at the side of a bed With tears in […]

When Ash Wednesday and Valentine’s Day are the same day

This Valentine’s Day will be different, a romantic celebration marked by ashes. Here’s why married couples should welcome that. For Valentine’s Day this year, there will […]

Poem: The fight

By Michelle Lee It starts slow and steady. Weakening the mind and body. Yes! The roaring lion takes over…. Ruining what God joined together. The human […]

Endow our pain with purpose

By Michelle Lee Can we think about a baby? Perhaps, your baby…Did he or she just start walking without falling? No. There would have been many […]

The musings of Lynette: Love Letters from God

Lynette Rodriguez is a 75-year-old widowed retiree from Valencia. She is also former Secondary School Librarian who also taught English as a second language for many […]

The Musings of Lynette: Giving thanks

Lynette Rodriguez Lynette Rodriguez is a 75-year-old  retiree  and widow from Valencia.   She is also  former Secondary school Librarian who also  taught English as a second […]

2023: It’s a wrap!

As the year comes to a swift close, I am reminded of the quote from Philippians 4:6-7, that states “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything […]

A faith walk from Hinduism to Catholicism

Six years ago, Natalie Ramlochan was not much different from who she is today. She was the wife to a supportive husband, the mother of a […]

What the women want to know: 10 questions with Meguella Simon

Sunday, 26 November was the 2023 CCR Gospelypso competition and at the end of the night, Meguella Simon emerged the winner with her powerful rendition of […]

Wilderness

By Michaelene Browne In the year 2001, I started Bible studies with the Caroni Bible Institute. During my sessions, the Word of God began to become […]

Crossing Culture

By Meguella Simon Meguella Simon is the reigning Catholic Charismatic Renewal’s Gospelypso Champion. This year, as we prepare for Gospelypso Finals on Saturday, November 26 at […]

A Culture of Collaboration in Education PT 4

Hello again. We’re approaching the end of our time together and I hope what you’ve been reading has been helpful. To recap, Brain-Based Teaching and Learning […]

A Culture of Collaboration in Education PT 3

By Allison Almando-Williams Hello everyone. How’s your reading been going? Last week I just touched on a few of the simpler strategies for brain-based teaching and […]

A Culture of Collaboration in Education PT. 2

By Allison Almandoz-Williams ‘There is no super computer more powerful than the human brain,” Dr Bobbi Hansen. Hello again. Let’s pick up where we left off. […]

A Culture of Collaboration in Education

By Allison Williams As a community of parents and educators are we getting tired? How about we try to support each other and create a culture […]

Poem: Regain

By Michelle Lee Friends, it was all purposed. No need to feel worthless. A spirit of poverty? Our brokenness becomes our ministry.   Ancestors may have […]

424 Music’s Transformative Worship Concert Experience

By Alana Seepersad How often have we felt as if God, though present, was somehow hidden from us? A further, and perhaps a more fitting question […]

Debbie Arneaud: A prayer and a smile that fought cancer

By Denise Scott If you are from the Gran Couva Tabaquite parish, you must know the wonderful Debbie Arneaud. She is like salt. Debbie is a […]

Can your clothing be a form of evangelisation?

In the vibrant, multicultural tapestry of Trinidad and Tobago, the Catholic community plays an integral role in shaping not only the spiritual lives of its members […]

The Learner vs The Teacher

By Denise Scott Two weeks ago I had an experience that has changed my perspective on life and learning. Joey Rivers in collaboration with UNESCO offered […]

Poem: Contrite Spirit

By Michelle Lee Contrite means “penitent,” humbled by our own sins and failures, seeking after God.   Though history tells one story Of how many achieved […]

The prodigal story – Beware of the fourth person

By Michaelene Brown The story of the Prodigal Son, Luke 15:11–32, is a very well-known one. Throughout the years, I have heard several sermons preached on […]

Lisa Wickham: For the love of Eucharist

By Denise Scott We see her dazzling smile; we hear her infectious voice. We love her personality! She seems larger than life but in reality, she […]

The Boast of God

By Michaelene Browne “Yahweh asked him, ‘Did you pay any attention to my servant Job? There is no one like him on the earth: a sound […]

Sweet deceit comes calling

By Michelle Lee I once heard in a homily that the ills that are ‘acting out’ in someone, are indicative of the dark spirits that are […]

What Catholic women want to know: Interview with Fr Jayson Grell

Fr Jayson Grell FMI is a priest from Dominica, living in Trinidad and Tobago for the last 14 years. He is an absolute joy to be […]

Wait on the Lord

By Michealene Browne Psalms 40:1 “I waited, I waited for The Lord, then he stooped to me and heard my cry for help.” Throughout the scriptures, […]

Through The Eyes of A Child

By Eleanor Peters Clarke With time, our vision becomes blurred by experience and we experience reduced appreciation for what is around us. One of the greatest […]

The Scars We Carry

By Eleanor Peters Clarke A few days ago, I had an interaction with a stranger that caused me to question all my interactions. Without going into […]

JESUS EXPLOSION – My First Experience

By Michelle Lee “Shine in the WORLD as LIGHTS, as You Offer Them the WORD OF LIFE.” Philippians 2:15-16 I heard about the Jesus Explosion over […]

Are you Lot’s wife?

By Leslie Attong I’ve been thinking recently about how quickly time seems to be going. I know we’ve all thought about it, and we often wish […]

A stretch in time

By Eleanor Peters Clarke As my husband caressed me, I passed my hand over my stomach and felt the uneven surface caused by stretch marks. I […]

Marcia’s Motherhood Journey – The Birthing of a King: PT3

One night I was chatting with a friend, who, like me, is in her 40’s and pregnant clique. She is one of six of my friends […]

The age of…

By Eleanor Clarke When one thinks of ageing, two things come to mind: grey hair and wrinkles. I remember being 15 and thinking that 25 is […]

Put praise FIRST

By Natalie Jacob In 2022, I found the discipline and perseverance to follow ‘The Bible in a Year’ podcast with Fr Mike Schmitz and indeed, it […]

Poem: The Choice

By Michelle Lee   Have we stopped to consider… Are we running from one dilemma to another? Love is not a feeling, but an action. Did […]

The pain and blessing of detachment

By Stephanie Rattan Detachment can be defined as the art or process of separation (Merriam-Webster). The Bible speaks of detachment in the following words, “If anyone […]

Marcia’s Motherhood Journey PT2: The birthing of a king

CLICK HERE FOR PART ONE How it all began… An unexpected WhatsApp message led to a call and the realisation that someone close to me was […]

Poem: Friends

By Rosetta Ransome Ann is deep into spirituality. She studied psychology. Responded without a doubt. When I invited her To a pilgrimage in south Kudos to […]

Discussing the real GAP

Recently, I read an article from The Catholic News’ For Women blog about “The Gap”. I read it over ten times and whilst I agreed that […]

Poem: The house

By Michelle Lee There are people in it, but it seems empty. This does not necessarily mean calamity… No! It is our thought pattern. The evil […]

Marcia’s Motherhood Journey Pt1: The birthing of a king

It’s 1:45 a.m. June 8, 2023. It’s been more than 24 hours since I was wheeled out of the delivery room with nothing but a blurred […]

The Gap

By Leslie Attong There is a gap, a wide gap, a gap that seems to be increasing annually, but seems to go unnoticed. We pretend it […]

Poem: Called by Holiness

By Michelle Lee Are we aware of the altars we build over our children?Have we stopped believing that they are a gift from Heaven? With harsh […]

Poem: Judge Me Not

By Rosetta Ransome Judge me not. My good name is all I got You met me once, Am I a dunce?   I love to smile […]

Part Two: Finding the ‘Holy’ in the Holy Land in Holy Week

🇹🇹🇹🇹We have more to cater to your faith needs. Like and follow us on Facebook @catholictt. CLICK HERE For Church history, testimonies news, and more from […]

Why Laudato Si’ Week deserves your attention

By Tony Magliano Are you ready for Laudato Si’ Week? Is your parish ready? Perhaps you are wondering, ‘What is Laudato Si’ Week?…And for that matter, […]

Part One: Finding the ‛Holy’ in the Holy Land in Holy Week

Fr Robert Christo is the Vicar of Communications and while on sabbatical, he joined a pilgrimage to Jerusalem for Holy Week. He writes about experiencing Holy […]

Poem: No to pornography

By Michelle Lee It starts slow and steady. Weakening the mind and body. We are clueless about what’s beyond! The unclean spirits introduce their fun. Yes, […]

Contagion

By Oneika Bushell Contagion…It’s not a word we like to hear at any time as it has a definite negative meaning. It’s also not something we […]

Poem: A Stormy day for Summer (A true story)

By Summer Chunisingh Spencer   On May 9, 2004, I went out for a little lime, I had no idea it would be such a dangerous […]

Life after the pain

By Stephanie Rattan A popular preacher once said that women are natural nurturers, and this applies to pain as well because I believe that everyone reading […]

Army of the Lord! x Sharon Jackson-Tobas

Army of the Lord – lyrics & music by Sharon Jackson-Tobas, Trinidad   We are the army of the Lord, down in the battlefield. The Word […]

My Holy Land experience

By Fr Donald Chambers, General Secretary, Antilles Episcopal Conference I went to the Holy Land to pray, But I couldn’t pray. Distractions, disturbances, and devastations imprisoned […]

Poem: Pity Party

By Michelle Lee Pity Party, Yes enjoyment for an unwelcome guest. Who is the person or thing? The devil himself, a pest. What a fool we […]

My way of life: Rosetta Ransome

Rosetta Ransome is one of the quietest, most unassuming women that you would ever meet. If you are fortunate and have dug beneath the surface, you […]

Hot Cross Buns anyone?

Hot cross buns can now be called ‘Mister hot cross buns’. We have to put some respect on the name of the most sought-after buns during […]

‘Plant ladies’ – Philomena Sankerali

Meet Philomena Sankerali, one of my favourite plant ladies from Couva. Philomena is one of the owners of the Olden House of Plants, a home-based plant […]

Women of the Sunday experience: Jill Ann Walters

By Jill Ann Walters What defines your Sunday experience? Research has shown that in many parishes in Trinidad and Tobago, our music ministry comes second only […]

Poem: The Devil is a liar

By Michelle Lee Stop! Don’t listen to negative thoughts He just wants us distraught Think! What is he planting in our heads? That way of life […]

Poem: Because I Am

By Sheena Sheppard You can call me beautiful Yes, you can, because I am But don’t forget to call me intelligent You can call me pretty […]

See Through

By Dr Debra Bartholomew I’ve been silent… contemplating the way forward through this challenging time of parenthood. Yesterday, Laura Escayg of Cause An Effect shared an […]

St Joseph RC, Scarborough to be consecrated on its Feast Day (March 20, 2023)

After being postponed twice, in 2021 and 2022 owing to the Covid-19 pandemic, the consecration of the St Joseph RC Church, Scarborough will finally take place […]

Losing my religion

By Leslie Attong If you’re around my age (don’t ask) there’s absolutely no doubt that you’ve heard that song by REM. The lyrics that have always […]

Her World

By Sheena Sheppard I’m a mother now To a little girl, She’s a real showstopper And I’m her whole world.   She watches how I eat […]

Pan, a lesson in perseverance

By Sr Renee K Hall OP   “You gonna hear pan in A minor With them steelbands from all over You gonna hear them at their […]

Balancing the routine of life

By Darrion Narine I remember one Saturday morning sitting in a café, drinking a mochaccino when I overheard someone describing their routine to their friends and […]

Unity strengthened in Catholic communities after floods

By Lara Pickford-Gordon snrwriter.camsel@catholictt.org Maracas Valley is among the many communities hard hit by the massive flooding which occurred throughout the country at the end of […]

The journey to World Youth Day 2023 begins

By Renee Smith The universal Church celebrated the Feast of Christ the King on November 20 while simultaneously celebrating the Church’s youth. In 2021, amid the […]

Celebrating ‘Holy Faith’ Education

The Holy Faith Sisters kicked off their 75th Anniversary celebrations in November this year with a mass at St Theresa’s RC in Woodbrook. 75 years of […]

Life is not a race

By Ashley Chin Aleong “Before you move on to the next thing, pause. Sit with it for just a moment. Open your hands and let go […]

Self-Talk is where it’s at

By Ashley Chin Aleong “You will never speak to someone more than you speak to yourself in your head, so, be kind.” How we talk to […]

Sr Pauline’s journey: When God says not yet (Pt I)

By Denise Scott On Sunday, November 6, 2022, more than 31 years after making the decision to become a Holy Faith Sister, Pauline Trim took her […]

Women in the pews Pt 3: Meet Ana Jagdeo

What is to is, is to is… This third part of Ana’s story tells how she was lost and then found again. Her first two blogs […]

Sister, how do you pray?

By Niobe Rodrigues Luke’s Gospel often mentions the topic of prayer. Perhaps the reason for this is often our attitude towards it. In my mind, at […]

“Very black and very proud”

WELCOME TO “UNCOMFORTABLE CONVERSATIONS WITH CAMILLE” By Camille Mc Millan Rambharat A simple photo on my new driver’s license ends a long story. It’s been a […]

Women in the pews Pt 2: Meet Ana Jagdeo

“With me, stories start at the beginning. My story started on Sunday, but it actually happened on Thursday.” So begins the conversation with Ana as she […]

Faith formation – a life-long journey

By Andrew Fernandes, Archdiocesan Catechetical Office At various stages of your Catholic journey, you would have participated in multiple faith formation engagements. Some Catholics have committed […]

Visio Divina for women: Thursday, Oct 6

Kyra Gill Ettienne is just 23 years old but she is an unbelievably gifted artist and a beautiful human being. A proud parishioner of St Dominics […]

It’s OKAY…

By Ashley Chin Aleong “It’s okay if you fall apart sometimes; tacos fall apart, and we still love them.” I saw this as a meme when […]

Women in the pews Pt 1: Meet Ana Jagdeo

Meet Ana Jagdeo… Each week we will tell you a story of an unknown woman sitting in the pews of your church that will absolutely delight […]

From Embarrassment to Empowerment

By Michelle Borel ‘Dis chile peed herself!’ It felt as if that line echoed and got louder each time it looped in my head. It seemed […]

Broken Pieces

By Debra Bartholomew I looked in the mirror for what seemed like a long time. I hated the reflection I saw….hated the woman staring back at […]

Confession of a Single Catholic Female

Do you notice us? The career women, the single mothers, women who stayed at home to take care of ageing parents, the women without a family. […]

Dear Women: Be Cheerleaders

By Michelle Borel Celebrating another does not in any way take away from your own shine. Constantly, we have choices. That is our true power – […]

Whoa! Woman!

By Michelle Borel ‘Woman!’ That is a two-syllable word with such depth. Let’s place focus on the first morpheme ‘wo.’ This meaningful unit of sound sparks […]

Mary… Do YOU love her ?

By Denise Scott In the Catholic Church, the month of August is dedicated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. According to the Catholic News Agency website, […]

Savings and investing for single moms

Building a nest egg Understanding the fundamentals of savings and investing is critical to us all, and moreso for a single mom to help her achieve […]

Money matters for single mothers

By Camille Ramdial Printed tee shirts saying, “What’s your Superpower? I am a Single MOM!” says it all. Being a single mom can be a very […]

No flour? No problem, says Madame Moringa

By Klysha Best Imagine having breadfruit pancakes or some melongene fritters for breakfast, minus the use of flour? Following the increase of flour last month, debate […]

Of Candy Crush and Breakthroughs

By Niobe Rodrigues I must admit I am a Candy Crush addict. (Candy Crush Saga is a free-to-play match-three puzzle video game released by King on […]

On my way to Love: Finding him ‘divinely’ attractive

By Nikita Lakatoo I’d say it takes more than attractiveness, talent, and natural charm to acquire a lasting relationship that has a divine holding. Even when […]

Change your mindset, change your life

By Debra Abbot Do you know that your inner dialogue has a lot to do with where you are today, your direction and what you are […]

The Cover or The Inside

By Tracy Joseph Anderson Why judge a book by its cover? Did you take time to turn the pages, read the words and understand it? Life […]

Be Resolute!

By Niobe Rodriguez Resolute is defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary as “marked by firm determination” and “bold, steady”. In my own life, there are few things […]

On my way to Love Pt.4: Wearing my God on my sleeve

By Nikita Lakatoo At the risk of hubris, the truth is, getting the attention of guys wasn’t a problem for me, I had grown accustomed to […]

Violence in Nigeria: A Pentecost reflection

Three postulants: Bro Yannick-Celestin Kabi OSB, Bro Samuel Muhindo and Bro Victor Okam will be received into the Novitiate at the Abbey Church, Mt St Benedict […]

Series: On my way to love Pt.3

By Nikitta Lakatoo I always knew deep down that I desired a family of my own. You’d think as an only child, whose parents got divorced […]

Love is a verb…

By Debra Abbot The site odysseyonline.com says love is a decision not an emotion; and in this blog, they are talking about romantic relationships. Their view […]

Series: On my way to love Pt. 2

By Nikita Lakatoo Persad As a young child, broken relationships, unhappy marriages among them and not to mention my own parent’s divorce were my living examples […]

You are enough

By Oneika Bushell ‘A nice woman like you should be married by now!’ ‘What you waiting on girl? Like you don’t have plans to start a […]

Series: On my way to Love

By Nikita Lakatoo Have you ever had such a thrilling conversation with someone and found yourself reaching to a point where you feel as though you’ve […]

Getting back on track

By Niobe Rodrigues Psalm 8:5 says, “What is man that you are mindful of him, and a son of man that you care for him?” Earlier […]

Domestic violence – what ‘we’ have to do

By Sheena Sheppard There has been a recent upsurge in the deaths of women due to domestic violence in Trinidad and Tobago. This problem is as […]

“Momma’s Boys” of the Catholic Church

It’s no surprise that Mother’s Day is in the month of May, the same month in which we celebrate the most venerated woman of the Catholic […]

A tribute to Latchmie – my role model, mentor, mother

By Camille Ramdial-Cumberbatch My mom, Latchmie Ramdial, was the queen of our family in Cocoyea, San Fernando. The musical icon, Sundar Popo sang, “A mother’s love, […]

Poetry for Motherhood

By Dr Debra Bartholomew Motherhood to me is like watching parts of yourself walking around in front of you but with added tenacity, wit and a […]

Poem for Moms: I stood at the edge and dove in

By Dr Debra Bartholomew   I stood at the edge and dove in Oh my God, where are you? The water swirls like millions of tendrils […]

Poem for Moms: Check-up

By Dr Debra Bartholomew   I just went to check on him…. I felt his brow, I touched his cheek, I listened to his breath…. I […]

Health & Wellness series; drink water and mind your business

Let’s talk Health and Wellness with Giselle Burton Ladies, health, and wellness encompass many facets of our life: such as our physical, social, spiritual, emotional, intellectual, […]

Poem: You’re not the only one

By Danielle Mohammed This poem is dedicated to all the mental health fighters, supporters, and advocates. You’re not the only one to sit around the violence […]

Easter in the white poui tree

Story and photos by Lara Pickford-Gordon On the afternoon of March 19 while going into MovieTowne, my attention was captured by a tree. It took a […]

Healthy snacking for children

By Cherice Bronte-Tinkew R.D. Snacking is a big part of a child’s life. It helps to form friendships at school and it’s the most memorable time […]

Have Mercy

By Niobe Rodrigues Even if you find me buried in the valley I have not wasted my time, no He’s working on me Don’t feel sorry […]

Testimony: This I know for sure

By Denise Scott – sub-editor of our Women’s blog. For more stories CLICK HERE. Email us at forwomen@catholictt.org At first, the young couple considered aborting their […]

What Easter means to me

Easter to many is just the best long weekend in the Trini calendar but if you are truly fortunate, Easter is supposed to be one of […]

Poem: O, Happy Death!

By Felix Edinborough They came and saw A symbol of total defeat A broken man Begging for mercy “I thirst”   Head hung low in full […]

A mother’s strength; Misilla pushes through pain of losing her baby

By Klysha Best Nothing can be more traumatic for a mother than to lose a child. When that child is mere months old, the suffering and […]

Michelle Borel: Inspiring others to see the greatness within themselves

By Klysha Best So then faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the words of GOD. (Rom 10:17) These are the words that motivational speaker Michelle […]

Open schol winner looks forward to possibilities to be revealed

Nineteen-year-old Navita Rampersad had mixed feelings about her success in getting an open scholarship in Environmental Studies, but she is looking forward to the possibilities to […]

Scholarship winner, Anjuli Ramnathsingh says ‘Balance is key to life’

The Ministry of Education announced the recipients of national scholarships March 16. A total of 100 scholarships were distributed based on the results of the Caribbean […]

Lent 2022: It’s not too late…

Natasha Babwah-Tim Kee shares her thoughts and reflections for the Lenten season Faith and trust are one in the same. “Faith is inseparable from trust; it […]

Health & Wellness; drink water and mind your business

Let’s talk Health and Wellness with Giselle Burton Ladies, Health, and Wellness encompass many facets of our life: such as our physical, social, spiritual, emotional, intellectual, […]

Anxiety and the Catholic Woman

By Denise Scott I’m blessed but stressed! “Cast all your anxieties on him because he cares for you” (1 Pet 5:7, NAB) Perhaps my anxiety has […]

Lean not on thy own understanding

Three years ago, this month, my life broke. Actually, broke doesn’t do it justice –my life shattered. Now to be totally honest with myself and you, […]

Are you standing in your way?

There’s this thing I’ve heard people say, either to me or generally, to the effect of: “The only one stopping you from achieving everything you put […]

Welcome youth back

From The Office of Youth Ministry BACK AGAIN! Back to a full capacity Mass. We haven’t been able to do this in two years, and what […]

Lent 2022: “Communion is… community”

Natasha Babwah-Tim Kee shares her thoughts and reflections for the Lenten season Two weeks ago, I attended my parish’s week-long Lenten retreat and was very excited […]

Lent 2022: A more hopeful me

Natasha Babwah-Tim Kee shares her thoughts and reflections for the Lenten season. I’m excited about my 2022 Lenten journey. Usually I, like most people (I guess), […]

Womanhood

by Sheena Shepherd In honour of International Women’s Day celebrated this week, I just want to honour and give thanks for all women, our mothers, our […]

Growing older

By Sheena Sheppard At 36 years old, I’m what my 16-year-old self would call…old. The problem is, I don’t feel…old. Yes, I have put on weight, […]

Every woman

by Dr Debra Bartholomew   I’m every woman, they say It’s all inside of me But am I still every woman if I have a disability? […]

Synod through Lent: “Transfiguration moments”

By Fr Donald Chambers The Gospel of Luke (Year C) is an idyllic synodal gift to the Church because Luke crafts Jesus’ ministry as a journey, […]

The moon was out

By Matthew Woolford In the classic kung-fu film, ‘Enter the Dragon’, Bruce Lee told the young student, “Don’t think. FEEEEEEEEL! It’s like a finger pointing away […]

Women’s Day Feature: Hazel Thompson-Ahye

Today, March 8 is International Women’s Day, a global observance celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. It is also a call to […]

For the Love of the Catholic Church

February is not over and as long as we are in February we can still talk about love. So, let’s continue to talk about our love […]

Listening to what the women have to say

The Church is in a listening mode! So, each week, I would like us to use this space for Catholic women’s voices to be heard! We […]

The mas – good and bad

“An artist is a priest, and by the same token, a priest is also an artist” – Peter Minshall, January 2022 Dr Sharon Syriac concludes her […]

Letters to my daughter – The millennium mother

“For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a […]

Leela Ramdeen’s love affair with the Catholic Church

I firmly believe that this love was nurtured in my mother’s womb. My loving mother loved to pray and sing hymns— all day long. I feel […]

Too much or too little devotion to Our Lady?

By Shannon Woodroffe We all know Mother Mary to be, in the least, part of our Catholic devotion. She is a refuge for those in need, […]

Women Supporting Women on World Cancer Day

“So. You always have something to say. About everything. What are you going to say for World Cancer Day (celebrated Thursday, February 3)?” Oho. Okay then…I […]

Synod with Youth

From The Office of Youth Ministry Synod 2021–2023 is upon us. Synod teams have met, plans are being conceived and executed, and we are beginning to […]

#BeingTracy – 2022 Epiphanies

By Tracy Hutchinson Wallace. Check out another testimony from her HERE Every year, since I was a teenager (with a short break when I went off […]

Ordinary Time ‘again’

By Niobe Rodriguez For there is no one else like you Righteous and faithful ever true We lift our hands and sing All praises to the […]

CYC – Catholic Youth Christmas

From The Office of Youth Ministry We know what you’re thinking, CYC means Catholic Youth Commission, right? Well, yes, it does, but for the month of […]

A reflective Christmas

By Felix Edinborough I can’t believe it! I really have to spend another Christmas without the usual family and friends? I did it last year, 2020, […]

A Catholic Foodie: Trini Pastelles

by Joanne Campbell ‘Ah give him bread, and ham, together with ah pastelle…’ It’s pastelle season and if you haven’t made your pastelles yet, here is […]

O come all ye Faithful

By Niobe Rodriguez The Advent Season is the start of the Church’s new year which is the opposite to what is happening in the world. In […]

Crafty Catholic Women: Christmas Edition

The Christmas Season is almost upon us! Whilst liturgically, Advent is not the preparation for Christmas, for many it is the real-time when we start preparing […]

‘Judge not lest ye be judged’

Have you ever been afraid to say how you really feel in any given situation because of the way you know it will be perceived? Like […]

A Catholic Foodie: The Panna Cotta is the Message

The Panna Cotta is the Message Here’s an easy recipe from Countrykitchentt to impress the family for Christmas. Panna Cotta is an Italian dessert similar to […]

Steps to my discernment

By Maria Prudhomme We may wonder how ‘do I begin to discern this call for my life?’ There are a few steps that we can actively […]

I know it will be okay

By Ashley Chin Aleong I was scrolling nonchalantly through Instagram recently and stumbled upon this message that read: “I know I’ll be okay and eventually everything […]

Crafty Catholic Women

The Christmas Season is almost upon us! Whilst liturgically, Advent is not the preparation for Christmas, for many it is the real time when we start […]

“Orange is the new black”

By Debra Bartholomew He refused to wear an orange tee shirt that day. That day. November 25, 2021. The United Nations’ (UN) International Day for the […]

Visio Divina for women: Thursday, Dec 2

On December 8, we celebrate the feast of Immaculate Conception and I thought a wonderful way to celebrate this would be with a Marian painting. This […]

A Catholic Foodie: The Gratifying Gulab Jamun

Divali is over but everyone loves a good Gulab jamun or ‘big kurma’ as many call it! Try this amazing recipe from Country Kitchen and let […]

What has He done?

By Niobe Rodrigues What have you done? (Jn 18:35, NASB) These were words addressed to Jesus by Pontius Pilate, and they are good for us to […]

Visio Divina for women: Thursday, Nov 18

Michelle Tappin Davis is the President of the Women in Art Organisation of Trinidad and Tobago, a wife, a mother,a teacher at Hillview college, a parishioner […]

The Barnes Sisters – Badminton Superstars

Meet Danyelle and T’shelle Barnes, T&T national badminton athletes and sisters from St Francis of Assisi RC Church in Sangre Grande where they are presently confirmation […]

What’s next God?

By Maria Prudhomme Have you ever sat and wondered, ‘what does God want me to do in this life?’ In school, we are bombarded with the […]

Cast off!

By Debra Bartholomew I watched him with a smile as he waved goodbye and climbed into the car. He was off to the Anniversary Mass of […]

Visio Divina for women: Thursday, Nov 11

Michelle Tappin Davis is the President of the Women in Art Society of Trinidad and Tobago, a wife, a mother, a teacher at Hillview College, a […]

God’s call to motherhood

Copy editor/writer Simone Delochan concludes her interview with Candace Sobion. Part 1 HERE “This is the story I think God wants me to tell.” Attending Mass […]

Give your two cents with Love

By Niobe Rodrigues The Merriam-Webster dictionary gives a not-so-well-known definition for the word ‘widow’ as: “a woman whose spouse or partner leaves her alone or ignores […]

A Catholic Foodie: Trini Cooking with Ria

Have you ever heard of the famous ‘Trini Cooking with Ria’ blog? It is a popular international blog that features some of our favourite Trini recipes. […]

Party done, answering God’s call

Copy editor/writer Simone Delochan interviews Candace Sobion who tells a deeply personal story of how God called her back to faith and to motherhood, in the […]

What eyes cannot see, the soul will feel.

By Rowan Mc Ewan Now, for those who don’t know, our Archbishop Jason Gordon was ordained as a Bishop 10 years ago—time sure flies, huh? —and […]

Would I have said Yes?

By ‘Lizzy D’ We can agree that one of the most important roles in Jesus’ life was Mary as his mother and nurturer, but have we […]

Visio Divina for women: Thursday, Oct 28

Bernadette Hospedales is a parishioner from Tunapuna RC Church. She is an art teacher by day but an unbelievably talented artist and Sculptor by night. Bernadette […]

“I know who I am”

“On hearing that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out and say, ‘Jesus, son of David, have pity on me.’ And many rebuked […]

From an Attitude of Gratitude to a Lifestyle of Gratitude

By Maria Prudhomme So, while we step in boldness and confidence, are we grateful? A lot of the times we say we have an attitude of […]

Mom shares experience of son with autism receiving Covid vaccine

By Saira La Foucade I felt moved to share my positive experience of allowing my son who is diagnosed as severe on the autism spectrum his […]

Visio Divina for women: Thursday, Oct 21

Today we feature another interesting piece by Joy Luk Pat entitled Catalyst. Joy’s work is an extension of her dynamism as a multi-faceted, catholic woman of […]

The Catechetical Agenda Our mission – My journey

By Andrew Fernandes Vicariate Coordinator Archdiocesan Catechetical Office The Catholic Church is on a mission—to teach the Good News throughout the world and bring all people […]

Maria Thinks: “Stepping out in boldness”

By Maria Prudhomme Stepping into this week with boldness and with confidence … Walking with a little more ‘oomph’ in my step because “my Daddy is […]

Visio Divina for women: Thursday, Oct 14

Today we feature another interesting piece by Joy Luk Pat entitled  “Flow”. Joy is is a multi-faceted, dynamic catholic woman of faith. She is a wife […]

“Thank you” Sr Thérèse Dookeran

Denise Scott I first met Sr Thérèse in 2012. She was a deeply caring soul who was feisty and always down for a little mischief. Needless […]

Praying for Wisdom

By Niobe Rodrigues Wisdom 7:7 begins, “I prayed, and prudence was given me…”, the ‘I’ here is King Solomon who was the successor to King David. […]

The Road Less Travelled

There’s a song I learned when I was a child called ‘Pilgrim’s Song’. It tells the lonely tale of a pilgrim. As I got older, it […]

Visio Divina for women: Thursday, Oct 7

Joy Luk Pat is a multi-faceted, dynamic catholic woman of faith. She is a wife and the mother of two boys who believes that she is […]

A deeper relationship with Christ through silence and meditation

By Maria Prudhomme The Catholic Youth Commission advertised the programme, “Are you committed?”. I began questioning if I was ‘committed’. I said to myself maybe this […]

Moving Day

By Rowan Mc Ewan Today, my mother, my brother and I are preparing to move out of our apartment. Last night, my mom was explaining how […]

A Catholic Foodie: Mhmmm! Moreish Brownies

Who wants brownies? Sparkle Caddle & Joe’Ella Caddle are sisters who have teamed up to master the art of baking. They belong to the parishes of […]

Good relationship advice

By Niobe Rodrigues In my childhood home, there was this quote on the wall attributed to Welsh theologian Matthew Henry:  “Women were created from the rib […]

Poem: The obstetrix of physics

The obstetrix of physics All I see are Hieroglyphics A whole bunch of random ancient scribbles and relics Always has a way of making me feel […]

Visio Divina for women: Thursday, Sept 30

This week we feature the third in a series of paintings from the young and absolutely talented Erin Krogh in celebration of the Season of Creation. […]

Cyclist Akil Campbell: A role model to young, Catholic men

By Dante Padmore On September 10, Akil Campbell won gold in the Men’s Elimination Race at the International Cycling Union (UCI) Track Cycling Nations Cup. This […]

Youth in Art: Xande Alexander

This beautiful piece of work is done by the very talented Xande Alexander who is a Form 6 student at Bishop Anstey High School. She is […]

A Catholic Foodie: Golden Garlic Pepper Chicken

This simple garlic pepper chicken dish made by the wonderful team at Klamps catering is made with a few ingredients and can be cooked under 30 […]

The Loyal Catholic

By Niobe Rodrigues According to yourdictionary.com, jealousy is defined as “a state or feeling of being envious or of wanting what someone else has.” In my […]

A mere percentage point

Dr Debra Bartholomew What does that mean, exactly? I’ve often heard people say that Covid-19 has a mere percentage point of deaths worldwide, but is it […]

Visio Divina for women: Thursday, Sept 23

This week we feature another wonderful piece by the very talented Erin Krogh. Erin is the 19-year-old who said, “I was always the person to question […]

Poem: Mary, Mother of God

By Alicia Hankey Mary is the Church’s universal mother, Pure and beautiful as a rose petal flower, To some she is the mother of good counsel, […]

Patriotism is more than words

By ‘Lizzy D’ Have you ever worn an outfit inspired by our country’s vibrant flag? Have you ever declared that you are proud to be Trini? […]

Visio Divina for women: Thursday, Sept 16

Erin Krogh, is a 19-year old who while she is sweet and very compassionate, is also filled with enormous depth and understanding and uses her art […]

WWJD? On the subject of inclusion

By Rowan McEwen A while ago, I was doing virtual practice with the Lower Brass section of my Scout Band. There were only three of us […]

Guys in poetry

As we honour Season of Creation Month this year, we remember these masterpieces from last year’s The season of Creation Challenge [2020] Love is why children […]

SHE

By Valerie Bethel I sure everybody here know about the woman in Proverbs 31 According to the Bible she is described as one in a million. […]

Suicide Prevention Month: Lord Hold Me

By Niobe Rodrigues Psalm 116: 3-4 The cords of death encompassed me; the snares of the netherworld seized upon me; I fell into distress and sorrow, […]

A Catholic Foodie: Going bananas for Banana Bread!

Who does not love a good banana bread? If you have ever done a parish cake sale, you must know that the banana bread is always […]

Season of Creation – Healthy Eating Challenge – Gazpacho

September 1 – October 4 is the Season of Creation! An ecumenical, or unified Christian Church celebration, in which according to SeasonofCreation.org, “the world’s 2.3 billion […]

Season of Creation – Healthy Eating Challenge

September 1 – October 4 is the Season of Creation! An ecumenical, or unified Christian Church celebration, in which according to SeasonofCreation.org, “the world’s 2.3 billion […]

Visio Divina for women: Thursday, Sept 9

Today we feature another piece by Djenessa Jean Baptiste who belongs to the parish of St Michael’s in Point a Pierre. Prior to the pandemic, Djenessa […]

“Just come”… In-person Masses again after lengthy closure

By Lara Pickford Gordon “Be neighbourly, consider each other.” This was the simple request from Archbishop Jason Gordon with the resumption of public Masses from September […]

A Real Talk with the Sport Highlight Real Team

By Joshua Britto On Independence Day I got the opportunity to speak with core founding members of Sports Highlight Real: Staron Timothy, Aaron De Matas, and […]

Lizzy D prepares for the new school term

On September 6, I will return to virtual school with much anticipation to begin my second year of secondary school during the pandemic. I started Form […]

Visio Divina for women: Thursday, Sept 2

Today we feature another piece by the super talented Dr Debra Bartholomew who belongs to two parishes St Mary’s, St James which was her original parish, […]

I Still Believe in Miracles Pt. 2

Sherisse Alexander is a 23-year-old parishioner of Tortuga RC and suffers from a rare nerve condition called Plexiform Neurofibroma. CLICK HERE to read Part 1 of […]

Find the courage

Thus says the LORD: Say to those whose hearts are frightened: Be strong, fear not! Here is your God, he comes with vindication; with divine recompense, […]

What do you love about being Trini?

Gabrielle Miles All aspects of our culture influenced by our rich history including the food, delicacies, togetherness or “all ah we is one” mentality, festivals, our […]

Poem: The World’s Problems

By Thiarry Bartholomew   Everybody’s waiting for somebody to do What anybody could do You could doubt me but it’s true.   You may have a […]

“What do you pray for God to bless T&T with?”

Happy Independence Day Trinidad and Tobago! We often say May God bless our nation, so we decided to ask some Catholic women, “What do you pray […]

Youth in Art: Xande Alexander

Name of  artwork:  Untold Xande Alexander is a Form  6 student at Bishop Anstey High School He attends Assumption RC parish in Maraval Why art? It […]

Visio Divina for women: Thursday, August 26

Can you guess the church? This is another wonderful piece by the amazing Frances White. This talented, 70-year-old parishioner of Tacarigua RC Church began her journey […]

A Catholic Foodie: Scrumptious Sweet & Sour Chicken

A Klamps Edition recipe Are you ready to lick your ten fingers, and smack your lips non-stop in the kitchen? Then you will be happy to […]

Share the message

By Niobe Rodrigues Have you ever had something to share with someone and when you contacted the person you were informed that they had a message […]

What does it mean to be Committed?

By Kirstin Sylvester When I first saw the ad for the Committed programme, I did not consider signing up. I thought of others who might be […]

Caring for your skin

By Heidi Gibbon Warm greetings to you. My name is Heidi Gibbon, and I am usually very quiet when it comes to expressing myself in a […]

About Integral Living

By Fr Robert Christo, Vicar for Communications During a Sport’s Day, seven-year-olds swarm with a ball in the muddy playfield. The mass of children pushed and […]

A Catholic Foodie: Pleasing Parmesan Chicken

Who doesn’t love Parmesan Chicken? If it’s something that you love but it’s too expensive to buy at a fancy restaurant, especially if you have to […]

Who is ready for school? What are you doing to get ready?

Aaliyah Abraham, 19 I’m currently a Year 2 student at The University of the West Indies (UWI), pursuing a BSc in Criminology and Criminal Justice. This […]

My Grandma Joy

Dedicated to: Joicelyn Bartholomew by Thiarry Bartholomew  You may not have a clue Of all the good things you do For this family and that is […]

I Still Believe in Miracles Pt. 1

BARE – A LITTLE GIRL’S BIG DREAM As I sat to try and compile a series of words that would tell my first of many stories, […]

Getting ready for the European football season

Who is going to win! Our youth reporter Joshua Britto gives us his predictions   1. Ligue 1 (France) – Paris Saint Germain After failing to […]

Am I that different?

Greetings and salutations! My name is Rowan Nicholas McEwen, composer, novice artist, trombonist, and singer. I used to have a dream when I was younger. I […]

Purpose

“The purpose of life is a life of purpose” – Robert Byrne. I have often wondered what is my purpose in life, what was I placed […]

“Good Men”

By Daniel Reyes “Young men these days have no idea how to be a real man!” sounds quite familiar doesn’t it? Perhaps because we have heard […]

Visio Divina for women: Thursday, Aug 19

This week we feature another magnificent piece by Kristy Galt Franco. It is a very large piece about 51/2 feet by 31/2 feet and is presently […]

My Caribbean School for Catholic Communications experience

By Brianne Gomes As a Youth Journalist Intern for the Catholic Youth Commission, I was granted the opportunity to attend the Caribbean School for Catholic Communications […]

Hold on to love

By Niobe Rodriques This week we are admonished in Ephesians 4:31 “All bitterness, fury, anger, shouting, and reviling must be removed from you, along with all […]

A Catholic Foodie: How fast can you say No-Bake-Chocolate-Peanut-Butter-Granola-Bar?

By Gina Ling of Ranchos Marketing It’s August vacation! This is a great snack recipe for the kiddies! My nieces love helping me make this no-bake […]

Concession Stand

By Dr Debra Batholomew In a way, sometimes, I do wish I could purchase my child’s concessions from a stand much like the one at the […]

Help our sons! We ought to teach boys differently

By Candace Francis Boys and girls vary in several ways, two of which are their physiological and psychological structures. As a result, the behaviour and mannerisms […]

Visio Divina for women: Thursday, Aug 11

Once upon a time, Kristy Galt Franco used to be a first communion teacher and a graphic artist, but now her hands are filled being the […]

Contemplating the rosary

By Jacqui-Theresa Leiba Many years ago, after having been drawn into wordless contemplative prayer, I found that the traditional way of praying the rosary no longer […]

Visio Divina for women: Thursday, Aug 5

It was so nice! We are doing it twice! The wonderful work of Leona Fabien, who if you remember Vision (Catholic News’ youth paper) you may […]

7 tips to make your home safer and more welcoming for seniors

By Sherette Almandoz Interior Design Consultant Here in Trinidad and Tobago, our culture is one of family. Many households are made up of multiple generations, sometimes […]

My God has provided for me

By Niobe Rodriques This is my testimony… my God has supplied all my needs. Glory, glory to my provider! [aye-yah] Oh my, Adonai [yeah], forever you […]

The Catholic Church and the Transatlantic Slave Trade

By Candace Santana As we approach the Emancipation Day holiday in Trinidad and Tobago, it is a good time to discuss a topic whispered about in […]

A Catholic Foodie: Cheesin’ for Cheesecake

Did you know that July 30 is international Cheesecake Day? Giselle Best another Catholic foodie from the parish of St Phillip and St James, Chaguanas and […]

Visio Divina for women: Thursday, July 29

If you remember Vision (A July 29Catholic News’ youth paper) you may remember some of Leona Fabien’s artwork from back in the day. If you are […]

Staying committed

Many people have negative things to say about young adults and their expressions of faith. More often than not, when anyone describes religion and the behaviours […]

Good luck to Catholic Cyclist, Teniel Campbell

The Tokyo Olympics is here and all eyes are on the 23-year-old who will become the first female cyclist from Trinidad and Tobago to compete in […]

Marriage & Family Week: Wives share on married life

This week the Archdiocese celebrates Marriage and Family week and on July 26th we celebrate the feast of Saints Joachim and Anne. They are the parents […]

Visio Divina for women: Thursday, July 22

Can you guess the church? This is another wonderful piece by the talented Frances White. This 70-year-old parishioner of Tacarigua RC Church began her journey into […]

Best friends who married says “Faith won the battle”

By Christopher & Jeanine Culpepper When two best friends become life partners, faith will always win the battle ahead! Our story officially began New Year’s Eve, […]

Be not afraid…

By Niobe Rodrigues Well I don’t know about you but I’m not afraid My Shepherd He walks beside me all way I will not fear no, […]

A Catholic Foodie: Feelin’ for KFC (Korean Fried Chicken)

Are you salivating at restaurants re-opening on the July 19 and getting your order ready for your favourite fast-food craving? Well, for the last year and […]

Poem: These Four Letters

By Dr Debra Bartholomew These four letters Four letters define my fate CAPE/CSEC examinations June 2021, the start date   The date, June 2021, I hear […]

Poem: Fingers For Lunch

By Dr Debra Bartholomew There’s a new diet fad in town The craziest of the bunch All the teenagers are doing it It’s called “Fingers for […]

Visio Divina for women: Thursday, July 15

Frances White is an amazing 70-year-old, catholic woman, who proves that life begins after retirement. This talented, parishioner of Tacarigua RC Church began her journey into […]

#BeingTracy – Birthday thoughts & stages of grief

By Tracy Hutchinson Wallace So, this month (July 2021) I celebrate my birthday. Not a unique or significant number. Middle-aged. Old enough to be a grandmother […]

A Catholic Foodie: Preparing Pan de Jamon

Here’s a little boost of Christmas spirit halfway to Christmas not to mention an excuse to binge on Hallmark Channel movies. Pan de Jamon.(pronounced PAN-de-HAM-on) . […]

I am

By Dr Debra Bartholomew I am the mother of two adolescent boys. My older son, diagnosed on the autistic spectrum at the age of three, and […]

Visio Divina for women: Thursday, July 8

Ruth Naomi Lushington is a beautiful 34-year-old, Artist and a parishioner of St Ann’s RC church. This Diego Martin born lass’, artistic talents seemed to blossom […]

A Catholic foodie: Time for Focaccia!

This week’s recipe is brought to you by Joanne Campbell, HR Manager by day, entrepreneur, and amazing cook by night!  She is also part owner of […]

Visio Divina for women: Thursday, July 1

“Our existence itself on this planet is an example of how powerful the creator is at its craft. When I tune into this creative force field […]

A Catholic Foodie: Let’s Try Lionfish!

Meet Joanne Campbell, HR Manager by day, entrepreneur, and amazing cook by night!  A past pupil of Holy Faith Convent,  Couva, and a devout parishioner of […]

A lighthouse in a storm

Recently, I had reason to pause and reflect on the state of my emotions over the last six weeks. Well, first I had to recall what […]

‘Death at an online funeral’

By Camille Mc Milan Rambharat Are we there yet? This lockdown feels like a locked-in, five-year term mortgage. There’s nothing more sad and traumatic than having […]

In the spirit of incognito

By Fr Donald Chambers God’s creation overflows with moments incognito. ‘Incognito’ means to hide one’s true identity. The word originates from the Latin ‘in’ meaning ‘not’ […]

Altar servers immerse themselves in prayer

Making our way to the altar with an abundance of heart-felt joy to serve once again during this  unchartered period, we began to realise how fragile […]

My garden… and sin

By Fr Martin Sirju Coping with the seesaw lockdown experiences has sent me into my garden on many occasions. My garden has taught me a lot […]

Care for Creation: Early puppy and kitten care PT 2

By Dr Asia O’Neill DVM God requires that we assist the animals when they need our help. Each being (human or creature) has the same right […]

The Great Debate

From as far back as primary school, I can recall being prepped for debating competitions. The standard practice was that each team would adopt a viewpoint […]

A tribute to my dad

Meet Peter Waterman. He is the father of the effervescent Sr Sarah Marie Waterman OCarm. While that might be enough to earn our admiration, this amazing […]

‘Plant ladies’ – Vilma Jackson

If you are from Tunapuna RC Church, you must know this week’s plant lady! She is Vilma Jackson. At age 77, she is a liturgical lay […]

Visio Divina for women: Thursday, June 17

There is a famous saying that, “Those who can, do; those who can’t, teach” well one person who this certainly does not refer to, is the […]

In my eyes…

By Alvin Peters As a child, when my father walked beside me, I sometimes wondered what other people saw. Some people gave furtive glances, their eyes […]

St Joseph, model of fatherhood today

From the National Catholic Men’s Ministry Many of us see St Joseph as the perfect father. If God Himself had to choose an earthly father, he […]

Listening and Obedience

By Fr Donald Chambers “The saints teach us to live boldly by listening to that gentle voice within” (Matthew Kelly) The root meaning of the word […]

The mental health of our Catholic women

When I read that Naomi Osaka was leaving the French Opens because of her mental health, I was shocked! Surely everyone would understand what anxiety is […]

Visio Divina for women: Thursday, June 3

Today we are happy to share with you the work of Stephanie Rattan who is a parishioner of St Francis RC Church in Sangre Grande. Stephanie […]

What Corpus Christi means to me

T’shura Chinia Our Lady of Monsterrat,Tortuga Corpus Christi means that Jesus gave His entire body and blood for me so now I can give my entire […]

Silent listening is God centred

By Fr Donald Chambers In last Sunday’s article, I reflected on silent listening as a spiritual disposition that allows us to listen to the inner voice […]

Visio Divina for women: Thursday, May 27

Petrina Yip Hoi does not consider herself an artist and for that reason, she has never signed a single piece of her art. When asked about […]

Silent listening

By Fr Donald Chambers We live in an anti-silent culture. From birth, we are socialised to resist silence, and this resistance is now fertilised by the […]

To all Confirmation candidates…

From Angelo Kurbanali in the Office of Youth Ministry, Catechist Dear young people, you’re well on your way to becoming a fully initiated member of the […]

Women of the Sunday experience: Debra Bartholomew

What defines your Sunday experience? Research has shown that in many parishes in Trinidad and Tobago, our music ministry comes second only to the homily. We […]

Visio Divina for women: Thursday, May 20

This week we are proud to present to you another piece by the multi-talented Renee Roberts. Renee has packed up a lot in her 23 years […]

Drawing closer to communicate God’s hidden plan

By Fr Donald Chambers In last Sunday’s article, I alluded to the cramped physical condition of many Caribbean homes and communities in which we huddled together […]

Peeling the onion back– is it fear ?

The silence in the streets with the implementation of the State of Emergency and curfew has not silenced the cacophony of sound emanating from social media, […]

A Coronavirus Prayer

Lord Jesus Christ you travelled through towns and villages curing every disease and illness, at your command the sick were made well, come to our aid […]

Joseph and decision-making

By Fr Donald Chambers Many Caribbean families, including my own, grew up huddled together in small houses. Huddled together in cramped spaces, we grappled with each […]

Drawing Strength from Mary our Mother

By Marina Austin We all know that there are times when the demands of womanhood are very heavy to bear. No one besides our heavenly mother […]

Visio Divina for women: Thursday, May 13

This week we are happy to present another piece by super talented Encaustic Artist Alicia Nathai – Achong of St Benedicts RC of La Romaine. In […]

‘Mothers of our Fathers’

Happy Mother’s Day to all our readers! For everyone in Trinidad and Tobago, Mother’s Day is usually a time for family get togethers, love, laughter and […]

Poem: Woman of Virtue

By Monica St Hillaire. Mammy… De sweetest sweetest lady. Bearer of true strength and power, Love blooms like ah hibiscus flower. Resplendent as de petals of […]

Visio Divina for women: Thursday, May 6

This week we are excited to present the Encaustic art Alicia Nathai -Achong a parishioner of St Benedicts RC of La Romaine. For the past twenty […]

Rachel’s Prayer

By Alvin Peters The father tried again to call his older son, Seth, but there was no answer. He had left home the night before. He […]

The Power of Choice

By Lizzie Hernandez From one plant came two branches—one full of green leaves, the other a stick. As I pondered how from one root there were […]

‘Plant ladies’ – Monica Borel

Monica Borel is a parishioner and Lay reader of St John the Baptist RC Church in San Juan. She is also a retired Nursing Assistant who […]

Visio Divina for women: Thursday, April 22

Last year when racism started showing its ugly head in Trinidad and Tobago; one young lady who did not want to see her country go down […]

Allow God to Surprise You

By Judy Joseph Mc Sween For as far back as I can recall, we always owned one or more dogs for the protection of our home. […]

Visio Divina for women: Thursday, April 15

Last week we presented one side of the backdrop at St Peter’s in Orange Valley, and today we present the second side, both pieces done by […]

SJC POS Alumni share anniversary greetings and memories

On  April 5 this year, social media was ablaze with the 185th anniversary emblem of St Joseph Convent, Port of Spain. Today, we decided to join […]

Visio Divina for women: Thursday, April 8

In the midst of Covid 19 Petra Berment found herself responding to tweets by Pope Francis on Twitter, then one day she got an inbox message […]

To the woman who may be wondering: “Where is my husband?”

To the woman who may be wondering: “Where is my husband?” and desiring marriage by Marina Austin “God, where is my husband?” or “Where are the […]

Series: The symbolism of the Paschal candle

By Msgr Michael de Verteuil, Chair of the Archdiocesan Liturgical Commission. Alleluia! Christ is risen! And here we are at Easter where we celebrate in a […]

What Easter means to me

Six women share their thoughts on this incredible season of Easter! Stephanie Rattan What does Easter mean for you? Easter is about new life, and having […]

Wither the ‘bobolee’

By Felix Edinborough The word ‘bobolee’ might sound strange to the young people of today but when I was a child, one of the traditions was […]

Visio Divina for women: Thursday, April 1

When Jade Hilaire is not busy being a super mummy to two rambunctious little boys you can find her at her day job where she is […]

Trini family lives Holy Week

As a mother of several young kids, I desired greatly to include them in some Holy Week traditions yet the frustration of taking everyone to the […]

Walking with Lizzie: Welcome home

By Lizzie Hernandez After my run this morning, I was at the Stop sign and really studied this sign. To me it beckoned ‘Welcome home’. Have […]

The black squirrel

Each of us during our lifetime, has created a story in our minds. If we take a Time Out to reflect on the story, we could […]

Visio Divina for women: Thursday, March 25

VISIO DIVINA FOR WOMAN – Kimberly Williams Today we feature 31 year old Kimberly Williams of Chaguanas who confesses that she still attends her original family […]

Series: Holy Week begins with palms

Msgr Michael de Verteuil, Chair of the Archdiocesan Liturgical Commission continues a series of articles for the Lenten season. This is the beginning of Holy Week, […]

Art connects us with the Master Artist

By Sharina Gerald A look at society may make one wonder where did we go wrong. At a glance it may seem as though we have […]

Take The Number!

Camille Mc Milan Rambharat Take the number. Decades before cell phones, calypsonian Scrunter advocated for young girls and women to ‘Take the number’. The foresight, simplicity […]

Visio Divina for women: Thursday, March 18

Today we present to you ‘Las Cuevas Hut’ by Patricia Campbell Although Patricia Campbell is the niece of renowned local artist, Willie Chen, she never saw […]

Series: The Paschal Mystery brings eternal life

Msgr Michael de Verteuil, Chair of the Archdiocesan Liturgical Commission continues a series of articles for the Lenten season. We continue our look at the prayers […]

Plant Ladies – For the Love of Bromeliads

Every parish has them. These amazing ladies who are great with plants. They support church harvests all over the country, buying plants from other plant ladies. […]

Women of the Sunday experience: Marceline Peters

What defines your Sunday experience? Research has shown that in many parishes in Trinidad and Tobago, our music ministry comes second only to the homily.  This […]

Series: Into the light…

Msgr Michael de Verteuil, Chair of the Archdiocesan Liturgical Commission continues a series of articles for the Lenten season. We continue our look at the prayers […]

Visio Divina for women: Thursday, March 4

Today we re-introduce you to 34 year old Tammy Arneaud, a 34 year old, married nail technician who hails from the parish of St Anthony’s in […]

The Story of Two Bougainvillas

 By Judy Joseph Mc Sween The story began with two bougainvillea plants that formed the view outside my French windows.  One plant had never bloomed in […]

2 Step Guide To Maximize Silence For Lent

By Jodel Lutchman For many of us in T&T, Ash Wednesday crept up on us unannounced, and we didn’t even realise it, all because there was […]

Beauty in the ‘Crown of Thorns’

By Delia Chatoor Many symbols are associated with the season of Lent and they include the cross, palms, nails, dry land, loaf of bread, a chalice, […]

Series: Fr Mike on ‘cleansing ourselves’

Msgr Michael de Verteuil, Chair of the Archdiocesan Liturgical Commission continues a series of articles for the Lenten season. As the Church tells us, Lent is […]

Going deep for Lent with youths and young adults

By Sr Renee K Hall OP The season of Lent creates a space in the frenzy of our lives to enter more deeply into prayer, fasting […]