CHOSEN, CALLED, BLESSED AND SENT – EMBRACING THE FUTURE WITH HOPE
The AEC Vocations Week 2015 will begin on Sunday, January 11, the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord. The Bishops of the AEC initiated this week four years ago to ensure that in all our Arch/Dioceses of the AEC a culture of vocations will be fostered and to offer support to the Directors or Promoters of Vocations in all our Arch/Dioceses, including Religious Institutes, encouraging among them greater solidarity with each other in the vital ministry of vocations promotion. The Week was also meant to encourage prayer for vocations and ensure that clergy, religious and faithful would all be aware of their responsibility in promoting vocations. The promotion of vocations is the responsibility of all in the Church, not just a few dedicated to the cause. Continue reading
from Catholic News – 8 March 2014
The papal representative to this region hopes the bishops of the Antilles Episcopal Conference (AEC) will benefit from the experience and guidance of its first cardinal.
Apostolic Nuncio Archbishop Nicola Girasoli made the comment at a February 26 dinner at the residence of Bishop Gabriel Malzaire of Roseau, capital of Dominica – the home country of Cardinal Kelvin Felix. The dinner was held in honour of the cardinal and followed a Mass at Our Lady of Fatima Church, Newtown. Archbishop Girasoli recalled that he met “Archbishop Felix” in 2006 when the latter visited Zambia and was a guest at the Nuncio’s residence. He said “in many ways” Cardinal Felix reflected Pope Francis’ style of leadership and how he witnessed to his Catholic faith. He urged the clergy, religious and the faithful of the diocese of Roseau to “love him and always support him”. In brief remarks, Cardinal Felix expressed gratitude to the diocese and the Dominica Government for the celebratory dinner. He thanked the Nuncio for his recommendations to the Holy See which contributed to his appointment as a cardinal. “It has put the AEC and Dominica, as it were, on the world map,” he remarked.
|Immediately upon Cardinal Felix’s arrival at the church, Fr Godfrey Tarimo approached him for a blessing. Continue reading|
|from Catholic News Saturday, 08 March 2014 22:15
|More than 1,700 persons squeezed into the Minor Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Castries or huddled in tents outside for a Mass last Sunday to celebrate Kelvin Cardinal Felix’s recent induction into the College of CardinalsThe new Caribbean cardinals – Chibly Cardinal Langlois and Kelvin Cardinal Felix – in Rome shortly after the February 22
consistory. Photo Msgr Patrick Anthony Continue reading
From Catholic Standard – 28th February 2014
“I stand on the shoulders of two great men, Tony Pantin, the first Caribbean man to be Archbishop of Port of Spain to the South and Sam Carter, the first Caribbean man to be Archbishop of Kingston, Jamaica to the north. These were my mentors, they were great men,” Cardinal Felix said in an interview after becoming Cardinal with Trinity Television of Trinidad and Tobago. This is another first for the Caribbean Catholic Church. Cardinal Kelvin Felix, the first Caribbean man to be made a Cardinal comes from the centre of the Caribbean, Dominica. Continue reading
By the Most Rev. Jason Gordon Bishop of Bridgetown and Kingstown
“I stand on the shoulders of two great men, Tony Pantin, the first Caribbean Man to be Archbishop of Port of Spain to the South and Sam Carter, the first Caribbean man to be Archbishop of Kingston, to the north. These were my mentors, they were great men.” (Cardinal Felix’s first interview after becoming Cardinal to Trinity Television February 22nd Vatican) Continue reading
By Lara Pickford-Gordon (Catholic News, T&T)
Cardinal Kelvin Felix was scheduled to leave his native Dominica on Monday (February 17) for Rome to attend the public consistory for the creation of new cardinals at which he – and 18 others appointed by Pope Francis – will receive the accoutrements of the office.
In keeping with Church tradition, they will also be assigned to a church in Rome. Continue reading
To His Grace Archbishop Patrick Pinder
Archbishop of Nassau and President of the Antilles Episcopal Conference (AEC)
-To All Bishops and Ordinaries of the AEC
-To the Clergy, Men and Women belonging to Religious Congregations, to the Deacons and to all the Brothers and Sisters in Christ of the Region of the AEC
With great joy I have the honor to participate the following joyful and historic news for our Region: Our beloved Holy Father Pope Francis at noon (time or Rome) today (January 12th, 2014), Feast of the Baptism of our Lord, announced that during the Public Concistory on February 22nd 2014 (Feast of the Chair of Saint Peter), will create Cardinal His Grace Mons. Kelvin Edward Felix, Archbishop Emeritus of Castries (Saint Lucia). Continue reading