Bishop Malzaire was born in Mon Repos, a community in the village of Micoud on the east of St Lucia. He dreamt of serving the Lord since the age 10. Bishop Malzaire studied at the Regional Seminary of St John Vianney and Ugandan Martyrs in Trinidad and Tobago. He holds a doctorate in Systematic Theology from the Gregorian University in Rome. His doctoral thesis, published in Rome, is a study of the relationship between theology of the Eucharist and the Social Teaching of the Church, as reflected in the thoughts of the late Pope Paul VI on the world’s poor and suffering.
Christmas is often seen as a time for “giving” and “receiving”, resulting in the notion of gift-exchange, as we know it. However, in the minds of many, the aspect of “receiving” takes greater prominence. The reason for this, it seems, is that our collective psyche has been formed that way. From very early, the child learns to expect gifts at Christmas time. Only later in life does the dimension of “giving” come into play. It seems quite easy to rationalize that reasoning, since children, by … [Read More...]