Monthly Archives: May 2019


Today is the Feast of the Visitation: a cousin visits her cousin to assist her in the final months of her pregnancy before going home herself to give birth to her own child. It is a poignant story of loved … Continue reading

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Be Careful What You Pray For

These days, with all the bad things happening almost everywhere and everyday, I pray that God corrects all the wrongs and evil in this world. But when I come to my spiritual senses, I realize how presumptuous I am. Sometimes, … Continue reading

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Pueblo Amante de Maria

  Filipinos have always taken great pride in being the only Christian nation in Asia. We have even fancied ourselves as “Pueblo Amante de Maria” – Mary’s Beloved People. And to reciprocate that Marian love, we have dedicated two months … Continue reading

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Togetherness and Solitude

One of the most common postings I have seen lately in Facebook is “Invest in Travel, not Things.” I could totally relate to it. I have experienced longer lasting joys, more learning and insights, photos and memories that last longer … Continue reading

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Evil is Real And It is Alive in the World

“I have said these things to you to keep you from stumbling. They will put you out of the synagogues. Indeed, an hour is coming when those who kill you will think that by doing so they are offering worship … Continue reading

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How Love Is Life-Giving

The Gospel that Christ preached is built on but one imperative – his great commandment of love. God created us out of love and it is our nature to love. But love is never easy. It is demanding and it … Continue reading

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In Life’s Final Exam, Love is the Answer

Of late, the daily Gospel readings have been taken from Christ’s Farewell Discourse¬† in John’s Gospel, mainly about his new commandment of love. Aside from LOVE, which is mentioned 179 times in the Gospels, there are a few other recurring … Continue reading

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Is This the Philippines or What?

I was awestruck when I first saw the renovated Podium Mall over the weekend. Its escalator ramps spiral upward so imposingly, they seem to lift me up as I gazed agape to the glass roof. It is an impressive expression … Continue reading

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Doors, Portals, and Thresholds

I love doors, portals, thresholds. I love even more what they open up to. There is mystery behind every door, an adventure beyond every portal, and a new level of being beyond any threshold. Doors, portals, thresholds. They are the … Continue reading

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The Greatest Commandment

  “I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one … Continue reading

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