Category Archives: Children

Love and the Vine

Here is one of the fondest memories I have of Jane while she was growing up. This happened when she was about four years old. One chilly morning we brought her to her nursery-school. And as she gave me her … Continue reading

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What’s it all about, Alfie Evans?

Cute, angelic, little, lovable Alfie Evans has died. Only yesterday, he was still alive, with the world watching how his poignant drama would unfold. Now the powers of government and medicine conspired to deny him life. Today, he is gone. … Continue reading

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The Smells of Life

In the past few days, I have had the pleasure and the joy playing with these cute little angels. They were a bursting bundle of energy, which seemed to never run out. At times, they were more impish than angelic. … Continue reading

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Being a Father

Today is the feast day of St. Joseph. Today should be the ‘Catholic’ celebration of Fathers’ Day. One of the names by which Jesus was known is “the son of the carpenter”. There are a number of things about being … Continue reading

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Laetare!

Today is Laetare (Rejoice!) Sunday. It is a day of joy and hope in the midst of Lent a season of penance and repentance. The Gospel today includes the most beautiful passage in the gospels: For God so loved the world … Continue reading

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Children And The Santo Niño

The month of January is special for many (people and places) in the Philippines, for the many celebrations of the Santo Niño (Holy Infant): Ati-atihan in Kalibo, Sinulog in Cebu, Dinagyang in Iloilo, Fiestas in Pandacan and Tondo. Some people … Continue reading

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Promise And Fulfillment

It is a beautiful world. We only need to look at nature to realize what a great gift it is that has been given to us. It could only have come from the Source of Beauty. Deep inside us, we … Continue reading

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