Category Archives: Discipleship

Pueblo Amante de Maria

This morning we joined the Spanish Community in our Parish in las mañanitas for our Lady of Guadalupe whose feast day it is today. And at the end of this week, the Filipino community will have their turn with the start … Continue reading

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Forgiveness In The Time Of Advent

Autumn leaves can be breathtaking in their explosion of wild colors. Somehow, falling leaves in Autumn remind me of the Advent hymn Rorate Coeli: Drop down dew, ye heavens, from above, and let the clouds rain down the Just One. … Continue reading

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The First Disciple

Mary was the first disciple. She is also the model of perfect discipleship. I have learned the three essentials of discipleship from her. When the angel Gabriel told Mary of God’s plan for her, she asked, “How can this be … Continue reading

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A Miracle

Today I witnessed a miracle. A good friend, Lambert, was ordained a deacon. And God willing, he will be ordained a priest in June next year. Nothing really miraculous there. Lambert was my contemporary in San Carlos Seminary. He was, … Continue reading

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Saint Andrew Apostle

This is Saint Andrew’s Cross. Today is the Feast Day of Saint Andrew, the first apostle to be called by Jesus. He is the patron saint of Scotland, Russia and Greece, places known for rebellions and revolutions. Today is also … Continue reading

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Silence

I finally got to see the movie Silence. It disturbed me a lot. The movie was well done. The cinematography was simple awesome. The music very apropos. And it had a power cast of characters. Their acting was Oscar-excellent. What … Continue reading

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The Jesus Paradox

Following Jesus often sounds foolish and foolhardy in the face of the self-serving pragmatism of the world today. And yet, his way seems to me the only way the world can save itself from self-destruction. The world has never seen … Continue reading

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