Category Archives: Family

My Seventy Years

So yesterday was a landmark birthday, my 70th. It was spent in the loving company of family. At the end of the day, Msgr. Pagulayan, whom we endearingly call Peggy, came and gave us this most beautiful present. It is … Continue reading

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The Family And The Trinity

Today is the third Sunday in June, the day the world celebrates as Fathers’ Day. Digital media is awash with greetings and paeans to oft forgotten fathers. As a father, I have always seen my role as a father is … Continue reading

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The Love That Impels

I have always loved this quote from Blaise Pascal: “The heart has its reasons, of which reason knows nothing”. Or, one can let it play trippingly on one’s tongue in French: “Le cœur a ses raisons que la raison ne … Continue reading

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Roots

For most of my adult life, I have lived in cosmopolitan and urbanized areas in several places in the world. Yet I can still feel my peasant roots. My forebears were tillers, not owners, of the soil. During the off-season, … Continue reading

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Visitations

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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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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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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