Category Archives: Family

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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My Family and Friends

I welcome each new day with abiding hope and great expectations. I often get us with a grateful heart for the gift of another day. The reason for this is that I have been blessed with a loving family and … Continue reading

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Caring For The Elderly

Alzheimer’s disease is a dreadful condition for those afflicted. Imagine slowly losing your memory and mental faculties day by day. Ulianin, is how we used to call them in Filipino. A distorted version of Benjamin Button, where as one ages … Continue reading

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The Magic Of Christmas

The magical season of Christmas is about to be over. Driving around the neighborhood today, I noticed that many homes have taken down their Christmas trees now laying by roadside waiting for pick-up by garbage collectors. The presents under the … Continue reading

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The Day After Christmas

And just like that Christmas Day is over. Presents have been exchanged and opened. Christmas family meals have been shared. Things are all back to their normal routine. And people are back in their quest of wealth, power and fame. … Continue reading

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Christmas Gift

Christmas will be in a few days. It is a time for joy for many people. Gift-giving, often lavish and extravagant, helps to make the season bright. Yet, the first Christmas was very simple and literally poor. It was about … 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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