Category Archives: Presence

Relationships Are The Real Riches

Who am I, really? As I think of the defining moments in my life, I realize that I can never fully define myself except in relationships with others. One person leaves my life and my life is never the same … Continue reading

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To Feel Is To Believe

My God speaks to me in the silence and in whispers ~ through the gentle breeze, the caressing wind, the gurgling sounds of a newborn. He leaves me love notes and reminders all over the place ~ in the fragile … Continue reading

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Silence And Prayer

Praying puts us in touch with that which cannot be perceived by the senses. Whether done with others or alone, praying expresses our desire to embrace the ineffable. Whether in prayer or just to be with myself, I often spend … Continue reading

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Prayer In My Life

Often, my prayers and reflections lead me to thinking why I am here. My yearnings are many and varied. I do yearn for physical pleasures and material possessions. But my deepest and most persistent longing is to find out the … Continue reading

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The Colors Of Grace

Today is the great feast of Mary, she whom the angel hailed as full of grace so full of grace Elizabeth declared her as blessed among all women. I am doing my morning prayers and I am asking for my … Continue reading

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Every Sunrise Celebrates a New Creation

I first encountered, and liked for the first time, inihaw na panga at buntot ng tuna in Davao. The story, probably true but also possibly apocryphal, is that these parts of the fish (the head and the tail) used to … Continue reading

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Failing Senses and Heavenly Scents

I am increasingly becoming hard of hearing Many sounds and conversations I do not hear Am I being attuned to heavenly sounds Because the end is drawing near? My eyesight seems to be fading too I have to squint to … Continue reading

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