Category Archives: Presence

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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Living at the Threshold of Eternity

Man has always lived at the threshold of eternity, at the doorsteps of life everlasting. The beauty and grandeur there is in nature is clear indication that there is something better and more life-filled yet to come. Spring may come … Continue reading

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When Sea and Sky and Land Meet

There where the sea meets land and sky is where I encounter the Most High. Any such coming together is productive. That’s when the magic of life is most active. Don’t you love it when things come together Be it … Continue reading

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