Tag Archives: Mary

Mother Mary Comes To Me

  Yesterday was the feast of La Naval, Our Lady of the Holy Rosary. It’s fiesta in Quezon City and Angeles, coincidentally the two cities I consider home. Marian devotion has always been a hallmark of Catholicism. Catholic lore is … Continue reading

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The Annunciation

Men know the horrors of wars and the violence attendant to them. And yet much of human history has been written in blood with conquering armies: the conquests of Alexander, the legions of Caesar, the elephant-mounted warriors of Hannibal, the … Continue reading

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Our Lady of Guadalupe

Today is the Feast of our Lady of Guadalupe. In all the authenticated Marian apparitions, our Lady always chose to show herself to poor and simple people like Juan Diego, on Tepeyac Hill and asking them to deliver her messages. … Continue reading

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Mary, The Prophet

    “In every generation, there has to be some fool who will speak the truth as he sees it.” ~ Boris Pasternak Mary has many title with which we honor her: Mother of God, Queen of Heaven, Co-Redemptrix, Mediatrix … Continue reading

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Mary’s Fiat

Mary said, “Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word.” ~ Luke 1:38 Mary’s ‘Fiat’ is the fulcrum of history It is the pivot that changes humanity By agreeing to … Continue reading

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Behold, Your Mother!

When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple there whom he loved he said to his mother, “Woman, behold, your son.” Then he said to the disciple, “Behold, your mother.” ~ John 19:26  I see a lot of my father in … Continue reading

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Prayer

I make an effort each day to always spend the first moments of the new day in prayer. I offer the Lord the new day and my whole future with all my dreams and aspirations and then set these aside. … Continue reading

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Hail Mary, Mother of God

http://youtu.be/LvtTTr0-vmU Yesterday, January 1st was the solemnity of Mary, Mother of God. This video captures the love and devotion that the Kapampangan have for Mary as Mother of God, adopting her as their own Ima and Indu. No other words … Continue reading

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“The Unexamined Life is not Worth Living.”

Socrates is famously known for having said: “The unexamined life is not worth living.” Man’s greatest faculties are his intellect and will. With his intellect, man is able to think. And with his will, he is able to act. Man … Continue reading

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My Soul Magnifies the Lord

For all the posturings that Filipino men do, I still believe that Philippines society is essentially a matriarchal one. In many Filipino homes, the father brings home the bacon but it is the mother who cooks it and still holds … Continue reading

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