Tag Archives: Service

The Blessings of Being a Teacher

Often, at night, when sleep is hard to come by, one of my favorite ways of lulling myself to sleep is to remember students who have been in my classes. I am happy that  quite a number of them have … Continue reading

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Goodness Comes From the Giving

California is a rich and bountiful land. It is one of life’s blessings that I live here. Northern California is known for it high tech industries. The Southern part is the entertainment capital of the world. But central California is … Continue reading

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Papal Afterglow

They were five days of feasting and celebrations. It was one great feast for the senses and the spirit. Everywhere he went, the people were there and it was always a joyful celebration – on his arrival at the airport, … Continue reading

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Touching Hearts and Changing Lives

The famous Manila Bay sunset signals the end for Pope Francis’ visit to the Philippines. There has been a great outpouring of grace and popular piety among the Filipinos in the past four days. Hundreds of thousands followed him everywhere … Continue reading

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A Career In Teaching And Healing

Two activities occupied much of the public ministry of Jesus: the preaching and teaching of the Gospel, and the healing of the sick and making whole those afflicted with illnesses. The teaching part can also be seen as a form … Continue reading

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What I Do Not Pray For

I do not pray that God takes away the pain and sorrow when these afflictions happen in my life. Instead, I pray for courage and strength to face them. I pray for sight, like the blind men crying out to … Continue reading

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In my youth, I loved reading the lives of Christian martyrs, often imagining myself to be among their ranks. Today, I am not so sure if I would have the courage to face such a fate. I read about all … Continue reading

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