Excess Baggage

19 August 2019. Monday of the Twentieth Week in Ordinary Time Reflection (Sem. John Paul T. Toting) When can we truly say that we are happy? In today’s Gospel, the young man who approached Jesus has a lot of possessions, but he is unhappy and wants to know what must…

The Quality of Relationship

17 August 2019. Saturday of the Nineteenth Week in Ordinary Time Reflection (Sem. Nikko Bryan Anore) According to numerous psychologists, one necessary factor for a person to develop a stable personality is trust. When children experienced an absence of person to trust or they always feel that they are not…

Love in Action

14 August 2019. Memorial of Saint Maximilian Kolbe, Priest and Martyr Reflection (Sem. Ryan Tristan O. Digan) The Gospel today is an invitation for each one of us to review our relationship with people especially with our loved ones. As I was reflecting on it, I could not help but…

Dependence of Sick Children

13 August 2019. Tuesday of the Nineteenth Week in Ordinary Time Reflection (Sem. John Reyman S. Dabuet) Before entering the seminary, I was employed as a staff nurse in a tertiary hospital in Pasay City. Specifically, I provided nursing care to sick babies, children, and teenagers as I was assigned…

Investiture: A Dying to Myself

12 August 2019. Monday of the Nineteenth Week in Ordinary Time Reflection (Sem. Renz Marion C. Cunanan) Today’s first reading and Gospel focuses on man’s primary duty. The first reading captures that clearly – it is to follow the Lord with all my heart and all my soul. My recent…

An Obedient and Faithful Servant Prepares

11 August 2019. Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Reflection (Sem. Roldan B. Baliano) Death is one of the topics I don’t want to talk about. I usually avoid the thought of it because to me, it connotes something dreadful. When I was in college, I saw how one of my cousins died. He was…

The Stand

09 August 2019. Memorial of St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross Reflection (Sem. Lester John D. Cabais)                 Every individual has a distinct experience of God. This experience could possibly bring someone to make a decision to deny himself, follow Jesus and take up his own cross. This decision brought…

Recognize, Reflect, Respond

08 August 2019. Memorial of Saint Dominic, Priest Reflection (Sem. Glicerio T. Tano) In today’s Gospel, Jesus asks his disciples, “Who do you say that I am?” Peter responds, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the Living God.” However, Jesus emphasizes that those words come from the Heavenly Father.…
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