The Price is Right

29 August 2019. Memorial of the Passion of John the Baptist Reflection (Sem. Peter Collin C. Crisostomo) Today’s Gospel provides us the martyrdom of St. John the Baptist. His voice crying out in the desert, “Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight his paths,” (cf. Mk. 1:3), shows us…

Walk Our Talk

28 August 2019. Memorial of Saint Augustine Reflection (Sem. Keith R. Buenaventura) One of the core values our seminary holds dear and wants each seminarian to acquire for his future ministry is fraternal charity. When I entered the seminary, it was hard for me to give and receive feedback. It…

Clean Inside and Out

27 August 2019. Memorial of Saint Monica Reflection (Sem. Carmelo V. Pocdol) I am certain that cleanliness is taught and learned first and foremost at home and then re-enforced at school. And that I know and follow later on of the saying, “Cleanliness is next to Godliness”. Top in the…

Woe to “Me”

26 August 2019. Monday of the Twenty-first Week in Ordinary Time Reflection (Sem. Gerald M. Moscardon) We do get hurt when we are told we are hypocrites. It usually hurts because there is a grain of truth in what they say and more so, when we do not have the…

A Response of Love

25 August 2019. Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time Reflection (Sem. Justin G. Gatus) Before we had our Thirty-day Ignatian Retreat, Bishop Robbie invited our batch to reflect on the idea of “concern for others”. He asked us to pray and think about this idea to help our seminary community and…

The Climb

24 August 2019. Feast of Saint Bartholomew Reflection (Sem. Philip Faustino S. Volante) Jesus promised Nathanael that he “will see greater things than that”. As he followed Jesus, greater things had been revealed to him one at a time. Jesus was faithful to His promise. Nathanael, or Bartholomew, the Apostle…

True Love

23 August 2019. Memorial of Saint Rose of Lima Reflection (Sem. Rodel D.O. Aclan) In this generation, we see and understand love through the image of a man and a woman deeply in-love, inseparable and passionate to each other.  Certainly, this idea of love is true and desirable especially for…

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…