He Saw and Believed

27 December 2018. Feast of St. John, Apostle and Evangelist Reflection (Peter Collin C. Crisostomo) We are on the third day of the Christmas Octave and we are celebrating a saint who is dearly beloved to Jesus, St. John. I really admire St. John because of his zealous love for…

Self-emptying Love

26 December 2018. Feast of Saint Stephen, first martyr Reflection (Sem. Keith R. Buenaventura ) For the second day of the Octave of Christmas, we celebrate a martyr’s feast: Saint Stephen, the first Christian martyr. I always marvel the way our liturgy is placed in order. As we have just…

Christmas in our Hearts

25 December 2018. Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord Reflection (Sem. Carmelo V. Pocdol) Christ is the reason for the season. It is our experience of welcoming Jesus, the Incarnate Word, into our lives. Christmas is the most awaited religious celebration for all of us. I believe that Christmas…

A Visit from God

23 December 2018. Fourth Sunday of Advent Reflection (Sem. Justin G. Gatus) I remember one of the patients that I visited during our Clinical Pastoral Education. I saw him in the ward of the hospital, sitting alone with some tubes attached to his hands, wearing a hospital gown and seemingly…

Song of Gratitude

22 December 2018. Saturday of the Third Week of Advent Reflection (Sem. Rodel D. O. Aclan) The whole Gospel reading today is a song which Mary sung when she visited her cousin, Elizabeth.  Like her, she was also pregnant at that time through the mystical intervention of the Lord. Realizing…

Greetings of Joy!

21 December 2018. Friday of the Third Week of Advent Reflection (Sem. Ivan Joseph F. Feniquito) Ola! Hi! Bonjour! Hola! Hello! Uy, kamusta! Pre, Anong balita?! Hello Mare, kamusta ka na?! I am fond of hearing greetings especially from my family, relatives, and friends. I am grateful and I love…

The Silent Worker

18 December 2018. Tuesday of the Third Week of Advent Reflection (Sem. Mark Ian V. Abu) One of the famous devotions brought to us by Pope Francis during his Papal visit last January of 2015 is the “Sleeping St. Joseph.” He shared that when he has problems he just writes…