My “God”

By Sem. Gerald M. Moscardon We all have our own idea or concept of who God is to us. Before entering the seminary, I saw God as a punishing God, ready to punish whenever I make a mistake or commit sin. I “must” do good in order for God to…

Amazingly Faithful

By Sem. Philip Faustino S. Volante Even Jesus gets amazed! “When Jesus heard this, he was amazed…” Reading this in our Gospel for today makes me feel amazed as well! How can Jesus, the Man-God gets amazed by a centurion? I feel that our Gospel for today, through God’s actions…

Be Prepared

In the Gospel today, Jesus mentioned a catastrophic event that befell to man while they were busy doing the daily errands of their lives during the time of Noah.  They were caught unprepared.  However, this event, the flood, was not just a catastrophe but a judgment from God. He would…

A Lifelong Commitment

To respond to the call means a lifelong commitment. Entering the seminary was a very tough decision for me because I was at the peak of my career. Ten years of work in a bank is not a joke and I have started to build a name and reputation for…

Challenge to be Grateful

25 November 2019. Monday of the Thirty-fourth Week in Ordinary Time Reflection (Sem. Keith R. Buenaventura) Seminary formation helps me find genuine peace and security before God and others, because I have experienced God’s loving care. God has always taken care of me, so that I can trust God enough…

The Heavenly “I do.”

23 November 2019. Saturday of the Thirty-third Week in Ordinary Time Reflection (Sem. Gerald M. Moscardon)   I am so blessed to have witnessed the Golden Wedding Anniversaries of both my grandparents before they passed away. They always remind me that no matter how imperfect their marriages were, they chose…

A Temple of Prayer

22 February 2019. Memorial of Saint Cecilia Reflection (Sem. Justin G. Gatus) Every time I enter a church for the first time, I see to it that I would always get the chance to pray and ask the Lord for a special grace. Afterwards, I would look around and appreciate…

No Turning Back

15 November 2019. Friday of the Thirty-second Week in Ordinary Time Reflection (Sem. Eric Martin G. Jimenez) Do not turn back! This is one of the commands Jesus told His Apostles. What does Jesus mean in this command? Was Jesus telling them to stand their ground on what they have…

Greatest Love

12 November 2019. Memorial of Saint Josaphat Reflection (Sem. Jobert Martin S. Gatmaitan) In one of our discussions in Fundamental Liturgy, I was struck by a statement of our professor. He said, “Saints became saints not because of their works but because of their deep love for God.” He cited…

Be Faithful to the Covenant

11 November 2019. Memorial of Saint Martin of Tours Reflection (Sem. Ryan Tristan O. Digan) “And if he wrongs you seven times in one day and returns to you seven times saying, ‘I am sorry,’ you should forgive him.” This is how big the heart of our Lord is. That…