Listening by Heart

06 August 2019. Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord Reflection (Sem. Keith R. Buenaventura) One of the pillars of seminary formation is spiritual life. With the help of our spiritual director, I trace in the many events in seminary formation where God is present in my vocation journey. God…

A Conduit of His Love

05 August 2019. Memorial of the Dedication of the Basilica of Mary Major Reflection (Sem. Carmelo V. Pocdol) In today’s gospel, we witness the very nature of Jesus as a compassionate God. His compassion led Him to heal the sick and to feed the multitude. Jesus invites me constantly to…

From ‘Mine’ to ‘Yours’

04 August 2019. Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (St. John Baptiste Marie Vianney Sunday) Reflection (Sem. Gerald M. Moscardon) Our modern culture today stresses the importance of the individual and his or her identity. The uniqueness and giftedness of every person are given great value and that is good because…

Reconnect. Reflect. Redirect.

03 August 2019. Saturday of the Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time Reflection (Sem. Justin G. Gatus)                 I remember one of the usual conversations I have with my mother whenever we go to the doctor for a check-up. She never gets tired of reminding me to take good care of…

To Know Him

01 August 2019. Memorial of Saint Alphonsus Liguori, Bishop and Doctor of the Church Reflection (Sem. Rodel D.O. Aclan) Today, we commemorate one of the greatest minds in our Church, St. Alphonsus Liguori.  At a very young age of 17, St. Alphonsus had already acquired doctorates in civil and canon…

Good Seeds, Good People

30 July 2019. Tuesday of the Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time Reflection (Sem. Renz Marion C. Cunanan)  In today’s Gospel, Jesus explained to His disciples the meaning of the parable of the weeds in the field. Jesus said that the sower is the Son of Man, and the field is…

Teach us to Pray

28 July 2019. Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Reflection (Sem. Tristan Ralf Q. Pacheco) When I think about today’s Gospel reading, I was quite confused at first. Why did the disciples ask Jesus to teach them how to pray? What was in their minds? Is not praying an easy undertaking?…

God is my Guide

26 July 2019. Memorial of Saints Joachim and Anne, Parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary Reflection (Sem. Glicerio T. Tano) “Many prophets and righteous people longed to see what you see, but did not see it, and to hear what you hear, but did not hear it (Matthew 13:17)            …

Taking Risks to Grow

24 July 2019. Wednesday of the Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time Reflection (Sem. Keith R. Buenavetura) Some say that the older you get, the wiser you should become. When I entered the seminary, I feel I am just starting to figure out what life is all about. I am thankful…