Behold the Infant Jesus

By Sem. Keith R. Buenaventura Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord A starry sky filled with darkness and silence of night always depicts our traditional Nativity scene. Not only out of fidelity to the Gospel accounts, but this also has its symbolic value. There are times in our lives…

Trust like Mary

Sem. Rodel D.O. Aclan December 20, 2019 Friday, 3rd Week of Advent Luke 1:26-38 Today’s Gospel reading narrates this beautiful scene in the Scriptures.  The angel Gabriel announced to Mary her divine conception and that she is full of grace because God chose her to be the mother of His…

Do not be Afraid

By Sem. John Paul Toting December 18, 2019 Some of us wants things to be under control, that all are well. As much as we can, we want the path to be straight and without any obstacles. We want everything to be working smoothly. But all of these are idealistic…

Jesus to the People

by Sem. Richard Lim The news are often filled with violence, scandals, corruption, tragedies and the like. Apparently, these are what sells. These are what people like to read about or watch on television. There were times when I would browse through a newspaper and ask myself where God was…

Bounded by Love

By Sem. Jobert Gatmaitan When I was a child, whenever a friend asks me to believe what he saw, I always reply, “I will believe in you but on one condition”. This is how I usually look at things. There is always a condition before I believe something. The Gospel…

The Mission Continues

By Sem. Renz Marion Cunanan “We played the flute for you, you did not dance, we sang a dirge but you did not mourn.” This statement was how Jesus saw this generation, which is marked with unbelief.  And yet, even though he saw them as blind, it did not stop…

“For God Nothing is Impossible”

By Sem Roldan Baliano “I am not yet ready Father.” These were the words I articulated when I was chosen to be the youth coordinator in our parish youth ministry years ago. Honestly, I was afraid to accept the position because of the possible pressures and anxieties that it might…

Rest Secured with God

By Sem. Ryan Digan “My soul is restless until it finds rest in God” - St. Augustine. It is true indeed that my soul only finds rest in God and I can fully attest to that. I remember a time in 2008 when I experienced turmoil in my career because…