The Light of Christ

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By Sem. Roldan B Baliano December 31, 2019- Seventh Day within the Octave of the Nativity of the Lord One of the most beautiful decorations during Christmas time is the parol. The parol lights our houses and makes them beautiful. In the olden times when lampposts were not yet used and roads were dark, people […]

Being a Prophet…

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By Sem. Ryan Tristan O. Digan December 30, 2019 Reflecting on our Gospel today, I was thinking of my own grandmother who is now 83 years old. She is also a widow, an old woman and I consider her as religious; she prays the holy rosary each day and she prays for everybody especially our […]

Nothing Is Ever Lost

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Sem. Tristan Ralf Q. Pacheco December 28, 2019, Saturday, Feast of the Holy Innocents For a long time, I have been baffled why the Church is celebrating those little children who were gruesomely killed by the order of Herod as martyrs. I have been thinking that those saints who gained the noble crown of martyrdom […]

Behold the Infant Jesus

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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 when we have experienced this […]

Looking Forward by Looking Backwards

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Sem. Justin G. Gatus December 24, 2019 Tuesday One thing that I’ve learned in the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola is the importance of the Examen. This is a process of self-reflection wherein we recall our whole day and see where or how we have met God or where God has met us. […]

Been There, Done That

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By Sem. Gerald Moscardon Men have a knack of planning out their lives, sometimes, down to a tee. We set life goals and we check our progress every now and then. We want to make sure that we are on track with our plans. But what if our lives go off track? What if life […]

Trust like Mary

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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 Son, our Lord Jesus Christ.  […]

Do not be Afraid

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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 perspectives! In reality, many things […]

Jesus to the People

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Jesus to the People

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 in the midst of these events. Did He even care?

Bounded by Love

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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 for tomorrow reminds me of […]