Sacrifice from Within

6 March 2019. Ash Wednesday Reflection (Sem. John Reyman S. Dabuet) Today, Ash Wednesday, marks the beginning of the season of Lent. We, as a Church of pilgrims, journey with Jesus in His Paschal Mystery through our works of mercy, prayer, and self-sacrifice like fasting and abstinence. As Catholics, we…

Self-emptying: Self-offering

5 March 2019. Tuesday of the Eighth Week in Ordinary Time Reflection (Sem. Renz Marion C. Cunanan) What can I give up for Christ?             I asked myself that question when I was still discerning to enter the seminary. I might give up the time I spend with my family,…

Our Hope and Joy

17 February 2019. Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time Reflection (Sem. Alfredo O. Dimaano Jr.) Pope Francis released an Apostolic Exhortation last year titled, Gaudete et Exsultate or Rejoice and Be Glad based on The Beatitudes. Here, he cited that the Beatitudes are a way for us to live a life…

The Quest for Freedom

February 4, 2019. Monday, 4th Week in Ordinary Time Reflection (Sem. Gerald M. Moscardon) After college graduation, I immediately started working in a fast-moving consumer goods company and somehow my career was laid down for me for the next two years. My goal was to climb the corporate ladder the…
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