Holy Apostles Senior Seminary

Category: Daily Reflections


God Has More to Give

In his encyclical Evangelii Gaudium, Pope Francis says, “the joy of the gospel fills the hearts and lives of all who encounter Jesus. Those who accept his offer of salvation are set free from sin, sorrow, inner emptiness, and loneliness.”…

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Safe and Sound

For the past months, the seminary has experienced a turn of events. The COVID-19 virus hit us like a fire. We were all caught unawares by this virus slipping in amidst tight protocols that it affected members of our community….

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Choose to Be Kind

Since my elementary days, I have been trained in mathematics well. I used to join several competitions and quiz bees. The subject became my passion which led me to choose it as my college course. Later on, it helped me…

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Persistence in Prayer

As we celebrate the Memorial of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary, today’s Gospel reiterates the teaching of Jesus about the importance of prayer. It is through persistence in our prayers that leads us to achieve the things we prayed…

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A Life of Being with God and Others

The Lord’s Prayer is a very common prayer. I have been uttering this prayer since I was a kid. I would spontaneously pray it without reflecting on its deeper meaning. In various school activities and many programs that I attended,…

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The Better Part

When I was still working overseas, it was very hard for me to find time to attend the Holy Mass every Sunday. I admit that I would rather stay in my apartment just to take some rest. Sometimes, the invitation…

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A Christian’s True Identity

Just recently, I tested positive for COVID-19. Aside from having contracted the virus, the idea of being isolated made the situation harder. Furthermore, since my mother died of the same disease, I was reluctant to tell my family about it,…

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The Eternal Covenant

When I was still outside the seminary, I found it very hard to enter into a romantic relationship. I took time to discern whether or not to court someone. God-fearing, intelligent, kind, and humble are the qualities I look for…

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Greatness in Littleness

The image of a child can be a model to explain the real meaning of greatness. In the Gospel, Jesus challenges His disciples to humble themselves like a child. He also warns them to be careful in treating those little…

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A Call to Repentance

When I was still a young servant in the parish, I had encountered a dilemma about the sacrament of confession, primarily because of my fear of being judged. Initially, I thought that confession was a forceful obligation rather than an…

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