Holy Apostles Senior Seminary

Category: Daily Reflections


The Challenge of Being a Citizen of Both the Church and the State

In today’s Gospel, Jesus demonstrated to His disciples respect for authority and the law of society. Thus, He commanded Peter to pay the temple tax. I remember one conversation I had with a friend during the election period. He asked…

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Be watchful and alert!

When I was in elementary, I joined the Boy Scouts of the Philippines (BSP). The vision-mission of the Boy Scouts is to help the youth develop values and acquire competencies to become responsible citizens and capable leaders anchored on the…

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From Revelation to Transformation

In the seminary, it is our practice to hold the elections of our new coordinators at the beginning of the semester. This semester, I was surprised when our rector appointed me as health coordinator, the one in charge of addressing…

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Take the Risk

“Take the risk.” This was the invitation from the seminary when I attended the Lived-In Vocation Discernment Seminar last January 2020. When I was discerning whether or not to enter the seminary, I was faced with the question of whether…

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Know God! Not Just Know About God

Whenever I try to recall how I first encountered Jesus, I find it hard to do so. I do remember when, as a kid, my father used to show and read to me a magazine about Jesus. It had some…

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Great Faith

In January 2020, our country recorded its first ever Covid-19 case. I worked for a government institution at that time, and was given the responsibility of leading the Covid-19 task force amidst the challenges of a possible outbreak. For the…

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WALKING TOWARD JESUS

Ningas-Kugon as a mentality is one of the negative traits of Filipinos. Ningas-kugon means having a lack of sustained perseverance to do something. It means easily losing heart or interest while doing a task. We often hear old folks say,…

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“Five Loaves and Two Fish of Life”

In the Gospel, Jesus said to His disciples, “There is no need for them to go away; give them some food yourselves.” But they said to him, “Five loaves and two fish are all we have here.” Last month, I…

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Treasure Found in Jesus

When I was still working as a call center agent, I would often get excited whenever a national holiday was approaching. It was not because I would have an additional rest day from work, but because I would get paid…

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The Eucharist Persists

We recently had a COVID-19 outbreak in the seminary and I was one of those who were afflicted. When the results came out that we tested positive, the seminary promptly began to observe the necessary emergency response protocols whenever an…

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