Holy Apostles Senior Seminary

Category: Daily Reflections


Aligning Our Perspective to the Vision of Christ

My encounter with Salesian priests was one of the factors that influenced my decision to enter the priesthood. Their presence, as well as the way they treat others with charity, sparked my interest. I knew that being a priest entailed…

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God Loves A Humble Heart

When I had my first-ever recollection in the seminary, the recollection master said we were all wounded and broken. Hence, we need to submit ourselves to the formation process to heal the wounds of our past. I doubted that statement…

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Stay Awake

When I was initially discerning whether or not to enter a diocesan seminary, I considered many things and factors. There were times when I did not want to be a diocesan priest because I observed that they might be too…

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Be vigilant!

“Lord, when will this end?” During the height of the pandemic, this was my daily question to God. I begged and prayed for him to end the pandemic as soon as possible. As one of the service frontliners then, tasked…

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SOMETHING GREATER

In one of our parish anniversary celebrations, I was tasked with overseeing the liturgy and other preparations for the mass to be presided over by our Archbishop. My mindset then was to give the bishop the best of our hospitality…

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Hashtag: Feeling Blessed

I often see posts on social media of people expressing their gratitude for the blessings they have received, such as a new car, a house, new gadget, an increase in their salary, and many other achievements. They would usually have…

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Move

When I was still discerning whether to apply to a seminary, I searched the web for all I could find about discerning a vocation. One quote from a book I bought stood out for me: “God can’t drive a parked…

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The Power of Payer

Few years ago, I visited the mother of my fellow altar server in the hospital. While we were exchanging stories, she suddenly said, “You are all altar servers here. Keep on praying for me because you are working for an…

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Stay Connected to Jesus

Our focus is drawn to Mary and Martha’s two activities in the gospel reading for today. While reflecting, I found it hard to choose between the two which I could relate to better because I could see myself in both…

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Who is my neighbor?

If we would ask a child who his neighbor is, the answer will most probably be literal – he would say that his neighbor is the family living beside their house. Or maybe he or she would say that it…

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