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Love and Forgiveness

It has been months since our batch finished the 30-day Ignatian retreat, and yet even now, I can still recognize many blessings and graces of the retreat happening in my life and vocation journey. I continue to experience God truly…

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A Perfect Love

When I was in high school, I was too shy and quiet. It was primarily because I was a victim of bullying due to my physical appearance. It was a four-year journey of survival during my high school years. Entering…

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The Cross is God’s Love

Today, the Church commemorates the discovery of the true cross by St. Helena. In today’s Gospel, Jesus speaks of being lifted up for the world to believe through the cross. The Gospel reminds me of God’s infinite love through giving…

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A sinner called by God

“Lord, I am not worthy that you should enter under my roof, but only say the word and my soul shall be healed.” We always hear this being said during the Mass. This is a very sincere prayer for someone…

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Friendship with Jesus

During my younger years, I used to dream and plan for my future. Together with my siblings, we dreamt of reconstructing our bungalow house into an apartment. I imagined myself working in my dream job, enjoying my desired salary, and…

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A Good Fruit

When I entered the seminary, I thought I was well-equipped with the knowledge and experiences from my work and parish involvement. As days passed by, however, I realized that I was wrong. There are so many things, events, and activities…

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New Lens

When I was in college, I thought I had already learned a lot. I felt I was wise enough. This led me to discriminate other people. I was busy looking at the mistakes of others. I easily judged and labeled…

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Unconditional Love

Before I entered the seminary, my intention to pursue a vocation to the priesthood had gained support from many, but it was also questioned by a few. Hearing their comments, such as I am too old for this kind of…

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Bearer of Christ

Today, as we celebrate the feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Gospel invites me to reflect on Mary as the bearer of Christ. Mary played a significant role in the plan of salvation, being an instrument…

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Pray Unceasingly

The Gospel for today once more reminds us of the importance of connecting with the Father through our prayer, especially when we make important decisions in life. Many believers pray unceasingly to discern their decisions on life’s major crossroads, such…

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