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Healing Touch

Every Friday, in Angeles City, Pampanga, people usually line up to the image of Apung Mamacalulu (Christ, Our Lord of the Holy Sepulchre) both in the Holy Rosary Parish and in the Archdiocesan Shrine.These people bring with them their prayers….

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Our Faith Heals

Does God answer prayers? Six years ago, our family experienced a very tough moment in our life. My nephew was hospitalized and was in critical condition because of Cerebral Hypoxia and Pneumonia. He was just two years old, during that…

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Mission Ready

There are two movements in the Gospel that I find very evident in our experience of formation, particularly the apostolate. The movement of sending off, and the movement of returning. But what happens in between is a treasure of experiences…

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‘Inspiring Others with Joy’

The Gospel today reminds me of an interesting prayerful quotation attributed to St. Teresa of Avila: “From sullen, somber and serious saints, deliver us O, Lord!” These “sullen, somber and serious saints” are somehow embodied by the Pharisees, to whom…

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Merciful and Unconditional

The Pharisees, having some deep knowledge of the Law and the Prophets during the first century Palestine, felt that they were above others. They came to a point that they would not want to be in the company of the…

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Fiat

Priesthood is one vocation I had never pictured myself in. Standing in front of the crowd to preside over a Mass or deliver a homily was the least expected thing I could do. I was so happy when I got…

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Rooted in Christ

“Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters.” This is a striking statement in today’s Gospel. There were many organizations created but with different goals. At first glance, organizing seems to promote…

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Teach and Learn

When I was in elementary, my family would often go to Hagonoy, Bulacan to visit my grandmother. Whenever we were there, the very first thing that I would do was to go to my lola’s oratory where the images of…

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The Two-Way Route of Forgiveness

Our celebration of Christmas five years ago was one of the most memorable for me, but for a different reason. It was not as joyous as the previous ones. Although we prepared a lot of food, decorated the house, and…

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God’s Call for Repentance

In the Gospel, Jesus uses the word “repentance” twice to highlight its importance. I used to think that repentance is only about changing one’s behavior by knowing the rules, laws, and norms in society. I equate being a nice person…

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