POPE FRANCIS ON VOCATION: WHEN JESUS CALLS US…


POPE FRANCIS ON VOCATION: WHEN JESUS CALLS US… Dear brethren in Christ, all of us have a vocation, a calling from God: the vocation to holiness and apostolate, being instruments of God’s love and mercy. However, God calls some people to a particular vocation, whether as a priest, religious or lay apostolic celibate, or as a…

13th Sunday O.T. (C). GOD’S CALL AND OUR CORRESPONDENCE.


13th Sunday O.T. (C) GOD’S CALL AND OUR CORRESPONDENCE   DIVINE VOCATION AND GENEROUS PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE: these are the two main ideas highlighted by the 13th Sunday liturgical readings. JESUS INVITES US TO FOLLOW HIM AND THIS INVOLVES TREADING ALONG THE PATH OF RENUNCIATION. Following Him is much more than a euphoric moment: it is…

GOOD FRIDAY: “IT IS FINISHED (Jn 19:30).”


GOOD FRIDAY: “IT IS FINISHED(Jn 19:30).” “It was now about the sixth hour, and there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour, while the sun’s light failed; and the curtain of the temple was torn in two. Then Jesus, crying with a loud voice, said, ‘Father, into thy hands I commit my…

The Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ. THE AGONY IN THE GARDEN.


The Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ. THE AGONY IN THE GARDEN. The Gospel of St. Luke 22: 39-46 recounts to us what happened after Jesus and the disciples observed the Passover meal: they went to Mount of Olives to pray. “And he came out, and went, as was his custom, to the Mount of…

THE TRANFORMING POWER OF MENTAL PRAYER.


THE TRANSFORMING POWER OF MENTAL PRAYER And as he was praying, the appearance of his countenance was altered, and his raiment became dazzling white (Lk 9:29). I was doing my mental prayer and these words of today’s Gospel caught my attention. PRAYER TRANSFORMED JESUS’ COUNTENANCE AND VESTMENTS RESULTING TO HIS GLORIOUS APPEARANCE, HIS TRANSFIGURATION, which…

WHAT DO THESE PHOTOS TELL YOU?


WHAT DO THESE PHOTOS TELL YOU? Dear brethren in Christ, I decided to write this post after coming across a picture in my newsfeed of Filipinos attending the Holy Mass inside a flooded church. Looking closely at the picture, I just can’t help but feel immensely edified by the firm faith of those people inside…

February 2: THE PRESENTATION OF OUR LORD


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