THE TRANSFORMING POWER OF MENTAL PRAYER And as he was praying, the appearance of his countenance was altered, and his raiment became […]
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 the flooded Church, waiting for the Holy Mass to begin. I searched further for more pictures on the web depicting for themselves their example of faith in […]
POPE FRANCIS ON PRAYER: It is not about getting what I want but entrusting one’s self to the Father.
POPE FRANCIS ON PRAYER: It is not about getting what I want but entrusting one’s self to the Father. Dear brethren in Christ, below you’ll find a ZENIT translation of Pope Francis’ address when he met with Padre Pio prayer groups, who are in Rome to venerate the saints’ relics, in St. Peter’s Basilica on Feb. 6, 2016. During his address, Pope Francis emphasized that: “Prayer…is not a good practice to get some peace of heart; nor is it a devout means […]
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“HERE I AM, LORD; FOR YOU CALLED ME. I COME TO DO YOUR WILL (1Sam 3:8. Ps 39: 8-9).” In the […]
FLIGHT TO EGYPT: ST. JOSEPH’S FAITH AND OBEDIENCE “Now when they had departed, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, ‘Rise, take the child and his mother, and flee to Egypt, and remain there till I tell you; for Herod is about to search for the child, to destroy him.’ And he rose and took the child and his mother by night, and departed to Egypt, and remained there until the death of Herod. […]
4TH SUNDAY OF ADVENT C. MARY’S FAITHFUL FULFILLMENT OF GOD’S WILL. The Gospel of last Sunday presented to us the figure of St. John the Baptist . During this 4th Sunday of Advent, the Gospel presents to us the figure of Our Lady, the Blessed Virgin Mary during her visitation to her cousin, Elizabeth (Lk 1:39–45). If we are to recall the previous events, Mary had just received God’s message through Archangel Gabriel that she was going to be the Mother of […]
3rd Sunday of Advent “GAUDETE” OR REJOICE! SUNDAY. This coming Sunday marks the 3rd Sunday of Advent, also known as “Gaudete” (Latin for “Rejoice!” or “Be glad/happy!”) Sunday. This is the reason why in some ADVENT WREATHS, there is a PINK CANDLE which differentiates it from the rest. In some Churches as well, instead of using the purple vestments, PINK priestly vestments will be utilized (if the church has them). The Church encourages us to be glad and happy and for what […]
Nov. 30: WHO WAS THE FIRST PERSON EVER TO LIVE THE SEASON OF ADVENT? Novena to the Immaculate Conception. Day 1
On Advent (4): WHO WAS THE FIRST PERSON EVER TO LIVE THE SEASON OF ADVENT? Novena to the Immaculate Conception. In my weekly Catechetical Masses for Grade 4 students in the school where I am one of the chaplains, I always make it a point that the homilies are interactive: I ask the young girls some questions and they, in their candor and simplicity, –admirable traits of children which we adults should never lose –, excitedly reply to all my questions. […]
PRAY FOR THE HOLINESS & FIDELITY OF ALL THE MEN AND WOMEN OF GOD Nobody in this world is exempt from the snares of the devil and his temptations. As Jesus Himself was tempted in the desert for 40 days, MEN AND WOMEN WHO −FOR LOVE!−, HAVE GIVEN THEMSELVES FULLY TO THE SERVICE OF GOD, THE CHURCH AND ALL SOULS, (priests, nuns, monks, missionaries…) ARE NOT IMMUNE TO TEMPTATIONS OF THE EYES, THE WORLD AND THE FLESH. This inevitable fact should […]