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Dec. 3: St. Francis Xavier, S.J., Priest. A Man with Great Apostolic Zeal.


Dec. 3: St. Francis Xavier, S.J., Priest. A Man with Great Apostolic Zeal   Born in the Castle of Xavier near Sanguesa, in Navarre, Spain, St. Francis Xavier (1506-1552) studied in Paris where he met Ignatius of Loyola and in 1534 joined him as one of his first followers, of the Society of Jesus, commonly known as the Jesuits. St. Francis Xavier had a great apostolic zeal, fruit of his profound interior love for Jesus, such that he wanted to make Him []

On Holy Purity. MOTHER, MOST CHASTE! PRAY FOR US! HATS OFF TO TIM TEBOW.


On Holy Purity. MOTHER, MOST CHASTE! PRAY FOR US! HATS OFF TO TIM TEBOW. WE NEED MORE CHRISTIAN MEN LIKE YOU. I just came upon this news regarding Tim Tebow, winner of the famous Heisman Trophy, NFL player turned  broadcaster who was dumped by his girlfriend, a former Miss Universe, because he wanted to live up to his promise to be virgin until marriage. And I just can’t help think of how much good he is doing to the men and women []

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. []

ON ADVENT (2): INTERIOR PREPARATION FOR CHRISTMAS. Make Baby Jesus Happy By Going to Confession This Advent!


ON ADVENT 2: INTERIOR PREPARATION FOR CHRISTMAS In a talk I gave last year to Grade 1 (7 yr-old) girls, I asked them what they were doing to prepare for the Coming of the Child Jesus. A blonde, chubby girl answered: “I’m preparing the Nativity Scene in our house”…Another girl with pony tails said: “I helped Dad and Mom decorate the Christmas tree.” I told them that all these things are quite all right but there is something more important than the []

ON ADVENT (1): WHAT IS ADVENT? Time of Preparation, of Hope and of Interior Joy


ON ADVENT (1): WHAT IS ADVENT? Time of Preparation, of Hope and of Interior Joy This coming Sunday marks the beginning of a new liturgical year when the Catholic Church celebrates the 1st Sunday of ADVENT. BUT WHAT IS THE ADVENT SEASON ALL ABOUT? The word “Advent” comes from the Latin term “adventus” which indicates the “coming”, “arrival” and “presence” of someone especially important. For us Christians, the season of Advent is a time of EXPECTATION, a time of HOPE, a time []

PRAY FOR POPE FRANCIS’ VISIT TO KENYA, UGANDA AND AFRICAN CENTRAL REPUBLIC.


PRAY FOR POPE FRANCIS’ VISIT TO KENYA, UGANDA AND AFRICAN CENTRAL REPUBLIC. Dear friends, let us accompany the Holy Father in his upcoming visit to the above countries starting Nov. 25, 2015, ask for his safety and the spiritual fruits of his apostolic visit and for all our brethren who will see and hear his words so that they be docile to the inklings of the Holy Spirit. May God Almighty, through the intercession of Our Lady, protect the Pope and grant []

FOLLOW GOD’S EXAMPLE. Respect the Right of Each Person to Religious Freedom!


FOLLOW GOD’S EXAMPLE. Respect the Right of Each Person to Religious Freedom! God came into the world in peace as a newborn babe. He did not impose Himself to men. He did not employ violent means. He wants us to accept and love Him freely. HENCE, ALL HUMANITY MUST IMITATE GOD’S RESPECT FOR THE FREEDOM OF EACH PERSON. VIOLENCE AND COERCION ARE ABSOLUTELY INCOMPATIBLE WITH LOVE OF GOD AND RELIGIOUS FREEDOM! Dear friends, let us pray for the enlightenment and change of []

POPE FRANCIS ON THE SOLEMNITY OF JESUS CHRIST, KING OF THE UNIVERSE


POPE FRANCIS ON THE SOLEMNITY OF JESUS CHRIST, KING OF THE UNIVERSE   (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis called for all the faithful everywhere to pray for persecuted Christians on Sunday. Speaking to pilgrims and tourists gathered beneath the window of the Papal apartment in the Apostolic Palace, which overlooks St. Peter’s Square, the Holy Father recalled the beatification in Barcelona on Saturday of Bl. Federico da Berga and his 25 Companions, who were martyred during the course of the Spanish Civil War []

Pope Francis: THE FAMILY, A GREAT TRAINING GROUND FOR SELF-GIFT AND MUTUAL FORGIVENESS.


Pope Francis: THE FAMILY, A GREAT TRAINING GROUND FOR SELF-GIFT AND MUTUAL FORGIVENESS. “May families rediscover the treasure of forgiveness” Dear friends, below you have Pope Francis’ Address on Nov. 4, 2015, during the General Audience where he tackled the indispensable attitude in family life and love among its members: FORGIVENESS. The main ideas of his address are as follows: The family is the place where we learn and teach how to give ourselves, forgive and apologize. In the same manner as []