Category Archives: Papal Visit PH 2015

Contemplative Life and Mission

Here’s my reflection for World Mission Sunday which appears in the Homily Guides and Reflections for World Mission Month 2015: One of the most touching moments of Pope Francis’ visit to our country early this year was the Mass at … Continue reading

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Three Ladies. One Masterpiece: Mother

It was Christmas Eve 2014 and the day’s itinerary was Basey and Marabut, Western Samar. “What surprises has God in store for me?” I wondered. While waiting for the jeepney to fill up, I looked around the terminal and took … Continue reading

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I believe. Personal credo of Jorge Mario Bergoglio (future Pope Francis)

Here’s a gem I found this morning. Just before ordination, the young Bergoglio went on a retreat and penned this personal credo. I want to believe in God the Father who loves me like a child, and in Jesus, the … Continue reading

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How does a nightmare become a blessing?

  Basey, Western Samar – “For nights, I could not sleep. Every time I closed my eyes I could see my father clutching his chest, falling into the waters as it churned and swallowed him up.”     Rodelia Gaddi, … Continue reading

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Yolanda kids pay homage to the King of kings

The feast of the Epiphany, the manifestation of the Christ-Child to the world, is celebrated on the first Sunday after New Year’s day or on January 6. In many countries the exchange of gifts happens not on Christmas day but … Continue reading

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Misa de Gallo in Tacloban and Palo, Leyte

Did you complete the Misa de Gallo? I’ve been going to different churches for the past nine days for mass, the last three of which were in Leyte. Here’s a report of what it’s like (also on http://www.papalvisit.ph): Whether it is … Continue reading

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Ano ang apelyido ng Diyos? What is God’s surname?

Ito ang tanong ng Santo Papa, sa kanyang homiliya noong December 17. “Kapag gustong magpakilala ng Diyos, sinasabi niya: “Ako ang Diyos ni Abraham, ni Isaac at ni Jacob.” Ano ang apelyido ng Diyos? Tayo, bawat isa sa atin. Kinukuha niya … Continue reading

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