Category Archives: Homily

ADDU Leadership and “God’s High Command”

[Homily: College Baccalaureate Mass, March 28, 2014] We come together this evening with a deep, deep sense of gratitude. On the one hand, there is the great joy obvious in the glow of your faces that finally this day of … Continue reading

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Make a Difference

[Homily. ADDU Grade School Baccalaureate Mass, March 28, 2014.] I wonder if you have ever heard the story of Chip Gatmaitan. I chanced on his story on the Internet. Chip is now ten years of age.  Early on in life … Continue reading

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To Be Numbered Among the Greatest

[Homily:  ADDU High School Baccalaureate Mass, March 26, 2014] At every Eucharistic Celebration, we come together to thank God for the graces we have received through him as Our Lord and Savior. But this Baccalaureate Eucharist is special:  as we … Continue reading

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Light Breaks Through

[Anticipated Mass at the End of the ADDU UCEAC Festival, 2014] In recalling the mystery of the Transfiguration in our Lenten liturgy this afternoon, we recall how in Jesus Christ, light breaks through darkness, and divinity manifests itself in Jesus’ … Continue reading

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The Dawn from on High

[Homily: Simbang Gabi, ADDU GS Chapel, Matina.  Dec. 24, 2013.  5:30 a.m.] On the final day of Simbang Gabi – there is always a special joy.  For those who have come to all of the Simbang Gabi Masses, the joy … Continue reading

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Simbang Gabi: Beyond Reason

[Homily. First Day of Simbang Gabi, 2013.  Chapel of the Assumption, ADDU] In the whole liturgical year, this is perhaps my favorite Mass.  Why?  Perhaps because it is so irrational, yet beloved.  Because it is so unnecessary, yet compelling.  Because … Continue reading

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Two Thieves and an Unlikely King

[Homily:  University Mass in Honor of Christ the King, closing the Year of Faith] In all Catholic churches yesterday throughout the globe, the Feast of Christ the King was celebrated.  Today, we come together as Catholic and Jesuit University Community … Continue reading

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Death in the Image of Jesus

[Homily: Second Anniversary of the Death of Fr. Pops Tentorio, PIME] Fr. Joel Tabora, S.J. “Unless the grain of wheat fall into the earth and die, it remains just a grain of wheat. But if it dies, it produces much … Continue reading

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Fiesta of Mary in Peace

[Homily: Opening Eucharist of 1983 ADDU Fiesta] This Fiesta in honor of Our Lady has been waiting a long time to be celebrated. It was supposed to have been celebrated three weeks ago. So the teams were formed, the choreographies … Continue reading

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Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit for Lawyers

[Mass of the Holy Spirit for ADDU Law School] On the eve of the great solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul, in the Year of Faith, we are challenged to examine the quality of our personal faith at the outset … Continue reading

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