Category Archives: Homily

Your Treasure?

[Homily based on 1 Kings 3:5, 7-12; Mt. 13: 44-46] The Gospel today is about your treasure. Where is your treasure? And how much will you give to attain your treasure? For your treasure, what would you be willing to … Continue reading

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Woe to You, Chorazin and Bethsaida

[Homily. July 16, 2014.] When Jesus had left Nazareth but continued to live in Galilee, he lived in Capernaum on the Sea of Galilee. Not far away were two other cities, Chorazin to the north and Bethsaida to the south … Continue reading

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You who Labor and are Burdened

Those who go to Mass to find some consolation in the proclamation of the Word of God will find today’s Gospel (Mt. 11:25-30) a treasure. Jesus says: “Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will … Continue reading

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Truth in God, Nature and Humanity

[Homily: Mass of the Holy Spirit, 2014] We call on the Sprit of God today to bless our academic year at the Ateneo de Davao University. We ask him to bless the commitment of our academic community (our universitas) to truth. … Continue reading

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Recognition in the Breaking of the Bread

Among the most beautiful of Gospel passages is today’s Gospel proclamation, the account of the two disciples on the road to Emmaus (Lk 24:13-35). For many of us, it is the story of our discipleship, how our Lord quietly enters … Continue reading

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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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