Monthly Archives: December 2018

O Holy Night…

[Homily:  Christmas Midnight Mass, 2018.  ADDU Assumption Chapel.  2018] “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God…” (Jn 1:1) “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.  The earth … Continue reading

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Between German Solemnity and Filipino Vivacity, Pasko Na!

[Homily:  Simbanggabi.  ADDU Martinez Hall, Matina.  Dec. 24, 2018, 5:30 am.] Today is Christmas Eve.  Let me tell you a story of an experience I had of Christmas Eve in Bavaria, Germany, long, long ago. I had been sent for … Continue reading

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The Ineffable Word

[Homily, December 20, Fifth Day of Simbanggabi. Assumption Chapel] On this fourth day of our Simbanggabi, our shared prayer at the beginning of the Mass is particularly beautiful. We pray for humility. We pray to be faithful to God’s will. … Continue reading

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SAFIRE Celebration and Graced Expectations

[Homily: Ateneo de Davao University Thanksgiving Mass.  Martin Hall. 14 December 2018.] This afternoon we come together in great thanksgiving.  But also with deep expectation. In great thanksgiving because we celebrate the Safire Seventieth Anniversary of our Ateneo de Davao … Continue reading

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