Author Archives: Joel Tabora, S.J.

About Joel Tabora, S.J.

Jesuit. Educator

Resurrection Light

[Homily: Easter Vigil, April 15, 2014] This night Light vanquishes darkness.  The flames of new Fire dance against cold and gloom.  The Paschal Candle bearing the wounds of the Crucified Lord heralds Christ alive, the Light, yesterday and today, the … Continue reading

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Whoever keeps my Word will never die

Your commencement exercises take place in the week prior to the Holy Week, when we recall the suffering and death of our Lord, and its meaning for our lives. The Gospel for today contemplates Jesus locked in conflict with the … Continue reading

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A New Saint in Heaven; a Kind and Gentle Man on Earth

[Homily at Mass of Christian Burial of my father, Jose Quiogue Tabora, who passed away peacefully on March 31, 2017 at the age of 97] As Christians, we are privileged even in moments of great bereavement to come together in … Continue reading

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Entreating God For Blessings on Your Leadership

Graduation is still tomorrow. Tomorrow, you will be declared graduates of the ADDU’s School of Business and Government.  You will receive your diploma.  With your relatives and friends, you will be very happy. But with all of your requirements completed, … Continue reading

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Jesus, our Teacher and Friend

I hope you have been happy here at the Ateneo de Davao Grade School.  And I certainly hope that part of that happiness has come from the goodness of your teachers. From them you have learned to read and write, … Continue reading

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Bergoglio Awards for Service to the Community

Even as Pope Francis has just marked the fourth anniversary of his Pontificate this month, we can only marvel at the way the Holy Spirit has transformed the Church under his watch.  It is the same Church as it was … Continue reading

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God Joins Uwe and Jessa Together in Matrimony

[Homily: Marriage of Uwe and Jessa Panimdim, Old Tagum Cathedral, 11 March 2017]   My dear sisters and brothers in the Lord, but especially Uwe and Jessa: I feel very privileged to have been chosen to deliver this homily on … Continue reading

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