Author Archives: Joel Tabora, S.J.

About Joel Tabora, S.J.

Jesuit. Educator

Ordinary Time

[Homily.  Assumption Chapel, 13 January 2019.] Today, as Taal erupts, Australia continues to burn, and the people of Iran explodes in protest after learning that its military had shot down a Ukrainian plane erroneously, we begin Ordinary Time in this … Continue reading

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To God’s High Command Your Hearts Bow

[Mass for ADDU Alumni/ae.  Assumption Chapel.  30 December, 2019] There are many reasons for coming together on this day, the 30th of December. The first is Sanjo Dakudao.  Without the usufruct agreement with him that allowed us to build on … Continue reading

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Radiance in the Light of God with Us

[Christmas Midnight Mass.  Assumption Chapel. ADDU.  Dec. 24, 2019.] We began our Mass with a prayer of praise to the Father:  “You make this holy night radiant with the splendor of Jesus Christ….”  The spotlight is on the vulnerable bundle … Continue reading

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The Dawn from on High

Today we come to the last of our Simbanggabi Masses with thanksgiving and with special joy.  We thank the Lord for the grace of these Simbanggabi Masses.  Every day, God turns the night into day.  You have allowed night turning … Continue reading

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From the Matteo Ricci Program to the ADDU-Confucius Institute

[Address, Inauguration of the ADDU-Confucius Institute, 2nd floor, Finster Hall] The Vice President of Huaqiao University:  Mr. Zeng Lu The Head of the Chinese Language and Culture Education of Huaqiao University, Prof. Hu Pei An Director of Office for the … Continue reading

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Advent: a Celebration of Hope

[Fr. Joel Tabora, S.J., Homily:  ADDU Advent Thanksgiving Mass. Martin Hall.  Dec. 13, 2019.] We come together in the Season of Advent.  Advent is a season of waiting.  Advent is a season of celebrating hope. I say that because between … Continue reading

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President’s Words:  ADDU Service Awards, December 13, 2019.

As we close this happy celebration I would like once again to congratulate all our awardees for 10, 15, 20, 25 and 35 years of service in the Ateneo.  Especially warm congratulations and well-wishes for our retirees.  I thank you … Continue reading

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