Author Archives: Joel Tabora, S.J.

About Joel Tabora, S.J.

Jesuit. Educator

The Anointing at Bethany

[Homily:  Holy Monday, April 15, 2019] In our Gospel today, Mary anoints Jesus. Her anointing of Jesus comes just after the seventh sign in John’s Gospel:  Jesus’ raising of Lazarus from the dead.   You recall, when news came of Lazarus’ … Continue reading

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I and My Father are One

[Homily.  Baccalaureate Mass.  Assumption College of Davao, April 12, 2019] Your Baccalaureate Mass falls on the Friday before Good Friday.  This Sunday, the Church will celebrate Palm Sunday.  This will commemorate the bitter-sweet entrance of Jesus into Jerusalem when the … Continue reading

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I am the Light of the World

[Homily. ADDU Assumption Chapel, Monday, April 8, 2019.] The Story of Susanna in the first reading from the Book of Daniel complements the story of the woman caught in adultery in John 8:1-11, which was read in all our Sunday … Continue reading

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Profile of the ADDU Graduate

[Address. ADDU College Graduation, April 6, 2019] In the 70th year of the ADDU, in the Church’s  Year of the Youth, where we celebrate you beloved, gifted and empowered as college graduates of the Ateneo de Davao University, I would … Continue reading

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Life to the Full. Nothing Less!

[Homily: College Baccalaureate, 4.5.19. 3:00 pm.] On the eve of your graduation, what is the special message the Lord is giving you through the readings of the liturgy? In the Gospel passage for today from the 7th chapter of John, … Continue reading

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Something basic at the end of Basic Education

Something very basic from basic education. [Homily: ADDU SHS Baccalaureate Mass, April 1, 2019.] Today your basic education comes to an end.  Hopefully in basic education you have learned the crucial basics for life.  You know:  if you have not … Continue reading

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70th Commencement Exercises of the Ateneo de Davao University Junior High School

Be Ambassadors of God’s Reconciliation! [Homily: Baccalaureate Mass, ADDU JHS, 4th Sunday of Lent, March 30, 2019] On the occasion of your graduation from the JHS of the ADDU we anticipate the 4th Sunday of Lent.  The moving Parable of … Continue reading

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