Author Archives: Joel Tabora, S.J.

About Joel Tabora, S.J.

Jesuit. Educator

What Must I Do to Gain the Fullness of Life?

[Homily. Chapel of the Assumption.  Mt. 19: 16-22.  19 August 2019] Our Gospel today speaks of a rich young man who approaches Jesus and asks, “Teacher, what good must I do to gain eternal life?” (Mt. 19: 16). Because Jesus … Continue reading

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OPAPP to adopt “Human Fraternity” as “primordial document” for peace

By CAROLYN O. ARGUILLAS – AUGUST 15, 2019 11:53 PM MindaNews [] DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 15 August) – The Presidential Peace Adviser on Wednesday declared before an audience of Christian and Muslim religious leaders in Mindanao that the Office of the … Continue reading

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The “Document on Fraternity for World Peace and Living Together”

[A Presentation for the Conference, “Walking and Working Together for Healing and Reconciliation” sponsored by ADDU and OPAPP.”  Ateneo de Davao University, Calungsod-San Vitores Center, 14 August, 2019.] Asalaam alaikum!  The Peace of God be upon you all! My task … Continue reading

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Mary Assumed into Heaven, our Future, our Companion

We come to the Cathedral of the Archdiocese of Davao in celebration of the Fiesta of Our Lady of the Assumption.  The Patroness of the Ateneo de Davao University is Our Lady of the Assumption.  Our fiesta honors her.  The … Continue reading

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Prayer for a Leader on the Feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola

May you be awed by the surprise and purpose of your life. May you be confused by sin, and be blessed with true remorse for your sins. May you be stirred by the compassion of the Father who forgives you … Continue reading

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“Preferring” in Universal Apostolic Preferences

[A contribution to the conversation on the Universal Apostolic Priorities of the Society of Jesus] Recently the Society of Jesus articulated four universal apostolic preferences (UAPs): To show the way to God through the Spiritual Exercises and discernment; To walk … Continue reading

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Come, follow me.

[Homily, ADDU Assumption Chapel,  July 1, 2019] Those of you who were at Sunday Mass yesterday, may probably be saying, “I heard that yesterday!”  Yesterday, the reading from Luke related how someone from the crowd shouted out, “I will follow … Continue reading

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