Author Archives: Joel Tabora, S.J.

About Joel Tabora, S.J.

Jesuit. Educator

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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Supporting the Culture of Quality Assurance Prior to Accreditation and Beyond

[2019 Philippine Education Conference, SMX Convention Center] The Philippine Education Conference for this year “highlights the need for policies and practices that are responsive to the needs of learners [including students] and schools for the development of the education sector.  … Continue reading

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Christ the King and the Widow’s Mite

[Homily.  Assumption Chapel. Monday, Nov 25, 2019.  Based on Lk 21:1-4.] Yesterday, for the Solemnity of the Feast of Christ the King we were invited to contemplate the Crucified Lord as Christ, our King.  The healer who had preached of … Continue reading

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Commitment to Quality and Mission:  An Imperative for our Schools’ Survival and Growth

[Address:  PAASCU General Assembly.  Marriott Hotel, November 22, 2019.] It is still my great privilege to welcome you to the 2019 General Assembly of the PAASCU.  Even in the run-up to this happy day, the registrations were coming in faster … Continue reading

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Lord, that I may see.

[Homily.  Assumption Chapel.  Monday, November 18, 2019.  Based on Luke 18:35-43.] We are in the week before the great Solemnity of Christ the King. In yesterday’s Gospel, Jesus describes the end times.  The great Temple will be totally leveled; not … Continue reading

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Three Concerns in Christian Discipleship

[Homily:  Assumption Chapel.  11.11.19.  Based on:  Luke 17: 1-6] In our Gospel reading for today according to Luke Jesus is on his great journey to Jerusalem – where he will enter in glory, take possession of His Father’s temple,  then … Continue reading

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