Author Archives: Joel Tabora, S.J.

About Joel Tabora, S.J.

Jesuit. Educator

ADDU Grade School Commencement Exercises 2019

The Kingdom of God is Upon You [Homily:  Thanksgiving Mass, ADDU Grade School Commencement Exercises, 28 March 2019.] The Ateneo de Davao is an amazing university.  It begins with our Grade School, with its Play School, Nursery, then six years … Continue reading

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Our Vocation to Jesuit Basic Education Today

[Homily. JBEC Closing Mass. Calungsod-San Vitores Center, Mar. 5, 2019.] Before we go to our Bangkal campus for the “cultural celebration of Mardigras” that Rikki Enriquez and the SHS-community have prepared for you, it is good that we can come … Continue reading

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Pakighinabi: On the “Document on Fraternity for World Peace and Living Together.”

[Fr. Joel Tabora, Lead Discussant Ateneo de Davao University, 21 February 2019]   Salaam! The Peace of God be upon you all! As members of the Ateneo de Davao University with its mission of the promotion of faith, the pursuit … Continue reading

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The Pope, the Grand Imam, and Ah Kwai

[Address: MVP Teachers Training on Cultural Competence and Culturally Sensitive Classrooms, ADDU, Finster Hall, Feb 15, 2019.] It is my great pleasure in the name of the Ateneo de Davao University to welcome you, teachers and administrators from our partner … Continue reading

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One, Holy, Catholic Apostolic – and Wounded

[Welcome Address: Abdon Josol Lecture Series, “A Wounded Church.” Finster Hall, Feb. 8, 2019.] It is my privilege to welcome you to the Abdon Josol Lecture for this year co-sponsored by the St. Alfonsus Theological and Mission Institute (SATMI) and … Continue reading

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Pope’s Visit to UAE Relevant to Peacemakers in Mindanao

As peoples who follow the lunar calendar celebrated the new year yesterday, the Pope ended his historic visit to the United Arab Emirates with a moving Mass that brought together some 130,000 worshippers, the great majority of whom were Filipinos. … Continue reading

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For the Sake of Our Youth

Address to the Mid-year CEAP Superintendents Commission Meeting Feb 4, 2019. Bacolod City. Msgr. Mike Veneracion and the members of the Superintendents’ Commission: Please excuse me for not being able to join your meeting in Bacolod.  I had actually made … Continue reading

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