Category Archives: Homily

God speaks to us in dialogue in Mindanao

[Homily based on Luke 4:18-30] When this chapel was designed, we hoped it would, first, be a chapel for prayer.  We hoped it would provide those who come here a venue for conversation with God, in which, gazing at the … Continue reading

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O Holy Night…

[Homily:  Christmas Midnight Mass, 2018.  ADDU Assumption Chapel.  2018] “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God…” (Jn 1:1) “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.  The earth … Continue reading

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Between German Solemnity and Filipino Vivacity, Pasko Na!

[Homily:  Simbanggabi.  ADDU Martinez Hall, Matina.  Dec. 24, 2018, 5:30 am.] Today is Christmas Eve.  Let me tell you a story of an experience I had of Christmas Eve in Bavaria, Germany, long, long ago. I had been sent for … Continue reading

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The Ineffable Word

[Homily, December 20, Fifth Day of Simbanggabi. Assumption Chapel] On this fourth day of our Simbanggabi, our shared prayer at the beginning of the Mass is particularly beautiful. We pray for humility. We pray to be faithful to God’s will. … Continue reading

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SAFIRE Celebration and Graced Expectations

[Homily: Ateneo de Davao University Thanksgiving Mass.  Martin Hall. 14 December 2018.] This afternoon we come together in great thanksgiving.  But also with deep expectation. In great thanksgiving because we celebrate the Safire Seventieth Anniversary of our Ateneo de Davao … Continue reading

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Tayo’y mga Tinawag sa Kabanalan ni Kristong ating Hari

[Kristong Hari Foundation Ika-35 taong Anibersaryo (1983-2018) Kapistahan ni Kristong Hari – November 25, 2018] Sa araw na ito ay kapistahan ni Kristong ating Hari. Ipinagdiriwang din natin ang ika tatlumpu’t limang anibersaryo ng Kristong Hari Foundation (KHF). Nandito po … Continue reading

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Jesus, Servant of Humankind, Servant of the Father

[Homily:  Mark 10:35-45] Jesus had twelve apostles.  Two of them in the Gospel account for today, James and John, made a play for special favor with Jesus.  When Jesus would come into his glory, they wanted the honor of sitting … Continue reading

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