Tag Archives: ADDU

Praying Before the Crucified Lord

[Homily. Assumption Chapel. 24 Sept 2022.] Yesterday we reflected in our first readings on the wisdom of Qoheleth;  the wisdom of being content with life in an unchanging world lived from the hand of God.  That was wisdom we said … Continue reading

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Wisdom that Calls Forth a Deeper Wisdom

[Homily.  Assumption Chapel.  Sept 23, 2022.] Yesterday and today our first readings are taken from the Book of Ecclesiastes, also known as Qoheleth.  Let us reflect on these readings today. The book opens with the introductory declaration: “The words of … Continue reading

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In this Season of Creation, A Cry for Conversion

[Homily. First Friday. In the Season of Creation. September 2, 2022.] We celebrate our First-Friday Mass today within the Season of Creation, that special time of the year set aside by Pope Francis from Sept 1, yesterday, to October 4, … Continue reading

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Healing Beyond Expectation

[Homily.  Assumption Chapel. 31 August 2022.] Our Gospel for today is from the 4th chapter of St. Luke.  Jesus has just made his first public appearance in a synagogue in his hometown of Nazareth.  He declared that in the Spirit … Continue reading

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Invitations to a Deeper Following of Jesus

[Homily. Assumption Chapel. 23 August 2022.] Those of us who pray for the grace to know Jesus intimately know that his public life was no bed of roses.  He had the company of his disciples.  He loved his disciples.  But … Continue reading

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Christ the King, Mary the Queen

[Homily.  ADDU Chapel of Christ the King.  For the SATMI Community.  22 Aug. 2022] I would like to welcome you all to this Eucharistic celebration here in the Chapel of Christ the King.  It is because of the persistence of … Continue reading

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I Have Finished the Race, I Have Kept the Faith

[Homily.  Funeral Mass for Jason Sarmiento.  JHS Chapel.  23 March 2022] Jason was a great Christian Life educator.  When he taught his freshmen students about the greatest of Old Testament prophets, Isaiah, he would not be content to talk about … Continue reading

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Return to Me with Your Whole Heart

[Homily.  First Friday. 4 March 2022] The call of the Lenten Season is expressed in the words of the Lord, “Return to me with your whole heart, with fasting, and weeping and mourning.  Rend your hearts, not your garments.” (Jl … Continue reading

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What Would Make You Happy?

[Homily.  Sunday, Feb 13, 2022] What would make you happy?  Many of us may think in terms of something good to have.  A new cellphone.  A new car.  A modest apartment.  A little house.  Sufficient income for a modest lifestyle.  … Continue reading

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May God Be With Us in ADDU Throughout 2022!

[A New Year’s Message for the Community of the Ateneo de Davao University] The shepherds “found Mary and Joseph and the Infant lying in a manger” (Lk 2:16).  It was the sign through which they knew that the message of … Continue reading

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