Tag Archives: Advent

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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In Time and at the End of Time: the Lord

[Homily: ADDU Pre-Christmas Mass, Dec. 15, 2017] We come together in the spirit of the Advent season. That spirit is a spirit of preparation. It prepares for the second coming of the Lord. The Lord comes at the end of time. … Continue reading

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For God, Nothing is Impossible

[Homily. Fourth Sunday of Advent. Simbanggabi. Dec. 20, 1915)   We are celebrating the fourth Sunday in Advent. Our Christmas stress has heightened. The Christmas shopping is still not done. Those gifts for the kids have yet to be purchased; … Continue reading

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Awaiting God-with-us

[Homily: Ateneo de Davao University Pre-Christmas Advent Mass, Martinez Hall, Dec.18, 2015]   We come together today in celebration, even though we know there are concerns in our lives which argue against celebration: the horrible war in Syria and Iraq, … Continue reading

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The Dawn from On High

[Homily: Simbanggabi, ADDU GS, Dec. 24, 2012] As the dawn of this morning vanquishes the night, and we celebrate the last of our Simbanggabi Masses, we are invited to reflect on another dawning that takes place on a more cosmic … Continue reading

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Simbanggabi at ADDU

[Is 56:1-3a,6-8; Jn 5:33-36] In the media, the Philippines is being advertised as the happiest place on earth at Christmas. I am not sure how that might be proven. But in the Philippines at Christmas, you certainly find many happy … Continue reading

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