Tag Archives: Ateneo de Davao University

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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Celebrating Mary, Model for Evangelization, on Her Birthday

[Homily.  Assumption Chapel.  Sept. 8, 2022.] Today is the Feast of the Nativity of Mary. In our Church, the theologians say there are other more important celebrations of Mary.  The three solemnities of Mary are the Immaculate Conception, the Divine … 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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Denying Oneself to Find One’s Self

[Homily.  First Friday Mass.  Assumption Chapel. Aug. 5, 2022.] Once again on this First Friday, we contemplate “the Man on the Cross.”  He is not only a man; he is God-made-man as willed by the Father as an expression of … Continue reading

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You Shall Renew the Face of the Earth

[Mass of the Holy Spirit, Assumption Chapel.  July 20, 2022.] Recently we celebrated the commencement of the 75th anniversary of ADDU with the celebration of Christ the King as the center of our University. We Pray that the Holy Spirit … Continue reading

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Under the Cross of Christ the King

Address.  ADDU General Faculty Convocation.  July 4, 2022. Last June 28, the year of celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Ateneo de Davao founded in 1948 commenced.  The Diamond Jubilee began fittingly with the blessing of the Senior High … Continue reading

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Of Children, Adults and the Kingdom of God

[Homily. Saturday. Feb 26, 2022. Re: Mark 10:13-16] In the gospel according to St Mark, Jesus dealt with many adults.  To them, he labored to disclose the core message of his gospel: “This is the time of fulfillment.  The Kingdom … Continue reading

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