Tag Archives: Ateneo de Davao University

The Glory of God: “It is I. Do Not Be Afraid!”

[Homily. Baccalaureate Mass.  Classes 2020, 2021.  Based on Rom 5:1-11 and Jn 6:16-21.  April 17, 2021.] It is a special blessing that we can gather here in the Assumption Chapel for your Baccalaureate Mass, even though because of the pandemic … Continue reading

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Understanding Myanmar Today

[Welcome Address.  Pakighinabi. 27 Feb, 2021] In the Philippines two days ago, the Filipino People commemorated the 35th anniversary of its People Power Revolution through which the Conjugal Dictatorship of Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos was overcome and democracy in the … Continue reading

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Epistemically Reconstituted Decolonial Theology

[Message: Abdon Josol Lecture Series, SATMI-ADDU, 23 Feb 2021] It is my privilege to welcome you to the now traditional Abdon Josol Lecture Series of the Saint Alfonsus Theological and Mission Institute (SATMI) in partnership with the Ateneo de Davao … Continue reading

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Excellence. Leadership. Service

[Homily. Live-streamed Mass.   22.2.21] Today is the feast of the Chair of St. Peter.  But here at the ADDU we celebrate the Festival of Excellence.   On this occasion, we are invited to reflect on the challenge to excellence, and how, … Continue reading

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2021: Continued Mission in Truth, Ignatian Spirituality, and Christianity in Dialogue

At the beginning of 2021, let me welcome you back to a continuation of our SY 2020-21 at Ateneo de Davao University in our Basic Education Grade School, Junior High School, and Senior High School, and in our Higher Education … Continue reading

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Sacred Silence

[Homily:  University Pre-Christmas Mass.  Dec. 19, 2020.  Live-streamed.] We come together today with great joy. It is nice that at this time of the year – despite the pandemic – we can come together as a University.  We come together … Continue reading

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Into a Future of Promise and Hope

[Online ADDU Faculty General Assembly, July 1, 2020.] Congratulations on your first week of online teaching in all our units! Only three months ago, we made the decision together to shift from face-to-face (f2f) teaching to go online.  The decision … Continue reading

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ADDU – A Virtual Community Online with a Special Strength

[Address:  Orientation to AY 2020-21 Online, June 22, 2020] Welcome to the new Academic Year, 2020-21, at Ateneo de Davao University! This orientation will peak in the celebration of the Mass of the Holy Spirit at 11:30, over which I … Continue reading

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The Glory of God within Me

  [Homily.  ADDU Livestreamed Mass.  11 May 2020] Three days ago, Fr. Mike Pineda pointed out that we are now reading from the “Book of Glory” in the Gospel according to St. John. John is divided into four parts.  The … Continue reading

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Random Tips for ADDU Students as Online Education Begins

Fr. Joel, 22 April 2020 Perish the thought that you can succeed in one hour or less of online study a day! The Internet is a friend for learning.  But you can betray this friend as it can betray you. … Continue reading

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