Tag Archives: God’s Love

Mary, the Mother of God, in God’s Saving Love

[Live-streamed Mass, January 1st, 2021.] The Romans used the word, Kalends, to depict the first day of every month.  But about 150 years before Christ, Kalends took on a more specific meaning.  It referred to the first day of January, … Continue reading

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In Advent: Save Yourself, Save Others

[First Friday, Dec. 4 in Advent, 2020.  Isaiah: 29:17-24] Advent is the season of waiting.  It is the season of hope.  Since the onslaught of this “Coronavirus disease 2019 that has “claimed lives and affected many” we have been waiting … Continue reading

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Reaching for God in the Sto. Niño

[Reflection for the Celebration of the Sto. Niño at St. John’s Institute (Huaming) in Bacolod, Jan 19, 2018.] It is not easy to talk to Majesties of Fire and Fury. They shock and terrify.  They hurt and harm.  They thrive … Continue reading

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Love is Made Flesh

[Homily: Simbanggabi, Dec 20, 2017] On the fifth day of our Simbanggabi we are at the midpoint of our nine-day novena of dawn Masses. But I think it can also be said that on this day we recall the absolute … Continue reading

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God means well with us

[Homily:  31st Sunday in Ordinary Time, Nov 4, 2017, based on Mt. 23:1-12] We sometimes forget.  God means well with us.   And so, very mysteriously, he shares himself with us.  By “mysteriously,” I mean, “difficult for us to understand why … Continue reading

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Knowledge, Wisdom and Divine Folly

[Homily:  Mass of the Holy Spirit, ADDU Schools of Higher Education, Chapel of the Assumption, June 15,2017.] Once again we gather at the beginning of the academic year in Eucharistic Celebration. We come together as a university community of teachers and … Continue reading

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