Tag Archives: Ignatian Spirituality

Drama in the Life of St. Ignatius of Loyola

[Homily, ADDU University Mass in honor of St. Ignatius of Loyola, Matina, July 30, 2015.] It is with great joy that we come together again as a university community to celebrate St. Ignatius of Loyola.   This is not just a Jesuit … Continue reading

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Ignatian Conversation: Discernment at ADDU

[Materials for Ignatian Conversations, ADDU, Finster Auditoriam, July 20, 2015] Appropriating Discernment in the Implementation of the Vision and Mission of the ADDU. From the Vision and Mission Statement of the ADDU, it is clear that the ADDU is Jesuit, … Continue reading

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Leadership Ultimately in Discipleship

[Personal Sharing on the Occasion of the Launch of the Leadership Center of the Jesuit Higher Education Commission] Thank you for this opportunity to share with you some of my thoughts on leadership.  As requested by the organizers, I will … Continue reading

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Simbang Gabi: Beyond Reason

[Homily. First Day of Simbang Gabi, 2013.  Chapel of the Assumption, ADDU] In the whole liturgical year, this is perhaps my favorite Mass.  Why?  Perhaps because it is so irrational, yet beloved.  Because it is so unnecessary, yet compelling.  Because … Continue reading

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The Scent of Silence at St. Joseph’s Sanctuary

I had been here before, once for a quick tour when the sanctuary was still being constructed, then again for a family gathering. So I knew of the extraordinary beauty of this garden, and of the ten “cells” that were … Continue reading

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Return to Me!

[Homily: Ash Wednesday, 2012] One of the formulae used in the impositions of ashes on this day is: “Remember man that you are dust and unto dust you shall return.” I am not sure how old this particular formula is. … Continue reading

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Ash Wednesday and “Agere Contra”

Today is Ash Wednesday – the start of the Season of Lent. The Ordo defines Lent as “a preparation for the celebration of Easter.” It also says: “Ash Wednesday is a day of penance in the universal church, a day … Continue reading

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The Wood of the Manger

[Institutional Pre-Christmas Mass (Is. 54:1-10; Ps 30:2-13; Lk 7:24-30)] Christmas is a beautiful season. It is a season for family. A season for friends. A season for remembering people you have not remembered in a long time. It is a … Continue reading

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His “Yes” to Us

Baccalaureate Mass. AdNU College and Graduate School 25 March 2011 We come together today in celebration of your forthcoming graduation. Tomorrow, you “walk through the AdNU Pillars” into your graduation celebration, and into the rest of your lives. All the … Continue reading

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Warmed by God’s Love

Address to our our new ADNU Retirees (23 March 2011): After the Testimonial Dinner the University so generously tendered for me the other night, with all of its emotion-laden farewells, I guess, as far as Ateneo de Naga University is … Continue reading

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