Tag Archives: Love

God Joins Uwe and Jessa Together in Matrimony

[Homily: Marriage of Uwe and Jessa Panimdim, Old Tagum Cathedral, 11 March 2017]   My dear sisters and brothers in the Lord, but especially Uwe and Jessa: I feel very privileged to have been chosen to deliver this homily on … Continue reading

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Happy Valentines’ Day! 

Whether or not you have the appropriate red shirt to wear today or have the money to bring your beloved out on a date, it is good today to celebrate love with the words of St. Paul in his letter … Continue reading

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The Peace that Jesus Gives

[Homily: 5.1.18]   “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give you.  Not as the world gives it do I give it to you.  Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid: (Jn 14:27) Peace. Jesus’ peace. Not … Continue reading

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A Wedding “Made in Heaven”

[Homily: Wedding of Allan and Ché Medina, Shrine of St. Therese of the Child Jesus, Pasay, Feb 21, 2015.] With the melodious strains coming from Pachelbel, the coming together in this House of God of the radiant bride, Ché, and smiling … Continue reading

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Happy Valentines’ Day!

When I was in grade school, I was taught by the Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  I remember, they were always kind and gentle, even if there was something mysterious about their long, flowing habits. On … Continue reading

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Instruments of God’s Peace

[Homily: Baccalaureate Mass, College Graduation, ADDU, 22 March, 2013] Fr. Joel Tabora, S.J. This afternoon we come together to give God thanks. You have come to the ADDU as a Jesuit, Catholic and Filipino, hoping to be prepared for the … Continue reading

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Lent: Return to God’s Love

When I was a child, the Sisters of the Presentation taught us in school that the Lenten Season was a time of sacrifice. So we were encouraged to make a Lenten resolution, sacrificing this or that, for the love of … Continue reading

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