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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On Valentine’s Day: Give Love

Whether you associate this day with an early Christian celebration of St. Valentinus who, popular tradition says, was imprisoned for performing weddings forbidden to soldiers, or to customs of courtly love in England in the high middle ages – when … Continue reading

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Sing a New Song to the Lord

[Homily: Sunday, May 13, 2012] On the sixth week after the celebration of Easter, our responsorial psalm invites us to “Sing a new song to the Lord…” (Ps 98). I am not sure how practiced you are at singing songs, … Continue reading

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Good That Man Not Be Alone

[Wedding of Louie and Mariel Villanueva San Antonio de Padua Church, Silang, Cavite (Gen 2:18-14; Mark 10: 6-9)] The Genesis account of creation quotes God saying, “It is not good that man be alone.” God speaks these words not lightly, … Continue reading

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