Tag Archives: Prayer

The Face of God

[Homily:  Ps. 67.  Lk. 43b-45.  ADDU Live-streamed Mass.  Sept. 26, 2020.] One of my favorite ways of starting my prayer in the day is with the opening lines of Ps. 67.  The was our responsorial psalm today: O God, be … 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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Walk Humbly with your God

[Address to the ADDU Faculty General Assembly at the Start of SY 2017-18, Finster Hall, June 5, 2017] It is my privilege to welcome you all – from our GS, JHS, SHS, our tertiary –level undergraduate Schools, our Graduate School … Continue reading

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Do Not Be Afraid!

[Homily:  Baccalaureate Mass of the ADDU Law and Graduate School, Assumption Chapel, 29 April, 2017] I see from your faces, you are happy.  But I also know that deep within, you know that the happiness of this day carries heavy … Continue reading

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Sr. Lourdes, OCD, of Bacolod and 50 Years in the Society of Jesus

All is grace. Since I celebrate the 50th anniversary of my entrance into the Society of Jesus on today’s Feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, allow me to share with you the story of Sr. Lourdes, OCD, then one … Continue reading

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Jesuit Roadmap to Mindanao: First, Prayer and Discernment

The Jesuits in the Philippines have decided in principle to shift the center of gravity of their apostolic works from Manila to Mindanao. When Pope Francis was here he asked the Philippine Jesuits to go to the poor, go to … Continue reading

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Fast for Peace

There are those who fast for vanity. The pot-belly has grown to intolerability, the handles on one’s sides no longer help loving, the bulges and puffiness make glances in the mirror embarrassing. There are also those who fast for health. … Continue reading

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Reflections on Today’s Ash Wednesday

This evening we will have a special meditation on the Stations of the Cross. But it will be a special meditation, hopefully leading to deeper prayer, aided by a set of fifteen stations of the cross beginning with the agony … Continue reading

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To Pray that I Might See

[Homily. College Chapel. Feb 17, 1915] Our Gospel reading for today (Mk 8:14-21) is the continuation of yesterday’s Gospel (Mk 8: 11-13). Since I discussed these two Gospel readings together in my homily at the Mass for College Days, I … Continue reading

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Life to the Full

[Homily: HS Chapel. 4.22.13. Based on: John 10: 1-10] These days we have been considering various texts in our Gospel where Jesus is presented as the Good Shepherd. I think these texts climax in today’s Gospel reading. It has several … Continue reading

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