Tag Archives: Simbang Gabi

The Dawn from on High

Today we come to the last of our Simbanggabi Masses with thanksgiving and with special joy.  We thank the Lord for the grace of these Simbanggabi Masses.  Every day, God turns the night into day.  You have allowed night turning … 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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Waiting for the Fullness of Life

[Homily. Simbang Gabi. 16 December 2014.] Waiting for Christmas is truly difficult. Why? Perhaps, it’s the twinkling lights, the parol aglow, the glittering Christmas trees that make the Season so long awaited. Perhaps its the long-anticipated day of distant relatives … Continue reading

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The Dawn from on High

[Homily: Simbang Gabi, ADDU GS Chapel, Matina.  Dec. 24, 2013.  5:30 a.m.] On the final day of Simbang Gabi – there is always a special joy.  For those who have come to all of the Simbang Gabi Masses, the joy … 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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