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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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