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The Dawn from on High

[Homily:  9th day, Simbanggabi, 24th, Martinez Sports Center, ADDU, December 2017] With what more beautiful words can we end our nine-day Simbanggabi experience than these from the Canticle of Zechhariah? In the tender compassion of our God the dawn from … Continue reading

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The Dawn from On High

[Homily. Concluding Simbanggabi Mass, ADDU Matina, 12.24.15, 5:30 am.] It is the last day of Advent. And the last day of our Simbanggabi. All of God’s blessings on you who have stayed the course, who have gotten up early during … Continue reading

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The Dawn from On High

[Homily: Simbanggabi, ADDU GS, Dec. 24, 2012] As the dawn of this morning vanquishes the night, and we celebrate the last of our Simbanggabi Masses, we are invited to reflect on another dawning that takes place on a more cosmic … Continue reading

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Stronger than Cynicism

[Homily: Simbanggabi, 12.23.12] It has really been a pleasure for me to be part of this community celebration of Simbang Gabi. There is no law which says we have to have Simbanggabi Masses. We are not a parish; we are … Continue reading

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The Silence of Simbanggabi

[Homily: Misa de Gallo, ADDU, Dec. 16, 2012] In the Philippines the Christmas Season began with the “-ber” months. That was a good three-and-a-half months ago. It was then that the great yearly metamorphosis began. From the staid scenes of … Continue reading

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Simbanggabi at ADDU

[Is 56:1-3a,6-8; Jn 5:33-36] In the media, the Philippines is being advertised as the happiest place on earth at Christmas. I am not sure how that might be proven. But in the Philippines at Christmas, you certainly find many happy … Continue reading

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