Tag Archives: Simbanggabi

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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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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