Tag Archives: Spirituality

Humpty Dumpty and Graduation at ADDU Grade School

[Martinez Sports Center, ADDU Matina, March 3, 2015] Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall Humpty Dumpty had a great fall All the King’s horses and all the King’s men Couldn’t put Humpty together again. I am sure you have all … 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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Josefino, Bayani at Banal: Liwanag at Anino sa Buhay ng Josefino

[Points for Prayer and Meditation at the 85th Homecoming of San Jose Seminary, Nov 20, 2014] I am truly happy to be here in the chapel of San Jose Seminary again! It has been such a long time! When I … Continue reading

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Transformative Education in the Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines (CEAP)

Transformative Education (TE) belongs to the core mission of the Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines.   It is in this context that CEAP’s JEEPGY concerns are understood and justified. However, the call to TE needs greater understanding among our school administrators, … Continue reading

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Exteriority, Interiority, and Alms

[Homily: Luke 11:37-41. Oct 14, 2014] Upon being reprimanded for not observing the usual Jewish rituals for washing before eating, Jesus replies with a certain exasperation: “Oh you Pharisees! Although you cleanse the outside of the cup and the dish, … Continue reading

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You who Labor and are Burdened

Those who go to Mass to find some consolation in the proclamation of the Word of God will find today’s Gospel (Mt. 11:25-30) a treasure. Jesus says: “Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will … Continue reading

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What is Faith?

[Contribution to Esquire Philippines’ “Notes and Essays” on invitation of Sarge Lacuesta] What is faith?  Life’s not possible without faith.  If you fly Philippine Airlines, you have to have faith.  If you fly Cebu Pacific, well, you have to have … Continue reading

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The Challenge of the “Mindanao Conversations” for ADDU

The report I delivered last Jan. 3 to the Superiors and Directors of Work of the Jesuits in the Philippines on the “Mindanao Conversation” of Dec 26-28 was well received.  Fr. Provincial Tony Moreno repeatedly expressed his gratitude to the … Continue reading

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Mindanao Conversations

After the Zamboanga Standoff of Oct., 2013, Fr. Antonio Moreno, Provincial Superior of the Society of Jesus in Mindanao, asked for shared communal discernment on our apostolic directions in Mindanao. In response, Ateneo de Davao University (ADDU) hosted “Mindanao Conversations,” … Continue reading

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Christmas in Our Hearts

Among my favorite songs of my friend, Joe Mari Chan, is his “Christmas in our Hearts,” rendered unforgettably with his beautiful daughter, Liza.  For me it was not only the heartwarming interplay between father and daughter singing of  “girls and … Continue reading

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