“Sawi ka ba sa pag-ibig?” “Naranasan mo rin bang ma-in love?” Ito ang ilan lamang na laging itinatanong sa akin bilang isang seminaristang patuloy na tumutugon sa Banal na Tawag. Bumalik sa aking ala-ala ang mga katanungang ito dahil Valentine’s Day na naman. Napaka secular at commercialize ng pagdiriwang na ito. Punung-puno na naman ang … Continue reading Puso
I was still a college student then when I started to become fascinated with the Sta. Cruz Church. From my long break in class, I was exploring the nearby places in FEU (the University where I graduated) when I passed by the busy area of Sta.Cruz. As I look around, my attention was then caught … Continue reading FROM AFAR
In profound adoration he [St. Joseph] united himself to the special grace of each one of the events in the life of Jesus. He adored our Lord in His hidden life and in His Passion and Death; he adored in advance the Eucharistic Christ in His tabernacles: there was nothing that our Lord could hide from … Continue reading ST. JOSEPH, ADORER (St. Peter Julian Eymard, March 19,1865)
Bilang isang dating guro sa 3rd at 4thyr high school, madalas ay nabibigla ako kapag may mga lumalapit na mga batang nagpapasalamat sa mga bagay na naituro ko sa kanila. Minsan ay naiisip ko na lang na baka binobola lang ako ng mga batang ito. Ngunit kasabay ng pagkatuwa kong ito, ako ay natakot sa … Continue reading Si Hesus ang Dakilang Guro (pagpapalalim sa Marcos 1:21-28)
A curing hand of a doctor, a mother sitting next to her ailing child, a seminarian who left his career and family for his vocation, a teacher who patiently teaching his students, a hand tapping a shoulder of a discouraging friend, in the beauty of the nature, and in the silence of a perfect sunset … Continue reading What is love?