Note: I gave this homily at the Mass that began the University Stations of the Cross of the Ateneo de Manila University on 26 February 2016. Photos: Mr. Marcus Alcantara, Ateneo HS Christian Life Education faculty. *** One of the unique characteristics of Ignatian Spirituality is the use of the imagination in prayer. In theContinue reading “Stations of the Cross: That Our Hearts Beat as Jesus’ Heart Beats”
“Repent and believe in the Gospel” (Mark 1:15) Ash Wednesday is the beginning of our journey of Lent, the liturgical season that prepares us for Easter. It is a time when we, together with other Christians, Protestants and evangelicals, unite ourselves with the passion, death and resurrection of Christ. It is a season of prayerContinue reading “Ash Wednesday: Inner and Communitarian Conversion”
I have a day to spare. After the Jesuit Basic Education Commission meeting about focusing on Mindanao as the way to go for the Philippine Province Jesuits and reflecting on translating into concrete actions Pope Francis’ encyclical, Laudato Si, I decide to explore Iloilo. I know there is much to see and learn from theContinue reading “A Day In Iloilo Is More Than Enough”
The experience is like flying. Whether in Dahilayan Forest Park or Kampo Juan in Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon, both anicycling and ziplining are exhilarating experiences. Check out our photos of visiting these two adventure destinations, options for the experience of mountain ecosystems for our students. 1. Dahilayan Forest Park, Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon. Our trip to DahilayanContinue reading “You Can Fly in Bukidnon”
We were picked up at six in the morning. The jeep that was waiting for us had two red rafts on its roof. Seated inside the vehicle were a family of six, two couples, and an European tourist. As soon as we boarded the jeep — and picking up two more couples from their hotelContinue reading “You Should Go White Water Rafting”
The return to Agutayan Island was a dream come true. The first time I visited the island was in September 2014. Members of the Jesuit Basic Education Commission of the Philippines were brought here for environmental awareness. It was at that time that I learned about Xavier University’s Ridge-River-Reef (R3) Program that aimed to establishContinue reading “Amazing Agutayan Island”
“Over there you will find a small island worth exploring,” the man said, hand darting towards the edge of a coast. “Right there,” he pressed on when I seemed confused. “You’ll find it near the beach, a land bridge will bring you there on high tide.” When I followed his gaze that afternoon at SamalContinue reading “Samal Island and the White Land Bridge To A Mini-Island”
Enjoying what you harvested from your backyard is rewarding. The avocados that are featured here (above) come from the avocado tree outside of the Immaculate Concepcion Chapel of the Ateneo High School. The tree stands within the grounds used for prayer and reflection, a sanctuary in the high school for those who would like toContinue reading “Avocados and Diabetes”
They call it mysterium tremendum et fascinans – in the face of great mystery, we are both terrified and fascinated. It is like coming face to face with celebrities of great talent: you are tremendously intimidated that you shy away from them and at the same time, you are intensely magnetized that you want toContinue reading “I Am Falling In Love With You, Taal.”
Have you ever unfriended some people because you do not like what they post? I have. Have you ever wished to unfollow some people whom you cannot unfriend because you have to know what they post? I have. Have you ever yearned for your timeline to be an aggregate of useful information than a feedContinue reading “We Hate Selfies and Other Discoveries”
Il Voce, the official co-curricular organisation under the Arts Subject Area of the Ateneo High School, lends their voices in their concert, Take Flight, at the St. Stanislaus Kostka Chapel. The concert is for the benefit of Tulong Dunong and the on-going projects for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan. Il Voce opens the show withContinue reading “Ateneo HS’ Il Voce Takes Flight”
The San Gregorio Magno Church, Indang, Cavite. This church was once a visita or a chapel of the Parish of Silang, Cavite. Under the Jesuits, Fr. Angelo Armano S.J. established it as a mission in 1611, and dedicated to St. Gregory the Great in 1625. Also under the patronage of St. Francis Xavier, Fr. LuisContinue reading “Pilgrimage to Pre-Suppression Jesuit Churches: Indang, Cavite”
Church of Our Lady of Candelaria, Silang, Cavite: The Franciscans established this as a parish in 3 February 1595. When the church was burned in 30 August 1603, they rebuilt it and dedicated it to San Diego de Alcala. In 1611, they handed this church to the Jesuits. In 1637-39, Fr. Juan de Salazar SJContinue reading “Pilgrimage to Pre-Suppression Jesuit Churches: Silang, Cavite”
A partnership between the high schools of Ateneo de Manila and Ateneo de Davao University. August-September 2014. Davao City.
The Eco-Spiritual Pilgrimage. A partnership between the high schools of Ateneo de Manila and Ateneo de Davao University. August-September 2014.