Live In The Moment

A Christmas message. Namnamin ang ngayon. Ramdam na ramdam na natin ang Kapaskuhan. Wala nang pasok. Ang mga kapamilya’t kaibigan ay magkakasama. Hinahanda na rin natin ang magiging noche buena. Malakas ang tugtog ng mga Christmas songs, at sigurado akong maingay na ang iyong mga bahay. At yung iba naman, last minute na paggo-grocery atContinue reading “Live In The Moment”

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Itulog mo muna iyan!

Sa mga misa ng Simbanggabi maririnig natin ang kuwento San Jose. Nagbalak si Jose na hiwalayan at hindi tanggapin ang pagiging ama ng nasa sinapupunan ni Maria. Hindi nakapagtataka ito; maiintindihan natin ang sitwasyon ni Jose. Ngunit ang kaniyang binabalak ay maaaring tama sa ating pagtingin, ngunit hindi tuwid sa mata ng Diyos. Kasama atContinue reading “Itulog mo muna iyan!”

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Tatlong Tanong Bago Magbagong-Taon

Habang papalapit na ang katapusan ng taong 2015, nararapat lamang na magbalik-tanaw sa nakaraan upang lalung palalimin ang natutuhan sa mga nagdaang karanasan. Maari nating gamitin itong tatlong tanong na hango sa Spiritual Exercises ni San Ignacio de Loyola. Unang-una: ano ang nagawa ko para sa Diyos? Mas maganda kung mayroon tayong notebook o listahanContinue reading “Tatlong Tanong Bago Magbagong-Taon”

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Higit na Paghandaan ang Espirituwal na Buhay sa Pasko

Nilapitan ka na ba ng isang tao na hindi pera ang pangangailangan, kundi isang tagapakinig o tagapagbigay-gabay sa nararapat at makabubuting hakbang sa isang komplikadong sitwasyon? Ganito ang karanasan ni San Juan Bautista. Hindi pangangailangang pisikal ang mga tanong ng mga tao, publikano at kawal, kundi, “Ano ang dapat naming gawin upang makamtan ang buhayContinue reading “Higit na Paghandaan ang Espirituwal na Buhay sa Pasko”

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Paano Napili ang Asno sa Pasko

Pauna: Upang maging makahulugan ang ating Pasko, binabahagi ko itong kuwento. Maligayang Pasko po sa inyong lahat. Habang patungo daw sa Bethlehem si Jose at Maria, nagkaroon ng meeting ang mga anghel kung sinong mga hayop ang dapat mag-alaga sa Banal na Pamilya pagdating sa sabsaban. Natural, nagalok ang leon, sabi, “Para sa hari, isaContinue reading “Paano Napili ang Asno sa Pasko”

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A Season of Dreams, Surprise and Change

Video: This is the rehearsals of the Hark! Ateneo High School Christmas concert. Paskong Pinoy Medley was the finale of the concert held at the Church of the Gesu, 14 December 2012. 19 December 2012 Christmas Mass Homily Ateneo de Manila High School Note: This has been in given to the Ateneo High School community,Continue reading “A Season of Dreams, Surprise and Change”

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Ang Diyos ng Liwanag

ika-24 ng Disyembre 2011 Misa de Gallo 2 Sm 7:1-5, 8b-12, 14a, 16; Psalm 89; Luke 1:67-79   Note: This article appears in the Filipino Sambuhay today. Sambuhay is the missalette published by the Society of St. Paul in the Philippines. Lumaki si Yuan, 10-taong gulang, sa isang bahay-ampunan. Isang madaling-araw, nagising siya. Bagaman madilimContinue reading “Ang Diyos ng Liwanag”

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Christmas Mass During the Day

25 December 2009: Christmas Mass during the dayIsaiah 52, 7-10; Psalm 98; Hebrews 1, 1-6; John 1, 1-18At the end of Christmas Day, when the Misa de Aguinaldo is over, when the Midnight Mass has been done, and text messaging becomes easier from last night, and the celebrations become sober, and we have all openedContinue reading “Christmas Mass During the Day”

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Christmas Midnight Mass

ika-24 ng Disyembre 2009 Christmas VigilIsaiah 62, 1-5; Psalm 89; Acts 13, 16-25; Matthew 1, 1-25Note: This article appears in Sambuhay for tonight’s midnight liturgy. Sambuhay is a publication of the Society of St. Paul. Sorry I don’t have time for an English translation. But the homily in the previous post can be used alsoContinue reading “Christmas Midnight Mass”

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Day 9: Simbanggabi

24 December 2009. Misa de Gallo2 Sam 7, 1-17; Psalm 88; Luke 1, 67-79 There are few times in a year that makes us easily smile and uplift our spirit, and perhaps, bring a few tears of remembrance than Christmastime. Nothing surpasses the season’s magic, and the world is transformed from a world of darkness,Continue reading “Day 9: Simbanggabi”

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Proof that God’s Way is Not our Way

25 December 2008. Solemnity of the Nativity of Our LordIsaiah 9, 1-6; Psalm 96; Titus 2, 11-14; Luke 2, 10-11 When God said that His ways are different from us, the best proof is Christmas. First, we celebrate God’s unusual way of choosing people. She chose an ordinary woman to be the Mother of HisContinue reading “Proof that God’s Way is Not our Way”

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Putting on Skin

25 December 2007 Christmas DayThe Incarnation Today we celebrate an article of faith found in the Creed. In fact, when we recite this part, “who was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary” we kneel in reverence. This article is the reason for the holidays, the rationale behind theContinue reading “Putting on Skin”

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