Fundador and Regnum Dei

Fundador or Marcha de San Ignacio is the anthem usually used by Jesuits on the feast of one of its founders, St. Ignatius of Loyola, on a day as today, 31 July. Here’s my take on this anthem, spoken in my local language, Bikol. Ateneo de Naga University requested this, so I justaposed my reflectionContinue reading “Fundador and Regnum Dei”

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What I like about St. Ignatius of Loyola

This is a social media post on Instagram and Facebook. But I’d like to post this here too under my Journal, because it is this image that inspires me. This is my favourite image of St. Ignatius of Loyola, which I chanced upon in Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. I was in LMU inContinue reading “What I like about St. Ignatius of Loyola”

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Is it good to have high expectations?

This is a transcript (Filipino and English) of the video below. Now up on my Youtube channel. Subscribe. Mainam bang bumaling sa matatayog na pangarap? Para sa mabungang-buhay, tayo na po’t magkape’t pandasal. Bumabagsak ba ang kalooban mo kung hindi mo maabot ang inaasahan mo sa iyong sarili o sa ibang tao? Hindi mo nakuhaContinue reading “Is it good to have high expectations?”

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Do you want to be better steadily?

This is a transcript of the video below, both in Filipino and English (subtitles). This video is published on my Youtube channel. Please subscribe. Gusto mo bang maging magaling na tao? Para sa mabungang-buhay, tayo na po’t magkape’t pandasal. Dahil online na ang lahat, malaki ang hamon ng pagbabago sa ating sarili, sa ating pamumuhayContinue reading “Do you want to be better steadily?”

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How do you find meaning in your life?

This is a transcription of the video below: Paano ba natin mahahanap ang kahulugan sa buhay? Para sa mabungang-buhay, tayo na po’t magkape’t pandasal. Pakiramdam mo ba na nawawalan ka na ng direksiyon sa buhay? O nagkakalat ka na? O hindi ka na masaya sa mga nangyayari sa iyong buhay? Kung gayon, kailangan nating pagmuni-munihanContinue reading “How do you find meaning in your life?”

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What are your life’s abrupt turns?

Taking the cue from St. Ignatius’ experience of being hit by a cannonball on May 20, 1521 that changed his life forever, we also reflect on our own “cannonball experiences” that changed our life for good. Celebrating the 500th anniversary of St. Ignatius’ conversion, this video is set along the theme “all things new inContinue reading “What are your life’s abrupt turns?”

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How will you form young people at home?

This is a transcript of the video below: Paano mo huhubugin ang kabataan sa bahay? Para sa mabungang-buhay, tayo na po’t magkape’t pandasal. Maraming mga kabataan ang tinawag ng Diyos upang maging daan para sa kanyang mga dakilang plano sa sangkatauhan. Kinse anyos pa lamang si Haring David nang pinili siya bilang Hari ng Israel.Continue reading “How will you form young people at home?”

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How to Pray in Crisis

This is a transcript of the video below. Check out my channel and subscribe for more videos like this. Paano magdasal sa gitna ng krisis? Nahirapan ka bang magdasal sa gitna ng kahirapan sa buhay? Sa gitna ng kawalang-kasiguraduhan sa kinabukasan; sa sunod-sunod na kabiguan; sa karumaldumal na mga pangyayari sa ating bansa; sa pakiramdamContinue reading “How to Pray in Crisis”

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How Will You Celebrate Holy Week in the Pandemic?

This is a transcription of the video below. Paano mo ipagdiriwang ang Semana Santa ngayong pandemia? Kapag delikadong bumisita sa iba’t ibang Simbahan para sa Bisita Iglesia; o mag-Stations of the Cross kasama ang iyong kabarkadang umaakyat ng bundok; o magprusisyon sa buong lalawigan kapag Biyernes Santo; o magsimba sa Huwebes Santo para sa WashingContinue reading “How Will You Celebrate Holy Week in the Pandemic?”

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Saan Nakatingala Ang Iyong Mga Mata?

This is a transcription of the video below: Tulad ng pagtingin natin sa mga eroplanong lumilipad dito sa Mati, Davao Oriental, saan nakatingala ang iyong mga mata? Para sa mabungang-buhay, tayo na po’t magkape’t pandasal. May kuwento sa Mga Bilang sa Lumang Tipan (Numbers 21: 4-9) ukol sa mga Israelita habang naglalakbay sila sa ilang.Continue reading “Saan Nakatingala Ang Iyong Mga Mata?”

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The Three Levels of Empathy in Jesus’ Healing

This is a transcript of the video below. Paano ba natin aalagaan ang ating kapwa? Bakit daw itinanggi ni Simon Pedro si Hesus bilang kanyang kasama? Dahil pinagaling nito ang kanyang biyenan! Lagi itong ginagawang biro kapag ang ebanghelio ay ukol sa paggaling ng biyenan ni Simon sa kanyang lagnat. Ayon kay San Marcos, itoContinue reading “The Three Levels of Empathy in Jesus’ Healing”

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Do You Want to be Enchanting?

This is my take on inspiring leadership. In the advent of a rising number of “influencers,” not all those who have influence are leaders: those that encourage people to take positive action. Leaders should have the ability to speak in front of people but at the same time inspire action because those who listen knowContinue reading “Do You Want to be Enchanting?”

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My Best Friend is Now a Married Deacon

Rev. Ike Tarabi and I met at Sacred Heart Novitiate in Novaliches, Quezon City in 1990. It was in my second year in Jesuit formation when he entered as a first year novice. We became close because of our constant conversations at the novices’ library. I was then the community’s librarian, and it was IContinue reading “My Best Friend is Now a Married Deacon”

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How To Care For The Sick

Luke 4: 38-44: The Healing of Peter’s Mother-In-Law The Gospel today has a particular attractiveness to it because it is relevant and relatable to many of our situation today. You get to see the scene: Jesus’ fandom followed Him everywhere, and indeed, His was a huge crowd all wanting a piece of Him to healContinue reading “How To Care For The Sick”

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Anong Gagagawin Kapag May Sakit sa Iyong Pamilya?

Note: Wrote this script thinking about families in isolation because of Covid19. This is the transcription of the video you will find in this link. Sakit ng kalingkingan, sakit ng buong katawan. Kapag umaaray ang ngipin, umaangal ang katawan natin. Kapag merong maysakit sa pamilya, apektado din ang buong kabahayan. Simple lang: kapag sinisipon ka,Continue reading “Anong Gagagawin Kapag May Sakit sa Iyong Pamilya?”

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