How can plot twists in our lives transform us?

Note: This is a transcript of the Youtube video of the same title. Are you a fan of superheroes? Remember the obvious transformation in their origin stories such as when Spiderman gets bitten by a radioactive spider; or Diana, the warrior princess of the Amazons meets an American pilot, and leaves her home for theContinue reading “How can plot twists in our lives transform us?”

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Hamunin Ipahayag Sa Sarili Ang Mga Positibong Pananalita

Ayon kay Kristen Suleman, isang therapist, nakakatulong sa pagtugon sa stress, pagkabalisa, at pag-aalaga sa ating kapakanan ang tinatawag nating, “positive affirmations” –-mga pahayag upang maiahon natin ang sarili sa labis na kalungkutan, kawalang-tiwala sa sarili, pagkabigo at iba pang nakakabagabag sa atin. Sa panahong ngayon, mainam na ipahayag natin sa ating sarili, sa harapanContinue reading “Hamunin Ipahayag Sa Sarili Ang Mga Positibong Pananalita”

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Maging Mabunga Kahit Nasa Quarantine

Alam niyo ba na sinulat ni Marco Polo ang kuwento ng kanyang paglalakbay sa Tsina noong siya’y nasa kulungan sa Genoa. O kaya ang inspirasyon ni Dante Alighieri sa kanyang, “Divine Comedy” at ni Miguel de Cervantes sa kanyang “Don Quixote” ay ang kanilang karanasan sa kulungan? Kahit ang talambuhay ni Napoleon Bonaparte at angContinue reading “Maging Mabunga Kahit Nasa Quarantine”

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My Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Note: This is the transcription of this video in my Youtube channel. If you have topics on faith/youth formation that you want me to cover, please do not hesitate to leave a comment here. Thank you for watching. Many people have been asking me about the source of my confidence. But you know what, confidenceContinue reading “My Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus”

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How to Facilitate an Online Recollection

Note: Please read the previous article, How to Do an Online Recollection. This is the second part. Thank you. Facilitating young people online can be daunting. Nothing beats seeing them face to face when you can read their body language that completes the meaning of what they want to say. The relevance of having aContinue reading “How to Facilitate an Online Recollection”

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Matuto Sa Bawat Pamamasyal

Kayo po ba ay nakapagbakasyon na? Marahil marami na sa atin ang nakapaggala na. Sinasamantala kasi natin magandang panahon para mamasyal. Nanginginayang lang po ako na hindi natin nasusulit ang ating pag-iikot. Nahuhuli ko rin po ang aking sarili na mas binibigyan ko ng oras ang mga photoshoots para may supply akong pang post saContinue reading “Matuto Sa Bawat Pamamasyal”

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Makinig Upang Makaunawa

Pinasasalamatan natin sa Panginoon ang mga ugnayang labis na nagbibigay inspirasyon sa ating buhay. Sobrang masaya ka sa iyong pamilya dahil magkakasama kayo sa kainan at pamamasyal. At pinopost mo sila sa Facebook. May boyfriend or girlfriend ka at fine-flex mo sila sa Twitter at Instagram. May hashtag ka pang #blessed at inaabangan mo angContinue reading “Makinig Upang Makaunawa”

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A Crack at Vlogging

How should a priest vlog? Definitely I do not want a vlog without substance. Or, a vlog that is about life and leisure. What should my vlog look like, without plunging into the borderline scandalous or the realm of the super conservative traditionalist? I’d like to vlog about what I do in forming young people,Continue reading “A Crack at Vlogging”

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Easter in the Eyes of Two Marys

There are two Marys who are highlighted in the celebration of Easter: Mary, the Mother of Jesus and Mary Magdalene to whom Jesus appeared at the tomb. The former is based on tradition; the latter, is based on Scripture.  The First Appearance of the Resurrection based on Tradition. St. Ignatius of Loyola writes in theContinue reading “Easter in the Eyes of Two Marys”

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I Kissed My Holding Cross Instead

We cling to someone when afraid. In my younger days, I would cling to the arms of my parents when threatened. Or, I would ask permission to sleep with them when I had a bad dream. Somehow, having someone to hold allays my fears.  I began to hold on to anything sacred when I startedContinue reading “I Kissed My Holding Cross Instead”

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How to Celebrate the Holy Week Triduum When Quarantined

There are many restrictions when we have to be quarantined during the Holy Week. We won’t be at the mass with the washing of the feet, or the Visita Iglesia when parishes decorate their altar of repose lavishly (which they shouldn’t liturgically, but they do anyway).  We will not be able to participate in GoodContinue reading “How to Celebrate the Holy Week Triduum When Quarantined”

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19 Years Today

“This morning, about 1 hour and ½ before sunrise, offered to the eye the grandest exhibition of divine power blazing forth from the E. by N. in the inexpressible golden tinge on the sky from N.E. to S.E. The nearer the vast Luminary approached, the more the eastern horizon seemed to dart, or pour forwardContinue reading “19 Years Today”

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Rethinking, again.

4 April 2020. 8:30 PM. So I began vlogging a few days ago on IGTV and got good comments, feedback, and suggestions. And I thought maybe I should push it a little bit further.  I guess the quarantine period has given me time to rethink my so-called life in cyberspace. I have a Youtube channelContinue reading “Rethinking, again.”

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Baguhin ang Pagtingin sa Kuwaresma

Tradisyon na ang pagtingin natin sa Kuwaresma ay mga panahon ng pagtitiis, pagsasakripisyo, at pag-iiwas sa ating mga paboritong pagkain. At tama naman ang ganitong pagtingin. Hindi natin maisip-isip ang kakaibang saya na nakakubli sa panahon ng Kuwaresma. Isang pagkitil sa kasamaan ang panahong ito. Ngunit maaari din nating isipin na ito ang panahon upangContinue reading “Baguhin ang Pagtingin sa Kuwaresma”

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Respetuhin din ang Sariling pangangailangan

Mahirap ka bang humindi? Lalo na kapag kapamilya ang nangangailangan, kadalasan hindi natin natatanggihan ang kanilang mga hinihiling. Sinasabi natin na nakakahiya naman, o kaya, nakakaawa. May mga kapamilya tayong nagtatrabaho sa ibang bansa na mabigat ang batahin dahil sinusuportahan nila ang kanilang buong pamilya’t kamag-anak. Nag-aakala ang mga kababayan natin dito sa Pilipinas naContinue reading “Respetuhin din ang Sariling pangangailangan”

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