POPE to Priests: Go out to the Outskirts

Homily of Pope FrancisChrism Mass, Holy ThursdaySt. Peter’s Basilica28 March 2013 Dear Brothers and Sisters, This morning I have the joy of celebrating my first Chrism Mass as the Bishop of Rome. I greet all of you with affection, especially you, dear priests, who, like myself, today recall the day of your ordination. The readingsContinue reading “POPE to Priests: Go out to the Outskirts”

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Holy Thursday Noodles

We eat to live. Everything that we taste has a greater effect on our well-being and the health of others. It is therefore not a surprise that our Lord used the image of food in spreading the Good News. Bread and wine takes center stage on Holy Thursday in the commemoration of the Institution ofContinue reading “Holy Thursday Noodles”

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Q on Maundy Thursday: Were You Breast-fed?

21 April 2011 Holy ThursdayExodus 12:1-14; Psalm 116; 1 Cor 11:23-26; John 13:1-15 I was breast-fed. What has this to do with Holy Thursday? I believe, a lot. So read on. In the 4th century, pilgrims who made it to Jerusalem wanted to bring their experience home. So they began to reenact the last scenesContinue reading “Q on Maundy Thursday: Were You Breast-fed?”

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A Personal Reflection on My Priesthood

1 April 2010 Holy ThursdayExodus 12, 1-14; Psalm 116; 1 Cor 11, 23-26; John 13, 1-15 In the island of Culion, Palawan, there is no way for a Jesuit priest not to recharge and rethink his priesthood. Here, in one of the isles in the Calamianes, the Jesuits are also rethinking their mission after aContinue reading “A Personal Reflection on My Priesthood”

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