If You Want To Be Alone, I Know A Place: Mirador

High above the mountains of Baguio City is my favorite place to pray. Mirador Hill occupies a special position in all the hills of Baguio. In 1876, Don Manuel Scheidnagel, Governor Politico-Militar of Benguet, gave this hill its name because one could see the South China Sea, Lingayen Gulf and the Ilocos coast on clearContinue reading “If You Want To Be Alone, I Know A Place: Mirador”

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Kuwento: Ang Ilaw ng Isang Maliit na Kandila

Ipinagdiriwang ngayong araw ang kauna-unahang Cathedral, ang San Juan Laterano na ipinagkaloob ni Emperador Constantino sa Kristiyanismo at nagsilbing sagisag ng pagiging opisyal na relihiyon ng buong kaharian ng Roma. Dahil dito, lumaganap ang pananampalataya sa buong daigdig. Dahil dito, pinagninilayan natin ang sinulat ni San Pablo ukol sa ating katawan bilang Templo ng EspirituContinue reading “Kuwento: Ang Ilaw ng Isang Maliit na Kandila”

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Persons For Others

  Forty years ago, Fr. Pedro Arrupe SJ gave a speech to an exclusive all-boys school in Valencia, Spain. He said that the mark of those who receive Jesuit education is being a “man-for-others” o ang pagiging tao-para sa kapwa. This slogan of being “men for others” was picked up by many Jesuit schools andContinue reading “Persons For Others”

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Part III: Characteristics of Jesuit Education

This is the final installment of the previous posts: Part I and Part II: Characteristics of Jesuit Education. 21. Jesuit education pursues excellence in its work of formation. Jesuit education aims at the fullest possible development of every dimension of the person, linked to the willingness to continue this development throughout life and the motivationContinue reading “Part III: Characteristics of Jesuit Education”

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Part II: Characteristics of Jesuit Education

  This is the continuation of the previous post: Part I: Characteristics of Jesuit Education. 11. Jesuit education provides a realistic knowledge of the world in which we live. Jesuit education emphasizes the recognition of the imperfections of the world as it is without neglecting the essential goodness of creation. It helps the students toContinue reading “Part II: Characteristics of Jesuit Education”

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Part I: Characteristics of Jesuit Education

  On the 400th anniversary of the Jesuit document on education, the Ratio Studiorum, the International Commission on the Apostolate of Jesuit Education (ICAJE) published The Characteristics of Jesuit Education. I am publishing a simple outline of the 28 characteristics for all who are interested to know what makes an educational institution Jesuit in character.Continue reading “Part I: Characteristics of Jesuit Education”

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