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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Absence and Significance

“When you do not receive communion, and you do not attend mass, you can do a spiritual communion, which is a most beneficial practice, by it the love of God will be greatly impressed on you.” –St. Teresa of Avila Absence makes us realize the significance of that which is not present. In UP DilimanContinue reading “Absence and Significance”

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The Laws on Fasting and Abstinence

Note: This article is from Fr. Harold Parilla’s Facebook entry. Fr. Harold is a diocesan priest. He was trained in Theology by the Jesuits at the San Jose Seminary, Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City. 1. Abstinence means avoiding the consumption of meat, but eggs, milk products and condiments made of animal fat may beContinue reading “The Laws on Fasting and Abstinence”

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Why Do We Pray the Rosary?

7 October 2010. Memorial of Our Lady of the RosaryGalatians 3, 1-5; Luke 1, 69-75; Luke 11, 5-13 As we celebrate the memorial of our Lady of the Rosary, allow me to talk about the rosary personally. If you were to ask me why I pray the rosary, I would probably answer you this way.Continue reading “Why Do We Pray the Rosary?”

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