Pilgrimage to Pre-Suppression Jesuit Churches: Silang, Cavite

Church of Our Lady of Candelaria, Silang, Cavite:  The Franciscans established this as a parish in 3 February 1595. When the church was burned in 30 August 1603, they rebuilt it and dedicated it to San Diego de Alcala. In 1611, they handed this church to the Jesuits. In 1637-39, Fr. Juan de Salazar SJContinue reading “Pilgrimage to Pre-Suppression Jesuit Churches: Silang, Cavite”

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Pilgrimage to Pre-Suppression Jesuit Churches: Kawit, Cavite

From 13-16 January 2015, the Ignatian Youth Camp participants celebrated the Bi-Centennial Anniversary of the Restoration of the Society of Jesus. They went on a pilgrimage to Jesuit churches in the province of Cavite. They wanted to get a glimpse of the missionary activities of the Jesuits before the Suppression. This is one of theContinue reading “Pilgrimage to Pre-Suppression Jesuit Churches: Kawit, Cavite”

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Tucson, Az: Mission San Xavier del Bac

On January 2011, I was one of the visitors who flocked to the Mission San Xavier del Bac, one of the few Spanish colonial missions in the US still serving the native peoples it was built for. I was on Tertianship, the last stage in Jesuit formation. Together with my fellow priests, I was coming fromContinue reading “Tucson, Az: Mission San Xavier del Bac”

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Cagayan de Oro City: In Search of the Old

Cagayan de Oro today is not anymore the city I knew in the late ‘80s. So, I thought I should go around and look for landmarks that reminded me of the past. In the ‘80s, Plaza Divisoria was the centre of the city. It was the place where people would usually meet and congregate. AlsoContinue reading “Cagayan de Oro City: In Search of the Old”

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Eco-Spiritual Pilgrimage: Talikud and Samal Islands

The Eco-Spiritual Pilgrimage. A partnership between the high schools of Ateneo de Manila and Ateneo de Davao University. August-September 2014.

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Mamukadkad sa Liwanag

Nakatira si Alice sa madilim na iskinita sa looban ng London. Ngunit nanalo siya sa isang paligsahan ng bulaklak. Nang itinanong sa kanya kung paano niya inalagaan ang kanyang mga bulaklak, samantalang madilim ang kanyang tinitirhan, ibinunyag niya ang kanyang sikreto.   Tugon ni Alice, “Nakakapasok sa iskinita ang isang maliit na sinag ng araw.Continue reading “Mamukadkad sa Liwanag”

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