I’ll start this by giving you an inside scoop into what takes place in seminary formation. Every seminarian is assigned a Formation Advisor to go over their training, so to speak, to become priests. In a meeting I had with my Formation Advisor over a year ago, he asked me what I think is the … Continue reading Reflections on the Priesthood after Parish Internship
Introduction Our Christian faith invites us to participate in the life of our LORD Jesus Christ. As His beloved and adopted children, we are invited to participate in the spirit of His suffering and death, so that we may also participate and enjoy in His eternal life. The devotion to the Stations of the Cross … Continue reading Stations of the Cross – Meditations in times of Illnesses and Trials
©: thedivinemercy.orgThe Catholic Church celebrates, every 2nd Sunday of Easter, the Divine Mercy of our Lord. And it’s within a fitting season, as we still observe the redemption of our Lord for us through His Body and Blood. We keep in mind, in a special way, Sr. Faustina through whom the Lord spoke to us … Continue reading What is Mercy?
Two weeks ago, Our Lord taught us how to live our faith. Last week, He taught us the significance of being in His midst. In today’s gospel, He taught us how to pray. We are given words of prayer from the Word Himself. Fittingly enough, this prayer is petitioned millions of times by nearly all … Continue reading Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (C)
Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-8 Psalms 15:2-5 James 1:17-18, 21-22, 27 Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 When Our Blessed Lord said that “evil thoughts” come from us such as “fornication, theft, murder, adultery, coveting, wickedness, deceit, licentiousness, envy, slander, pride, foolishness”, He did not mean to say that we are naturally evil. He meant to say that … Continue reading “A Warning Sign for the Christian faith” – Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time
Jeremiah 31:31-34 Psalm 51:3-4, 12-15 Hebrews 5:7-9 John 12:20-33 There was a chemical researcher who called for a national scientific meeting, sharing the news that after tireless years of intense and comprehensive research, he had finally discovered a chemical compound that would cure cancer and assured everyone in the meeting that the compound works, backed … Continue reading “The Supernatural Law of Faith” – Fifth Sunday of Lent
2 Chronicles 36: 14-16, 19-23 Psalm 137: 1-6 Ephesians 2:4-10 John 3: 14-21 The Western conception of God, from the latter part of the 20th century to now, has been understood as the God of Love. And rightly so, the claim is true. It seems that whenever we say that “God is Love”, we mean … Continue reading “An Ugly Love that makes things New and Beautiful” – Fourth Sunday of Lent
Genesis 22: 1-2, 9-13, 15-18 Psalm 116: 10, 15-19 Romans 8: 31-34 Mark 9: 2-10 The gospel passage of the transfiguration illustrates the Christian encounter with God. In the gospel, Jesus led three of His apostles—Peter, James, and John up to the high mountain where He is transfigured into something illuminating. The Messiah has revealed … Continue reading “Encounters with our Lord” – Second Sunday of Lent