Archive - Nov 2008
First Sunday of Advent Year B, 30 November 2008
Today is the beginning of the new liturgical year, Year B in the three-year Sunday cycle of readings. The feast of St Andrew the Apostle is not observed this year on 30 November.
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We have featured Masbate-born Father Leo Patalinghug of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, Maryland, USA, in Misyon. He sends out a weekly e-letter and this week focuses on the young priests of his own diocese. You can read it all, with photos, at The Pilgrims' Inn, a suitable location since Father Leo is a first-class cook and uses his ability in the kitchen in his ministry to families. He is also on the staff of the seminary in Baltimore, the very first diocese in the United States.
Serafina Vuda, a Fijian lay missionary, visited us here in Bacolod last week. I interviewed her and I was also inspired by her sharing. It's so striking to know the realities in a missionary life. Hers is another story that can possibly capture your heart. If you wanna know what I mean, you better watch out for it. It will be released in our upcoming issue.
Together we read and learn from the missionary stories coming from different places.
God bless us all!
Fr Eamonn's story (as told by Fr John) is a very inspiring one. He is really one of the persons that we can look up to as our model of unconditional love; one of them that our hearts would also long to meet along the way. Such a great man that I would wish to be inspired in an encounter with him! But just simply reading his story can move anybody with the desire of finding God. His is a life lived in fulfillment!
May Fr Eamonn pray for us.
God bless us all!
What Fr Cullen shared in this article is indeed the sad reality. The ones we expect to help and protect us are the ones abusing their power to maltreat and take advantage of the weaker ones. The government that should make us see and learn from the reality are the ones blinding us and giving false hopes. So sad... tsk tsk tsk
But we're glad that we still have persons concerned enough to uplift human rights, to protect and help especially those who really need help. They stand up for the victims and remain the voice of those crying for justice. We appreciate them for their courage.
Let us pray for our fellow Augustinians who will be taking the Nursing Board Examination this coming November 29, 2008.
Let us include them in our prayers.
Fr Pat's experiences were so dramatic, especially the dangers he faced. Good for him realizing to continue despite the many dangers, failures and challenges.
These actually made his life so unique...and for me, so beautiful for it surely contributed much to the beauty of what life could mean; for what I termed as a fulfilling life. Really an adventurous life!
I think it was more difficult for him to be misinterpreted and be questioned of his own faith, after all the struggles. Whew!
CBCPNews OZAMIZ, November 25, 2008─The Society of Saint Columban (SSC) is holding a two-day seminar November 24-25, 2008 on Christian Salvation and Ecology at the Bethany Garden, Ozamiz City which started yesterday.