Archive - 2008
4 years ago I lose someone who really brought me closer to God. she was my friend, her name is faith. she had a brain tumor and at the time i met her she only got a month to stay here in the world that we were living. at first i really couldn't believe what she had confessed to me. why?
It was winter, at a time when there were no electric heaters yet. A priest visited a parishioner in his house. He asked him why he is not attending masses anymore. His response was, "I can just pray on my own. Jesus even said, "When you want to pray, go inside your room and pray in private, there your heavenly Father sees you."
Then the priest went to his fireplace. He took a piece of wood from the fire. The man keenly observed that the separated wood slowly lose its fire. Then he realized that without the community, his own spiritual life will slowly pass away.
that article was published years ago yet I still can't forget it. i forgot who the author was of that story. I just love it. it was the reflection of a sister on how she was living her life abroad. if I'm not mistaken she was a nun. and I can't forget what she said in her last line of her story, "I wish I was like the Autumn leaves, they had the ability to let go.."
Happy Feast Day to the Immaculate Conception Parish and the Immaculate Conception Academy of Dancalan Ilog!
May Our Mother continue to guide and bless us always.
Today is a holyday of obligation in the Philippines
Under her title of the Immaculate Conception the Blessed Virgin
Mary is principal patroness of the Philippines
New American Bible (Philippines, USA) http://www.nccbuscc.org/nab/120808.shtml
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Jerusalem Bible (Australia, England & Wales, Ireland, Scotland) http://www.catholicireland.net/pages/todaysreadings.php?lang=eng&nextsun...
John the Baptizer, the Advent Prophet
Biblical Reflection for 2nd Sunday of Advent
By Father Thomas Rosica, CSB
Among the News in CNA this week, this one really brought me to sorrow: Vandals Destroy Statues of Immaculate Conception. (http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/new.php?n=14469)
Let us offer prayers for the reparation of sins and may all devotees of the Blessed Mother emulate her perfect example of discipleship.
Yet, this news brought me to joy because it reminds me of the verse which says, "heaven rejoices over a sinner who repents" http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/cnatv/video.php?n=14501
I just received an email with pictures on the dolphin killings at Denmark. My first reaction... Such a worst sight! I just can't imagine how people there could do a massive killing -a massacre actually. So bad... So sad...
With the question in mind on how people there could sustain watching such, I tried researching for details. (Try these links: http://www.truthorfiction.com/rumors/w/whale-killing-denmark.htm , http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/from_our_own_correspondent/3104494... )
Saint FRANCIS XAVIER (1506-1552). Born in the family castle of Xavier, near Pamplona in the Basque area of Spanish Navarre on Apr. 7, he was sent to the University of Paris 1525, secured his licentiate in 1528, met Ignatius Loyola and became one of the seven who in 1534, at Montmartre founded the Society of Jesus.
REFLECTIONS ON POPE BENEDICT XVI'S
Editor's Note: Apostleship of Prayer receives monthly prayer intentions from Pope Benedict XVI and urges Christians throughout the world to unite in prayer for those intentions. The reflections below seek to illuminate the Holy Father's concerns.
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