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No Wings

Most of us outgrew the love for angels. We would always associate it with children. Nevertheless, I would like to challenge your thoughts about angels.

Have you ever had an experience where you met or seen a beggar maybe in the street or somewhere that struck you and you felt the urge to help or give something to alleviate her/his present needs?

Have you been in a situation, where you felt helpless and so moved by the sight of a dying man or woman or a scene you see in a car accident or a victim of violence and you end up paying for them?

Have you been in a situation where you partied and thought of the many victims of flooding and natural calamaties that you wanted to do something like donating or volunteering time talent and treasure of your own?

Have you been in a dilemma of something that a tap, smile or an encouraging hug brings warmth and lightness of feeling?

Have you been in a situation where you patiently availed yourself in listening or accompanying someone who is alone, lonely or in a down mode problem? And they all said, “Hey! Thanks, it was something.”

There are so many countless occasions and situations I could enumerate in this blog, but my page would not be enough.

All I want to share, is that we have angels by our side of some of them with wings-ministering spirits whose main function is to be God’s messenger and to lead us away from sin and the snatch of the evil one.

Some of them, too, don’t have wings. You just have to look and find them. And, maybe, you are One of the No Wings.
Happy Feast of Holy Guardian Angels

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The Nails that were Used, weren’t Enough, it was His wondrous Love

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Love held Him to the tree

 

Father, look with love upon your people,

the love which our Lord Jesus Christ showed us

when he delivered himself to evil men

and suffered the agony of  the cross,

for he lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit one God, for ever and ever. Amen

 

 

 

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Liturgy of the Hours, Good Friday Concluding Prayer

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I am At Fault

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T’was Friday and was Good

For our sake our Redeemer suffered death and was buried, and rose again. With heartfelt love let us adore him and pray:

  • Christ our teacher, for our sake you were obedient even to accepting death, teach us to obey the Father’s will in all things
  • Christ our life, by your death on the cross you destroyed the power of evil and death, may we die with you, to rise with your in glory
  • Christ our King, you became an outcast among us, a worm and no man, teach us the humility by which you saved the world
  • Christ our salvation, you gave yourself up to death out of love for us, help us to show your love to one another
  • Christ our Savior, on the cross you embraced all time with your outstretched arms, unite God’s scattered children in our kingdom of salvation

 

 

 

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Liturgy of the Hours, Good Friday Intercessions, Christian Prayer

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Fear vs Love

Holy Thursday

The beginning of the Paschal Triduum

Fear paralyzes us from time to time. But not all fears come from the same source.  There are psychological fears, fear of offending the beloved. fear induced by external threats and violence, and there are fears that comes from finding out the truth and changing the way we live to adjust to such truth.

Peter may probably fall in this last category.  He will not allow Jesus to wash his feet.  It is not solely because he has high respect for the Lord and is therefore jealous of the Lord’s dignity.  It is because he realized what power and authority will look like in the new dispensation that Jesus will bring.

It is service and not perks and privileges. And so there is a war going

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Heeding the Call

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Children of Mary visits leper patients at Yangco Ward

HOLY MONDAY 

John 12: 1-11 Anointing At Bethany

There are two major differences between the anointing in the Synoptic gospels and that in John: (1) in Mark 14:3-9 and Matthew 26:6-13, the anointing is on the head; in John, on the feet; (2) in Mark and Matthew, the anointing takes place after Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem, just two days before the passion (Mark  14:1); in John, it precedes the entry and takes place six days before the passion (12:1)

In the Old Testament, the king is anointed on the head (cf 1Samuel 10:1); anointing on the feet is for the dead.  In Mark and Matthew, Jesus is anointed as the Messiah; but in John it is for Jesus’ burial (v. 7).   John (12:12-19) will relate Jesus’ triumphal entry to Jerusalem, symbolic of his resurrection.  although he is anointed to his death, he will rise from the dead.  The raising of Lazarus from the dead prefigures Jesus’ resurrection.

As we start the Holy Week, let us imitate the humility, devotion and generosity of Mary to serve Jesus.  Let us devote more time to prayer as well as to corporal works of mercy, especially to the poorest of the poor, with whom Jesus identifies (ccf Matthew 25:31-45).

Happy Holy Week!   Enjoy your Week!

 

 

image: ©Pheng Rosello [ a group of graders visited the leper patients at Yangco Ward, Culion Sanitarium and General Hospital, Culion, Palawan, Philippines

reflection ©365 days with the Lord 2017 , St. Pauls publication

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Sun Day

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Almighty Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, you sent your Son to be born of woman and to die on a cross, so that through the obedience of one man estrangement might be dissolved for all men.

Guide our minds by his truth and strengthen our lives by the example of his death, that we may live in union with you in the kingdom of your promise.

Grant this through Christ our Lord

 

 

 

 

 

evening prayer II Palm sunday

image © Jongnono Palm Sunday La Inmaculada Concepcion 

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Most Wanted

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Joseph of Nazareth, you are the man

Last in the line that rose from David, King,

Down through the royal generations ran,

and ends with Jesus Christ.

Gabriel from heaven came to Mary’s side,

Came with joyful promise of a King

Came to you also, Joseph, to confide

that God conceived this child.

Guardian and foster father of the Christ,

Honor to you, so chosen by our God!

Husband of Virgin Mary,

You are first to show us Christian Love.

March 19 – Feast of St. Joseph, husband of Mary

The feast falls on a Sunday, in the Roman Catholic Liturgy, Sunday celebration supercedes any feast of the day. Happy Feast to all the Fathers in the world.

image: google search

©Joseph of Nazareth text Stephen Somerville, 1971

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The Beauty of Lent

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Lord, your glory in Christ we have seen, full of goodness and full of grace: In Christ let us live anew. Fill us with his love, and all men shall see the fruits of your victory.

The Almighty has planted his seed in the earth: He tended well the grain and he waits for rebirth.

The Almighty has ground all the grain for the feast: He made it into flour, and he waits for the yeast.

The Almighty has given hi body for man:  He broke for us the bread, and he waits like a lamb.

The Almighty was given a crown made of thorn: It pierced him till he bled, and he waits: do we morn?

The Almighty did suffer and evil destroy: He died to ease our pain, and he waits for our joy

 

 

©Christian Prayers: Lord, Your Glory in Christ We Have Seen

 

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Don’t let your Mama cry

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Mother’s tears have a place in heaven..

St. Monica prayed for the conversion of her wayward son Augustine (now St. Augustine, doctor of the Church). Her generosity and trust in the Lord’s compassion made her son’s conversion possible.  This eventually paved the way for Augustine’s sainthood.

She represents the struggles of all parents whose children are walking towards the wrong path.  As parent, it was her responsibillity to guide and supervise her child.  Her intense prayer and love for her son, by the grace of God, helped her to fulfill her mission towards his son.

August 27, Memorial of St. Monica, patron saint of mothers

©K+WORD Bible Diary for the Youth

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Jubilee for Catechists

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Vacariate of Taytay, La Inmaculada Concepcion Parish, Culion, Palawan, Philippines

On September 25, 2016, Pope Francis will celebrate with catechists around the world the Jubilee for Catechists, an event held by the Pontifical Council for the promotion of the New Evangelization.

3 – DAY   CELEBRATION FOR THE JUBILEE FOR CATECHISTS

 Friday, September 23, 2016

  7:30 am                    –                    Opening Liturgy

Introduction to the Jubilee

8:30 – 11:30              –                       Jubilee for Catechists: Announcing the Mercy of God

1:30 – 5:00 pm         –                       Faith Development of Children and Youth

5:15                             –                       Celebration of the Holy Mass

6:30                            –                       Taizĕ

Saturday, September 24, 2016

7:30 am                    –                       Celebration of the Holy Mass

8:30 – 9:30               –                       Eucharistic Adoration

The Sacrament of Reconciliation

10:00 – 12:00           –                       Spiritual Pilgrimage through the Holy Door

Corporal Works of Mercy

2:00 – 5:00 pm        –                       The possibility to follow “In the footsteps of the                                                                                   Saints and Blessed of Catechesis”.

5:30                            –                       Rosary with the Sick (Yangco)

Sunday, September 25, 2016

7:30 am                     –                       Celebration of the Holy Mass

Liturgy of Recommitment and Blessing of the Catechists

Testimonials

Acknowledgement

***Month-long praying after post-communion: Prayer for Catechists

 

 

 

 

lifted from CCCB Jubilee for Catechists Resources; Concan Inc., 2005