Reflection on the Year of Consecrated Life – Faith Shared Experience

By Joeven Matugas, sx – Pope Francis is inviting consecrated people of today to rejoice in the experience of God’s consolation (comfort, tenderness, being loved, encouragement) and to bear witness to His mercy through love and deeds in the various cultures and locations of people in this world (Pope’s Letter Rejoice). Since…

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The time of Salvation: Eternity in temporality

By Héritier Mesa – One among the many contributions of Albert Einstein in modern theoretical physics is the understanding of Time and Space. In fact, in his theory of “Relativity,” he brilliantly supplanted the classical understanding of Time and Space as absolute and linear entities. Indeed, the Newtonian classical mechanic…

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REMEMBERING THE PAST FOR A GLORIOUS FUTURE

By Heritier Mesa, sx I would never call myself a nostalgic fan of the late 1960’s music, nor did I experience the beauty of Nana Mouskouri’s songs in the pinnacle of her glory and fame. However, listening for the very first time on the radio to her version of “Try…

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Christian life: a journey towards Illumination.

By Heritier Raphael Mesa Nteke, sx There is no doubt that the Greek phrase “en Christo,” (in Christ) is the most used single phrase in Paul’s writings. Indeed, it appears about 164 times all in all of Paul’s letters.  With different tones, it stresses on a Christ-centered life. Paul, in…

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A New Paradigm of Sanctity

Theodore,sx – For a couple of years, the concept of sanctity implied an attitude which consists on rejecting whatever comes from the world as defilement and leading to sin. The world during medieval period was regarded mostly by Catholics as being created by the devil, a core of all evil…

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PHILIPPINE WOMEN’S ROLE AND GENDER EQUALITY

By Edgar Nava Perez, sx – One of the things that people have heard about the Philippines in the last months, besides the earthquakes, typhoons and floods, is the new Philippine Miss Universe. When I arrived in the Philippines one of the first things that I heard about politics was…

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The day of the dead, remembering and praying for those beyond the grave

By Héritier Mesa From October 31 to November 2, people around the world gather in small or big, religious celebrations to pray for and remember their loved ones, friends and family members who have died.  To pray for and to remember are thus two verbs here which now define our…

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FAITH AND SUFFERING

By Theodore Kabundi Since Pope Benedict XVI launched the year of faith many writers have reflected on this topic through different ways in order to help people face life challenges in the light of faith.  Usually strong faith experiences are related to strongly difficult experiences; we need just to think…

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