THE RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD THROUGH HUMAN BEINGS

By Theodore, sx Many people around the world are astonished that their relationship or friendship breaks out easily. And when it happens it causes deep frustrations and leave people having to deal with the situation, as a fact that they cannot run away from. In life, what matters most are …

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No Sticker, no Entry

by Aime, sx Last Tuesday, Fr. Eugene and I went to the Augustinian monastery in Bulacan for my retreat in preparation for this final profession of vows which we celebrate today. Before getting to the place, we had to pass through the Areneta land, and from one end to the …

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REMEMBERING BLESSED POPE JOHN XXIII

By Martin, sx We have just begun the year of Faith, a year made colorful by the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council. Anyone who ponders upon the grace-filled event of Vatican II cannot forget the figure of a great man whose loving and blessed memory …

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“SHEMA ISRAEL” (Dt 6:4-9)

By Elvis SX SHEMA ISRAEL! Simply two words, but a centerpiece of the morning and evening Jewish prayer services. Those words that “Yahweh” told the Jews through Moses, his prophet, many years ago before our Christian era, are still relevant and full of meaning up to now. First of all, …

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When Saint Pedro Calungsod Becomes a Top Model

by Aime, SX From an Indio to a helper, from a helper to a catechist and altar boy; from altar boy and catechist to a missionary to the “Island of Thieves”, as Magellan mistakenly named what is now known as Guam; from a missionary to a martyr, from a martyr …

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Vatican II: a catalyst for a great deal of change in the Church

By Edmond TASSE, SX Fifty years ago, some 2,800 bishops, hundreds of theologians, lay participants and non-Catholic observers from 116 countries gathered in Rome. This assembly,  “quite possibly the biggest meeting in the history of the world” (O’Malley, What Happened at Vatican II), was the twenty-first worldwide Council of the Church, …

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