The Ascension of the Lord

Fr. Joeven MATUGAS,sx I would like to share this line of the song from the famous Born Again Christian Preacher Don Moen: “We give you glory. We give you honor. We give you everything we have lifting our hearts and hands before you Lord. There is no other reason why we came …

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Pope Francis’ first public speech in the Philippines

MANILA, January 16, 2015. – On his second day of his visit to the Philippines, Pope Francis delivered his first public speech to President Benigno Aquino III and other Filipino authorities in Malacañang Palace. After President Aquino’s speech, he gave thanks for his welcoming and pointed out some reasons for his visit, which has been done for pastoral purposes:

  • The preparation for the 500th anniversary of the first evangelization to the Philippines
  • To express his closeness to the victims of natural disaster in Layte
  • To encourage the Filipino authorities of building a nation on a modern society confronted by ethical and political challenges, in especial way, their duty of “hear the voice of the poor”
  • To meet the Families and the youth, promoting respect for human dignity, freedom, and life
  • Finally, the important Filipino role among countries of Asia

May rest in peace Bro. Martin Mbende, sx

Our community is sad to announce the sudden departure of our Brother Martin Mbende today October 21. It happened when we were having our annual retreat in the Jesuit Novitiate in Sacred Heart house, Lagro, just on our second day. We entrust to your prayers our Brother that he may …

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6th sunday – Ordianry Time, Year B.

Mark 1:40-45  40 A man with leprosy[a] came to him and begged him on his knees, “If you are willing, you can make me clean.” 41 Jesus was indignant.[b] He reached out his hand and touched the man. “I am willing,” he said. “Be clean!”42 Immediately the leprosy left him and he was cleansed. 43 Jesus sent him away at once …

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Juanito: An Italian Mama

An Italian MaMa  Mrs. Ravioli comes to visit her son Juanito for dinner. He lives with a female roommate, Maria. During the course of the meal, his mother couldn’t help but notice how pretty Juanito’s roommate is. Over the course of the evening, while watching the two interact, she started to wonder if …

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