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Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary: A foretaste of Heaven

The celebration of the Holy Eucharist today in our Diocesan Seminary here in Melbourne Australia is one of those events that enabled me to have a foretaste of heaven. Truly, every Celebration of the Eucharist is a sharing of the eternal sacrifice in heaven, but today’s Mass confirms it even more. There were nine priests, with a Vietnamese […]

Flores de Mayo in the Philippines

The whole month of May is dedicated to Mary in the Philippines. This is the time when kids, who are in their school holidays are taught Catechism in their own parishes, while some of them are preparing for their first confession and communion. This is also the month when the Santacruzan is held, when ladies […]

Reflection for 6th Sunday of Easter 2011

Every time I heard a story of a person who was  put to prison for a crime, but then, have been proven to be  innocent, I feel sad. I wonder why does it take 20 or 30 years for the truth of the crime to come out. I wonder why does this happen, when a […]

Love ONE another, not love another ONE

This is how Jesus wishes his disciples to do. This is the gist of the gospel today. He not only says this, but he really lives this out in loving his friends, his disciples, those who heard his voice, followed him, stayed with him, and welcomed him to be their Lord and Master. Unfortunately, this […]

How to follow the 10 Commandments today?

“Before  I die I mean to make a pilgrimage to the Holy Land,” a nineteenth century industrial baron once said to Mark Twain.  “I will climb to the top of Mount Sinai and read the ten commandments aloud.”  “Why don’t you stay home and keep them?” replied Twain. God gave us ten commandments so we […]

Why did Jesus choose me?

Jesus‘ criteria for his followers is that one listens and follows him when he invites. If we look at the character of each of the apostles, we find that Jesus has actually gathered a whole bunch of personalities and quite hard to imagine how would they get on. But they did one thing…they listened to […]

REFLECTION for 5th Sunday of Easter 2011

JESUS the BEST of all best friends All of us have at some stage in our lives found a friend who has become our best friend. We hang out together. We do things together. We enjoy each other’s company. We criticise each other. We correct each other. We just love more or less the same […]