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The Cost of Discipleship

22nd Sunday in Ordinary time Year 1941,  in Auschwitz concentration camp, a prisoner had escaped. The commandant announced that 10 men would die. This was to serve as a warning for those who were planning to escape. The commandant picked his choice randomly. He ordered: ‘This one, that one’ as they were being marched away […]

Lord, I am not worthy

21st Sunday in Ordinary time Earlier this week, I made my profession of faith, my promise of fidelity to God and to the Church as I approach the Sacred Ordination to the Priesthood. I realized how really big a promise it is that I felt so small and unworthy  in making those promises. As I […]

The Story that broke my heart

Hi, Mommy. I’m your baby. You don’t know me yet, I’m only a few weeks old. You’re going to find out about me soon, though, I promise. Let me tell you some things about me. My name is John, and I’ve got beautiful brown eyes and black hair. Well, I don’t have it yet, but I will when I’m […]

Upstart nation provides workers for the world

Here is an interesting article about the Philippines by Rosa Linda Valenzona. Linda is currently General Manager of the Ayala Multi-purpose Cooperative in Manila. She is a former lecturer in economics at the University of the Philippines and a former Assistant Secretary for Legislative Affairs, Department of Social Welfare and Development. She is also a […]

Reflection for 20th Sunday in Ordinary time

20th Sunday in Ordinary time I have just been to a week-long  retreat in preparation for my priestly ordination next month. I did it in Sevenhill, a Jesuit Retreat Centre situated in Clare Valley South Australia. It is a very conducive place for prayer and reflection not only because of its historic buildings or of […]

Shoes in Church

I received this via email from a friend and this captivates my heart, so I share this with you…hoping that  in our own little way, we can help make things happen for our own good and for the good of everyone. I showered and shaved……………. I adjusted my tie.  I got there and sat…………….. In […]