“A BLESSED New Year (2014) to all!” by Fr. Efren Jimenez, OFM

Isang makakalikasan at makatarungang Bagong Taon sa lahat! Mabuhay ang pamilyang Filipino! When people treasure life than despise it, when people affirm and speak values to one another, when people know they are brothers and sisters, and they keep looking for reasons to have faith in God, then family life becomes a solid place forContinue reading ““A BLESSED New Year (2014) to all!” by Fr. Efren Jimenez, OFM”

“Conversion: Being Shaken To Our Authentic Identity In God,” by Fr. Robert Manansala

Conversion is a journey towards who we really are before the Lord, to our authentic identity in God: Sinful yet Beloved! The German Jesuit priest Fr. Alfred Delp, who wrote powerful meditations from prison on “the spiritual meaning and lessons of Advent” before being martyred by the Nazis in a Nazi death camp in 1945,Continue reading ““Conversion: Being Shaken To Our Authentic Identity In God,” by Fr. Robert Manansala”

“Solemnity of Christ The King: The King Who Saves”, By Fr. Joel Sulse, OFM

The underlying spirituality here is despite our wickedness and misgivings, the love of Christ will always be overflowing in us. But like the repentant thief in the gospel, we need to recognize in faith the kingship of Jesus and His holy operations and intents. We celebrate this Sunday the Solemnity of Christ the King. TheContinue reading ““Solemnity of Christ The King: The King Who Saves”, By Fr. Joel Sulse, OFM”

“Sustaining Hope in Time of Terrible Loss”, by Fr. Efren Jimenez, OFM

Sustaining hope in time of terrible loss is a great virtue. It directs our attention that there is greater truth in God, creation must be respected and awed and must be seen as sustainers of life. Vivid images of tragedy come crossing my mind as I write this reflection – powerful wind, uprooting trees, wipingContinue reading ““Sustaining Hope in Time of Terrible Loss”, by Fr. Efren Jimenez, OFM”

“God of The Living: A challenge to re-frame our humanity”, by Fr. Reu Galoy, OFM

Enhance your life every day by pondering that life shares God’s life. Place your hope on immortality, not on fears your ego has over extinction, but on an understanding of your true inner being.– Michael R. Kent Fear of the unknown is something we have to reckon with. The easy way to cope with thisContinue reading ““God of The Living: A challenge to re-frame our humanity”, by Fr. Reu Galoy, OFM”

“Money Fills Your Pocket But Empties Your Heart”, Fr. Jesus Galindo, OFM

As long as we are ruled by greed and selfishness, we only think of ourselves and our welfare. But as soon as Jesus takes hold of our life, we begin to think about the needs of others. Luke’s gospel can very well be called the “Gospel of the Underdog.” Jesus consistently shows his love andContinue reading ““Money Fills Your Pocket But Empties Your Heart”, Fr. Jesus Galindo, OFM”

“Self-Idolatry And Humble Repentance” by Fr. Robert Manansala, OFM

“One achieves uprightness before God not by one’s activity but by a contrite and humble recognition of one’s own sinfulness.” – J. A. Fitzmeyer The parable of the Pharisee and the tax collector is a story of divine reversal that challenges us to reexamine our value systems and the way we evaluate ourselves and otherContinue reading ““Self-Idolatry And Humble Repentance” by Fr. Robert Manansala, OFM”

“Persistence in Prayer” by Fr. Baltazar Obico, OFM

The efficacy of our prayer does not come from its form. What matters is the faith that accompanies the forms of prayer; the filial trust and confidence that we are children of God who is a Father. In this age of charismatic renewal in the Church, a new prayer form has emerged. It is spontaneous,Continue reading ““Persistence in Prayer” by Fr. Baltazar Obico, OFM”

“Faith: The Key to a Real Thanksgiving”, by Fr. Joel Sulse, OFM

St. Paul in his letter to Timothy tells us that God will never deny us, and He remains faithful no matter how unfaithful we are as human persons. Therefore, let it be an encouragement for all of us on how we can follow the spirit of God. “Where are the other nine? Has none butContinue reading ““Faith: The Key to a Real Thanksgiving”, by Fr. Joel Sulse, OFM”

“We have done no more than our duty”, Fr. Efren Jimenez, OFM

The person of faith becomes so much part of the world of God that even God is one of the family, a person whom one can address in perfect familiarity, even to the point of complaining. In faith, this is the expected, the ordinary, and the “natural.” One of the fascinating characteristics of the scripturesContinue reading ““We have done no more than our duty”, Fr. Efren Jimenez, OFM”