Monthly Archives: August, 2012

Little Crosses

One celebration after another that began on my wedding anniversary almost two weeks ago, I went on a detoxification diet last week to cleanse my body from all the toxins that I’ve put in it. Advocating sustainable living, I did it the natural way — eating fresh fruits and vegetables, pumpkin and sunflower seeds, homemade …

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Of Mothers and Queens

It is indeed just that the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit should crown the Blessed Virgin as Queen and Lady of all created things. You have to make use of her power. With the daring of a child join in this celebration in Heaven. For myself, since I have no precious stones or …

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Beyond I Do

Love against all odds, or so the photo depicts of Hernie and her husband. This photo went viral on Facebook, the day after the couple tied the knot during the torrential rains and floods that befell on Manila on 7 August 2012.  On Hernie’s Timeline in Facebook, she voiced her fears and wishes for the …

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A Call to Sanctity

If marriage is a path to sanctity, motherhood takes one by the horns to stay on it. Most of us Filipino Catholics did not choose to be Catholics. We were born into Catholic families, baptised a Catholic shortly afterward, received the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Communion, and later on the Sacrament of Confirmation. Some of …

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Where’s Noah?

Then the flood came upon the earth for forty days, and the water increased and lifted up the ark, so that it rose above the earth. ~ Genesis 7:17 It has been raining and pouring and flooding in Metro Manila and other parts of Luzon. News reports say that torrential rains began Monday morning and have …

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Life is a Gift

Last Sunday, Monsignor Ray Green acknowledged in his homily that the 10am Mass at Christ the King Parish was sponsored by the Filipino community and noted that the Philippines is the only Catholic country in the world, serving as a beacon for all Catholics around the globe. This, despite the challenges the country continues to …

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