Monthly Archives: February, 2013

Just Let It Flow

Ever had one of those days that things just don’t work your way? For me, it started last night, when my 9-year-old daughter got a bad tummy ache and started vomiting and kept on vomiting. She fell asleep around 10:30pm in my arms and my husband and I decided that if she sleeps through the …

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Meatless Meals and Fasting

Why do we fast on on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday, and abstain from meat on other Fridays of Lent? Why do we make other sacrifices during this season? Well, traditional doctrine of Christian spirituality states that such is part of repentance and is some form of penance. That not doing so would render the Christian …

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Here I Am

“What do you want to be when you grow up,” my grandmother asked me when I was seven years old. “A nun,” I readily replied. At that age and for the next couple of years, that was what I romanticised I would become someday. I obviously didn’t become one, but “the call” to do something, …

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Prayer and Dance as Profession of Faith

After nine successive days of devout prayer, about 12,000 people came together to celebrate the Feast of the Santo Niño (Holy Child Jesus), on January 20 at the North Shore Events Centre. Filipinos from almost all parts of the Philippines have a devotion to the miraculous Santo Niño, whose image sparked their conversion to Christianity. …

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