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Embracing Christ’s mission today: A homily for the 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time. January 27, 2019. Neh 8:2-4,5-6,8-10; 1Cor 12:12-14, 27; Lk 1:1-4, 14-21 Embracing Christ’s mission today I was staying with a group of religious nuns in their convent in the Philippines while guiding them on an … Continue reading

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Let the magi teach us true worship of Jesus – A homily for the Solemnity of the Lord’s Epiphany

Solemnity of the Lord’s Epiphany. January 6, 2019. Is 60:1-6; Eph 3:2-3,5-6; Mt 2:1-12 Let the magi teach us true worship of Jesus “We have come to do Him homage.” From my days in the seminary up to this very … Continue reading

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Becoming Jesus’ beloved disciples today: A homily for the Feast of St. John the Evangelist

Feast of St. John the Evangelist. December 27, 2018. 1Jn 1:1-4; Jn 20:1,2-8 Becoming Jesus’ beloved disciples today St. John the Evangelist refers to himself in his Gospel and Epistles as the “beloved disciple” or the “disciple whom Jesus loved.” … Continue reading

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Entering into the true Christmas joy: A homily for the 3rd Sunday of Advent

3rd Sunday of Advent. December 16, 2018. Zeph 3:14-18; Phil 4:4-7; Lk 3:10-18 Entering into the true Christmas joy “Teacher, what should we do?” It is that time of the year when we are easily focused on receiving and giving … Continue reading

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Gifted to be Christ’s witnesses today: A homilyfor the 2nd Sunday of Advent

2nd Sunday of Advent. December 9, 2018. Baruch 5:1-9; Phil 1:4-6,8-11; Lk 3:1-6 Gifted to be Christ’s witnesses today  Here are three separate scenarios I encountered recently: A devout Filipina Catholic lamented to me, “I am really troubled because Philippines’ … Continue reading

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Our striving for holiness in the Advent Season: A homily for the 1st Sunday of Advent

1st Sunday of Advent. December 2, 2018. Jer 33:14-16; 1 Thes 3:12-4:2; Lk 21:25-28,34-36 Our striving for holiness in the Advent Season St. Teresa of Calcutta was once asked about her sanctity and how she attained such heights of holiness. … Continue reading

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Giving all from our poverty: A homily for the 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time. November 11, 2018. 1Kgs 17:10-16; Heb 9:24-28; Mk 12:38-44   Giving all from our poverty “But she, from her poverty, has contributed all she had, her whole livelihood.”  I was asked some years ago to … Continue reading

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