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The language of the Spirit-filled: A homily for the 6th Sunday of Easter

6th Sunday of Easter. May 21, 2017. Acts 8:5-8,14-17; 1Pt 3:15-18; Jn 14:15-21 The language of the Spirit-filled We have received the gift of the Holy Spirit in Baptism and Confirmation. We have God’s Spirit being poured into our hearts … Continue reading

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Philippians 4 and distractions in prayer

We must all have had that experience before – we come to prayer intent on listening to God but our minds are running all over the place following distracting thoughts. Someone once said humorously, “If you want to remember the … Continue reading

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Perseverance in prayer: How and why? – A homily for the 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time. July 24th 2016. Gen 18:20-32; Col 2:12-14; Lk 11:1-13 Perseverance in prayer: How and why? We have all experienced it before: a desperate prayer to God for something that we needed and we never got … Continue reading

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Living an unending Christmas: A homily for the 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

16th Sunday in Ordinary Time. July 17th 2016. Gen 18:1-10; Col 1:24-28; Lk 10:38-42 Living an unending Christmas Happy Christmas!!! Here in the Philippines we get into Christmas mood by September, long before any other country in the world. So … Continue reading

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Limited time, unlimited graces: A homily for the 3rd Sunday of Lent

3rd Sunday of Lent. February 27, 2016. Ex 3:1-8,13-15; 1Cor 10:1-6,10-12; Lk 13:1-9 Limited time, unlimited graces “Sir, leave it for this year also, and I shall cultivate the ground around it and fertilize it.” A penitent approached the confessional … Continue reading

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Praying our way into true peace: A homily for the 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

27th Sunday in Ordinary Time. October 5th 2014. Is 5:1-7; Phil 4:6-9; Mt 21:33-43 Praying our way into true peace “Do you pray? How do you pray?” The answer to these questions determines the depth of inner peace that we … Continue reading

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Preparing for temptations: A homily for the 1st Sunday of Lent

2nd Sunday of Lent. March 9th 2014 Gen 2:7-9; 3:1-7; Rom 5:12, 17-19; Mt 4:1-11 Preparing for temptations The religious significance of the three places where Jesus was tempted in today’s Gospel (wilderness, temple, and mountain) tells us something about … Continue reading

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