EASTER SUNDAY REFLECTION 2019

Easter is not just a historical event that occurred one time, long ago. That is what we think of it, in the past tense. A great man was killed but did not stay dead forever. He was raised to life again. In our minds, this is Easter. And it is that, first of all. But it is more than that!


Easter is also about you and me and our possibilities. Anytime we find the courage to rise above our past and live again, that is a little bit of Easter. It happens repeatedly, to all kinds of people in all sorts of ways. Drunkards achieve sobriety, addicts overcome their addiction, cynics learn to trust again, a prodigal son returns back to the father, a philandering husbands returning back to his original wife, misers rediscovering the joy of living.

These things really do happen to people. 
They find power in their weakness, light in their darkness and freedom in their bondage. And what are these but a passing from death to new life. After that, it is no longer hard to believe that God raised Jesus from the dead. It is the kind of thing that happens all the time we rise above our own selfishness and sinfulness.

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May 19 - May 25
  • 19

    All day
    May 19, 2019
    PRAYER INTENTION: FOR THE SICK (cf. LAMP 5c)
    FIESTA OF THE OUR LADY OF PEACE AND GOOD VOYAGE PARISH, TONDO
    Fiesta Mass: 9:00 AM
    Presider & Homilist: Msgr. Jose Clemente Ignacio (Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Manila)
    BIRTHDAY
    Sr. Ma. Cecilia Bongcawel, AR
    DEATH ANNIVERSARY
    Sr. Paula de la Purisima Concepcion, AR
  • 20

    All day
    May 20, 2019
    ORDERWIDE MEETING OF THE NATIONAL PRESIDENTOF THE SARF
    May 20-24, 2019 / Cuernavaca, Mexico
    BIRTHDAY
    Fray Don Besana
    DEATH ANNIVERSARY
    Sr. Dolores Cañete, AR
  • 21

    All day
    May 21, 2019
    BIRTHDAY
    Sr. Victoria Sandiego, AR
    Sr. Sulpicia Geronimo, AR
    Sr. Cynthia Camuta, AR
    Sr. Maria Flor Mejarito, AR
  • 22

    All day
    May 22, 2019
    FEAST OF ST. RITA OF CASCIA
    BIRTHDAY
    Sr. Ma. Emy Catalonia, OAR (Bacolod Monastery)
    Sr. Ma. Quiteria Ragundiaz, OAR (Bacolod Monastery)
  • 23

    All day
    May 23, 2019
    DEATH ANNIVERSARY
    Sr. Caridad Salazar, AR
  • 24

    All day
    May 24, 2019
    DAY OF PRAYER FOR THE CHURCH IN CHINA
    EPISCOPAL ORDINATION OF BISHOP-ELECT LEO MAGDUGO DALMAO, CMF, D.D. (Prelature of Isabela, Basilan)
    BIRTHDAY
    Sr. Justina de Leon, AR
    Sr. Vicenta Climacosa, AR
    ANNIVERSARY OF SIMPLE PROFESSION
    [1986-2019]
    Fray Eduardo Celiz, Jr.
    Fray Joel Naranja
    Fray Emilio Edgardo Quilatan
  • 25

    All day
    May 25, 2019
    FOUNDING ANNIVERSARY OF THE RECOLETOS DE BACOLOD COMMUNITY (1962-2019)
    FOUNDING ANNIVERSARY OF THE RECOLETOS DE MIRANILA COMMUNITY (1985-2019)
    BIRTHDAY
    Fray Rey Tripulca
    Sr. Ma. Nicholasa Sabado, AR
    DEATH ANNIVERSARY
    Sr. Ma. Auxiliadora Somosot, AR

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