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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Fray Onz Antonio, OAR

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  • 01

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    July 1, 2019

    VATICAN: Ordinary Public Consistory for some Causes for Canonization

    ANNIVERSARY OF SIMPLE PROFESSION

    (2017-2019)
    Fray Jay-Jasper Jamelo
    Fray Jovanie Siesmundo
    Fray Joshua Olaivar
    Fray Leonardo Queaño II
    Fray Ricky John Austria
    Fray Ivan Cuison
    Fray Jhyryx Vincent Gamulo
    Fray Jazzy Jeff Montañez
    Fray James Gatinao
    Fray Ralp Andre Cepe Jr.

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY
    Sr. Benedicta Marco, AR

     

  • 02

    All day
    July 2, 2019

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY
    (2014-2019)
    Fray Delfin Castillo

  • 03

    All day
    July 3, 2019

    ST. THOMAS THE APOSTLE

    BIRTHDAY
    Sr. Merriam Capellan, AR

  • 04

    All day
    July 4, 2019

    PRAYER INTENTION: FOR VOCATIONS (cf. LAMP 5c)

    MASS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT – SSC-R MANILA

    GENERAL COUNCIL MEETING
    Rome / July 4-6, 2019

    RENEWAL OF MOA WITH THE DIOCESE OF CHALAN KANOA (SAIPAN)

    BIRTHDAY
    Sr. Alfonsa Canon, AR

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY
    (2016-2019)
    Fray Loreto Ceasar Dacanay
    Sr. Martina de la Santisima Trinidad, AR

  • 05

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    July 5, 2019

    BIRTHDAY
    Sr. Filomena Castaño, AR
    Sr. Jeraldine Hernandez, AR

    ANNIVERSARY OF SIMPLE PROFESSION
    (1961-2019)
    Fray Emilio Larlar, Jr.

    (1981-2019)
    Fray Dionisio Selma

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY
    Sr. Margarita de la Paz, AR

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