Reflection: We are now back to the Ordinary Time of the Liturgy, but as we begin this second part of this season, we celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity.
Cuyo and Agutaya
17 May, Wednesday
At 2 am, I was awake. The night was absolutely still, there were a few stars. Prayed the rosary from the balcony of our common room, facing, across the courtyard below, an image of the Crucified Jesus.
Four of us took an early morning dip, while Fr. Notnot was up and about with paper processes of our boat and Fr. Charlie prolonged his sleep.
Journal of a pilgrimage to Recollect legacy in Palawan, 15 -19 May
Deliver us from our wretched wanderings, our miserable mistakes, and establish us in Your way and comfort us, and say: Run, I”ll carry you, yes, and there also will I carry you” (St. Augustine, Conf., 6,26)
Almost a decade ago, in my first assignment to SSC-R Manila, I published a few write-ups in the college webpage entitled Monday Moorings, musings on Mondays that were meant to serve as inspirational, religious or moral moorings. The present revival attempt is simply entitled Moorings, detaching it from any particular day.
Saving San Sebastian Basilica, the Philippines’ all-steel church
Harold Pacaña was riding on a motorcycle with his father on the evening of May 29 when he shouted for joy. He received a text message saying that he and two of his classmates topped the government’s licensure examination for the accountancy program.
“I feel I was in cloud nine,” Pacaña, who graduated summa cum laude from USJ-R, said. “I had very little sleep because of the many congratulatory calls and texts that I received all throughout the night.”
The Professional Regulation Commission announced on its website that Pacaña landed on the sixth place of the top ten finishers of the May 2017 Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Licensure Examination with an average grade of 91.00.
Fray Jay-Jasper P. Jamelo (E.B. Magalona, Negros Occidental) Fray Jovanie H. Siesmundo (Dagohoy, Bohol) Fray Joshua F. Olaivar (Jagna, Bohol) Fray Leonardo II I. Queaño (Brook’s Point, Palawan) Fray Ricky John A. Austria (Tiwi, Albay) Fray Ivan C. Cuison (Baguio City) Fray Jhyryx Vincent F. Gamulo (Bayawan City, Negros Oriental) Fray Ivan Rhey G. Mislang … Read more
Mira-Nila Homes, Quezon City – May 28, 2016, seventeen students of Recoletos School of Theology (RST) were invested with the degrees in Bachelor of Sacred Theology and Masters of Arts in Theology. Seven Augustinian Recollects graduated from this batch. The first part of the program was the Baccalaureate Mass that was held in the parish … Read more
Mira-Nila Homes, Quezon City – May 27, 2017, the closing of the Academic Year, 2016-2017, at Recoletos School of Theology (RST) was highlighted with the graduation of twenty-four students. From this batch, seven Augustinian Recollect friars received the degree in Bachelor in Sacred Theology, and eight received the degree in Master of Arts in Theology. … Read more
Access to the media – thanks to technological progress – makes it possible for countless people to share news instantly and spread it widely. That news may be good or bad, true or false. The early Christians compared the human mind to a constantly grinding millstone; it is up to the miller to determine what it will grind: good wheat or worthless weeds. Our minds are always “grinding”, but it is up to us to choose what to feed them (cf. SAINT JOHN CASSIAN, Epistle to Leontius).