Daily Archives: December 18, 2015

We are “Doors”

(Reflection during Spiritual Counseling Class, 26 October 2012, Boston, USA) Michael, a co-learner at my spiritual counseling lectures lit a spark in my mind to ruminate on “Door”. He is a lawyer and a prison chaplain. He is gentlest of … Continue reading

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Visitation: Mary and “Those Days”

MARY AND “THOSE DAYS” IN THOSE DAYS MARY WENT IN HASTE TO THE HILL COUNTRY… TO VISIT ELIZABETH Those days…. In haste… WHY? “Those days” were of what kind? The exuberance of the Magnificat, the hymn of praise sung by … Continue reading

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Let us go and touch Jesus

Mark 5:25-34:And a woman was there who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years. 26She had suffered a great deal under the care of many doctors and had spent all she had, yet instead of getting better she grew … Continue reading

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Let God Be God

Allowing Him to be as He is Allowing God to reveal Himself as he pleases Allowing Him to reveal to me is unraveling myself. God as God is God is in within me God keeps me within Him. Love is … Continue reading

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Religious Liberty at Stake

(Written on 9 August 2012, from Boston College) As we are into the second decade of the 21st century, religious liberty is at stake not only in the third world/developing countries, it is also very much alive in the economically … Continue reading

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ST. FRANCES OF ROME: A model of Vocation Discernment

(1384-1440)    Feast Day: March 9 Following one’s vocation as God’s providence and plan for oneself is a sure way to holiness. Every vocation comes with its joys and challenges. History of the Church is dotted with numerous examples of holy … Continue reading

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ST. DOMINIC SAVIO: It is easy to become a saint

Dominic Savio is the youngest confessor-saint—meaning a saint who is not a martyr like St. Kizito or St. Maria Goretti. Dominic was born near Turin in northern Italy in 1842 and died before reaching 15 years of age. He was … Continue reading

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St. Daniel Comboni: An Ardent Evangelizer (1831-1881)

At the time of Father Daniel Comboni’s canonisation Church praised him as, “one of the greatest missionary in the Church”. Being a missionary is a vocation within a vocation. When Daniel decided to be a priest, he decided to be … Continue reading

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St. Charles Borromeo: Pastor and Reformer

1538-1584 God can make straight lines using crooked lines seems to be true. Charles Borromeo was the son of Count Gilbert Borromeo and Margaret Medici, sister of Pope Pius IV. He was born at the family castle of Arona on Lake Maggiore, Italy on … Continue reading

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St. Catherine of Siena: A woman with a passion for Christ and His Church

When birth brings us into the world we are shaped by the world around us and as the time goes on we can shape the world we find ourselves in. But that challenging task impacting a change cannot be an … Continue reading

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