Category: Jesuit

Easter 2020: Contagion of Hope

The image I share with you today is part of an earlier blog called When The Road Takes You Elsewhere. It seemed absolutely perfect to use it again today for Easter, as I reflect on the blessings of the Risen Christ during this most unique Easter. Here is the full text of Pope Francis’ Urbi

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Advent 2019: First Candle

The first candle is lit and with it comes the challenge of the first Advent week: change swords into ploughshares. I take my inspiration from the Ignatian Spirituality and Advent guide 2019, because when it comes to theology and things spiritual, there is no way of budging me away from the Jesuits. Based on Isaiah

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The Gift of Astonishment

I can never hide my Jesuit upbringing or the strong influence of Ignatian Spirituality in my life. It is simply that – a part of me, who I am, and what I believe in. During a past Pentecost, which I cheekily refer to as the Translators’ Feast Day, but I allow myself this transgression because

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Your Heart Today*

*this liturgical song was composed by Manuel V. Francisco, SJ, sung by the Bukas Palad Ministry of the Ateneo de Manila University. Click HERE for the YouTube video to accompany the lyrics. The song was dedicated to Sen. Benigno (Ninoy) Aquino Jr. and Pres. Corazon Aquino, a reflection of Fr. Francisco’s fervent prayers for the Philippines.

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The Blue Eagles Take A Stand

9 November 2016 Memo to         :           The University Community Subject            :           Marcos burial issue On 8 November 2016, the Supreme Court of the Republic of the Philippines decided to allow the burial of Dictator Ferdinand Marcos at the historic and symbolic Libingan ng mga Bayani. With no hesitation, the Ateneo de Manila University expresses its

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