Monthly Archives: August 2009

One of her daughters, Pinky, would say that faith was Cory Aquino’s greatest strength; it was what was deepest in her. Her faith was her bedrock, and it was, bedrock. Frederick Buechner the ordained minister and novelist likes to say


MARK 6:17-29 Herod was the one who had John the Baptist arrested and bound in prison on account of Herodias, the wife of his brother Philip, whom he had married. John had said to Herod, “It is not lawful for


John 1:45-51 Here is a true child of Israel. There is no duplicity in him. Philip found Nathanael and told him, “We have found the one about whom Moses wrote in the law, and also the prophets, Jesus son of


“When she became Mother of the Creator, she truly became Queen of every creature.” – St. John Damascene But the Blessed Virgin Mary should be called Queen, not only because of her Divine Motherhood, but also because God has willed


What is the meaning of life? And what, in consequence, is the meaning of human history? It is certainly the most dramatic of questions -and the noblest too- revealing human beings in their true nature, as persons endowed with intelligence


Our first concept of woman is as mother – it is she we reached out too when we first leave her womb, it is she who nurses us, takes care of us. As we begin to grow she is always


“And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun” (Mt 17:2). The Gospel scene of Christ’s transfiguration, in which the three Apostles Peter, James and John appear entranced by the beauty of the Redeemer, can be


Dear Brother Priests, On the forthcoming Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Friday 19 June 2009 – a day traditionally devoted to prayer for the sanctification of the clergy –, I have decided to inaugurate a “Year for


HIS EMINENCE CARDINAL GAUDENCIO ROSALES ARCHBISHOP OF MANILA The Holy Father was deeply saddened to learn of the death of Mrs. Corazon Aquino and he asks you to convey to her family and the government authorities his heartfelt condolences and


On the first of every month, Our Lord gives Anne a new message about His call to service. August 1, 2009 Jesus Dearest apostles, I thank you for your efforts for Me. Do you see the fruit of your labours?


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We will continue our wonderful goal of a million voices in prayer reaching the high heavens.

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Tell your friends and family about A Million Hearts Consecrated to Jesus thru Mary as our Fatima Centennial offering.

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Extravagant displays of devotion to Mary gets curtailed as world culture emphasizes the rational, scientific and technological aspects of life. There seems to be no more time for the more affective expressions of religion.

  Then, after a while, people get fed up with the absolutely rational and logical culture, and rediscover religion and the affective part of the human soul and its needs.

  And Mary is one of those.

Love and support for Pope Francis
The Church is certainly a human and historical institution with all that entails, yet her nature is not essentially political but spiritual: the Church is the People of God, Holy People of God making its way to encounter Jesus Christ. Only from this perspective can a satisfactory account be given of the Church's life and activity.

  Christ is the Church's Pastor, but his presence in history passes through the freedom of human beings; from their midst one is chosen to serve as his Vicar, the successor of the Apostle Peter.

  Yet Christ remains the center, not the Sucessor of Peter: Christ, Christ is the centre.

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A Million Roses for the World
A gift of love, faith and goodwill from the people of the Philippines. Pope Pius IX once said: “Give me an army praying a million rosaries a day and we will conquer the world.” We are not out to conquer the world…but to save it for God to whom it rightly belongs.