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Posted in blessings, Closer to God, Faith, Holy Week 2014, journeys, photography, tagged Closer to God, Faith, Holy Thursday, Holy Week 2014, life, photography, silence speaks on April 17, 2014 | Leave a Comment »
We were supposed to make our yearly Visita Iglesia early today but Josef has to do an overtime work till the wee hours so we postponed it for tomorrow and attended the Last Supper mass at St. Jude Thaddeus Parish near our place. It was a two-hour solemn and meaningful celebration of the mass. It was followed by a short dramatization on how Jesus chose His twelve apostles and the actual commemoration of the last supper. Each apostle was introduced by a short biography culled from the Gospel. For the last four years or so, the Parish distributes crates and baskets of pandesal after the mass. We brought home plenty, good enough for a light breakfast tomorrow since Good Friday is fasting and abstinence.
Early this morning, I was able to clean up my almost three thousand messages at my Yahoo account, some of which I haven’t read in years. Imagine finding yourself reading a birthday greeting that you have missed the last two years. I just have to adjust the setting of my WordPress notifications so I won’t be opening and deleting so many messages on my Yahoo mail. I left the personal e-mails sent by friends and relatives. It is sometimes so engrossing to re-read letters and greetings from close friends.
These are quiet days for me – no TV, no radio, just visits at WordPress to update my blog, a few inspirational read and a visit at Facebook to update our Catholic online page. We will be celebrating our fourth year doing apostolate at FB tomorrow. I wrote a short article on my journey there and how it changed my life for the better.
Have a blessed Holy Thursday to all!
Photo credit goes to my co-admin at AFCC, Paul Cardenas. Thanks Paul :)
Posted in blessings, Closer to God, Faith, family life, journeys, photography, place of worship, silence speaks, tagged Closer to God, Faith, family life, life, photography, reflections, silence speaks, St. Padre Pio, St. Padre Pio in Libis QC on April 5, 2014 | 2 Comments »
Yesterday, my son, her girlfriend Jovy and I visited Padre Pio Chapel in Libis, Quezon City. This is Jovy’s first time to visit the place so we toured her around the gardens after spending some time inside the chapel and at the prayer room of St. Francis of Assisi. I always feel blessed and energized every time I visit this lovely place. Never mind that I am still dragging my left foot while walking. I haven’t been here for a year and I really missed the place. One thing that I enjoy and always look forward to is writing prayer petitions. It was a wondrous communion with God. Despite the knee pain, I found it easier to kneel and the flow of words kept coming. Mere thanksgiving is not enough, asking for more blessings seems a little selfish but that is what I did – praying for the family and for my health.
I took lots of pictures which I will use for my online apostolate. One thing that I found so amazing and so beautiful are the pictures of a dove perched at the statue of an angel in a corner of the garden. It seemed as if it was saying “welcome” to us. Don’t laugh but I said “hello” and it just turned its head the other way, maybe acknowledging our presence there in the heat of the morning sun. Doves have long been depicted as symbols of love, peace and as messengers. White doves are often used during weddings too.
Will post more pictures of Padre Pio chapel in my next blog. Just could not get enough.
It’s supposed to be the start of summer in a few days but it rained the whole day yesterday and when I woke up this morning, there was a drizzle that made the morning a little cold, perfect time to enjoy a hot cup of coffee. I welcome the rain at this time of the year but I pray that the low pressure area would leave the country soon.
Welcome summer! I’d like to feel the sun on my face again. Here’s a prayer I have for you today: May you be filled with God’s blessings.
It’s St. Patrick’s Day and I wish you these old but familiar Irish Blessings.
May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.
Posted in blessings, Closer to God, Faith, inspirational, life, photography, prayers, reflections, thoughts, tagged Closer to God, Faith, life, photography, prayers, reflections, silence speaks, something to think about on March 4, 2014 | 2 Comments »
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Posted in Apostles Filipino Catholic Community, blessings, inspirational, journeys, life, QUOTE, tagged Apostles Filipino Catholic Community, Closer to God, Faith, inspirational, life, quotes, silence speaks on January 26, 2014 | 4 Comments »
One of the joys of sharing at our Catholic site are the comments and likes that I see every day. I think that no matter how simple our posts are, sometimes, there will always be someone who needs a loving and positive word to go on and the journey becomes light and easy and the joy gives way to hope for a better tomorrow. This quote has earned 586 likes and 171 shares two weeks ago. And it’s fun to make your own quote. Try it!