There were moments when I doubted You Lord. There were times when I thought You don’t really answer prayers. There were times when my faith wavered and I was lost. Please keep my faith alive and never doubt Your loving heart ever again. I humbly beg for Your understanding, I long for Your love. Keep me in Your loving embrace always.
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I remember this while on my way home from church this morning and took it to heart. It’s a lesson learned from the Gospel today. My life sometimes seems like a roller coaster ride but my Faith sustains.
The silence is deafening,
except for the ticking of the clock
that seems so loud in my ears.
I wonder what tomorrow brings.
Posted in a future saint, a tribute, Beatification of JP II, Blessed John Paul II, Closer to God, Faith, inspirational, photography, relics of Blessed John Paul II, Spirituality, tagged Closer to God, inspirational, photography, Pope John Paul II, relics and memorabilia of Saint John Paul II, relics of Saint John Paul II, Saint John Paul II, Totus Tuus Tour 2014 on April 26, 2014 | Leave a Comment »
It was another experience that I will never forget. Jut like the first time that I viewed an exhibit on John Paul II celebrating his feast day almost three years ago, I was given another opportunity to see one, Totus Tuus Tour on the same venue last April 24, 2014.It was held at the activity area of Gateway Mall in Cubao, Quezon City. Totus Tuus was the apostolic motto of Pope John Paul II. It is a Latin phrase meaning “totally yours” and expressed his personal consecration to Mary. I am always awed and inspired every time I have the opportunity to do this. This time, when I saw some of the first class relics displayed there, I cried. The way he touched people, the way he inspired the youth when he was alive and now, he is a saint. What a lovely journey!
Just like his beatification three years ago, he will be canonized on a Divine Mercy Sunday together with another beloved pope, Pope John XXIII. Unlike the later who is not known much to our generation, Pope John Paul II is so much-loved by the youth of today. I treasure the only memento I had of his beatification, a rosary given to me by Fr. Louie, a student priest friend in Rome when JP II was beatified. I took some pictures of the exhibit but I am limiting a few here because I have a separate album posted at my FB timeline.
Totus Tuus Tour
The office of the Vice Postulation for the cause for canonization of Bl. Ivan Merz is blessed to have in their custody various relics of St. John Paul II. From first to second class relics, major to minor kinds, these are offered for the veneration of the faithful. All are authenticated and recognized by the Church Pastors,most especially by the Archbishop of Krakow – the former secretary of Pope John Paul II.
On the occasion of Pope John Paul II’s canonization (April 27, 2014, in the Vatican), the Office of the Vice Postulator of Blessed Ivan Merz has organized the Public Exposition and Veneration of his Relics. From his blood stain and hair strands to his papal zucchetto and part of his cassock (soutane), and other important relics and memorabilia, the faithful will have access in praying before these sacred remains to deepen their love and devotion to our newest Saint.
It was a lovely journey, seeing all these and praying for family and friends.
Posted in a simple prayer, blessings, Closer to God, family, Holy Week 2014, inspirational, photography, tagged Closer to God, Faith, inspirational, life, photography, silence speaks on April 18, 2014 | 2 Comments »
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 Apostles Filipino Catholic Community, city gardening, Close to Nature, Closer to God, inspirational, reflections, silence speaks, thoughts, tagged Apostles Filipino Catholic Community, Close to Nature, Closer to God, inspirational, life, reflections, silence speaks, thoughts on March 12, 2014 | 9 Comments »
My Mokara orchids are blooming nonstop, same with my Hoya. I noticed two more buds while the last bloom is drying up. It’s such a joy to watch them unfold into lovely blooms. When you are lucky to have Nature’s gifts, you can’t help but smile. I am using most of my shots to make quotes for our Catholic page at Facebook. This is one of them.