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Our Lady of Light Parish is sporting a new look. The altar and retablo were recently renovated in time for the Canonical Coronation of Our Lady of Light, the patroness of Cainta and the solemn declaration of the Parish Church as Diocesan Shrine come December 01, 2018.

Even the tiles at the main entrance going to the altar were changed. I love its new look.

December 01 is our town fiesta.  And the town is awashed with vendors selling different merchandise from sweets to shoes, dresses  and what have you.

(all photos were taken from the FB page of Our Lady Of Light  Parish).

 

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Waking up, I was singing this in my head. It’s inspired by the Psalm 89:1

♫♫♪♫I will sing forever of Your love, O Lord
I will celebrate the wonder of Your name
For the word that You speak is a song of forgiveness
And a song of gentle mercy and of peace

Let us wake at the morning and be filled with Your love
And sing songs of praise all our days
For Your love is as high as the heavens above us
And Your faithfulness as certain as the dawn

I will sing forever of Your love, O Lord
I will celebrate the wonder of Your name

For the word that You speak is a song of forgiveness
And a song of gentle mercy and of peace

I will sing forever of Your love, O Lord
For You are my refuge and my strength
You fill the world with Your life-giving spirit
That speaks Your word
Your word of mercy and of peace

CODA:
And I will sing forever of Your love, O Lord
Yes I will sing forever of Your love, O Lord♪♪♫♫

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He was the first pope to visit the Philippines back in the 70’s. I was in high school then and we attended the mass held at the UST grandstand. I remember wearing  my gala uniform together with other students in high school. Now he is a saint.

Pray for us,  St. Pope Paul VI.

 

 

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Today is the Feast Day of St.Dominic.  I am re-posting a photo I took  of  the statue/image of St. Dominic when we visited Caleruega several years ago.

Happy Feast Day to all my Dominican friends.

May God the Father, who made us, bless us. May God the Son, who redeemed us, send healing into our midst. 
May God the Holy Spirit, who gives us life, move within us. 

May God give us eyes to see to God, ears to hear God, and hands to bring God’s work into the world. 

May we walk with God and preach the word of God to all. 
May the angel of peace watch over us and lead us at last by God’s grace to the eternal Kingdom. 

– Prayer of St. Dominic

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I found this amazing and inspiring video from YouTube. I seldom share videos here but this one is so lovely.

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God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. – Reinhold Niebur

Staying here and gazing at that serene river gives me a  feeling of peace. No matter how hard life is, there is always something to look  forward to. Life in all its ugly realities,  is a learning curve that teaches us the meaning of joys, happiness and tears.  God always gives us a vista of things that we somehow overlook – a sunrise to greet our mornings, a stunning sunset to calm us after a days’ work, clouds that seem to float like cotton candies in a bright blue sky, green mountains as far as your eyes could see. What more could you ask for?

Lord, thank You for  this lovely morning. Thank  You for Today. Thank You for Life.

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Josef and I had our Visita Iglesia early this morning at our parish, St. Francis of Assisi.  He left the house around 10 am because they have work today although the time was adjusted from 8am to 11am. Watched the Seven Last Words  (Siete Palabras) reflections held at Sto. Domingo Church with seven Dominican priests as speakers and sharers.

Listening to some Catholic songs of praise which we usually sing in Church.  Those touching verses from the Bible and inspirational lyrics always makes me think about life, my Catholic life. I am always in awe every time I hear and listen to these inspiring words. I copied one. from YouTube. (Thank you).

Mercy, peace and love to you all.

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