Drawings

Ruminating

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Ruminating
The picture was inspired by a page from a letter of St. Jerome where he says in effect that one should read the Scriptures in such a way that one wakes up in the morning with the discovery ...
Scriptures

National Bible Week 2007

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Today we begin our celebration of National Bible Week. National Bible Weeks began to be celebrated in the second half of the 1980s in the Philippines following a Synod on the Bible. There is some truth in the ...
Magisterium

Sacramentum Caritatis

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Pope Benedict XVI's post synodal exhortation on the Eucharist is now available in PDF and Word format. You can find it here.. The text of the distribution file is taken from the one found at Vatican.VA and Zenit. ...
BEC, Bible Apostolate, Lectio Divina, Ministry, Scriptures

Intelligent Reading of Scriptures: Revisited

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Some ten years ago I wrote a series of articles for Suite101 on "Reading Scriptures Intelligently". I wrote those articles for the general reader who wants to get more from his/her reading of the Scriptures. What I wrote ...
Scriptures, Theology

The Temple: It’s Place in Salvation History

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Why is the Temple's destruction announced first before that of the end of heaven and earth? The answer is to be found in the importance that the Temple has in salvation history. The pattern Heaven and Earth --> ...
Scriptures

On the Raising of Lazarus

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On the Raising of Lazarus
Lazarus was only a sign of what the Savior of the world, the Resurrection and the Life, would do for all humanity.
BEC, Bible Apostolate, Ministry, Scriptures

Outlining a Bible Passage III: Colossians

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Outlining a Bible Passage III: Colossians
It is one thing to outline a bible passage from a narrative like the Gospel of Mark.  It is another thing to outline a passage from the Pauline letters or any discursive type of biblical literature.  The key is to ...
Mariology

Prayer to Our Mother of Good Counsel (Pius XII)

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Holy Virgin, moved by the painful uncertainty we experience in seeking and acquiring the TRUE and the GOOD, we cast ourselves at Thy feet and invoke Thee under the sweet title of MOTHER OF GOOD COUNSEL. ...
Augustiniana

Mother and Son

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August 27 and 28 are the feast days of St. Monica and St. Augustine, perhaps the two most well-known mother and son saints in the Catholic Church.  The image above is a depiction of a scene from the Confessions ...
Augustiniana, Augustinians, Church in the World, Spirituality

Where is “Ten Augustinian Values”?

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Where is “Ten Augustinian Values”?
Where is the site for Ten Augustinian Values?" I've been asked this question several times and in several ways for the past few months. The reason is that the website that used to house the article called "Ten Augustinian Values" ...
Augustinians, Vocation

Augustinian Vocations Promotion

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I saw the following Augustinian Vocation Promotions video made by the Province of Colombia and posted at YouTube. The video is some 7 minutes long and presents the Augustinian life within the context of a journey with the Truth ...
Christian Life

Peter’s Chair

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St. Peter the Apostle is remembered as the apostle upon whom the Lord gave the mandate to take care of His flock.  John gives us the account in Jn. 21:15-17 where he commissions Peter three times to "feed my sheep."  ...
Scriptures, Spirituality

Like a Ruminant

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Like a Ruminant
Last Sunday, as I preached on the Parable of the Sower, I mentioned that at a time when Christians didn’t have the luxury of owning a copy of the Scriptures, they went to Sunday Mass, the only place where they ...

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