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Christian Life, Church in the World, Lectio Divina, Scriptures, Spirituality

Encountering the Lord in the Midst of Life’s Upheavals II

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Encountering the Lord in the Midst of Life’s Upheavals II
The post "Encountering the Lord in the Midst of Life's Upheavals" is the one of the most read articles in the Mystical Geek. It is actually John Chrysostom's commentary on Matthew 14:22-33, which is the account of Jesus' walking ...
Christian Life, Vocation

Being “Father”

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Being “Father”
This afternoon's session with "The Dads" took an unexpected turn.  For the first time since we started, they started telling stories about their past as sons and their experiences in fatherhood.  The discussions were provoked by a comment one ...
Christian Life, Scriptures

“… and they walked behind Him.”

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“… and they walked behind Him.”
Christian discipleship is a fruit of the proclamation of the Kingdom of God.  It is the response to the call to "Repent, for the Kingdom-Reign of God is near." 
Christian Life, Scriptures

Martha and Mary: Officium Caritatis and Otium Sanctum

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Martha and Mary are mentioned elsewhere in the Scriptures as the sisters of Lazarus, the friend whom Jesus loved. In this Lucan story, however, no mention is made of Lazarus, and the house which Jesus enters on the way to ...
Catechism, Christian Life, Christology

Jesus’ Cry on the Cross

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Jesus’ Cry on the Cross
And at three o'clock Jesus cried out in a loud voice, "Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?" which is translated, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?" (Mark 15:34, NAB) The first time my attention was called to this passage ...
Christian Life, Church in the World

The Year of Faith

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The Year of Faith
Pope Benedict the XVI has published his "Motu Proprio" for the Year of Faith which will start next year, 11 October 2012 and end on the Feast of Christ the King, 2013. The beginning of the Year ...
Christian Life, Church in the World

A Problem of Thinking

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Christian formation in the parish these days cannot be limited to just waiting for the faithful to approach the sacraments. This is a narrow view of the Church that reduces it to its sacramental character. Catholics cannot be ...
BEC, Christian Life, Ministry

My Interest in the BEC

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My interest in Basic Ecclesial Communities started when I did research on Latin America's Liberation Theology. I found BECs interesting because it made me realize that theology is not something one learns in school, but rather it is reflection ...
Christian Life, Spirituality

In Humble Service: I and Community in Creative Tension

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In Humble Service: I and Community in Creative Tension
Unhappiness is caused by the feeling that somehow I do not fit in the greater community.  Feelings of rejection are aroused precisely because I expect to be accepted for who or what I am WITHOUT conditions.  Feeling rejected, I can ...
Christian Life, Lectio Divina, Spirituality

What Is S.O.A.P.?

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What Is S.O.A.P.?
S. O. A. P. is an acronym for “Scriptures, Observe, Apply, Pray” and is a bible journalling method that helps one not only to understand the Scriptures but also to monitor one’s understanding of it. Journaling is an excellent way to ...
Christian Life, Spirituality

Meditation

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Some people sit in a lotus position and chant "OM."  Others go up a mountain top and allow themselves to be absorbed into nature's harmony.  Athletes preparing for a game would close their eyes and "visualize" what is going to ...
Augustiniana, Christian Life, Fathers of the Church

Of 2012 and Augustine’s Sermon 97

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Of 2012 and Augustine’s Sermon 97
Today, the movie "2012" -- a film based on the prediction that the world will end in 2012 -- began to be shown in our cinemas. Providentially, yesterday and today, the Gospel readings from Luke refer to the day of ...
Christian Life, Spirituality

The Beads of October

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The Beads of October
It is the month of October. For us Catholics in the Philippines at least, it is the month of the Holy Rosary. The theme of the month comes from the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary ...

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