‘ Spirituality ’ Category

Augustinians, Christian Life, Church in the World, Spirituality

Lay Augustinian Spirituality

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Geocities is closing down so I have moved some articles housed at the old Agilawan website to AgustinongPinoy. I did not move all the articles though ; I moved only those which I and others still continually go back ...
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, 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, 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

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 ...
Scriptures, Spirituality, Theology

The Way of the Poor Christ and the Gospel of Well-Being

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The day’s gospel reading from Mark is about Jesus' question "Who do you say that I am?" (Mk. 8:27–33) Peter seemed to understand when he gave the answer "You are the Anointed One".  His subsequent attempt to put a stop to Jesus ...
Christian Life, Spirituality, Vocation

Discerning One’s Vocation

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You probably have read Rick Warren's "The Purpose-Driven Life."  From a Catholic point of view, what he did in and with that book is not new.  The Catholic equivalent of his "Purpose-Driven Life" seminars is called "Vocation Discernment" 
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 ...
Scriptures, Spirituality

Putting Our Lives in God’s Hands

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If we read James 4:13-17 out of context, it would seem as if he is rebuking some businessmen simply because they would like to earn some profit for themselves. But if we see the passage within its proper context, then ...

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