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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 ...
Ministry, PREX, Scriptures, Spirituality

PREX and Other Things

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PREX and Other Things
Last Sunday we saw fourteen new graduates from our Parish Renewal Experience.  Together with this new group, four others who finished our first BEC Ministry Training Program also received their diplomas.  These will undergo further training as they begin their ...
Christian Life

To Fast as the Lord Wants It Done

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There is a place for fasting in contemporary Catholic spirituality, but the practice must be based in love—love of God and love of all God’s creatures. Following the catechesis in Matthew 6, it must be linked to prayer, by which ...
Christian Life, Scriptures

If Today You Hear His Voice…

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"If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts..."
Scriptures, Spirituality

Light of the World

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How does one reconcile a passage like Jesus saying "I am the light of the world" (Jn. 8:12) and "Ye are the light of the world" (Mt. 5:14)?. Augustine in his De doctrina christiana III, mentions a rule ...
Spirituality

The Journey of the Mind to God

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Bonaventure's Journey of the Mind to God concludes with the chapter on the rest of the mind.  Such a "rest" is not the rest that results from the mind's reaching a conclusion.  The rest involved is the tranquility that is ...
Christian Life

In the Shadow of the Cross

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In the Shadow of the Cross
Here is a list of passages from the writings of Paul where the words "cross" and "crucified" appear.  The Christian has been claimed under the sign of the cross.  And Paul illustrates this in different ways:
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 ...

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