Our celebration today is another special moment in the history of the Basilica del Sto. Niño. For a long time, along with the venerable image of the Sto. Niño de Cebu, we are also keeping a precious piece of history: that is the image of Ecce Homo. In 1572, some seven years after the Finding of the image of the Sto. Niño de Cebu, Juan de Castilla, another soldier living at that time in Cebu, has discovered accidentally the burial place of a certain Rajah Carli, of whom they identified as one of those baptized during the time of Ferdinand Magellan’s arrival in this place.
Pentecost Sunday Pentecost A (Acts 2:1-11; Ps 104; 1 Cor 12:3-7, 12-13; Jn 20:19-23) Our Lord’s promise of his enduring presence through the Holy Spirit is fulfilled today—the Solemnity of Pentecost. We commemorate the transformation of the disciples from the ill-equipped and fearful followers of the crucified Jesus to the […]
The mystery of the Holy Trinity is the most misunderstood among the catholic dogmas. We were being formed into the concept of God as Trinitarian and maybe almost of us can recall one of the first catechetical statements we learned in our Catechesis: “There is only one God. But, in […]
Sermons, 241 on Easter of c.411 A.D. by St. Augustine “Question the beauty of the earth, question the beauty of the sea, question the beauty of the air, amply spread around everywhere, question the beauty of the sky, question the serried ranks of the stars, question the sun making the […]
“And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil.” I have often pondered over the meaning of those final words in the Lord’s Prayer and I want to pay some attention to them with you today. Throughout the centuries there has been any number of translations of the […]