Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Maligayang Pasko!

"Mother Mary, lead me to the grotto of Bethlehem, so that I may contemplate the great and sublime event that took place in the silence of the most beautiful night the world has ever seen."
- Padre Pio

Note: The picture above is a Live Nativity Scene from Last Night's Misa de Aguinaldo (Christmas Eve Mass), it is a part of the 'Panunuluyan' or dramatization of the birth of Jesus before the Mass.

Maligayang Pasko!
Joyeux Noel! 
Merry Christmas to All!

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Fourth Sunday of Advent

Luke 1:39-45
When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting,
the infant leaped in her womb,
and Elizabeth, filled with the Holy Spirit,
cried out in a loud voice and said,
“Blessed are you among women,
and blessed is the fruit of your womb.

Credits: Father Stephen Cuyos

Friday, December 21, 2012

Padre Pio and the Infant Jesus

A photo of Padre Pio holding a small statue of the Infant Jesus at the Christmas Midnight Mass in San Giovanni Rotondo. Padre Pio said, "For the feast of the Infant Jesus, my wish for you is that your heart may be His cradle adorned with flowers where He can rest without the slightest discomfort."

St. Pio of Pietrelcina

Credits: Padre Pio Devotions

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Gaudete Sunday

Gaudete Sunday is the name given to the 3rd Sunday of Advent. The name is taken from the words of the introit, Gaudete in Domino semper, "rejoice in the Lord always."


Friday, December 14, 2012

Happy Birthday Nanay!

Today is may late Nanay's birthday, I just attended the 6pm Holy Mass for the eternal repose of her soul. Four years had passed, but I still miss her very much..

Eternal Rest grant unto them her,
O Lord,
and let perpetual light shine upon them her.
May they she rest in peace. Amen

Wednesday, December 12, 2012


Our Lady of Guadalupe, mystical rose, make intercession for the Holy Church, protect the Sovereign Pontiff, help all those who invoke thee in their necessities, and since thou art the ever Virgin Mary and Mother of God, obtain for us from thy most holy Son the grace of keeping our faith, sweet hope in the midst of the bitterness of life, burning charity and the precious gift of final perseverance. Amen.

Source: Our Catholic Prayers

Sunday, December 9, 2012

2nd Sunday of Advent Gospel Reflection

John the Baptist heralded the Good News, and pointed the people in the right direction. Paul constantly sought to keep the early church on the right track. We need people like John and Paul to keep us focused on the things that truly matter—all of creation living in the love of God.
Luke 3:1-6

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Advent Prayer

Father, in the wilderness of the Jordan
you sent a messenger to prepare people's hearts
for the coming of your Son.
Help me to hear his words and repent of my sins,
so that I may clearly see the way to walk,
the truth to speak, and the life to live for Him,
our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen