Friday, January 25, 2013

How We Met Father Jojo Zerrudo


Photo courtesy of: Ms Dwen Lumaque

Last Saturday we attended the seminar of Father Jojo Zerrudo at Totus Book Store in Greenhills. The seminar was entitled' An Exorcist Tells His Story.' Father Jojo Zerrudo was a priest of the Diocese of Cubao and an Exorcist Priest.

The above photo shows me and my husband with Father Jojo and Atty Marwill Llasos. We are lucky to have met Father Jojo in person, before the seminar we  have only heard of him from tv documentaries and blogs. Last Saturday we finally met in flesh.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Late Post: Pictures Last Epiphany

Last Feast of the Epiphany we went to Mass and we saw some church workers dressed like the Three Wisemen, so I took the opportunity to take some photos ...well with  at least two of them (the third 'wiseman' disappeared).

Here it goes:


The boy here is my youngest son Uriel

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Nativity Scenes





Today were celebrating the Epiphany of our Lord and today is the last day of the Christmas season, so I'm posting here pictures of nativity scenes from 2 churches that I've visited.

Happy 3 Kings!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Goodbye Father James Reuter


Goodbye Fr. James Reuter, may you rest in peace. Your love for the Philippines and Filipinos was legendary.

Father Reuter is an institution in the Philippines. As he received this award I watched with admiration and I wondered: what makes him so great? Is it the heroism he showed when as a seminarian who had just arrived from the US at the beginning of World War II he faced 5 years in a Japanese concentration camp and near death? Is it the 70 years of his life he has dedicated to serving the Philippine people : the priest, the educator, the pioneer in media, the street missionary? Well, yes, but still so much more. Yet the more is so simple. As he sat in his wheel chair at 93 years old he was luminous: with the love of Christ, the love of Mama Mary, the love of people. Yet he was so transparent, so human and so practical. He is just himself. He didn’t say it, but I saw a glimpse: “Not I who live but Christ who lives in me”

Credits: Family Rosary

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Family New Year's Prayer

 

God, thank you for a new year. May everyone in our family be willing to begin anew with a clean slate. We know that you are always ready to forgive us. Help us to be willing to forgive ourselves and to forgive one another.
As we begin a new year, remind us of our truest values and our deepest desires. Help us to live in the goodness that comes from doing what you want us to do. Help us to put aside anxiety about the future and the past, so that we might live in peace with you now, one day at a time.

Source: Loyola Press