I remember my spiritual director during my 30-day Ignatian retreat talking about "crumbs." In her attempt to encourage me to journal my prayers during the retreat, she likened journal entries to the act of saving the little crumbs that fall-off from eating bread or biscuits. She said that I don't have to compose full written... Continue Reading →

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By Sr. Joy A. De Vera, RA “Would you like to hear the story of the gingerbread boy?  It’s the story of a cookie that looks like just a boy... He’s made of ginger, sugar, and spice...” I was fascinated whenever I would hear Sr. Lala sing this story. The child in me is being... Continue Reading →

Purple Dots – Love in A Jar

By: Sr. Joy A. De Vera, RA I was wondering why Assumption nuns are called “Purple Dots” by Assumption Alumni (also known as “Old Girls”). In anyway, this is what I personally assume of the meaning of the name “Purple Dots”: “Purple” is the color of the habit used by the sisters. In the Church,... Continue Reading →


Ethiel Roxas, AA I am speechless. While the world is busy fighting the unseen enemy, the news of the bombing in Beirut, Lebanon, added more wounds in an already wounded humanity. It seems that evil is showing its face in different forms of violence, sickness, and wars. May I invite you, dear readers to offer... Continue Reading →

You are worth waiting for!

by: Sr. Joy A. De Vera, RA “Sister, I am looking forward on your faithcrumbs reflection!” I received this message from a friend. I was surprised to know that someone out there is waiting for my reflection. It’s been a month since my last article was posted. Most of us, if not all, experienced waiting... Continue Reading →


An Open Expression of the True Situation of the Filipinos in the Philippines Dear Brothers and Sisters: I am writing this to address my Filipino brothers and sisters who are living in the Philippines like me. As I was listening to the 5th State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Duterte, I had the... Continue Reading →


Ethiel Canlas Roxas, aa Beyond all things we see today, Everything will change and sway, All that we used to do will passed away, Under the blue skies, God’s creation will renew. This pandemic has been teaching us to consider, Inhaling the “new normal,” looking up beyond there. Fulfilling our purpose of living, United in... Continue Reading →


Ethiel Canlas Roxas, AA Many events happened around us now a days, And the sun seems darkened by their sways. Reckoning the peace our last hope, Yearning that a better tomorrow will help us cope. Morning by morning, the unanswerable question remains, And the problems of life seem to makes us strain. Gladly, our faith... Continue Reading →

Childish and Childlike

15th WEEK IN ORDINARY TIMEMt. 11:25-27 When I got my regular position in my first job (actually my first, last and the only job I had for 7 years), I became the youngest among the group. Being the youngest, my immediate superior would always say openly that I was her favorite. Besides of being hardworking,... Continue Reading →

Soldier of God

by Lt. Col. Vicky Blancaflor For some time, my profile description in Facebook reads “Soldier of God -- Working and Fighting for His Agenda.” In the catechism seminar given before administering the Sacrament of Confirmation, I can only distinctly remember (I was in 5th grade elementary) that after being confirmed, we will become ‘soldiers’ of... Continue Reading →

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