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 →

Big Heart to Love

By: Sr. Joy A. De Vera All I can recall is I was kneeling in the Novitiate Chapel on the day before my vow. My parents and siblings were behind me. Mama was saying her prayer as she put her hands on my shoulder. “Panginoon, ito po ang aking anak na si Rosell Joy… ngayon... Continue Reading →

Who Art Thou, Holy Spirit?

by Lt. Col. Vicky Blancaflor John 14: 16-17“And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate to be with you always – the Spirit of truth, which the world cannot accept, because it neither sees nor knows it. But you know it, because it remains with you, and will be in... Continue Reading →

A “New Normal” Prayer

by Ethiel Roxas, AA Never did it cross my fragile and restless mind, O Jesus,Even in my dreams and horizon of my understanding,What is happening in my world today, the virus, and the challenges I am facing. Nevertheless, O my Lord, I know You are almighty,Our Victor over death, pain, uncertainty and calumny.Resurrection, love and... Continue Reading →

A Piece of Reality

by Ethiel Roxas, AA A PIECE OF REALITYEthiel Roxas, aa “Life”, they say “is short and passing,”But as I see it, “Death comes only once and life is long-lasting.”It is only in the eyes of who is looking,To see reality from the point of thinking. To say that life is full of pain is bias,To... Continue Reading →

Nanay

by Jen Umpad Espesyal ang araw na ito. Sila ang pinaka-importanteng tao sa buhay natin. Si Nanay, Mama, Inay, Mommy...ano pa man ang tawag mo sa kanya alam kong napapangiti ka kapag naisip mo siya. Ang unang salitang binabanggit mo nuong sanggol ka pa, nung medyo lumaki na, kadalasang sigaw mo tuwing nadapa at nasaktan;... Continue Reading →

They walk with a weight of another’s heart beating. Now we remember.

Beloved

by Lt. Col. Vicky Blancaflor Beloved During the early days of quarantine, I joined an online retreat with the Companions of the Redeemer that used the 30-day Ignatian Spiritual Exercises as the template of reflection. Being invited to join was a pure grace for me, happening in this trying times where people’s fears were magnified... Continue Reading →

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