When You’re Ready

by Joseph Vincent Borres When you’re ready I’ll take you farFor you I’m waiting patientlyIt is I you long to seeWhen you go astray, let it beBut know that when you call on meI will rush like wind silentlyWhen you’re afraid don’t be unfreeFind your courage and be at peaceIt is I your Lord and... 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 →

Of Promises and Uncertainties

by Francis Miguel Panday When confronted with a great amount of uncertainty, we could barely think of anything, or we could barely think, at all. When the threat brought about by the pandemic spread all over the news, who among us did not experience this profound disorientation? Despair? “How, then?” “What now?” “How will I... 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 →

LOCKDOWN

by Ethiel Canlas Lord, allow us to open our hearts to you, Over our worries and fear a new. Comfort us with your gentle words, King of our lives, bless our plans, thoughts and words. Downcast is our souls with the uncertainties of life, Order us to live each day without the strife. Watch over... Continue Reading →

CORONA VIRUS

by Ethiel Canlas Roxas, AA Create a deeper awareness in me, O Lord,Over all that is happening in my world.Recreate in me a new spirit,Overwhelm me with the power of your Holy Spirit.Nurture in me a loving heart for the world,Always open to love, specially the poor and old. Vividly, call me on my knees... Continue Reading →

Broken

by Jen Umpad What comes to mind when you hear the word BROKEN? The word itself sounds painful, negative, its connected to words like hurt, pain, fracture etc. But brokenness is part of life; things got broken when not properly handled. Even relationships can get broken when not taken cared of. Remember that before there... Continue Reading →

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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