Month: April 2018

In the spirit of St. Augustine our holy father, we the Augustinians of the 21st century continue to promote the necessity of the inward journey. It is not about running away from the world but going into one’s self to …

An amazing joy of silence Read More »

A week ago we celebrated the good shepherd Sunday and Jesus called himself the good shepherd, a title that suggest that the opposite exist. That is, there are bad shepherds. The same message is reflected in our gospel reading today, …

Homily for fifth Sunday of Easter B Read More »

The season of Easter is no doubt a joyous one, a season we specially glory in the resurrection of Jesus Christ and the victory we have in him. The crucifixion and the resurrection of Jesus Christ certainly changed the pre-resurrection …

The Sorrowful and Most Powerful Mother Read More »

Today is the fourth Sunday of Easter, good shepherd Sunday and a day set aside by the Church to pray for vocation to the priesthood and the religious life; hence the name vocation Sunday. Jesus said he is the good …

Homily for fourth Sunday of Easter B Read More »

Figuratively speaking, Jesus promised that the gates of hell will not prevail against his Church (Mt. 16:18). The word “gate” here could mean different things to different people, depending on their own interpretations. But in the passage of the scripture …

The Church and the gates of hell Read More »

Our readings today reflects the talk about the resurrected Christ. In the first reading Peter addressed the people of Israel, reminding them of how they accused and handed Jesus over to be crucified and how the father glorified him through …

Homily for third Sunday of Easter B Read More »

After the resurrection of Jesus Christ and before the apostles were convinced of his resurrection, they locked themselves up in a room. They were afraid of the Jews, they were afraid that they might be the next target. But Devin …

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It is undeniably true that the playing of pranks, or practical jokes have become part of us. In almost every society and culture, pranking each other is accepted. Though we know that pranks sometimes go wrong and become disastrous, but …

It is a reality, not “April fool” Read More »