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Back to reality?

January 2, 2011

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Today is the last day of the Christmas break, but we should stop short of calling tomorrow “back to reality.” Because to say that is to submit to the worldview that work comprises our entire reality, when in fact work is but a part of it. Are vacations – the time we spend with our family and […]

Writing 30

November 25, 2010

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The Editor gives an assignment  But keeps the deadline a secret And the writer must be ready When He says so suddenly,          “Pass your work.”

Pagkapraning sa hinaharap

November 11, 2010

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May napulot na naman ako kanina mula sa dati kong guro, ang 84 taong gulang* na ama ng pilosopiyang Pilipino, si Padre Roque Ferriols, SJ. Matapos akong mangumpisal sa kanya kanina, napag-usapan namin ang samu’t saring bagay kabilang ang kamatayan. “Kapag matanda ka,” aniya, “may kahiligan kang magtaka kung kailan ka na nga ba mamamatay. […]

An insider’s look into the Little Flower’s final hours

October 31, 2010

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Hailed by Pope Pius X as “the greatest saint of modern times,” St. Therese of the Child Jesus shows a way to holiness bereft of magnificence. Ordinary people like us can follow in the footsteps of the Saint of the Little Way, who says: Little things done out of love are those that charm the Heart of Christ … […]

Sleep is not only for the weak

October 27, 2010

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I have a feeling that our wanting not to sleep, especially when we do not have anything urgent or important to do, points to our deepest desire not to die — to be active and indeed to live forever. We often do not welcome the idea of ending our day, but that will never change the truth […]