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Simbang Gabi Homilies: Finale with Fr. Catalino Arevalo, SJ

December 24, 2011

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Brothers and sisters, the second preface of Advent, the one we read in the Mass today, articulates for us what our spirit should be like these days so that when He comes, He will find us watching in prayer, our hearts full of wonder and praise. So tonight, there is nothing new which will be […]

Simbang Gabi Homilies: Day 7 with Fr. Luis David, SJ

December 22, 2011

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The evangelist Luke begins his record of the coming of Christ, the savior of the world… with the story of two women who, by all human standards, should never have had children. The first story centers on Elizabeth, a woman in her 60s or 70s or even 80s. All her life, she had never been […]

Simbang Gabi Homilies: Day 6 with Fr. Jose Mario Francisco, SJ

December 21, 2011

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Our Pinoy Christmas is feast for the senses. Our eyes are dazzled by Christmas lights and colors. Our mouths and stomachs water over just the thought of moist bibingka, alcohol-lazed fruitcake, and whatever your families put on the noche buena table. But perhaps our sense of hearing is what is most fully loaded, listening to […]