April 19, 2019

"Woman, behold your son; Son, behold your mother!"

We cannot even imagine what our Lord Jesus is feeling all over His Body as He hangs on the cross. He has painstakingly said two words, one of forgiveness and the other of promise.

And now He looks at His Blessed Mother a...

April 19, 2019

"Today, you will be with me in Paradise."

It has just been a few minutes after Jesus prayed to His heavenly Father to forgive His persecutors, a few minutes of continuous pain and agony. And it is here that the Lord spoke His second Word: "Today you will be with me in P...

April 19, 2019

"Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do."

Since the previous night, our Lord Jesus had suffered so much violence, insults and hatred from the Jews, their leaders and the Roman authorities.

His body was lacerated by the metal prongs at the end of the whips m...

"Loving Jesus"

For us who have come here on this Good Friday at St. Columba and in thousands of Catholic churches all over the world, we have come because deep in our hearts, we want to be reminded again about the profound mystery of our redemption for which we hunger....

April 15, 2019

In the two gospel readings for this Palm Sunday, we can see a pattern of welcoming followed by rejection, of acceptance followed by betrayal.

When our Lord Jesus made His triumphal entry into the holy city of Jerusalem, the crowd welcomed Him with great rejoicing. They...

April 8, 2019

A year has passed since I mended a damaged branch of my prized peach tree by putting a splint and tying duct tape around it. 

After removing the duct tape and the splint, I found out that the limb had healed completely. This explains the growth of numerous purple peach...

March 19, 2019

The Prophet Elijah looked for God in the wind, in the earthquake, and in the fire, only to find out He is in a still small voice.

It is in whispers that God speaks to us. It is in whispers that He manifests His presence.

God whispers as we go along, wanting to catch our...

March 17, 2019

As Residents of the Plain, We Need to Go to the Mountain

We need to go to the mountain regularly (in prayer) to refresh us and be assured of what we are going to be. On the mountain is where we receive the Father’s admonition: “Listen to Him.”

Jesus brought the 3 discipl...

March 13, 2019

                                                                  Leila

It is Leila's birthday today and her mom admitted to feeling emotional as she excitedly wrote her her birthday greeting splashed over Instagram and Facebook:

"I keep telling you to “grow up,” and now...

March 6, 2019

Lent is a time when the Church reminds us to spend some time amid the cares and concerns of our everyday life and reflect on  Christ’s suffering, death, and resurrection with which He redeemed us from sin and spiritual death.


Lent is ushered in by the imposition of ash...

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