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Fr. Rodel Balagtas

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We preach Christ, not ourselves

THE rooms of the dormitories are now clean and empty, and the seminary is quiet, for the academic year has ended and the seminarians have left for summer vacation. Some of them finished their long years of seminary formation — … Continue reading

May 21, 2017

God’s love in Jesus

JESUS shows his concern and cares for us this Sunday by telling us, “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You have faith in God; have faith also in me. In my Father’s house, there are many dwelling places. If … Continue reading

May 17, 2017

On leading future shepherds

I TOLD a friend one day that I probably have one of the best jobs in the seminary. I get to teach and observe seminarians on parish internship engage in pastoral work. This week, for example, I did my final … Continue reading

May 06, 2017

Christ’s presence within us

“ The words of Jesus at the end of Matthew’s Gospel are the promise of Christ’s abiding love for us through His Spirit present in the world. “And behold, I am with you always until the end of times.” IF … Continue reading

May 02, 2017

The humble Fr. Michalenko, an apostle of the Divine Mercy

LAST Thursday night was quite a treat for me. I had dinner with Fr. Seraphim Michalenko, MIC, the former Rector of the National Shrine of The Divine Mercy in Stockbridge, Massachusetts and the Vice-Postulator for North American for the Canonization … Continue reading

April 22, 2017

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