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The Life and Spirituality of St. Pedro Calungsod

A seminar was offered by the Institute of Spirituality in Asia (ISA) of the Carmelites on the life and spirituality of St. Pedro Calungsod during the year of his canonization.  It was delivered by Ms. … [Continue Reading...]

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The “Church of the Poor” Lecture Series

The Communication Foundation for Asia, a non-profit organization dedicated to the integral development of people using media technology and other forms of communication, is inviting you to join and be … [Continue Reading...]

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An Invitation – The Year 2015 for the Taize Community

An INVITATION   LOCAL ORDINARIES in the Philippines and their DIOCESAN YOUTH DIRECTORS, COORDINATORS and LEADERS   NATIONAL COUNCILS of FNYO MEMBER ORGANIZATIONS   WELCOME … [Continue Reading...]

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The 24 Hours for the Lord Initiative

For the second year the Holy Father has welcomed the 24 Hours For The Lord initiative to be celebrated during this year's Lent. This year the special time for prayer and confession will take place … [Continue Reading...]

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The courage to choose God every time

2015-02-19 Vatican Radio (Vatican Radio)  Choose God, choose good, not to be a total failure, maybe hailed by the masses, but ultimately nothing more than a worshiper of … [Continue Reading...]

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THANK YOU! From the CBCP-ECY

The CBCP-Episcopal Commission on Youth conveys its joyful gratitude to everyone who have helped in the Papal Encounter with the Youth last January 18 in the University of Santo Tomas, both in the … [Continue Reading...]

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Echoes from Taizé

Never did I thought that I would be accepted as a representative of the Philippines for the Taizé Intercontinental Meetings and would stay there for three months. I considered it as a great blessing … [Continue Reading...]

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3 Big and Beautiful Benefits of Lent

Catholics have a bad reputation. The world thinks of us as largely irrelevant and mostly negative. Society has become so extreme in its embrace of various forms of immorality, we are largely absent … [Continue Reading...]

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St. Pedro Calungsod, A Model of Faith for Young Filipino Catholics

“Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” [Mt 5:10] Two decades ago, an old man asked a young boy, “What do you want to be in the future?”  Without … [Read More...]

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Oremus 2015

“Nais mo bang makapagdasal ngayong Holy Week and at the same time mag-enjoy kasama ng iyong mga kabarkada?” “Gusto mo bang makausap nang taimtim si Jesus sa gitna ng napakaingay nating … [Read More...]

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Inside the Confessional: What Is It Like for a Priest?

I was once riding in a shuttle-bus with a number of older folks on the way from an airport.  They noticed that I was a priest and started asking questions about it. “Do you do all of the priest … [Read More...]

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8 Quick Tips for Getting More Out of Mass

Many people go to Mass with the expectation that they are supposed to “get” a lot out of it. But, what you get out of Mass is dependent on what kind of changes you are willing to make in your efforts before, … [Read More...]

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Pope at Angelus: Lent is a time of battle against evil

2015-02-22 Vatican Radio (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis said Lent is a time where we struggle against the temptations of Satan and worldliness.  His words came at his Sunday Angelus address at the end of which … [Read More...]

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Message of Pope Francis for the 30th World Youth Day

DIOCESAN YOUTH DIRECTORS, COORDINATORS and LEADERS YOUTH MINISTERS in NATIONAL COUNCILS of the FNYO     Dear fellow youth ministers,   Greetings in the Lord who renews us!   It is my great joy to share … [Read More...]

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Preparing for Lent: Learning to Pray, Love, and Live Our Lives in Communion with God

Through prayer, daily life takes on a new meaning. It becomes a classroom of communion "The so-called "practical people" are not really the most useful in the service of Christ's Church, nor are those who … [Read More...]

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The year 2015 in Taize

From 1940 to 2015… In August 1940, at the beginning of the Second World War, Brother Roger arrived in the village of Taizé. He had just turned 25, and was laying the foundations of a community which he … [Read More...]

Papal Encounter with the Youth Pre-program

ECY-Philippines’ WYD2013 Video Documentation