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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...]



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...]


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...]


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...]


Memoirs of a Taizé Permanent

Prayer works!   I have always dreamt of travelling to other countries. Being raised in a family which is not able to afford this privilege, I kept this dream locked up in my … [Continue Reading...]

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Message of His Holiness Pope Francis for Lent 2015

“Make your hearts firm” (Jas 5:8) Dear Brothers and Sisters, Lent is a time of renewal for the whole Church, for each communities and every believer. Above all it is a “time of grace” … [Continue Reading...]

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Discover your treasure, share it with others, pope tells young people

VATICAN CITY, Feb 6, 2015–Everyone is born with a treasure chest of gifts and talents that they need to discover and share, Pope Francis told a group of young people with disabilities who explained to … [Continue Reading...]


Summer Institute: God’s Pottery Series

Want to pause and ponder? Want to take a retreat this summer? Interested in learning how to write modules and facilitate group retreats? The Christian Life Community of the Philippines (CLCP), … [Continue Reading...]


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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...]


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...]


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...]


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...]


February 08 as International Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Human Trafficking

DIOCESAN YOUTH DIRECTORS, COORDINATORS and LEADERS YOUTH MINISTERS in the National Councils of FNYO Member Organizations Dear fellow youth ministers, Greetings in our Lord who is Mercy and … [Read More...]


Inspired by St. John Bosco, Indian Church prepares youth to be tomorrow’s leaders

MIAO, India, Feb 8, 2015–In the north-easternmost reaches of India, the Diocese of Miao is celebrating the bicentennial of St. John Bosco’s birth by continuing his legacy of educating impoverished youth and … [Read More...]


15 March 2015 – Congress on Prayer

QUEZON City, Feb. 2, 2015—A “Congress on Prayer” being readied for next month to mark the 500th birth anniversary of one of the Catholic Church’s great spiritual geniuses and mystics, St. Teresa of Ávila, is … [Read More...]


It is not just about Pope Francis, it is about Jesus!

It is not just about Pope Francis, it is about Jesus! On TV, whenever I see Pope Francis carrying children and hugging young people, the image that comes into my mind is that of Jesus saying: "let the … [Read More...]

Animation for WYD Theme Song by ECY – Philippines


ECY-Philippines’ WYD2013 Video Documentation