Last April 2, 2015 I joined our choir, Sanktum as they went on a Visita Iglesia. We visited Sts Peter and Paul, the Greenbelt Chapel, Don Bosco Parish, San Ildefonso, La Paz, Sacred Heart and St. Pauls while praying the Stations of the Cross. Though we were few, it was a fun and prayerful experience visiting these churches. Some of us even got to make three wishes in many of the churches because it was our first time there.

 

More than 2,000 years ago there lived a Man born contrary to the laws of life.  This Man was reared in obscurity.  He did not travel extensively.  Only once did He cross the boundary of the country in which He lived, and that was during His exile in childhood.

He possessed neither wealth nor influence.  His relatives were conspicuous, and had neither training nor formal education.

The infancy He startled a King, in childhood He puzzled doctors, in manhood He ruled the course of nature, walked upon the billows as if pavements, and hustled the raging sea to sleep.  He healed the multitudes without medicine and made no charge for His services.

He never wrote a book, and yet all the libraries in the world hold books about Him.  He never wrote a song, yet He has furnished the theme for more songs than all the songwriters combined.  He never founded a college, yet all the schools put together cannot boast of having higher knowledge than His.  He never marshaled an army, nor drafted a soldier, nor fired a gun, yet no leader ever had more people fight in His name.  He never practiced psychiatry, yet His words have the ability to heal more broken hearts than all the doctors far and near.

The names of the past proud statesmen of Greece and Rome have come and gone.  The names of past scientists, philosophers, and theologians have come and gone.  But the name of this Man stands.  Though time has spread 2,000 years between the people of this generation and the scene of crucifixion, yet He still lives.  Herod could not destroy Him, and the grave could not hold Him, for God had decreed that He should live.

And so He stands forth today upon the highest pinnacle of heavenly glory, acclaimed of God, acknowledged by angels, adored by saints:  the living Christ.

-Author Unknown

 

I hope this beautiful Easter Message brings you rich blessings.

Gene C. Alberto

-Evangelization Ministry

Last March 20, 2015 (Saturday), Me and Ate Kriztel Aguirre attended the Didache Youth Writing Workshop, held at Sacro Costato Retreat House in Quezon City. The Workshop was conducted by Ms. Karren Renz Sena of the Light of Jesus Community to meet and gather potential youth writers who can write gospel and reading reflections for Didache Youth. It started with a praise and worship song and a little introduction about their group. Some pointers about the privileges and importance of writing were shared.

Writing Helps us to: 1) Remember; 2) Recover;        3) Relive; 4) Release; 5) Restore; 6) Recognize; 7) Revolt

My first Lakbay Dalangin experience started when I received a call from one of my mentors (in Paeskwela) and asked me if I am free for friday’s activity.  I hesitated at first since I’ll be missing my lessons but after weighing the pros and cons of joining this pilgrimage, I decided to join.  We gathered at the parish grounds around 6 in the morning and headed to our destination, Regina RICA (Rosarii Institute of Contemplation in Asia) at Tanay, Rizal. The first thing I learned after arriving at the RICA was the word contemplation.  Contemplation is a silent prayer.  We all need to contemplate at least 20 minutes a day to free our mind from all the stress and the noise this world has.  As I did all the activities at the top of the hill, I realized that indeed the world is very noisy and crowded.  And that everyone needs to have a silent time with God.

Maybe for others who joined the pilgrimage, they will say that their favorite spot will be at the foot of the gigantic Mama Mary, but for me, it is the small space beside her image. It is a labyrinth in which you need to follow the bricks to be able to go out, and as you follow the bricks, you need to say a prayer.  After doing this, I decided to write an article about Lakbay Dalangin.

I felt really blessed the moment I received the call, during the activities and as I write this article.  It was tiring but I enjoyed it because I was with my family.  My mind, body and soul was really relaxed after the activities and it was like I was a computer that has been scanned and cleansed of the virus from my system.

 

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