Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
7 years ago (Jan. 15, 2008), a martyred Oblate priest, Fr. Rey Roda of the Philippines, testified with his blood that Jesus is the Son of God…
His life, work and his brutal murder in that God-forsaken island of Tabawan in Tawi Tawi (Philippines) pointed to Jesus who taught us that ‘greater love than this no one has than to lay down one’s life for friends…’ Jesus is our FRIEND… and we are invited to be a friend to one another.
Fr. Rey was a Martyr who went to the peripheries to proclaim the Good News with JOY...
(Jun Mercado, OMI)
Wednesday, January 07, 2015
Short Reflection on the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord
Readings: Isaiah 42: 1-4. 6-7; Acts 10: 34-38; Mark 1: 7-11
Selected Passage: “I have baptized you with water; he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit." (Mk. 1: 8)
Thursday, January 01, 2015
HYMN to Mary, the Holy Mother of God
Mary the dawn, Christ the Perfect Day;
Mary the gate, Christ the Heavenly Way !
Mary the root, Christ the Mystic Vine;
Mary the grape, Christ the Sacred Wine !
Mary the wheat sheaf, Christ the living Bread;
Mary the rose tree, Christ the Rose blood-red !
Mary the font, Christ the Cleansing Flood’
Mary the chalice, Christ the Saving Blood !
Mary the temple, Christ the temple’s Lord;
Mary the shrine, Christ the God adored !
Mary the beacon, Christ the Haven’s Rest;
Mary the mirror, Christ the Vision Blest !
Mary the mother, Christ the mother’s Son.
Both ever blest while endless ages run.
(“Mary the Dawn”; Words: anonymous poet; The poem now exists in its edited form by the Dominican Sisters of Summit (1972).
Mary the Dawn by Kathleen Lundquiest is available from Amazon.com)