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Gap between Sto. Niño piety & conduct

Gap between Sto. Niño piety & conduct

    BY FR. BEL R. SAN LUIS, SVD     Today, the feast of the Sto. Niño in the Philippines is immensely popular among Filipinos. Rich and poor, young and old alike maintain a strong, if not fanatical, devotion to the Holy Child. Colorful fiestas and processions are held in His honor. The celebration […]

Lessons from the Magi

  BY FR. BEL R. SAN LUIS, SVD     A funny friend told me, “Father, did you know that there were originally six Kings, not three? Only three reached Bethlehem. The three others got lost; one found his way to the USA and was called BURGER KING, the other reached China and was called […]

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Teach children: Do good, avoid evil

  BY FR. BEL R. SAN LUIS, SVD     ONCE I solemnized the wedding of a friend. After that, we didn’t see each other for some time. When I met the couple, I asked: “How’s your marriage going?” The husband said: “Father, I’ve discovered that there are three rings in marriage.” “That’s new to […]

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Why Christmas will always be happy

    BY FR. BEL R. SAN LUIS, SVD     A BUSINESSMAN says to his friend, “With this COVID-19 economic crisis I’m a walking economy.” “What do you mean?” asks his friend. “My hairline is in recession, my stomach is in the state of inflation, and both of these are putting me in a […]

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Joyful despite life’s trials

BY FR. BEL R. SAN LUIS, SVD As we’re nearing Christmas, let’s be reminded about why we’re celebrating Christmas. Some years ago when I was assigned to the Divine Word College in Legazpi City, Albay, I visited an elderly SVD confrere who was alone working as director of a high school in Sorsogon. A social […]

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Prepare the way of the Lord

  BY FR. BEL R. SAN LUIS, SVD   A soldier and his wife were preparing for the baptismal party of their baby girl when the chaplain arrived for the baptism. Taking the father aside, the priest asked, “Are you prepared spiritually for this religious event?” “Well, I don’t know, Father,” said the soldier thoughtfully. […]

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