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Why we’re never satisfied

By Fr. Bel R. San Luis, SVD Once there was a widow who lived alone. She was terribly lonely. She went to a big pet shop and bought a prize talking parrot worth R10,000. “This will cheer me up,” she muttered as she excitedly brought it home. * * * But days passed and the […]

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Miracle of sharing

By Fr. Bel R. San Luis, SVD There’s an amusing story about two parish priests discussing about how they share the Sunday collection with their assistant priests. “That’s easy,” the younger priest said. “I simply draw a big circle on the floor. I toss the money up in the air and what falls inside is […]

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What are you doing as ‘disciple’?

By Fr. Bel R. San Luis, SVD Three friends who had not seen each other after high school graduation met in a class reunion and were engaged in a spirited conversation. “In our town,” said the first, “people call me ‘Monsignor’ because I am a part-time lay minister.” * * * The second said: “Well, […]

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We too reject Christ

By Fr. Bel R. San Luis, SVD The gospel of this 14th Sunday presents Jesus as a teacher and prophet. Jesus returned to his hometown and taught in the synagogue but his town mates had wrong notion about him. “How can he claim to be a teacher and prophet when we know his relatives?” they […]

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Ora et labora

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Ora et labora

By Fr. Bel R. San Luis, SVD Once heavy rains poured down and flooded a town. As the water kept rising, inundating the houses, a man known for his piety climbed up to the second floor of his house. A rescuer on a row boat (banca) came near and yelled, “Come, I came to save […]

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God’s Kingdom grows

A young man who was known for his impatience once prayed, “Lord, give me patience…and I want it now!” (Wow, his impatience must really that bad).

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