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Make your sufferings meritorious

  BY FR. BEL R. SAN LUIS, SVD     ONE morning, a husband had a bitter quarrel with his wife. To cool off, the husband went to attend Mass. On returning, he saw his wife cooking. He went to her quietly and from behind suddenly lifted her. Startled, the wife yelled, “Hey, why did […]

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God always forgives, but we must reform

  BY FR. BEL R. SAN LUIS, SVD     NICKNAMES are given to people to describe one of their characteristics. We call some people “Shorty,” “Kulot” (curly haired), “Palito” (skinny), and so on. In this 21st Sunday gospel, Jesus called Simon “Rock,” implying that he was solid and firm. * * * However, it […]

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Prayer needed this COVID-19 time

  BY FR. BEL R. SAN LUIS, SVD     There’s an old saying which goes, “If at first you don’t succeed, try and try again.” (By the way, this doesn’t apply to committing suicide!). That was just what the Canaanite woman did in the gospel of this 20th Sunday. She kept on pestering the […]

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Storms of life

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Storms of life

  BY FR. BEL R. SAN LUIS, SVD   *     THE gospel story for this 19th Sunday relates about our Lord walking on water. Somebody joked that he did this because he could not afford the exorbitant fare charged by the profiteering boat owners! * * * When Jesus was walking on the Sea […]

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Compassion: God’s timely message

  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 […]

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Coping with COVID-19

FR. BEL R. SAN LUIS, SVD * NANDING B. was making good as a high-ranking executive of a giant beverage company in Makati. After many years of service, his friends and office mates were astounded when he quit his high-paying job to work fulltime in the charismatic renewal apostolate he was serving. * * * […]

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