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Today is the feast of the Sto. Niño. The feast is immensely popular among Filipinos. Rich and poor, young and old alike maintain a strong, if not fanatical, devotion to the Holy Child. Fiestas and processions are held in his honor.

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Here’s a story of three priest friends – a Franciscan, Jesuit, and SVD. They paid homage to the Christ Child in Bethlehem but having different religious motives. The Franciscan was interested to bring home the manger to remind his community of theirvow of poverty which they profess.

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Happy New YOU!

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In a final examination in college, a student who figured he didn’t do so well, wrote on his exam paper, “Blessed are the merciful.”

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Why God became human

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Once there was a flock of ducks frantically flopping amidst a brewing storm. Apparently they were looking for some warmth and shelter. A certain farmer saw them and, moved to compassion, got out and tried to shoo the poor ducks into a warm shed, but the more he “shooed,” the more they panicked.

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The spotlight in this Fourth Sunday of Advent is focused on St. Joseph, who was a man of few words that’s why little is known about him.

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IN a class on homiletics (preaching), the professor emphasized the importance of making the facial expression harmonize with the homily. “When you speak of Heaven,” he said, “let your face light up with a heavenly gleam; let your eyes shine with glory. But when you speak of Hell – your ordinary face will do.”

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