Category Archives: Spiritual


Meditation gives you an opportunity to come to know your invisible self. It allows you to empty yourself of the endless hyperactivity of your mind, and to attain calmness. It teaches you to be peaceful, to remove stress, to receive answers where confusion previously reigned. Wayne Dyer Right across our house is the parish church Read More →

The Holy Week holds a special meaning in my heart as it’s during this time that my precious son talked about eternal life. How would I have known that he was preparing himself for his death? “When I die, I will be alive again“, Luijoe (with excitement), a month before he became an angel. A Read More →

Today, December 21 is the most dreaded day of 2012. If we are to believe the Mayans, today is supposed to be  the ““end of the world” and the start of a global apocalyptic event. Like other predicted doomsday events, it will cause destruction and the end of humanity. A descendant of the Maya, Jose Manrique Esquivel from Read More →

When I was new in my grief, many well meaning friends and relatives advised me this and that. I don’t know who among them suggested the “Healing of the Family Tree” and gave me a prayer. Each night, I was to say this prayer hoping in the belief that the curse of family deaths would Read More →

“Flowers have an expression of countenance as much as men and animals. Some seem to smile; some have a sad expression; some are pensive and diffident; others again are plain, honest and upright, like the broad-faced sunflower and the hollyhock.” ~ Henry Ward Beecher Summer afternoon…oh the summer afternoon. I would rather have the summer Read More →

““If I die, Mama, will I be alive again?” Luijoe asked. My six-year-old was lying on the bed, flipping through the prayer books piled on his tummy. It was Holy Week, a month before that fateful day of May 27, 2000. I turned my body to face his and stroked his cheek. How could I Read More →

So if someone says to us, by word or by action, “You should be over that by now,” we can recall the words from the Talmud: “Judge no one before you have been in his place.” When people ask how many kids I have, I always say three children and pretty soon, the question goes Read More →

I am listening to “Tomaso Albinoni- Adagio in G Minor by Gizatto” as I write this post. I’m exhausted. Not from work but from trying to figure out things from 3:00 PM till midnight yesterday. That’s all I can do. I can only do so much. It is not my job to control people, outcomes, Read More →

Luijoe meadow somewhere in the North, where his grandparents live today A few years ago a highly rated and popular TV magazine contacted my husband and I to share our painful experience and grief recovery for their “Holy Week” feature. The theme centered on “The Seven Last Words” and our story will focus on one Read More →

When I was a little girl, I loved reading books about saints. It must have been their courage and faith which struck me the most. There was even a time I imagined the Virgin Mother Mary to appear in front of me. Sitting on a rock at the back of our house, I prayed, clutching Read More →

The Kingdom of God is inside you, and all around you, not in mansions of wood and stone. Split a piece of wood, and I am there. Lift a stone, and you will find me. –”Stigmata” Like all Catholic schools, Religion was taught as early as First grade. I can still remember my book with Read More →

“A part of you has grown in me, and so you see, it’s you and me together forever. Never apart, maybe in distance, but never in heart.” There are friends that come and go and there are friends that make a huge mark in our lives. It must have been 30 something years ago when Read More →

I do not understand why the good Bishop Oscar Cruz calls it the “Sex Bill 4244″ when it is plainly, Reproductive Health Bill HB 4244. You know what the Bishop said ? End products of Sex Bill 4244: Promiscuity. Insensibility. Amorality. Risa Hontiveros delivers a brillant rebuttal to the Sex Bill. End products of House Read More →

““The Day of Judgment is an important notion: but that Day is always with us” Alfred North Whitehead (Updated- May 22, 10:30 AM ) Is it really the end of the world? There are thousands of Twitter conversations that center on Rapture, the ““Judgment Day” that some believe is set for today, Saturday . ““Don’t Read More →

Spoiler Alert …. Most weekends, my husband and I watch the movies. Today, he felt like watching “Priest” and he says it is a movie about a priest who is for the RH Bill. I knew he was kidding “Aww really?” I quickly searched for a synopsis. Apparently, the movie is an adaptation of a Read More →

“Forgiveness means that we are not going to allow the experiences of the past to dominate our future” Photo Credit How often have our loved ones hurt us to the point of saying “I will never forgive ____”? Well, I haven’t ever said that but I did hear others say such line. Being unforgiving carries Read More →

No matter what you’ve done for yourself or for humanity, if you can’t look back on having given love and attention to your own family, what have you really accomplished? – Lee Iacocca I felt so blessed during the beatification of Pope John Paul II. Perhaps because he once blessed my daughter at the Raigiubeleo Read More →

Pope John Paul II has just been beatified. I feel so blessed. I prayed for my special intentions already. I reminded my daughter to pray too. She is blessed to have been blessed by the Pope in January 5, 2001. Only one miracle is needed to start the canonization process of Blessed John Paul II Read More →

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