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Touching The Heart

The Good Forger

Tourists from Lima, Peru, who go down to the selva (bush) are hungry for souvenirs to take home.

Urgent Response Needed

To dare to live one’s vocation is to accept setting out on a journey, going with those who can guide us on the journey, and responding with hope in the face of difficulties. To the urgency of vocation, there has to be an “urgency of response.”

The Choice of the Believing Community

The official list of the books of the Bible is called Canon which means: rule, measure. The books included in the Canon are called canonical. The Canon has a story worth knowing.

“Today You Will Be With Me in Paradise”

Jesus offered the gift of paradise to one of the thieves crucified with Him, the one who asked Him to be remembered when He would be in his Kingdom. Through this, Jesus revealed once again how God is merciful and forgiving.

Open Your Eyes to Human Suffering

Sensitivity to pain is a gift that we need to cultivate, and alertness to others’ needs is an enviable ability that brings blessings to both the benefactor and the beneficiary.

Spreading Gospel Joy

Evangelii Gaudium (EG), The Joy of the Gospel [2013], Pope Francis’ first apostolic exhortation, is lengthy, reaching over 50,000 words. Here Francis is proposing a profound missionary renewal of the entire Church, desiring a truly vibrant evangelizing community, aflame with the fire of the Holy…

Benedict XVI: “Lord, I Love You!”

“Signore, ti amo!” were the last comprehensible words Pope Benedict XVI said in Italian before dying on the morning of December 31, 2022. At his funeral mass, Pope Francis thanked his predecessor for the “knowledge and dedication” he bestowed on his papacy.

A Home for Children with Special Needs

The Servants of Charity in the Philippines have been providing a home to indigent and abandoned children and young adults with intellectual disabilities. The Guanella community in Quezon City is also a place for discovering, cultivating, harnessing, and enjoying their talents and skills.

Disciples with a Heart

The call for discipleship is for everyone. Discipleship happens when we focus more on the kingdom of God and the work to be done, and less on our worthiness.

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