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Transfiguration, amazing armless Fil-Am

Transfiguration, amazing armless Fil-Am

BY FR. BEL R. SAN LUIS, SVD A patient, who was being wheeled into the operating room, pleaded with the young doctor: “Doc, ple…please be gentle with me; this…this is my first time to be operated on!” * * * The surgeon, who also looked nervous, glanced at her and blurted out: “Do… don’t worry, […]

Modern-day lepers

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Modern-day lepers

BY FR. BEL R. SAN LUIS, SVD A jeepney once passed in front of a leprosarium. Two patients, though already cured but still bore physical deformities, boarded. There was an uneasy silence as they moved to the front seat right beside the driver. *** A few minutes later, the two asked to stop in order […]

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Don’t just accept your suffering; remedy it

BY FR. BEL R. SAN LUIS, SVD Once a distraught man knelt in front of a life-size crucifix and poured out his problems and sufferings. He was startled when the Lord suddenly spoke from the cross: “Alright, stop crying now. I know how you feel. Let’s exchange places. I’ll carry all your sufferings and you […]

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Only God can terminate life

BY FR. BEL R. SAN LUIS, SVD Today we celebrate Pro-Life Sunday. There’s a story told in a Pro-Life gathering. Scientists today have tremendously advanced in genetic engineering, decoding genes, making clones. Flush from their fantastic achievements, they concluded that God had become irrelevant; that He ought to retire. * * * “Now we should […]

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Don’t just read the Bible. Live it

  BY FR. BEL R. SAN LUIS, SVD     A man once bragged that he had read the Bible from cover to cover several times. But someone remarked, “People who read the Bible from cover to cover, know only the cover.” *** Just reading the Bible is not enough. What’s most important is to […]

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Gap between Sto. Niño piety & conduct

    BY FR. BEL R. SAN LUIS, SVD     Today, the feast of the Sto. Niño in the Philippines is immensely popular among Filipinos. Rich and poor, young and old alike maintain a strong, if not fanatical, devotion to the Holy Child. Colorful fiestas and processions are held in His honor. The celebration […]

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