Category Archives: Otras Cosas

Sonrisas para el Mundo: Calidad Humana Photo Contest

The Embassy of Chile, through the leadership of its muy simpatico ambassador, Sr. Don Roberto Mayorga, and the Embassy of Brasil, headed by Sr. Don George Ney de Souza Fernandes, in collaboration with other institutions, have organized a photo-essay contest … Continue reading

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His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI

Dear brothers and sisters, after the great Pope John Paul II, the cardinals have elected me – a simple, humble worker in the vineyard of the Lord – Benedict XVI upon his election Yesterday, I began my day in silent … Continue reading

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On my post “Carlos Celdran was Wrong”

Dear friends, These recent days, I have been surprised, if not, alarmed, by the number of visitors to my lowly blog. This is generally a blog about culture, history and heritage. Some entries though are personal opinion pieces, and one … Continue reading

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El Infante: The Holy Infant Jesus of Prague/El Santo Niño de Praga

The first time I heard of the Holy Infant Jesus of Prague, it was from my younger cousin, Angelo, who spent his grade school years in San Beda College in Mendiola. Indeed, the Benedictine monks of the Philippines are the … Continue reading

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Memories of France (circa 2009)

As my excitement for the musical “Les Miserables” heightens, I am overwhelmed by nostalgia for a country that continues to hold my heart at the palm of her hand: France. The beauty of France’s capital, Paris, was captivating, and it … Continue reading

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Contemplating on the Year of Faith

(The bishops of the world opened the 2nd Vatican Council. The first session lasted for barely 15 minutes.) Today,  11 October 2012, on the glorious reign of His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI, Vicar of Christ on earth, the Church begins … Continue reading

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Approaching the Death of God: A Good Friday Reflection

On the way to a scheduled tour I was about to give in Intramuros, I decided to change my route and instead of transferring to the LRT Line 1 from the LRT Line 2, I got off at Recto and … Continue reading

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