HOMILY FOR ASH WEDNESDAY (3) HOMILY THEME: LENT AND VALENTINE - MATTERS OF THE HEART

HOMILY FOR ASH WEDNESDAY HOMILY THEME: LENT AND VALENTINE – MATTERS OF THE HEART BY: Fr. Gerald M. Musa   HOMILY: It is not a coincidence that Valentine Day and Ash Wednesday are coming on the same day. It is rather providential because it reminds us about the deep connection between love and the heart. The love celebrated on Valentine’s Day is a matter of the heart. The celebration of Valentine is often adorned with heart shaped symbols, cards and crafts. Interestingly, the symbol of Valentine is not just a heart,…

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HOMILY FOR ASH WEDNESDAY (2) HOMILY THEME: GET CLOSER TO GOD

HOMILY FOR ASH WEDNESDAY. THE FIRST DAY OF LENT HOMILY THEME: GET CLOSER TO GOD BY: Fr. Benny Tuazon   HOMILY: (Mt. 6:1-18) In the day’s  readings, the first day of Lent (Ash Wednesday), we are being prepared for a good experience of the next forty days of prayer, fasting and doing acts of charity. The first two readings were to the point in reminding us that our goal is to inch closer to God. Specifically, He wants us to go back to Him. Repent! This is not just about…

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HOMILY FOR ASH WEDNESDAY. FIRST DAY OF LENT (1) HOMILY THEME: RENDER YOUR HEARTS NOT YOUR GARMENTS

HOMILY FOR ASH WEDNESDAY. FIRST DAY OF LENT HOMILY THEME: RENDER YOUR HEARTS NOT YOUR GARMENTS BY: Fr. Abbot Philip Lawrence   HOMILY: My sisters and brothers in the Lord, The Prophet Joel reminds us that we should rend our hearts and not our garments in the first reading today. Always there is a danger in Lent that we try to become spiritual athletes. Lent is not about becoming strong but about allowing our weakness to be penetrated by the Lord. The Lord is always gracious and merciful and wants our…

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