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Special Dates and Events / Re: Happy Birhtday Grazie!
« on: March 15, 2012, 11:22:34 AM »
Thanks a lot, Manay, Bugz and Ms, Isle for your greetings!

Bible Study / Re: Minute Meditations
« on: May 25, 2011, 06:33:46 AM »
Kingdom of Heaven    

Jesus walked among people who were diseased, smelly and sweaty and assured them that, even in poverty, mourning or persecution, they were “blessed”—the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs.

Bible Study / Re: Saints of the Day
« on: May 25, 2011, 06:32:38 AM »
St. David I of Scotland

Feast day: May 24
c. 1080-1153

David, the youngest son of Scotland’s virtuous queen, (Saint) Margaret, succeeded his brother to the Scottish throne in 1124. David’s friend, (Saint) Aelred, abbot of the English monastery of Rievaulx, was later to recount David’s religious devotion and his generosity to the poor. From his riches he also endowed the founding of several dioceses and many monasteries. David was to express profound remorse for an ill-conceived and ill-fated invasion of England he had ordered on behalf of his niece. He also suffered the sorrow of the premature death of his only son. On Friday, May 22, 1153, as David was nearing death, he received the anointing of the sick and Viaticum, after which he devoted himself to reciting the Psalms with those at his bedside. The next day, the king told those urging him to take a rest from his devotions, “Let me rather think about the things of God, so that my spirit may set out strengthened on its journey from exile to home. When I stand before God’s tremendous judgment seat, you will not be able to answer for me or defend me.” He thus continued with his prayers. David died at dawn on Sunday, May 24.

Special Dates and Events / Re: Happy Birhtday Grazie!
« on: May 25, 2011, 06:31:26 AM »
Manang, Jan and Dodong, thanks a lot for remembering my birthday.  Pasayloa ko karon ra ko kabasa ani!

Anonymous Diary Blog / Re: Yehey! duha na ko ka tuig diri sa TB!
« on: May 25, 2011, 06:29:00 AM »
Congratulations, HubS for your second year anniversary here in TB!  :)

Bible Study / Re: Minute Meditations
« on: May 24, 2011, 12:29:58 AM »
Learn to Discern

Once we’ve made the choice to get out of our comfort zones and be instruments of faith and justice, God takes over. We must learn to discern—to listen in prayer to the Spirit’s instructions.

Bible Study / Re: Saints Of The Day
« on: May 24, 2011, 12:27:52 AM »

St. John Baptist Rossi

Feastday: May 23

This holy priest was born in 1698 at the village of Voltaggio in the diocese of Genoa and was one of the four children of an excellent and highly respected couple. When he ws ten a nobleman and his wifre who were spending the summer at Voltaggio obtained permission from his parents to take him back with them to Genoa to be trained in their house. He remained with them three years, winning golden opinions from all, notably from two Capuchin friars who came to his patrons home. They carried such a favourable report of the boy to his uncle who was then minister provincial of the Capuchins that a cousin Lorenzo Rossi a canon of Santa Maria in Cosmedin invited him to come to Rome. The offer was accepted and he entered the Roman College at the age of thirteen. Popular with his teachers and with his fellow pupils he had completed the classical course with distinction when the reading of an ascetical book led him to embark on exfessive mortifications. The strain on his strength at a time when he was working hard led to a complete breakdown which boliged him to leave the roman College. He recovered sufficiently to complete his training at the Minerva, but he never was again relly robust. ndeed his subsequent labours were performed under the handicap of almost constant suffering.

On March 8, 1721 at the age of twenty three he was ordained and his first Mass was celebrated in the Roman College at the altar of St. Aloysius Gonzaga to whom he always had a special devotion.

His fame came from his work as a confessor and as his ministry to the sick.

Bible Study / Re: Saints Of The Day
« on: May 24, 2011, 12:26:44 AM »
Manay, I am so sorry I wasn't able to regularly post the daily saints.  Sobrah ka busy.  Lisud man gud mag post using my cphone kay arang gagmay kaayo ang mga letters.  But I am trying my best, Manay!

chada kaayo mo perform ning mga tawhana, father!  Gani ha ilang venue kay naa ra sa silong sa kahoy!

Music and Video / Re: What are you listening to right now?
« on: May 20, 2011, 04:04:39 AM »
Nice, Father ug nice pod ang video!

Bible Study / Re: Minute Meditations
« on: May 20, 2011, 04:02:51 AM »
Changing For the Better    

The more I changed, the more I became myself. God was, and still is, finishing up his creation.

Bible Study / Re: Saints Of The Day
« on: May 20, 2011, 03:59:51 AM »
St. Celestine

Feastday: May 19

When the father of this Italian saint died, his good mother brought up her twelve children well, even though they were very poor. "Oh, if I could only have the joy of seeing one of you become a saint!" she use to say. Once when she asked as usual, "which one of you is going to become a saint?" little Peter (who was to become Pope Celestine) answered with all his heart, "Me, mama! I'll become a saint!" And he did.

When he was twenty, Peter became a hermit and spent his days praying and reading the Holy Bible. If he was not praying or reading, he would copy books or do some hard work so that the devil would not find him doing nothing, and tempt him. Because other hermits kept coming to him and begging him to guide them, he started a new Order.

Peter was an old monk, eighty-four years of age when he was made Pope. It came about in a very unusual way. For two years, there had been no Pope, because the Cardinals could not decide whom to choose. St. Peter sent them a message to decide quickly, for God was not pleased at the long delay. Then and there, they chose the holy old hermit himself! Poor Peter wept when he heard the news, but he sorrowfully accepted and took the name Celestine V.

He was Pope only about five months. Because he was so humble and simple, everyone took advantage of him. He could not say "no" to anyone, and soon matters were in great confusion. At last, the Saint decided that he had better give up his position as Pope. He did so and then threw himself at the feet of the Cardinals for not having been capable of governing the Church. What an impression his humility made on all of them!

St. Celestine hoped to live in one of his monasteries in peace. But the new Pope thought it would be safer to keep him where wicked people could not take advantage of him. The saint was put in a cell and died there. Yet he was cheerful and close to God. "You wanted a cell, Peter," he would repeat to himself, "and a cell you have." His feast day is May 19th.

Photos Unlimited / Re: Tubag Bohol Gathering California
« on: May 19, 2011, 05:01:02 AM »
Thanks for the visit, Quel.  We had a great time but now it's time to catch up some sleep!  ;D Grabeh jud atong lakwatsa oi!  Poor Jacob na apil-apil sa atong kalaki!  But Jacob is one nice kid.  Wa jud tantrum tawon, pwera bujag!

Photos Unlimited / Re: Beautiful Church Pictures
« on: May 18, 2011, 08:55:38 AM »
Dong, is that Divine Mercy Shrine somewhere in Mindanao?  I heard the one near CDO is so huge.  Our parish priest donated a couple of thousands of rosaries for that Shrine.  If that's the one in the picture you shared, your Ate Lumine had visited that place sometime back.  I wish to go there pohon, maluoy Ginoo.

Miriam Santiago never ceases to amuse me.

Obituary / Re: Please Pray for My Friend Robert Matson
« on: May 18, 2011, 06:07:57 AM »
May Robert's soul rest in peace, Dong.  I still remember the day he left...

Bible Study / Re: Minute Meditations
« on: May 18, 2011, 06:06:38 AM »
Heaven Awaits Us

We’re all wanderers—they are, and you are, just as I am—and we all want to go home, even when we don’t know there’s a home waiting for us.

Bible Study / Re: Saints of the Day
« on: May 18, 2011, 06:05:01 AM »
St. Paschal Baylon

Feast day: May 17

Franciscan lay brother and mystic. Born to a peasant family at Torre Hermosa, in Aragon, on Whitsunday, he was christened Pascua in honor of the feast. According to accounts of his early life, Paschal labored as a shepherd for his father, performed miracles, and was distinguished for his austerity. He also taught himself to read. Receiving a vision which told him to enter a nearby Franciscan community, he became a Franciscan lay brother of the Alcantrine reform in 1564, and spent most of his life as a humble doorkeeper. He practiced rigorous asceticism and displayed a deep love for the Blessed Sacrament, so much so that while on a mission to France, he defended the doctrine of the Real Presence against a Calvinist preacher and in the face of threats from other irate Calvinists. Paschal died at a friary in Villareal, and was canonized in 1690. In 1897 Pope Leo XIII declared him patron of all eucharistic confratemities and congresses. Since 1969, his veneration has been limited to local calendars.

Help & Support / Re: Help Needed for TB Viewing
« on: April 11, 2011, 03:54:21 PM »
good night na, ms isle kay hapit na ma ala una.  gitiwas man lang nako tan-aw tong The Kennedys busa nakadlawnan na pod ko.

Help & Support / Re: Help Needed for TB Viewing
« on: April 11, 2011, 03:52:50 PM »

hahaha that's a good one! 

i haven't updated you yet about mocha, jr and kitkat.  we released mocha already in February.  Luoy man gud kay wa man jud sya na "humanize" bisan unsa pa na attention among gihatag sa iya over 4 months so we let him go. naa ra man gihapon sya makita namo sa among property although di jud siya moduol.   kitkat is doing fine.  she watches tv with us from the window.  she is so cute jud!  oh, nang guna ko sa mocha's garden (the plot where I "planted" my dear departed mocha).  hopefully ma arang2x sakit sa akong likod i can plant flowers na dayon. 

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