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Dominican priest urges Thomasians to remain hopeful during Lenten season

Dominican priest urges Thomasians to remain hopeful during Lenten season

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THE LENTEN Season is not about being "artificially” sorrowful before Easter but should always be full of hope and happiness, a Dominican priest said.  "This is not artificially making ourselves sorrowful so that when Easter comes, we will be happy. We don't need to make ourselves lonely so that we will be happy. In fact, as Christians, we should always be full of hope and we should always be happy," UST Vice Rector for Religious Affairs Fr. Pablo Tiong said during the Ash Wednesday mass at the Santissimo Rosario Parish. The essence of Ash Wednesday, Tiong said, is to remind people of Christ's presence even in the face of challenges, as symbolized by the ash crosses. “May this be the spirit of the Lenten season, not artificially being sad just to become happy, but it is the fol...
‘Let your purpose lead you to God,’ Thomasians urged

‘Let your purpose lead you to God,’ Thomasians urged

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by JUSTIN LIM and BEA RONIO photo by ELLA MERCADO/THE FLAME UNIVERSITY of Santo Tomas (UST) Vice-Chancellor Very Rev. Fr. Napoleon Sipalay Jr., O.P. urged Thomasians on Ash Wednesday to let their journey and purpose in life lead them back to God. “'[W]hy am I here? Where am I going?’ I hope that if this is the only one you learned in your theology, in your study of religion, that we come from God, we return to God. And God has a purpose for each one of us as we journey, we bring that to Him,” he said during the Mass held at the Plaza Mayor. The Dominican prior provincial also emphasized the three pillars of Lent—fasting, abstinence, and almsgiving—that the Thomasian community must observe. Sipalay reminded Thomasians to fast and abstain during the Lenten Season that will las...