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Ang to Thomasians: Find hope amid the struggles

Ang to Thomasians: Find hope amid the struggles

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by MATTHEW DAVE A. JUCOM UNIVERSITY RECTOR Fr. Richard Ang, OP urged Thomasians to seek the guidance of the Holy Spirit to find hope amid struggles during the Mass of the Holy Spirit, held Monday. “Let us ask the holy spirit to visit afflicted hearts to revive them, darkened minds to illuminate them, and to feel the lives of each of us in a way that turns each of us to a flame of hope,” said Ang in his homily. Ang also said that the statement “we are only as good as our struggles and weaknesses,” is a lie as everyone was made powerful and stronger through the blessings of the Holy Spirit.  The Holy Spirit has transformed people for the mission to reshape the lives of others as well, the rector said.  “May we be enlightened to know the truth, and may we be enkindled to practi...
Archbishop Gabriele Caccia: Without truth, we are slaves

Archbishop Gabriele Caccia: Without truth, we are slaves

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ARCHBISHOP GABRIELE Giordano Caccia, papal nuncio to the Philippines, urged Thomasians to seek the truth lest they become “slaves” to other interests during the annual Misa de Apertura (Mass of the Holy Spirit) held Wednesday morning. Caccia said looking for the truth also means searching for Jesus Christ. “When we stop looking or searching for truth, we are guided by other interests and we are not free. We are slaves. Jesus said [the] truth will make you free,” he said. The papal nuncio likewise urged professors to lead by example by showing students that they are also on a “pilgrimage towards truth.” “We are all on the journey, and when we can go further and deeper, we can bring with us other people in the same experience,” he said. The Misa de Apertura signals the sta...
Embrace gifts of Holy Spirit, Thomasians urged

Embrace gifts of Holy Spirit, Thomasians urged

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By JANYN MARIELLA MONTEALEGRE TO BECOME an effective agent of change in the Church and society, one should welcome the presence of the Holy Spirit in himself, the chair of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines’ (CBCP) Episcopal Commission on Catechesis and Catholic Education said. Most Rev. Roberto C. Mallari, D.D. said that only through accepting the gifts and fruits of the Holy Spirit, one can fully realize and fulfill his mission in the world. “Being filled with the Spirit will enable us to become servants of communion and agents of renewal in the church and in society. Being filled [with the Holy Spirit] is a pre-requisite of being enabled to carry out faithfully our commitment for new evangelization,” Mallari said during the Misa de Apertura held Tuesday at ...
Mga Tomasino, hinimok na magbigay pag-asa sa kapwa

Mga Tomasino, hinimok na magbigay pag-asa sa kapwa

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TUNGKULIN NG mga Tomasino na gamitin ang ebanghelyo upang magbigay ng pag-asa sa kapwa. Ito ang pahayag ni Rev. Fr. Filemon dela Cruz, Jr., O.P., vice rector for religious affairs ng Unibersidad ng Santo Tomas sa ginanap na Misa de Apertura sa Parokya ng Santissimo Rosario, Martes. “Words are the source of life when they are spoken to people who have lost hope," aniya. Upang makatulong sa ibang tao sa pamamagitan ng komunikasyon, kinakailangan muna ang pakikinig at pakikipag-usap sa Panginoon, paalala ni dela Cruz. “We are called to speak to one another. [We are called] to speak words that give life and blessing,” aniya. Sa opisyal na pagbubukas ng Taong Akademiko 2016-2017, hinamon niya ang mga guro at ang administrasyon na maging mabuting halimbawa sa mga mag-aaral sa pamamagitan ...