2020 Q3

Saint Dominic and my calling to the Diaconate

There was one novitiate lecture that stayed in my reverie through the years.  We were – to use a more…

2 years ago

Finding Grace in a State of COVID

I have not had an entry in my personal diary for so long.  The significant years of our migration to…

2 years ago

God is not yet finished with us

HOMILY 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time (July 2020)     A man wanted to buy an animal that could help…

2 years ago

Who Am I?

Question begets answer.  But in the midst of a pandemic, it may be an exception.  Not an exception to the…

2 years ago

Who’s Out In A Face Mask Society?

Whenever I go to a mall, I always see the signages “No Face Mask, No Entry” and “Observe Social Distancing”…

2 years ago

Isolation (A Quarantine Reflection)

As the sun sets, I face the dark night that taunts me with my goal. We grope in the gloomy…

2 years ago

7th Filii Biennial Reunion

Pots, Pans and the Recipes – Filii’s Kitchen Daily Bread Houston, TX was the venue of our 7th biennial FILII-NA…

2 years ago

Deep Into Unchartered Territories

Seven clicks into Highway 403 from the Starbucks franchise in Matheson, I got off the Erin Mills exit and took…

2 years ago

Pandemic Lockdown: A Quarantine Experience

Suddenly, the world turns upside down and the people are in quandary, brought about by the looming dangers of the…

2 years ago

We can be children at 60 and beyond

HOMILY14th Sunday in Ordinary TimeJuly 2020 At that time Jesus said, “I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth,…

2 years ago

Pay Yourself First

"Rational people don't risk what they have and need for what they don't have and don't need."     --Warren Buffett…

2 years ago

One Travel Quote, One Travel Story

"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts."  --Mark…

2 years ago

Securing your work from home

The title is a double entendre when thinking of that aspect of security – online security that is.  The global…

2 years ago

Footprints of the Pandemic

On a good sunny day in summer, when the weather bureau issued no warning alert on extreme heat and high…

2 years ago

Locked Down for Better or Worse?

The Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has wrought sweeping, horrible havoc all over the globe. No nation on the…

2 years ago

Awit ng “POONG NAZARENO” sa mga Pilipino

“PINAKAMAMAHAL KONG PILIPINAS! TINIMBANG KA, NGUNIT KULANG!” Anak, ano ba ang gusto mong marinig? Di ba gusto mong gamutin kita?…

2 years ago

Dead Fathers Society (Reflection on Father’s Day)

All these years, I never really appreciated Father’s Day for the simple reason that I thought it didn't apply to me…

2 years ago

Fray Teodoro “Ted” Fullona (Batch 1973)

My descent from the back of a carabao Water buffalo - rice paddies - sugar cane plantation – scythe –…

2 years ago

Filii North America President’s Corner

It's both a great honor and a humbling experience to represent Filii North America.  Despite seemingly insurmountable odds, we have…

2 years ago

Lessons Learned…and better practices

In my line of work, one important aspect of continuous improvement is outlining lessons learned.  This serves a variety of…

2 years ago

Humor and the Pandemic

What have I been busy about during this quarantine? Besides minding my daily religious observances, I've been reading critically the…

2 years ago

You Were There

When I became aware of my existence; When I felt inexpressible joy being with friends; When I first marveled at…

2 years ago

The Pentecost and Holy Trinity

Gospel Reflections by Fr. Enrico Gonzales, O.P. Does the Ascension of Jesus prove that heaven is somewhere above the clouds?…

2 years ago

A Pig and a Hen

HOMILY:  13TH Sunday in Ordinary Time There was once a pig and a hen who became very close friends because they…

2 years ago

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