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Thursday, October 22, 2020

Dina Mananquil-Delfino

How long O Lord…?

I will take refuge in the shadow of Your wings, until the disaster has passed O Lord. – Psalm 57:1 March 2020 seemed a normal month to me, with events for work, family and...

Don’t give up. Don’t give in. Awaken!

If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and...

Care for our common home

“You alone are the LORD. You made the heavens, even the highest heavens, and all their starry host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them. You give...

Of dreams, visions, apparitions, and Mary

Psychoanalysis would have us believe that dreams are an access point to our unconscious. On the other hand, researchers who study sleep and dreaming have proposed that dreams are just noise, a byproduct of the firing of...

The hidden and unhidden casualties (and blessings) of this war

“You touched my coffee!”, screamed one customer at a café to a young barista, who burst into tears and helplessly tried to offer a new cup to the angry woman.  We sensed they were...

Death that brings life

One morning my family woke up to brown water coming from our taps. Alarmed, I rang the emergency service of the water provider and was advised that due to an overnight repair, the...

Deflate your tyres

You must have heard of the truck driver who got stuck at a low bridge. He miscalculated the height of the bridge and could not go through it. Scratching his head, he was wondering what to tell...

Lord, teach me to pray

I struggled lately with my prayer life. My desire had been interrupted by urgent calls, a friend in crisis, a family member needing assistance, a request for meetings, texts, emails, activities to...

Waving the banner of love

On 25 August 2019, the annual Sale Diocese Migrant and Refugee Mass was held at St Michael’s Parish, Berwick. In the late 1940s, the Bishops’ Conference decided to...

Spinning the Beyblade of patience

But the Spirit produces love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, humility, and self-control. – Galatians 5:22-23 One day, I travelled to Dandenong Hospital to visit a friend...
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