Pope Francis-mania in Manila

Tomorrow, around this time, His Holiness Pope Francis I will already be in Manila in time for his Mercy and Compassion country visit. The Philippines, considered the largest Catholic nation in Asia, has been preparing for this visit since 4th quarter of 2014 -- with parish churches often announcing the expected activities during mass and … Continue reading Pope Francis-mania in Manila

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Personal Reflections this Holy Week

We are not allowed to go anywhere when it's Holy Week and we commemorate the Passion and Death of Christ. A few years ago, my siblings and my then-boyfriend (now the hubby), had the gall to book tickets to Boracay, choosing to stay on the island for three days. When we came back on Easter … Continue reading Personal Reflections this Holy Week

Thou are dust…and to dust you shall return (Day 52 of Project 365)

Apologies for the grainy photo. We were in the middle of mass and I can already feel my soul slowly being lowered to the deepest recesses of hell. I am not a big fan of holidays. I develop rashes and hives whenever Christmas and Valentines roll into town. But I love Ash Wednesdays and Easter … Continue reading Thou are dust…and to dust you shall return (Day 52 of Project 365)

It’s (NOT) the end of the world as we know it…

Where were you last Saturday? I was at home, hurrying to meet the 6PM deadline for the Rapture, preparing by taking a good, long bath. I didn't want to meet my Maker smelling like cats and cooked chicken. Somehow, I envisioned meeting God smelling like green tea and with newly washed hair. The Queen and … Continue reading It’s (NOT) the end of the world as we know it…