Music brought me back home to Manila

After a month of being overseas, one of the things I miss about home is hearing Mass in the vernacular. Filipinos don’t realize it but Tagalog is a beautiful language with words that are so pre...

I’m not the type but…

Forgiveness has been the common theme of the recent Gospel readings and for someone who has a very hard time forgiving, the Scriptures resonate so well with me–as if they were read to me direct...

Spiritual retreat alone?

Have you ever gone on a spiritual retreat alone? Participating in a retreat as a stranger, let alone going solo, may seem like a boring experience but for me, it felt perfect. Most of the meaningful ...

Celebrate your crosses

Whenever Ash Wednesday approaches, the feeling of sadness, grief or loss is usually in the air. That’s inevitable considering that Ash Wednesday marks the start of Lent or the 40 days of Jesus ...

Are you a journalist? Then work for peace

It’s ironic, but it took me seven years practicing my profession before I realized what should be motivating me as a journalist. I matured from a campus journalist who only wanted to see her na...

Chocolate-free

’m a chocolate addict. I think I’d be considered a glutton when it comes to eating chocolates. I could easily forgo buffet meals, ice cream, and other sumptuous food for chocolates. I would even qual...