When sin enters the human soul

My sinful heart was able to survive in the last 2 months without confession; but… This may sound small, but not being able to receive communion and experience the completeness of Mass bothered ...

Standards

They say that one shouldn’t have high standards in order to find true love.  They say that no one is perfect, so “lower your standards,” and look around, this confuses me.  And somehow, I don’t...

On Silent Mode for Jesus

So much for Lenten sacrifice: I gained weight by eating a lot of food, especially nuts and going to a lot of parties. I even started splurge shopping again for clothes, shoes and other trinkets and I...

4S’s for a Solid Lent

Just what is it that people do during Lent, aside from watch The Passion on television? Here are some possible practical points for the 4 S’s during Lent: Silence – (1) Set a daily ‘quiet gift space’...

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 ...

Lenten Valentine’s Day

I think I’m observing this year’s Lent with a deeper meaning. It is not a coincidence for me that Ash Wednesday goes before Valentine’s Day for I have called it quits with my boyfriend of two years j...

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...