Thursday, September 30, 2010

Sharing Freely Our Knowledge...

Often we think that we do not know enough to be able to teach others. We might even become hesitant to tell others what we know, out of fear that we won't have anything left to say when we are asked for more.

This mind-set makes us anxious, secretive, possessive, and self-conscious. But when we have the courage to share generously with others all that we know, whenever they ask for it, we soon discover that we know a lot more than we thought. It is only by giving generously from the well of our knowledge that we discover how deep that well is.

These reflections are taken from Henri J.M. Nouwen's

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The Seven Archangels...

Today is the FEAST DAY of all ARCHANGELS...

ST. MICHAEL ("Who is like God?")

St. Michael is one of the principal angels and is called the prince of the Heavenly Hosts. His name was the war-cry of the good angels in the battle fought in heaven against the enemy and his followers. In the Bible, his name was mentioned four times.

On Daniel 10:13: Gabriel says to Daniel, when he asks God to permit the Jews to return to Jerusalem: "The Angel of the kingdom of the Persians resisted me . . . and, behold Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me . . . and none is my helper in all these things, but Michael your prince." Again on Daniel 12, the Angel speaking of the end of the world and the Antichrist says: "At that time shall Michael rise up, the great prince, who standeth for the children of thy people."

St. Michael is the patron of grocers, mariners, paratroopers, police, and sickness.

ST. GABRIEL (God is my strength; God is mighty; strong man of God)

St. Gabriel is also one of the three archangels mentioned by name in the Bible. On Daniel 8:16-26; 9:21, St. Gabriel appeared to prophet Daniel to explain the prophet’s visions relating to the messiah. On Luke 1:11-20, he also appeared to St. Zachary in the temple to announce the coming of St. John the Baptist, the latter’s son, and to strike St. Zachary mute for his disbelief.. Luke 1:25-38 mentions the appearance of the Archangel to the Blessed Virgin Mary to let her know that she had been favored by God the bear Christ Jesus.

St. Gabriel's representations are lily, shield, spear, and trumpet. He is the patron saint of broadcasting, communications, public relations, telecommunications, diplomats and ambassadors, messengers, secular clergy, postal employees

ST. RAPHAEL (God has healed)

The name of Archangel Raphael only appears in the Book of Tobias. Here he first appears disguised in human form as the travelling companion of the younger Tobias, calling himself "Azarias the son of the great Ananias". The story of the adventurous journey during which the protective influence of the angel is shown in many ways including the binding "in the desert of upper Egypt" of the demon who had previously slain seven husbands of Sarah, daughter of Raguel, is picturesquely related in Tobit 5-11, to which the reader is referred. After the return and the healing of the blindness of the elder Tobias, Azarias makes himself known as "the angel Raphael, one of the seven, who stand before the Lord" (Tobit 12:15).

St. Raphael is also identified as the angel who moved the waters of the healing sheep pool. He is also the patron of the blind, of happy meetings, of nurses, of physicians and of travelers.

ST. URIEL ("Fire of God," "Flame of God," "Light of GoD)

The Book of Enoch, mentions St. Uriel in many of the component books. In Chapter 19 which is part of "The Book of the Watchers" (2nd century BC) only four Angels are mentioned by name these are Michael, Uriel, Raphael, and Gabriel. Enoch describes St. Uriel as "one of the holy angels, who is over the world...the leader of them all." In the same Book: "Uriel showed to me, whom the Lord of Glory hath set for over all the luminaries of the Heaven...the sun, moon, and stars, all the ministering creatures which make their revolution in all chariots of the Heaven."

St. Uriel is the patron of lawyers, seeking justice, prophecy.

ST. SEALTIEL (Worship and Contemplation)

St. Sealtiel stands before God with incense in hand in unceasing adoration of the Most Holy Trinity. His Angelic purity transforms love and worship which mortals give to God. He is the supposed Archangel who stopped Abraham from killing his son Isaac as a sacrifice.

ST. JHUDIEL (Bearer of God's Mercy)

St. Jhudiel is one of the Holy Archangels and is said to be the bearer of God's mercy and love. His image is shown to be holding a flaming heart pressed on his chest representing the love of God.

St. Jhudiel is invoked by confessors, social workers.

ST. BARACHIEL (Blessings from God)

St. Barachiel is also one of the seven Archangels. He is sometimes depicted in the Eastern Orthodox Church as holding a white rose against his chest, or with rose petals scattered on his clothing. His responsibilities are as varied as the blessings for which he is named, but he is also the chief of the guardian angels and may be prayed to for all the benefits which the guardian angel is thought to confer if one is not praying to the guardian angel directly. In Catholicism, St. Barachiel is also depicted holding a bread basket.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

"You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life."

Never consider the possibility of failure; as long as you persist, you will be successful.

A Love Letter From Aborted Baby

Dear Mommy,

I am in Heaven now... I so wanted to be your little girl. I don't quite understand what has happened. I was so excited when I began realizing my existence. I was in a dark, yet comfortable place. I saw I had fingers and toes. I was pretty far along in my developing, yet not near ready to leave my surroundings. I spent most of my time thinking or sleeping.

Even from my earliest days, I felt a special bonding between you and me.

Sometimes I heard you crying and I cried with you. Sometimes you would yell or scream, then cry. I heard Daddy yelling back. I was sad, and hoped you would be better soon. I wondered why you cried so much. One day you cried almost all of the day. I hurt for you. I couldn't imagine why you were so unhappy.

That same day, the most horrible thing happened. A very mean monster came into that warm, comfortable place I was in. I was so scared, I began screaming, but you never once tried to help me. Maybe you never heard me. The monster got closer and closer as I was screaming and screaming, "Mommy, Mommy, help me please; Mommy, help me."

Complete terror is all I felt. I screamed and screamed until I thought I couldn't anymore. Then the monster started ripping my arms off.
It hurt so bad; the pain I can never explain. It didn't stop.

Oh, how I begged it to stop. I screamed in horror as it ripped my leg off.

Though I was in such complete pain, I was dying. I knew I would never see your face or hear you say how much you love me. I wanted to make all your tears go away. I had so many plans to make you happy. Now I couldn't; all my dreams were shattered. Though I was in utter pain and horror, I felt the pain of my heart breaking, above all.

I wanted more than anything to be your daughter. No use now, for I was dying a painful death. I could only imagine the terrible things that they had done to you. I wanted to tell you that I love you before I was gone, but I didn't know the words you could understand.

And soon, I no longer had the breath to say them; I was dead. I felt myself rising. I was being carried by a huge angel into a big beautiful place. I was still crying, but the physical pain was gone. The angel took me away to a wonderful place...

Then I was happy. I asked the angel what was the thing was that killed me. He answered, "Abortion". I am sorry, for I know how it feels." I don't know what abortion is; I guess that's the name of the monster. I'm writing to say that I love you and to tell you how much I wanted to be your little girl. I tried very hard to live. I wanted to live. I had the will, but I couldn't; the monster was too powerful. It sucked my arms and legs off and finally got all of me.

It was impossible to live. I just wanted you to know I tried to stay with you. I didn't want to die. Also, Mommy, please watch out for that abortion monster. Mommy, I love you and I would hate for you to go through the kind of pain I did.

Please be careful.

Your Baby Girl

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

"I'm Your Angel"

No Mountains too high, for you to climb
All you have to do is have some climbing faith, oh yeah
No rivers too wide, for you to make it across
All you have to do is believe it when you pray

And then you will see, the morning will come
And everyday will be bright as the sun
All of your fears cast them on me
I just want you to see...

I'll be your cloud up in the sky
I'll be your shoulder when you cry
I'll hear your voices when you call me
I am your angel
And when all hope is gone, I'm here
No matter how far you are, I'm near
It makes no difference who you are
I am your angel
I'm your angel

I saw the teardrops, and I heard you cry
All you need is time, seek me and you shall find
You have everything and you're still lonely
It doesn't have to be this way, let me show you a better day

And then you will see, the morning will come
And all of your days will be bright as the sun
So all of your fears, just cast them on me
How can I make you see...

I'll be your cloud up in the sky
I'll be your shoulder when you cry
I'll hear your voices when you call me
I am your angel
And when all hope is gone, I'm here
No matter how far you are, I'm near
It makes no difference who you are
I am your angel
I'm your angel

And when it's time to face the storm
I'll be right by your side
Grace will keep up safe and warm
And I know we will survive

And when it seems as if your end is drawing near
Don't you dare give up the fight
Just put your trust beyond the sky...

I'll be your cloud up in the sky
I'll be your shoulder when you cry
I'll hear your voices when you call me
I am your angel
And when all hope is gone, I'm here
No matter how far you are, I'm near
It makes no difference who you are
I am your angel
I'm your angel

I'll be your cloud up in the sky
I'll be your shoulder when you cry
I'll hear your voices when you call me
I am your angel
And when all hope is gone, I'm here
No matter how far you are, I'm near
It makes no difference who you are
I am your angel
I'm your angel

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Necktie and Handkerchiefs...

What is the use of it???

Is it for decoration and style only...

How about handkerchiefs?
What is the purpose of having it???

We use it...
When we cry...
When we have cold and others...

We must be like handkerchiefs that is useful but hidden,
not like necktie that is only for decoration and no other use...

Why there are POOR and RICH?

What's your answer?

Monday, September 13, 2010


Let us talk about something we all have: PROBLEMS.

Problems have solutions; that is precisely the reason why they are called 'problems'. The moment a problem ceases to have a solution, that problem is no longer a problem. It is already a mystery.

Do you have problem? Believe me, your problems have a solutions. There is no problem that does not have a solution including your problem. Because corresponding solutions exist, all problem can be solved and again, including your.

Problem arise because of a conflict in relationship with your own self, or with others or with anything in creation or with God. Problem always involved and affect relationship with anyone and with anything.

You cannot solve problem all by yourself. To begin with, you need God. Unfortunately, some realize this need at the end, not at the beginning.

CONSULT! The heart of the compassionate and the determination of the strong inspire.

OPEN UP! The providence of God and the childlike trust of a man are prerequisites.


You may be able to lessen your problem in life and increase solutions to the ones you already have if you relate and not isolate. Hide not from the world, hide not from others, and most especially, hide not from GOD.

When solving a problem, begin with what you have, never with what you do not have.
Be grateful always and make the best and the most of what you have, wven if what you have seems to be so little.

Finally, always remember that no problem is greater than GOD.
GOD is bigger than anything and anyone.
Bigger than problems put together.

St. Paul writes,"If God is for us who can be against us? If He did not spare us His own Son but has given Him to us, what else will He not give as besides? We are more than conquerors because of Him who has loved us (Romans 8:31-32,37)."

We all have problems. But we do all have GOD who cares and is involved with us.

taken from: echoes from the heart (Fr. Bobby Titco)

Sunday, September 5, 2010


Jesus gathers in order to scatter.
He welcomes so that He may send.
He choose so that He may let go.

Jesus is not a matinee idol;
He is a Master who gathers,
forms and sends disciples on a mission.
He is not an employer;
He is a leader of a crusade for the Kingdom of God.
He is not a dictator;
He is the Lord who came not to be served but serve
and to give His life for the ransom of many.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Someone special...

To Someone who is very special to my heart...
Her name is Sister Stephanie who is celebrating her BIRTHDAY today...

Memorable Happy Birthday Wishes...

Your best years are still ahead of you.
You're not getting older, you're getting better.
You'll always be forever young.

Count your life by smiles, not tears. Count your age by friends, not years.
Wishing you all the great things in life, hope this day will bring you an extra share of all that makes you happiest.

May each and every passing year bring you wisdom, peace and cheer.
Hoping that your day will be as special as you are.
May this day bring to you all things that make you smile. Happy Birthday!

May the years continue to be good to you. Happy Birthday!
Happy Birthday, and may all the wishes and dreams you dream today turn to reality.
May this year bring with it all the success and fulfillment your heart desires.

I'm so glad you were born, because you brighten my life and fill it with joy.