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HEALING AND TOUCHING: 6th SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME

Today's Gospel recounts a story of healing and touching. A leper approached Jesus, begged him, and kneeled before him, saying, "If you choose, you can make me clean." Historically, neither Jesus nor a leper should have approached each other, as lepers were required to...

LOVE IS A VERB: 5th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Immediately after leaving the synagogue, Jesus went to the house of Simon and Andrew with James and John. Simon’s mother-in-law laid sick in bed with a fever. Jesus went to her, took her by the hand, and raised her up. The fever left her immediately, and she began to...

35 YEARS IN ASIA! #WEAREMISSION

On January 26, 2024, we mark the 35 th anniversary of the arrival of CMT Sisters (Teresian Carmelite Missionaries) in the Philippines. This is a reason to be grateful to the Lord and to celebrate life:- the life of our congregation in this continent,- the life of all...

TEACHING WITH AUTHORITY: 4TH SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME

The focus of the Scripture readings this Sunday is on the person and mission of Jesus. That God invites us to deepen our relationship with Jesus which transforms our human weakness and unites us with him and his mission. It is a loving invitation. God lovingly invites...

SALYA! “Let us cross to the other side”

For its tenth year, the Philippine Conference on New Evangelization (PCNE X) with the theme “Salya! Let Us Cross to the Other Side” (Mk 4:35) from Jan. 19-21, 2024. CMT sisters, Sr. Sharon Villafranca, cmt, Sr. Chrezann Angulo, cmt, Sr. Shiela Alcantara, ncmt and...

“COME AND SEE”: 3RD SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME

Our gospel reading is reflecting 2 images of Jesus. First of all, He is a God with no exception of persons. For Him everybody is a friend. Nobody is left behind. We can see how He consider every disciple a friend when He invited each one of them to be with Him,...

“Each creature reflects something of God and has a message to convey to us.” [Laudato Si n 221]

The Justice, Peace, and Integrity of Creation (JPIC) Team of San Lorenzo Ruiz Delegation Asia participated in the release of 68 newly hatched sea turtles (Pawikan) at the bay of Sitio Kaingin, Bignay 2, Sariaya, Quezon. In coordination with the Municipal Environment...

JESUS WHO? 2nd SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME

Today’s readings leave us with a lot of things to ponder. First, it tells us the many names of Jesus. He is called the “Lamb of God” as exclaimed by John, the “Rabbi” mentioned by the disciples, and the “Messiah” as Andrew told his brother Simon. In the first reading,...

SEARCHING FOR SOMETHING…: FEAST OF THREE KINGS

"Nation shall come to your light and Kings to the brightness of your rising. Lift up your eyes round about and see; they all gather together they come to you, your sons shall come for far and your daughters shall carried in the arms" [Isaiah 60;3-4]. This great feast...

JESUS, THE LIGHT TO REVEAL GOD TO THE NATIONS: HOLY FAMILY SUNDAY

We have all experienced in life how something we expected has come true and we say, taking a deep breath: thank God! This is what happens in today,s gospel to Anna, the prophetess, and to Simeon, who were waiting for the Consolation of Israel! When Simeon saw the Holy...
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