Sub tuum praesidium

FR. FRANCIS ONGKINGCO 10/19/2018

The fruits and protection that this prayer showers upon the Church is also applied to every person who recites it. Pope Francis recently encouraged the faithful to recite what is probably the oldest prayer dedicated to the Blessed…

The God of rest

FR. FRANCIS ONGKINGCO 10/12/2018

Man has become a slave to work. He has reduced work to an end rather than a means to be able to contemplate an activity he shares with God. In a tour through Egyptian artifacts in the…

Angelic selfie

FR. FRANCIS ONGKINGCO 10/05/2018

Marieta was browsing through her children’s photos. She took a sip of tea, but with her eyes continued viewing the photos, as if trying to catch some important details. “Here, what can you say about this one,…

A wedding feast and eternity

FR. FRANCIS ONGKINGCO 09/28/2018

…only God can transform our common life into something marvelous! When Christians ponder on the reality of death, it is often associated with Gospel narratives about our Lord’s Passion and Death on the Cross. This is only…

Spiritual address

FR. FRANCIS ONGKINGCO 09/14/2018

A spiritual address is established when we created a sacred spiritual space where God could enter and grace us with his presence. The dramatic advances offered by technology have radically changed the different functions of man’s life,…

Selfie or groupie

FR. FRANCIS ONGKINGCO 08/31/2018

Any painter, sculptor, carpenter, photographer or architect who plans to work on some important project often starts with a study of what he intends to paint, carve, craft, shoot or design. I do not find myself amongst…

Heart of the Mater

FR. FRANCIS ONGKINGCO 08/24/2018

August 15 celebrates the solemnity of the Assumption. As a feast in the middle of August, it conveys so much about our Lady’s love for each of us. First, it commemorates her assumption to Heaven in both…

The ANSWER is prayer

FR. FRANCIS ONGKINGCO 08/17/2018

Father, I’m running out of prayers!” I was totally unprepared for this desperate cry of a soul seeking advice. It seemed that he had already done everything to confront unexpected life challenges in family and work: a…

Installing parenthood

FR. FRANCIS ONGKINGCO 08/10/2018

An amusing story is told by Father José Mendonça, a Portuguese priest and Biblical theologian and who preached the spiritual exercises of Pope Francis early this year, in his book entitled “Our Father who art on Earth.”…

Digiaddiction

FR. FRANCIS ONGKINGCO 08/03/2018

I can’t seem to understand why my kids can’t just get off their tablets and game consoles, Father!” A dad complained to me. “On the other hand, don’t be surprised if I say that I perfectly do!”…

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