Shepherd ‘who smelled like his sheep’

Rina Jimenez-David 05/04/2018

He was a priest who “smelled like his sheep,” meaning that he chose to live with and among the faithful, sharing every problem, hardship, joy and celebration such that he was indistinguishable from his “sheep” and began…

William Blake and the Good Shepherd

Simeon Dumdum Jr. 04/21/2018

In 1789, William Blake came out with “Songs of Innocence,” a collection of 19 poems, to which, five years later, he added a new set of poems and called the expanded collection, “Songs of Innocence and of…

The Shepherd of Calvary

FR. FRANCIS ONGKINGCO 12/22/2017

Father! Father!” Roeh’s son Mehamer barged into his father’s cold and dank room. Roeh, blind and bedridden for many years, was clearly irritated. He was just about to finally catch sleep and Mehamer stole it from him.…

The passionate shepherd to his love

Jr., Simeon Dumdum 10/21/2017

(A review of Cardinal Vidal’s homilies) All priestly vocations begin with a love affair.” This line can set a novel into motion, having the power of a famous first sentence. In fact, it comes from a talk…

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