Pope St. Martin I

Today is the feast day of Pope Saint Martin I. We remember his outspoken declaration of the Truth against¬†Monothelitism. His refusal to remain silent against the wrong resulted in his being abducted by Emperor Constance II and the Pope died a friendless death in exile. He did not forget to pray for all people to…

I Am Always Looking for You

¬† * * * All the words you have left unsaid, All the songs you have left unsung, All the paintings you have left unpainted, All the loves you have left unfulfilled, All the dreams you have left unvisited, All the memories you have left uncreated, All the times you have left unlived…   You…

Prayers for Suffering Souls

Suicide violates the fifth commandment of God “Thou shall not kill.”¬†To kill is a mortal sin. Life comes from God, and it is a grave act of rebellion to take one’s own life, voluntarily rejecting the very gift God gave every human person. But the mentally ill people do not have the knowledge of the…

Give Love

* * * I wrote this on July 14 2008 during my depression when I so desperately wanted to love life, love living. I guess I wanted to believe that my life was not in vain. If I knew then how much I was loved by God, and that I was created purely to be…

For Those who died by Suicide

* * * St. Kateri Tekakwitha, Lily of the Mohawks. She was known for her intense corporal mortification. * * * My mom has a friend who runs a hair salon in the basement of her house. On our way out, she gave mom some old Korean magazines from her magazine stack. I ended up…

Shadow of Spring

* * * * * * My grandmother is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease. My eldest aunt has a new found cancer cell in her spine as of last week. Another aunt of mine has been in therapy for her cancer for the last seven years. My sister: Hypothyroidism. Me: Bipolar. One by one, disease is…

Crave for God

* * * After taking almost two weeks off to help my parents move from one State to another, I finally went back to my morning job at the cafe. This signals the resume of my normal routine, what was an almost perfect balance that aided my recovery from my last depressive episode. The most…

You Are Our God

  For You who have created the heaven and the earth, For You who can move the mountains and the seas, Healing one human body is nothing.   There is not a single human who does not receive Your love, There is no place that Your hands have not touched, And no corner that Your…