Tuesday, September 7, 2010

It's Been Quite Some Time

St Teresa of Avila
Like (almost) everybody, I didn't realize it's been weeks since I posted my last blog entry. I wasn't really busy. In fact I am always in front of the computer, surfing the Internet for at least two hours. That's more than enough! Anyway I am trying to lessen my "Internet time" and stick to my books.

In my last post I mentioned I"ll post a review about Into Great Silence, but I think I couldn't do it; I won't give the film justice if ever I do that. Anyway, I'll be watching the film again on Friday, and this time I'll focus more. To be honest, I feel like sleeping when there's no monk in the scene (like the "changing seasons" part)! But I am very attentive in watching the African novice praying and working in his cell! That's simply inspiring. I heard that the novice already left the Order. God's will is being done.

I am reading a biography of Saint Teresa of Avila and I find it inspiring and amusing. When she was young, she and her older brother would try to build hermitages in their yard. That was so prophetic! The biography says, their hermitages would always crumble down after building them out of rocks. Now, look at the Discalced Carmelite order! It's one of the famous Orders (though I suppose they would be happy if I remove the word "famous."). She would also play the "convent game" - she and her playmates would pretend they were nuns. I wonder if they wore home-made habits.
Mary, Mediatrix of All Grace (from Flickr.com)

On September 12, 2010, the 7th National Pilgrimage to Lipa would be held. How I remember the first time we attended the Pilgrimage! That was five years ago (the 2nd National Pilgrimage). Thanks be to God for placing the main event on a Sunday, and He even allowed us to be free from our textbooks on Friday! We would really try to attend the events.

I remember going to the Mass the night before the 4th National Pilgrimage. It was celebrated by Fr. Jerry Orbos, SVD. He delivered the longest homily I ever heard BUT I enjoyed it! I felt I was in a recollection.

May God bless you! Tomorrow's the Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Mother. Make sure you attend the Mass tomorrow, and pray the Rosary!

Blessed be God.

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