Holy Week reflection - updates

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[REFLECTIONS] Stories and dreams: Easter in the time of COVID-19

Apr 12, 2020 - 11:03 AM

We can rebuild from the ruins. We can rebuild with one another.

EASTER SUNDAY. Residents pray and look on during an Easter procession at the Parish of the Holy Sacrifice in UP Diliman, Quezon City, on April 12, 2020. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

[REFLECTIONS] Dare we not speak of Easter

Apr 12, 2020 - 10:00 AM

We can surely speak of Easter even in the midst of this crisis, but dare we not speak of Easter if this pandemic does not change us

FERVENT PRAYER. A devotee prays at the Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto in Bulacan on Maundy Thursday, April 9, 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to threaten the nation. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

[REFLECTIONS] Finding the risen Christ

Apr 11, 2020 - 11:32 PM

We participate in Christ's resurrection if we desire not just to be saved from COVID-19 but to help in saving people from this disease

VIA CRUCIS. A devotee does the Stations of the Cross or Via Crucis inside the San Felipe Neri Parish in Mandaluyong City on Holy Wednesday, April 8, 2020. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

[REFLECTIONS] Easter hope rises from the depths of the pandemic

Apr 11, 2020 - 3:07 PM

For those who have faith, death is not the end of life but marks the beginning of another journey. It is when life is transformed, and all of life’s sorrows are converted into a passage into another realm.

[REFLECTIONS] Silence is the language of love

Apr 10, 2020 - 6:30 PM

Beyond this pandemic and unto life everlasting, may our only regret and sadness be that we have not loved enough

HOLY WEEK. A Catholic devotee prays inside the San Felipe Neri Parish in Mandaluyong City on Holy Wednesday, April 8, 2020. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

[REFLECTIONS] The good about Good Friday

Apr 10, 2020 - 8:00 AM

We are called by God to uphold justice and protect the least, the last, and the lost during this time of crisis

[REFLECTIONS] Panlaban sa virus

Apr 09, 2020 - 8:28 PM

Bishop Pablo Virgilio David draws Holy Week reflections from a recent Rappler report about a COVID-19 frontliner who herself contracted the dreaded disease

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[REFLECTIONS] A lot of good will come out of this period

Apr 09, 2020 - 7:26 PM

There is goodness everywhere now even in the middle of great sadness. And there is so much faith and full dependence on the One who sees everything.

[REFLECTIONS] Do it best by doing nothing

Apr 09, 2020 - 12:00 PM

This quarantine invites us to celebrate Passover as God originally commanded it. Stay inside. Let God be God as He passes by.

[REFLECTIONS] Why do we suffer?

Apr 08, 2020 - 8:55 PM

Let us not focus on the suffering, but on what we can do to alleviate it

[REFLECTIONS] We need to think and re-think our theology

Apr 08, 2020 - 7:55 PM

Today, we are challenged by John in his letter: 'We know love by this, that he laid down his life for us—and we ought to lay down our lives for one another'

[REFLECTIONS] Holy Week and COVID-19: Embracing uncertainty

Apr 07, 2020 - 5:17 PM

We cannot and must not escape this reality of uncertainty. We have to face it, pray over it, and wrestle with it – and perhaps let go of the need to know why.

[REFLECTIONS] Business temporarily closed: Jesus, what now?

Apr 07, 2020 - 12:39 PM

It was like God was telling me: 'Kirk, you guys claim that your business is about me, that everything you do is for me. Put your money where your mouth is.'

[REFLECTIONS] Faith in the risen Jesus amid the coronavirus

Apr 06, 2020 - 9:57 PM

It is clearly not the powerful and influential in society that we must attend to but those who are weak and vulnerable

[REFLECTIONS] When no one will say 'I am sick'

Apr 06, 2020 - 6:55 PM

The Bible offers comforting answers to questions we have in this time of global pandemic

[REFLECTIONS] Don’t get tired of waving your palms

Apr 05, 2020 - 10:30 AM

Proclaim our coming victory over this pandemic, a victory only possible if we don't give up on ourselves, if we don't give up on each other, if we don't give up on God

[REFLECTIONS] Look out for the loneliest amid the pandemic – Pope Francis

Apr 04, 2020 - 10:25 PM

Even if we are isolated, thought and spirit can go far with the creativity of love. This is what we need today: the creativity of love.

SHEPHERD. This handout picture released by the Vatican Media shows Pope Francis giving his blessing over an empty Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican, after his streamed Angelus prayer, on March 15, 2020. Photo by Vatican Media/AFP

[REFLECTIONS] Turning the coronavirus crisis into opportunity

Apr 04, 2020 - 11:59 AM

A spiritual teacher, Eckhart Tolle, gives us a piece of advice to overcome negative emotions: Live in the now

[REFLECTIONS] Why, Lord?

Apr 03, 2020 - 12:16 PM

We must have the courage to declare with hope: We are Christians. We believe in happy endings. If it’s not yet happy, then it’s not yet the end.

[REFLECTIONS] Glimpses of God’s presence amid a pandemic

Apr 02, 2020 - 8:09 PM

Good Friday may have come too soon for us, but in hope we will experience Easter

Pagninilay sa Siete Palabras: Naganap na

Apr 18, 2019 - 3:20 PM

Ano ang Naganap? Ang kanyang pinasimulang ministeryo ay natatapos doon sa Kalbaryo. Ang pagkakasugo ng Ama ay tinupad niya ng walang labis at walang kulang.

7 Last Words reflection: Forsaken and desperate?

Apr 17, 2019 - 8:00 PM

Cusswords, vulgarities, and obscenities are becoming common and ordinary. There are no longer any qualms of conscience in using them, and they have even become fodder for jokes, laughter, and applause in public.

Pagninilay sa Siete Palabras: Huling habilin ni Kristo ay mahalin ang iyong kapwa

Apr 17, 2019 - 12:23 PM

Ang paghahabilin ni Hesus kay Maria at kay San Juan na magkanlong sa isa’t -isa ay tanging terrestrial na mensahe niya habang nakapako sa krus

7 Last Words reflection: 'Today you will be with me in Paradise'

Apr 16, 2019 - 5:00 PM

The penitent thief admitted his deserved punishment and defended Jesus’ innocence, and now only asks future acknowledgment. The Savior King, generously giving until the end, promised immediate and eternal fellowship.

7 Last Words reflection: The chain of anger-revenge is broken

Apr 16, 2019 - 12:34 PM

Theologian Karl Rahner comments that the executioners of Jesus knew what they were doing; what they did not know was that they were deeply loved

‘Mama, please let's bring Jesus to the hospital’

Mar 30, 2018 - 3:00 PM

'Mama, why is Jesus bleeding? Kawawa naman siya!'

CRUCIFIED CHRIST. Christians around the world remember the crucifixion and death of Christ on Good Friday. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Why? Why? Why?

Mar 30, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Lord, do you not care? Why are you not doing anything to help us? Why are you not saying anything if only to assure us? Why are you not doing anything to stop the killings and the stealing and the vulgarity?

The death of a subversive

Mar 29, 2018 - 6:56 PM

Our religious observance becomes totally contradictory to what they were supposed to be. I have thought of these questions for a long time now: How can millions of Catholics piously kneel and venerate the cross on Good Friday and at the same time approve that addicts must die because they are a threat to the whole country?

In defense of Judas

Mar 29, 2018 - 12:00 PM

Have we forgotten that the Eucharist was really for him (and for the potential Judases that we all can turn into)?

Holy Week reflections: The path of nonviolence

Mar 27, 2018 - 10:44 PM

Let us never allow ourselves to be motivated by anger or hatred, resentment, revenge, or the instinct to retaliate or return evil for evil

[OPINYON] Nagsisi, nanalangin, nag-selfie

Mar 27, 2018 - 7:30 PM

Inaasahan ko nang maraming maglalagay ng #BisitaIglesia sa kanikanilang status, kasunod ang #blessed o #saved o #amen.... At palagay ko, wala namang masama rito. Ano ba naman kung isabay ang pagliliwaliw sa pamamanata?

Is it wrong to be happy this Holy Week?

Mar 26, 2018 - 6:57 PM

Be happy this week. Resist that gloomy sad face. That does not lead to holiness.

Holy Week 2018: Passion for stewardship

Mar 25, 2018 - 7:08 PM

Are you still a Christian with firm convictions, or have we become so deeply compromised that we are no longer sure on which we stand?

Should you blindly follow those Holy Week traditions?

Mar 24, 2018 - 8:10 PM

Can we go to the beach during Holy Week? If it will help you love like Jesus, yes, you can. But if it will distract you from the story of His love, please don't.

Holy Saturday retreat: Presence of peace

Apr 04, 2015 - 12:00 AM

Through his unconditional love on the cross Jesus taught us to look beyond the sins and shortcomings of others

Good Friday retreat: Absence of angels

Apr 03, 2015 - 12:00 AM

Sometimes it is the memory of ourselves being forgiven that will make possible our forgiving others

Holy Saturday retreat: Closing prayer

Apr 02, 2015 - 11:12 PM

Is there an area in your life – or a person – causing you pain and where the Lord is inviting to take the pain out of love?

Holy Thursday retreat: Silence of stones

Apr 02, 2015 - 12:00 AM

This is your time for God and for yourself – a rare luxury given our busy and frantic lives Be generous with God and don’t shortchange yourself

Holy Saturday retreat: The peace of Easter

Mar 31, 2015 - 11:12 PM

Easter hope brings peace even in the midst of turbulence

Preparing for our online Holy Week retreat

Mar 31, 2015 - 9:27 AM

How would you describe the present season of your life? Take this survey to prepare for our online Holy Week retreat

Holy Saturday retreat: Bridge-building

Mar 30, 2015 - 11:12 PM

Every time you build a bridge you never know how far it can take those who eventually get to cross it

Holy Saturday retreat: The Easter invitation

Mar 29, 2015 - 11:11 PM

This is the heart of Easter – to allow the love of God and the power of that love to transform us The Easter invitation is clear:
 Empty your tomb

Rappler hosts Jesuit's online Holy Week retreat

Mar 29, 2015 - 7:02 AM

Complete with video clips and music to soothe the spirit the online Holy Week retreat runs from Holy Thursday to Holy Saturday

Holy Saturday retreat: Learning from the Lord

Mar 28, 2015 - 10:54 PM

Ask the Lord to teach you how to do as he did: To drop the stone to forego flights and to discard the worldly crown

Holy Saturday retreat: The tomb of our old selves

Mar 27, 2015 - 10:47 PM

Are you willing to let God roll away the stone for you and to liberate you from your tomb?

Holy Saturday retreat: Making sense of disquiet

Mar 26, 2015 - 10:44 PM

Sometimes a sense of disquiet is but a sign that we are not in control because God is actively moving in our lives

Holy Saturday retreat: Stone, angel, and empty tomb

Mar 25, 2015 - 10:41 PM

Imagine yourself part of the scene feeling the mingled emotions of that first Easter morn: puzzlement excitement and fear

Holy Saturday retreat: 'An absolutely powerless God'

Mar 24, 2015 - 10:40 PM

Holy Saturday is an invitation to do what Jesus did: to discard our crown It is a call to self dethronement

Holy Saturday retreat: 'This man's life was a failure'

Mar 23, 2015 - 10:36 PM

The dead Jesus of Holy Saturday buried in a tomb he could not even call his own is the very icon of utter poverty and powerlessness

Good Friday retreat: Closing prayer

Mar 16, 2015 - 11:17 PM

The song which is really a prayer is called I Look to You covered by Boyce Avenue It is a plea for help in times of trouble