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Msgr. Sabino Azurin Vengco, Jr., SThD, is a priest of the Diocese of Malolos, hailing from Hagonoy, Bulacan. His more than fifty years of priestly life and ministry has been focused on teaching the faith in various theological faculties and also on mass media, and in looking after the welfare of elderly and sick Filipino priests nationwide.
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The old imperative

The start of the Ordinary Time in our liturgical calendar early in the new year indicates the refocusing of our attention to the essence of Christian life in the light of faith. We concentrate again on the old call of Jesus Christ to...

What the little ones tell us

A feast proper to the Philippines is our celebration of the Santo Niño every third Sunday of January. Jesus as a little child images to us divine love for the little ones (Mark 10:13-16). As a child is a promise for tomorrow and...

‘You are my beloved Son’

The Feast of the Baptism of the Lord draws us to the close of the Christmas cycle. The incarnate Son of God born of a woman is divinely affirmed as the beloved Son with whom the eternal Father is well pleased (Mark 1:7-11)....

The new power in the world

IT is with the solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord, popularly known as the feast of the Three Kings, that we commemorate the visit of the Magi to the Baby Jesus as the glorious manifestation of God to all the peoples of...

Joining the shepherds

The dawn Mass on Christmas day used to be referred to as the Shepherds’ Mass, because the Gospel reading narrates the visit of the shepherds to the newborn Jesus (Luke 2:15-20). These shepherds symbolize early on the people who have been transformed into...

Full of grace

The fourth and last Sunday of Advent, immediately before Christmas, focuses our attention on Mary, the mother of the Child to be born, our Savior Incarnate. She represents to us the salvation from God that the birth of the Messiah brings about and...

A witness in truth

The Third Sunday of Advent is defined by the antiphon: “Rejoice! The Lord is near.” Thus, its name Gaudete (Rejoice) Sunday. That we may experience the joy of salvation, John the Baptizer prepares us for the coming of the Lord by his truthful...

Models wanted

Waiting is never in abstraction; oftentimes there are persons who somehow personify what lies in prospect and so exemplify what needs to be done. Such forerunner or precursor is John the Baptizer in connection with the coming of Jesus Christ that humanity in...
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