Homilies and Lectio Divina

LECTIO DIVINA: 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle A

By Fray Hubert Dunstan Decena, OAR / January 30, 2023 /

Mt. 5: 13-16. We invoke the Holy Spirit using the words of St. Augustine.           Come, Holy Spirit, by whom every devout soul, who believes in Christ, is sanctified to become a citizen of the City of God! (en. Ps. 45:8) Come, Holy Spirit, grant that we receive the motions of God, put in us…

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LECTIO DIVINA: 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle A

By Fray Hubert Dunstan Decena, OAR / January 24, 2023 /

Mt. 5:1-12a. We invoke the Holy Spirit using the words of St. Augustine.           Come, Holy Spirit, by whom every devout soul, who believes in Christ, is sanctified to become a citizen of the City of God! (en. Ps. 45:8) Come, Holy Spirit, grant that we receive the motions of God, put in us your…

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LECTIO DIVINA: 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, A

By Fray Hubert Dunstan Decena, OAR / January 16, 2023 /

Mt. 4:12-23. We invoke the Holy Spirit using the words of St. Augustine.           Come, Holy Spirit, by whom every devout soul, who believes in Christ, is sanctified to become a citizen of the City of God! (en. Ps. 45:8) Come, Holy Spirit, grant that we receive the motions of God, put in us your…

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LECTIO DIVINA: 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, A

By Fray Hubert Dunstan Decena, OAR / January 11, 2023 /

Is. 49:3, 5-6; 1 Cor. 1:1-3.Jn. 1:29-34. We invoke the Holy Spirit using the words of St. Augustine.           Come, Holy Spirit, by whom every devout soul, who believes in Christ, is sanctified to become a citizen of the City of God! (en. Ps. 45:8) Come, Holy Spirit, grant that we receive the motions of…

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LECTIO DIVINA, Baptism of the Lord A, (B & C)

By Fray Hubert Dunstan Decena, OAR / January 9, 2023 /

Mt. 3:13-17 (Mk. 7-11; Lk.3:15-16, 21-22.) We invoke the Holy Spirit using the words of St. Augustine.           Come, Holy Spirit, by whom every devout soul, who believes in Christ, is sanctified to become a citizen of the City of God! (en. Ps. 45:8) Come, Holy Spirit, grant that we receive the motions of God,…

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LECTIO DIVINA: Epiphany Year ABC

By Fray Hubert Dunstan Decena, OAR / January 4, 2023 /

Is. 60;1-6; Eph. 3:2-3a, 5-6.Mt. 2:1-12 We invoke the Holy Spirit using the words of St. Augustine. Come, Holy Spirit, by whom every devout soul, who believe in Christ, is sanctified to become a citizen of the City of God! (en. Ps. 45:8) Come, Holy Spirit, grant that we receive the motions of God, put…

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LECTIO DIVINA: MOTHER OF GOD

By Fray Hubert Dunstan Decena, OAR / December 29, 2022 /

LK. 2:16-21 We invoke the Holy Spirit using the words of St. Augustine.           Come, Holy Spirit, by whom every devout soul, who believes in Christ, is sanctified to become a citizen of the City of God! (en. Ps. 45:8) Come, Holy Spirit, grant that we receive the motions of God, put in us your…

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LECTIO DIVINA: Sunday of Nativity

By Fray Hubert Dunstan Decena, OAR / December 25, 2022 /

Jn. 1:1-18 A. Invoking the Holy Spirit. We invoke the Holy Spirit using the words of St. Augustine.           Come, Holy Spirit, by whom every devout soul, who believes in Christ, is sanctified to become a citizen of the City of God! (en. Ps. 45:8) Come, Holy Spirit, grant that we receive the motions of…

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Midnight Mass (December 24, 2022)

By Fray Allan M. Jacinto, OAR / December 24, 2022 /

Celebrating CHRISTMAS for the RIGHT REASON! Tonight a child is born in a manger and wrapped in swaddling clothes. He will be great and called the Son of the Highest. His name is holy. He will be called JESUS, the Emmanuel (God is with us). He will be with us til the end of time. …

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9th Day of Simbang Gabi (December 24, 2022)

By Fray Julius James Tinapao, OAR / December 23, 2022 /

Ang Diyos ay mapagpala! God indeed is gracious. Our first reading recounts to us God’s generosity which He manifested to king David. The latter saw God’s graciousness and acknowledged it with so much gratitude. God, in turn, blessed him more and much through a promise–the coming of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. In our…

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