August: ON POSSESSIONS

Most of our possessions arrive in our lives almost by accident. Gradually, like falling snow, they accumulate around until they form the basis for...

(New) The Light in Our Hearts (2)

Of Pure and Entire Resignation of Ourselves, For the Obtaining Freedom of Heart (Matthew 6:33) My child forsake thyself, and thou shalt find me. Make no...

September: ELDERS

Your heart is revealed by the way you treat elders. – Proverbs 23:7 – For as a man thinketh in his/her heart so is...

REFORMING ONESELF

My Dear Reader Friends… hope Christmas was as enlightening as it was rewarding to you as it was for me! We start the New Year...

July: INORDINATE AFFECTIONS

(Written by Manuel (Boy) A. Negado) I associate this term more with the great medieval theologian Thomas Aquinas. “To explain it is by way of example:...

December: A Saviour for You

Manuel (Boy) A. Negado This is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about: “His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but...

August: OF WORKS DONE IN CHARITY/LOVE

(By Manuel A. Negado) My Dear Reader Friends…A pleasant and blessed month to all of you! The Fifteenth Chapter: Works done in Charity The Imitation of Christ...

February: CANADA: LAND THAT I LOVE

Manuel (Boy) A. Negado I left the Philippines, the land of my birth at the age of 27…11 September 1973 exactly…after an obligatory one-night layover...

July: GIVING

Giving is a miracle that can transform, the heaviest of hearts…two people who moments before lived in separate worlds of private concerns, suddenly meet...

Against Vain and Secular Knowledge (Of Internal Consolation)

By Manuel ‘Boy’ Negado The following piece was culled from the works of Thomas Kempis’ “Imitations of Christ”. Thomas à Kempis, CRSA (c. 1380 –...