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'Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another.' Sunday Reflections, 5th Sunday of Easter, Year C

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The Last Supper, El Greco [Web Gallery of Art]
Today's Gospel is from the Last Supper Discourse of Jesus.

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Gospel John13: 3i-33a, 34-35 (New Revised Standard Version, Anglicised Catholic Edition, Canada)
When Judas had gone out, Jesus said, ‘Now the Son of Man has been glorified, and God has been glorified in him. If God has been glorified in him, God will also glorify him in himself and will glorify him at once. Little children, I am with you only a little longer.”  ‘I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.’
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John 13: 3i-33a, 34-35 in Filipino Sign Language



A familiar sight until a couple of months ago here in St Columban's, Dalga…

‘Then he began to say to them, “Today this scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.”’ Sunday Reflections, 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

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St Luke Painting the Virgin Mary, Marten de Vos [Web Gallery of Art]
In Year C of the three-year Sunday liturgical cycle the gospel is nearly always from St Luke's Gospel.

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Gospel Luke 1:1-4; 4:14-21 (New Revised Standard Version, Anglicised Catholic Edition)
Since many have undertaken to set down an orderly account of the events that have been fulfilled among us, just as they were handed on to us by those who from the beginning were eyewitnesses and servants of the word, I too decided, after investigating everything carefully from the very first, to write an orderly account for you, most excellent Theophilus, so that you may know the truth concerning the things about which you have been instructed.
Then Jesus, filled with the power of the Spirit, returned to Galilee, and a report about him spread through all th…

God bless you on your birthday, Louella 'Lala' Vicente!

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Lala, with Jordan
I first wrote this post in October 2008 and used it again in 2011 under the title Lala and Queen Elizabeth II. I have re-posted it a number of times, with variations, because Lala's story is one that should be told over and over again. This year I am re-posting what I posted last year, with a couple of updates on ages..Today Lala is celebrating another birthday. No doubt, the occasion is being marked at Punla, Ang Arko, where Lala lives, the only L'Arche community in the Philippines, in Cainta, Rizal, part of the metropolitan sprawl of Manila. 
The Pope's Universal Prayer Intention for September 2014 was:That the mentally disabled may receive the love and help they need for a dignified life. The truth is that persons with mental or learning disabilities can teach the rest of us about the dignity of life, as the photo above of Lala helping Jordan with his meal shows.
Let us show our service to the poor, then, with renewed ardour in our hearts, seeking out abo…