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Bethel -  Place of Solitude

c/o Bishop's House,

Iba, Zambales 2201

Life is a project of building bridges, bridges that connect one with others, the world, and God to one’s self. Please feel free to get in touch with us for prayer intentions, to schedule your own desert days, or even just to say thank you or God bless to spread love and kindness.


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October 3, 2015

Sunday Reflection: 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time (B)
(Gen 2:18-24 / Heb 2:9-11/ Mk 10:2-16)

We all make plans. We all have plans. We plan personally, or we plan as a group. We identify our objectives; we enumerate the means by which we arrive at those objectives; we cha...

September 8, 2015

Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
(Mi 5:1-4 / Mt 1:1-16. 18-23)


Everything that exists exists for a reason. And every thing that comes to existence, comes to existence also for a reason. Each birth of a person into the world entails a twofold unfol...

August 1, 2015

Sunday Reflection: 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Cycle B)
(Ex 16:2-4. 12-15 / Eph 4:17. 20-24 / Jn 6:24-35) 

Consider the old Chinese provide, "Give someone a fish and he eats for a day. Teach one how to fish and he eats for a lifetime." The point in the saying is tha...

July 25, 2015

A photo of the ancient mosaic found beneath the altar of the church in Tabgha, Israel.

Sunday Reflection: 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Cycle B)
(2 Kings 4:42-44 / Eph 4:1-6 / Jn 6:1-15) 


This morning, I was blessed to attend the diaconal ordination of two of my former...

July 15, 2015

Sunday Reflection: 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Cycle B)
(Jer 23:1-6 / Eph 2:13-18 / Mk 6:30-34) 

Last Thursday, some youth invited me to have lunch at a resto near St. Columban Church, where they serve rice-toppings at a very affordable price. It wasn't just the price...

July 11, 2015

Sunday Reflection: 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Cycle B)
(Am 7:12-15 / Eph 1:3-14 / Mk 6:7-13) 

I recall praying on my knees, a few months before my priestly ordination, asking God sincerely: "Lord, am I really worthy of this vocation?"

There were so many thing...

July 11, 2015

Weekday Reflection: Saturday of the 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Cycle B)

Memorial of St. Benedict, abbot

(Gn 49:29-32; 50:15-26 / Mt 10:24-33) 

"Do not be afraid!" Three times the Gospel reading of today repeats the same message, that we, Christ's disciples, should not...

July 9, 2015

Weekday Reflection: Friday of the 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Cycle B)

(Gn 46:1-7, 28-30 / Mt 10:16-23) 

Way back when I was a theology student at San Carlos Seminary, I would always remember the many courses on Homiletics that we would have, practically every semeste...

July 6, 2015

Weekday Reflection: Monday of the 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Cycle B)
(Gn 28:10-22 / Mt 9:18-26) 

I find it coincidental--or better yet providential--that as I decide to revive this old blog, I end up starting with a reading, the one from Genesis 28-10-22, that sta...

July 5, 2015

Sunday Reflection: 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Cycle B)
(Ez 2:2-5 / 2 Cor 12:7-10 / Mk 6:1-6) 

The first time I heard of the Oriental saying, "When the student is ready, the teacher arrives", the first thought that came to me was that, a teacher can never be late. I t...

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