Lessons from a defeat

« Originally posted  on: September 26, 2008, 03:23:32 PM » by Rev. Fr. Rene F. Paglinawan, OAR The silence was deafening, though outside the SSC-R Stags’ dugout the Cuneta Astrodome was filled with the noise of drums and cheers. Inside there was stunned silence. And very loooong. Most players were seated on the floor, some … [Read more...]

Places and Faces

« Originally posted on: May 07, 2008, 09:48:44 AM » by Rev. Fr. Rene F. Paglinawan, OAR “You might want the kalumpang kiosk”, the caretaker told me as I entered Tala beach. The beach is at the other end of our street in Calatrava, in northern Negros, and I am almost a daily patron when I vacation with a sister at our ancestral house in … [Read more...]

Paying a Debt

« Originally posted on: August 11, 2008, 09:45:56 AM » by Rev. Fr. Rene F. Paglinawan, OAR “Promises are made to be broken” is an expression you wished were not that common. But you hear it often and its frequency seems a confirmation of its truth. Against its tyranny, we can invoke another, not so that we fall from one tyrant to … [Read more...]

Pheromones and Free Will

«Originally Posted on: February 05, 2008, 10:53:51 AM » by Rev. Fr. Rene Paglinawan, OAR   From a distance they are a sight to behold. One instant they are like a gigantic billowed sail, the next they are shaped like an hourglass, and just as suddenly a dark muslin ribbon on a slomo whiplash. In a flash they change shape and … [Read more...]

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The Pupil of His Eyes

«Originally Posted on: December 20, 2007, 12:17:37 PM » by Rev. Fr. Rene Paglinawan, OAR We like surprises. That’s why gifts are wrapped –  an everyday sight during this season of surprises which is Christmas – to heighten the suspense of guessing what’s inside. I come to my office this morning of 19 December and I am surprised, … [Read more...]

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The Origin and Purpose of the Order of Augustinian Recollects

Among the many religious families, we find the Order of Augustinian Recollects. In the XVI Century, a number of religious of the Augustinian Province of Castle [Spain], moved by a special collective charism, expressed their desire to live with renewed fervor, and according to new norms, the type of consecrated life which St. Augustine … [Read more...]