Family-loving Filipinos

JUDGING by the reasons OFWs give for seeking employment abroad, Filipinos must be among the most family-oriented and family-loving people in the world.

The hidden God

“ADORO te devote, latens Deitas.” So starts that famous Eucharistic hymn composed by St. Thomas Aquinas. It means, “Hidden here before me, Lord, I worship you.” And it continues, “Quae sub his figuris vere latitas,” which means, “Hidden in these symbols, yet completely true.”

Religious and Laity Joined in Mission

In his straightforward language, Pope Francis challenges “all the members of the Church [to] come out of yourselves and go forth to the existential peripheries.  ‘Go into all the world’; these were the last words which Jesus spoke to his followers and which he continues to address to us (cf. Mk 16:15).”