Years before 1949, plans for a school were presented by a Jesuit to his congregation in Manila.  What was introduced then was a master plan with Envisioned more than 50 years ago, the proposal to build included a church that remained on paper for several decades. In the meantime, the school grew into a well-established university from where thousands have graduated and moved on. It was in the 90’s when major steps to execute the vision of the church finally took a more definite direction.Today, the Church of the Gesu stands as a religious icon that embodies the ideals of the Ateneo de Manila University. The church is a new and spacious structure located within the heart of the campus. This house of worship was conceived to symbolize everything the Ateneo has aspired to be and do - as Filipino, as Jesuit, and as Christian/Catholic.1 READ MORE

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“God did not make death.”   A reminder, not even gentle, with a terrible eeriness about it, is what we get from the very first line of Wisdom today.   Death is not dealt by God. God is the maker of life. And he does not
I propose three inequalities for our Easter reflection today. The Easter truth of Christ risen in our midst reinforces these inequalities. These inequalities are:              
Every so often, people confess that they miss mass. In truth, we can be here in full attendance and still miss mass. We miss mass when we miss three important points about the Eucharist. We miss mass if we miss (1) what we are fleeing from, (2) where
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The opening Antiphon for today, the Third Sunday of Advent, says: “Gaudete in Domino semper,” “Rejoice in the Lord always”. So today is called Gaudete Sunday, a Sunday of Rejoicing.  The call to rejoicing is echoed in our Second Reading from The
Simbanggabi 2017 sa Gesu Christmas Eve Mass December 24, Saturday Fr. Jose Ramon T. Villarin, SJ 8:00 pm