Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Friday, January 8, 2010
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
"Pls pray for Tita Gennie. She passed away today"
I can never place Tita Gennie's face on a lifeless body.
I can never see this world or imagine life without her. She has taught us to appreciate every person no matter what because in her eyes a person is always good and beautiful. She saw souls when we saw men.
She has been the mother we have rested upon when our hearts were heavy.
She has been a friend we leaned on when our knees were tired.
She has been the mentor who inspired us to be humble and simple while striving for greatness and perfection.
There is a lump in my throat that has been stuck in my chest every since I heard the news that our beloved Tita Gennie has left this world to lay rest in the bosom of her beloved Blessed mother.
But in the deepest recesses of my soul, I know that Tita Gennie is happy and happily looking at us.
She will always, like a gentle mother and firm leader, be watching from afar. Trusting that she has taught enough, proud that we will continue her dedication and love.
Do not stand there in my grave and weep.
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond that glintz on the snow.
I am the sunlight on the rippened grains.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush.
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in the circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand there in my grave and cry.
I am not there. I did not die.
I will not say goodbye for now... but thank you for everything.
Friday, November 13, 2009
The best part, however, was the agape... where family spirit, sharing and unity and good food flowed abudantly.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
This activity which we simply named, FRC Family Weekend aims to strengthen the spirituality of the family through art and hands on workshop, video / film showing of the Mysteries, catechesis on the rosary and sharing of insights and reflections among participants.
Our first stop was with the gracious parishoners of Muling Pagkabuhay, Lawa, Meycauyan. (unfortunately their community was one of the badly hit of typhoon Ondoy and yet the first fud raising the made was for the rehabilitatio of their chapels). That Saturday was really memorable. We captured three groups the entire day: the children in the morning for the On-the-Spot postes making, the catechists for the film showing and talk about the rosary and families in the afternoon for the Manifest Mysteries showing and living rosary.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
The family is the cradle of humanity because the home is where one learns the values of life. In the family, one's culture is shaped. In the family, one learns courage and finds strength to counter cultures that are anti-life and anti-God. May families remain strong and God-centered to face the challenges and temptations of the modern world.
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Fr. Peyton's 100th birthday kicked-off 2009 with a Rosary Novena from January 1 - 9, with families from different parts of the world coming together to pray with the entire Family Rosary offices, HCFM and the Congregation of Holy Cross.
HCFM and FRC will hold other activities to strengthen family relations, deepen spirituality and prayer life of the family during the next months.
Monday, January 5, 2009
The Holy Cross Family Minsitries (HCFM), the umbrella organization of FRC, aims this celebration to be an opportunity to strengthen family prayer and renew spirituality of the home. Family Rosary affiliate offices worldwide have been tasked to organize a rosary novena for families from January 1 - 9 next year. Fr. John Phalan, CSC and HCFM President emphasizes that “this kick-off activity supports Fr. Peyton’s most sacred insight, the goal toward which his whole fascinating life was directed, that is to encourage families to come together daily to pray the rosary, as he saw the many benefits of this simple practice”.
An intention has been designated for each decade and while a special prayer for the beatification of Fr. Peyton will be added at the end of each rosary novena.
The celebration is aimed to be a year-long event with various support activities underway.