Articles in Category: iBelieve

Pilgrimage: Wandering with a Purpose

on Saturday, 18 March 2017. Posted in iBelieve

by Fr. Ogie Magbanua, SSP



Of Places, Venues, and Destinations

The educational field trip is one of the much-awaited activities in school. The places and venues to be visited are deliberated by teachers and the administration and a shortlist of the top choices are laid down for choosing. They bear in mind the purpose or objectives of the fieldtrip. In some schools, the students and their parents are consulted as to their preferences from the shortlist. After choosing the destinations for the field trip, the transportation and fees are settled. These field trips are intended to be educational, and to deviate from what this is to defeat their purpose; thus they become insignificant undertakings, a waste of time and money.

Retreats and Recollections: Spiritual Roads Less Travelled

on Friday, 17 March 2017. Posted in iBelieve

by Olan Tonsay

Spiritual Catalysts

Iñigo Lopez de Loyola was a carefree womanizing soldier who fought, wounded, and killed his opponents in duels and battles. But one time he got wounded severely. He was forced into solitude while recuperating from his broken legs, but it was this time when he was alone in silence that allowed him to make a choice that would spell the difference for eleven thousand Jesuits all over the world. Because of his spiritual introspection, he later became St. Ignatius of Loyola.

We Remain One with Mary

on Sunday, 16 October 2016. Posted in iBelieve

Olan Tonsay

Jesus’ Mom
September and October are some of the months in the calendar with Marian significance. The birth of Mary is traditionally celebrated every September 8 while the Marian feasts of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary and Our Lady of Fatima are commemorated October 7 and 13 respectively.

Keeping in Touch with our Faithful Departed

on Sunday, 16 October 2016. Posted in iBelieve

Ties Are Not Cut

If you’re thinking that this is one of those horror flicks, well, it is not. Keeping in touch with a departed relative or loved one does not necessarily mean you would establish communication with the underworld of the dead. There’s more to keeping in touch with a dead loved one.

Bathala The Almighty

on Friday, 29 July 2016. Posted in iBelieve

by Olan Tonsay



One of the “gods”

A few years back, a local entertainment network featured a television series, also known as teleserye, entitled Amaya featuring a brave female shaman-warrior who lived before the Spaniards came. She started off as a babaylan and later rose as a leader of a unified alliance of independent tribes and lumads.

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