Articles in Category: iBelieve

Reception of Holy Communion: Who Can, Who Cannot

on Wednesday, 26 July 2017. Posted in iBelieve

by Olan Tonsay

The Sacramental Bread

The Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist has come a long way since it was instituted by Jesus during the Last Supper. The round white wafer made from plain wheat flour becomes the Body of Christ through transubstantiation. It is received during Communion in every Mass being celebrated throughout the world.

Venerables, Blesseds, and Saints: Intercessors, Not Intervenors

on Wednesday, 26 July 2017. Posted in iBelieve

by Olan Tonsay

In Dire Moments

Where there are humans, there will always be relationships. And wherever there are relationships, there will be needs, conflicts, and challenges. This is what it is to be a human being in a world where no man or woman is considered an island. Aside from human relationships, there are also relationships existing with the world we live in and, most of all, with God in whom we believe.


Pilgrimage: Wandering with a Purpose

on Saturday, 18 March 2017. Posted in iBelieve

by Olan Tonsay

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.

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