Fr. Bel R. San Luis, SVD

Straighten our crooked ways

A soldier and his wife were preparing for the baptismal party of their baby girl when the chaplain arrived for the Baptism.  

Advent, moral conversion

Somebody once said, “There are two things we cannot escape in this life — paying taxes and dying.”

Final judgment

Tomorrow is the feast of Christ the King. When Jesus was crucified, a wooden sign (caratola) was nailed over his head with the inscription INRI, which in Latin means “Iesus Nazarenus Rex Iudaeorum”; in English, “Jesus of Nazareth King of the Jews.”

Does God have favorites?

When I studied at the SVD theological seminary in Tagaytay, we had an exceptionally bright seminarian. In class when the professor was lecturing, he would make sketches on his notebook, seemingly unmindful of what the mentor was saying.

Why the five virgins were foolish

Sometime ago, a news item in Divisoria, Manila, related about how burglars broke into a shop. This would not have raised eyebrows at all since the incident took place in a notorious place. What made it amusing was that it happened to a company that manufactures burglar-proof glass windows!