If you do it right, the transformation of a woman into a bride or of a man into a groom can be a wondrous thing to behold. Even for just half a day, the couple are transfigured before our very eyes as they process to the altar like fairytale characters vowing to live happily ever after.


When I was about four years old, my parents reminded me, my aunt once gave me a robot. Actually I do remember the robot. It could walk and had these little red missiles on its back. I remember it because it scared me. It must have been the robotic way it walked and the weird … Continue reading Risk


Beautiful homily for the Easter Vigil. I'm reprinting it because it is a great reminder for what it really means to be happy.. by Fr. Jet Villarin, SJ My dear friends, tonight, let us be happy. Let us beg for the grace of happiness in our lives. I can think of three qualities to the … Continue reading Happy


Originally written as a homily for the First Sunday of Lent. by Fr. Jet Villarin, SJ “Filled with the Holy Spirit, Jesus returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the desert for forty days, to be tempted by the devil (Lk 4:1).” With the Holy Spirit to fill us, you’d think … Continue reading Tempt