Model of Life

Heavenly Father,
you have given us the model of life
in the Holy Family of Nazareth.
Help us, O Loving Father,
to make our family another Nazareth
where love, peace and joy reign.
May it be deeply contemplative,
intensely eucharistic and
revived with joy.

Holy Guardian Angels,
be always with us,
guide and protect us.

Amen.

Deliver Me

Deliver me, Lord Jesus Christ,
from all my iniquities and from every evil,
make me hold fast to Your commandments
and never allow me to be separated from You.

Amen.

What Is Important?

Coming back to Taiwan as a second term lay missionary, I was very excited to go back to serve in the migrant ministry. I have a new assignment which is to help out in conducting the Chinese catechism class among the children of the Filipino immigrants. I was looking

Prayer to St. Pope Gregory VII

O invincible defender of Holy Church's freedom
Saint Gregory of great renown,
by the firmness that you showed in maintaining
the Church's rights against all her enemies,
stretch forth from heaven your mighty arm,
we ask you, to comfort her and defend her
in the fearful battle she must ever wage
with the powers of darkness.
Do so, in a special manner, give strength
in this dread conflict to the venerable Pontiff
who has fallen heir not only to your throne,
but likewise to the fearlessness of your mighty heart;

One Moment at a Time

Dear God, I spend so much time reliving yesterday
or anticipating tomorrow that I lose sight
of the only time that is really mine,
the present moment.
You give today one moment at a time.
That's all I have, all I ever will have.
Give the faith which knows that each moment
contains exactly what is best for me.
Give the hope which trusts You enough
to forget past failings and future trials.
Give the love which makes each moment
an anticipation of eternity with You.
We ask this in the name of Jesus

Sharing a Meal Together

A few months previous, his health started getting worse, and he needed to have an operation because there was a tumor on his neck. The doctor, his family and the staff told him many times that he should have the procedure, but in the end he decided not to go ahead

Prayer for Deceased Family and Friends

O Lord, I thank You for allowing me
to have these very special people in my life.
I have been truly blessed by their presence,
their words and actions, and their love.
I grieve not for them, but for myself,
as I truly miss them.
We shared so much, and yet I feel
our times together were fleeting.
Help me, O God, to realize that the distance
between us now is not so great and that one day,
I will be reunited with them in paradise.
Together, we will glorify You,
Almighty Father, Your only Son, Jesus Christ,