"Remember, I am with you always to the end of the age" (Mt 28:20)

"Patris Corde, Cor Mariti"—With A Father's Heart And A Husband's Heart

his talk was aired live on Radyo Katipunan 87.9 last December 12, 2021. The main theme of the Advent Recollection was "The Discerning Hearts Of Mary And Joseph." The online participants were the Companions In The Ignatian Journey—An Ateneo Alumni group.


  1. Hello po, Fr. JM...
    Thank you for this wonderful sharing... I am very glad to hear another new profound reflections from you...
    I love that part where you mentioned about the parables Jesus used in His teachings... and you know what, once, during my meditation appeared really that Jesus pointed out her mother, Mary, as the window who offered those last coins she only got.. and much to my surprise, Mary's face was so radiant and joyous... with that, i have had much more drive and courage to gave everything that i have... everything that I am... Because of Mary...

    Thanks a lot.. I jotted down a lot points actually... Yet i cannot share all of them here.. Am afraid that my sharing will be too long...
    Just pondering everything in my heart... 😊

    God bless you always...Take care..

    1. Thank you for your sharing! Continue pondering and gazing at Mary's radiant face. That face too is the very face of her beloved son! GBU!

  2. Sharing your core story surely touch many hearts, resonating in their own core stories as they listen to you. Core to core! Imagine how far your heart's magnetic field touch others! Beautiful and wonderful! GBU!

    1. Thank you for your profound mirroring of my Advent sharing! Springing from what you have said about "core to core" I am brought to Jesus's. He came, he became incarnated not only to become part of our core stories, but to become like us in that story. God's Story and our puny stories are ONE! GBU!

    2. Thinking about it... Our puny stories will always matter to God... Nothing is unnoticed...

      Recalling a part of the movie, The Shack

      “...if anything matters then everything matters. Because you are important, everything you do is important. Every time you forgive, the universe changes; every time you reach out and touch a heart or a life, the world changes; with every kindness and service, seen or unseen, my purposes are accomplished and nothing will be the same again.”
      ― Wm. Paul Young, The Shack

      Let's keep on making and sharing our beautiful stories with God and with every person we live with and encounter! GBU!

    3. Thanks again for introducing me to that movie "The Shack." I looked at the trailer and I was reminded of the two films that I like so much: "What Dreams May Come" 1998 (Robin Williams) and "The Deep End of the Ocean" 1999 (Michelle Pfeiffer). These are all tearjerkers for me! Because their stories are my own too! "The advantage of being tiny:
      Like a blade of grass looking up at a tree,
      Like a stream looking out on the ocean,
      Like a light in a village hut looking up at the stars in the sky;
      Because being tiny, I can see what is great." -- Anonymous

    4. Their stories...Your story...My story...His story...Our love stories...of joy, pain and hope...This makes us ONE.
      And in our NADA, we find TODO.
      What a wonderful heartfelt exchange we have today! GBU!

    5. Love the change! Seeing once again the natural and real with words, smiles and gestures. Beautiful! Thanks for this easy access! GBU!


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