ANG TUNAY NA KAPAYAPAAN.
A Gospel Reflection on the 2nd Sunday of Easter , April 15, 2012.
Dominican Province of the Philippines
Ang mundo natin ngayon ay napakaingay at napakagulo. Maingay ang mundo ay sapagkat hindi tayo nagkakaisa at nagkakaintindihan, nangyayari ito ay sapagkat iba’t-iba ang ating pananaw at prinsipyo sa buhay.
KAYA KAPAG HINDI NAGKAKAISA AT WALANG PAGKAKAUNAWAAN, ANO ANG NANGYAYARI?
KAHIT SAANG LUGAR KA PUMUNTA AY MAGULO,
KAHIT MISMO SA SARILI NATING TAHANAN AY NAPAKAGULO SAPAGKAT WALANG PAGKAKAUNAWAAN AT PAGKAKAISA.
ANG PROBLEMA SA ATIN NGAYON AY PATAASAN TAYO NG IHI!!!
AYAW NATING TANGGAPIN ANG KAHINAAN NATIN!!!
GUSTO NATIN IPAKITA NA TAYO AY WALANG KASALANAN!
TAYO ANG HIGIT NA NAKAKAANGAT KAYSA SA IBA!
HINDI TAYO NILIKHA NG DIYOS PARA TAYO AY MAGWATAK-WATAK!!!!
NILIKHA TAYO NG DIYOS PARA TAYO AY MAGKAISA AT MAGMAHALAN SA ISA’T-ISA.
TAYONG LAHAT AY BINGING-BINGI NA SA MGA NANGYAYARI SA ATING LIPUNAN.
PAGUD NA PAGOD NA TAYO!
HINAHANAP NATIN NGAYON ANG KATAHIMIKAN.
Dito sa Ebanghelyong (John 20:19-31) binasa natin ngayong araw na ito ng 2nd Sunday of Easter, April 15, 2012, ipinagkaloob ni Hesus ang kapayapaan nung siya ay nagpakita sa kanyang mga alagad. At may isa sa mga alagad niya na hindi naniwala na si Hesus ay muling nabuhay. Naniwala na lamang siya nung muling nagpakita si Hesus sa kanila at ipinasok ng taong ito ang kanyang kamay sa sugat sa tagiliran niya.
SINO ANG TAONG ITO?
Sapagkat si Tomas ay PUNO NG ALINLANGAN.
AYAW NIYANG MANIWALA NA SI HESUS AY MULING NABUHAY.
KAYA KUNG IKAW AY NAG-AALINLANGAN AY HINDI MAPAYAPA ANG IYONG KALOOBAN.
Kaya si Tomas nung nakita niya si Hesus at pinasok ang kanyang kamay sa tagiliran ay naniwala siya na si Hesus ay muling nabuhay at nagkaroon ng kapayapaan sa kanyang puso at isipan. Dahil sa pananampalataya ni Tomas ay nagkaroon ng kapayapaan sa kanyang puso at isipan.
Santo Domingo Church, Quezon City.
Dominican Province of the Philippines
Who live by the example of St Dominic de Guzman, St Albert the Great, St Thomas Aquinas, St Vincent Ferrer, St Martin de Porres, St Peter de Verona, St Raymund of Penafort,St Vincent Liem dela Paz and the Companions of St Lorenzo Ruiz who died as martyrs.
Missionaries who evangelized Bataan, Pangasinan andCagayan. Religious Priests and Brothers who founded and work at the University of Sto Tomas, Colegio de San Juan de Letran in Manila, Laguna and Bataan, Aquinas University in Legazpi and the Angelicum College in Quezon City and Iloilo.
The only requirement is your willingness to try.
For details, please call Santo Domingo Convent at telephone number # 7126275 / 7437758 / 09156784728 or you may visit the Mother Church of the Dominican Province of the Philippines and National Shrine of Our Lady of the Rosary of La Naval – Santo Domingo Church and Convent, 537 Quezon Avenue, Quezon City.
DOMINICAN PROVINCE OF THE PHILIPPINES
AM – 5:45*, 6:30, 7:15, 8:00 AM & 12:15 NN
PM – 6:00
* Rosary, Mass with Liturgy of the Hour
SUNDAYS AND HOLYDAYS:
AM – 5:00, 6:00, 7:00, 8:00*, 9:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00
PM – 4:00*, 5:00, 6:00, 7:00
* 8:00 am – Conventual Mass
* 4:00 pm – Parish Mass
MASS WITH BLESSING OF THE SICK AND DISTRIBUTION OF BREAD – every Tuesday right after 12:15 nn & 6:00 pm Mass.
WHO ARE THE LAY DOMINICANS?
The lay Dominicans or Secular Dominicans, as they are called today, (and who in the past have been known as Dominican Tertiaries, members of the Third Orders of St. Dominic, or members of the Order of Penance of St. Dominic) are ‘an Association of the faithful living in the world, who participate in the religious and apostolic life of the Order of Friars Preachers under the guidance of the Dominican Brethren and according to the Rule approved by the Holy See and thus strive for Christian Perfection.’ Although the word profession is often used, they do not take vows and, therefore, cannot be strictly called religious; yet, in a wide sense, they may be called religious living in the world. (R.Vahey, OP,Information)
‘Their vocation is superior to membership in a sodality or confraternity because it includes canonical status in a major religious Order and embraces a more universal objective’ (J.Rubba OP, Third Order of St. Dominic)
It is composed of Lay people, men and women, single and married, who live in and are a sign to the World.
(Excerpts from: Lay Dominicans Manual by:Eladio Neira, OP p29)
From the very beginning of the Order of Preachers, there are already groups of Lay people that participates in the apostolic works and associates themselves with the dominican friars. accordingly, “it has its origin in one of the twelfht century penitential movements which centered around St. Dominic, the founder of the Order of Preachers gathered around himself groups of Lay People for the spiritual and material defense of the Church and, ultimately for the participation in the Apostolate. (E.Neira, O.P.) “Thus, it is not surprising that the “history” of the Third Order does not begin in 1285, when the Master General Munio de Zamora officially promulgated its Rule, nor back to the early years of the 13th century, when St. Dominic lived and worked. The “history” of the Third Order goes back many decades before that. To understand what the Third Order is and whence it came, we have to look at the Church of the Middle Ages and the society in which it lived.” (Richard Weber)
it was known then to be the Order of Penitents of St. Dominic, Third Order of St. Dominic, and now as “Lay Dominican Fraternities”.
REQUISITE FOR ADMISSION:
The Dominican Lay Fraternity taps the vocation of men and women (Single or Married with the consent of spouse) to live a life of STUDY, PRAYER and APOSTOLIC WORK according to his / her own state of life.
1. Well disposed person
2. Practicing Catholic
3. Living a devout life and good refute
4. At least 18 years of age
5. Sincerely desirous of christian perfection
6. Can present a letter of recommendation from his/her parish priest
7. Must not belong to any other religious congregation or with another third order
8. Must be willing to attend meetings and study regularly
Any interested party may ask to be interviewed by any Lay Dominican of the Santo Domingo Fraternity. Regular council and Chapter meeting is held every First Sunday of the month from 12:00 nn – 4:00 pm at Santo Domingo Church – National Shrine of Our Lady of the Rosary of La Naval, 537 Quezon Avenue, Quezon City. For details, pls call Santo Domingo Convent at # 7126271 or text at # 09154855915
SPREAD THE WORD! BE A DOMINICAN LIVING IN THE WORLD!