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LRMS Features

Fr. Mark Lemuel Tibay, LRMS and Fr. Jomar Burgos, LRMS

Seminarian Jerome E. Eresuelo

Seminarian Serence Jay Castillo speaks and shares his apostolate experiences to the LMI Community

From Right: Fr. Peter Zhu, Fr. Peter Zhao, and Fr. Joseph Ji celebrated their thanksgiving mass in LMI on 15 July 2017

LMI Third Year Philosophy Seminarians: from right, Seminarians Ernest Gio Velasco, Ian Gabriel Nunez, Rommel Tacleon, and Jhunmari Potrido.

Chinese Language Class began on 23 June 2017 with Teacher Joyce Chiu So

Sunday Readings Reflection

According to an old Slovak proverb,” God gave us two gates on our mouth (Teeth and lips), one gate in our eyes- the eyelid but He didn’t put any gate at all on our ears.” Humans are known to be great speakers, we used to tell everybody about the things we’ve done, our achievement and even problems, but we’re not ready to listen for them. In the process of communication there should be a listener, they interact with each other. Thus, in the process of communication it establishes a relationship. Just like communicating to God, in order to established my personal relationship to Him, I need to learn how to listen to His voice. But because of the great battle in communication with God, due to too many noises worldly and spiritual noise, I forgot what He is trying to say, even I am confused on what is the real voice of God. I rejected to listen on His words but enjoyed what the world was saying. Providing a time to listen to His voice is the solution I see in order to communicate to Him.  Mother Teresa would always say,” “In the silence of the heart God speaks. If you face God in prayer and silence, God will speak to you. Then you will know that you are nothing. It is only when you realize your nothingness, your emptiness, that God can fill you with Himself. Souls of prayer are souls of great silence.” God is reminding me to listen, just listen take a break from earthly noises and heed His voice. Silence is one of the most profound ways to dive deeper into the mystery that is God.

When I was a kid, whenever I went into the church, I used to play cars, gadget or even sleeping during the readings until the homily which I thought that it was the most boring part of the mass. When I entered the minor seminary, things remain the same I listened to the readings and homily but my mind was wondering in the outside. The only time that I would try to understand the Gospel is when I know that the priest presider will randomly call the sharer for the day. When I had my SD talk, my spiritual director told me,” If you will open yourself in faith and hope in God’s revelation of His plan, you can make a rapid progress in understanding its content.” Time came that I need to listen to my colleagues’ problems, they were seeking a person who will lend ears to them. At first, I don’t want to but it seems that it was a call of God for me to learn how to listen after that encounter I felt the joy in helping others, the joy in listening because of the wisdom you can earn by listening. Many times, whenever I prayed, I utter many things there were too many words that came out in my mind, I didn’t give Him a chance to touch my heart.

 As time passes by, I learned to embrace the essence of magnum silentium, during this time I was able to communicate with Him, the time of establishing a good communion with God, and the time that I kept silent then allow God to talk to me. Ironically, my silent prayer was incredibly loud, interactive, and engaging. It was also emotional and intimate. The silence allowed God to speak to my heart in mysterious ways. In the midst of this earthly noises, God is continually speaking and touching our hearts by His word and messages in the sacred scriptures but sometimes He uses someone to deliver His good news to those who are longing for His love. Just like in the Gospel, “blessed are your eyes, because they see, and your ears, because they hear.” He will continue to sow good seeds in us, it is up to us whether we will accept it or not, He will not stop until the day we will be able to say,” Dominus est—It is the Lord!”


STOP, LOOK & LISTEN

27 July 2017

Thursday of the Sixteenth week in Ordinary Time


“blessed are your eyes, because they see, and your ears, because they hear.”


By Seminarian Paul Joshua Mateo

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