Introduction

I am a Salesian of Don Bosco. I was ordained a priest on 8 December 1997 by His Eminence Ricardo Cardinal Vidal at the Diocesan Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes in Cebu City. I am now in my 9th year in the priesthood.

I got the inspiration to be a priest since I was in the 6th grade because of one man: Pope John Paul II. His visit to the Philippines in February 1981 brought about in me an enthusiasm for the priesthood. Today, the enthusiasm has not waned. Despite the stained-image of the priest and the fragility of many priests, I still believe the priesthood is a very lofty calling. The priest becomes an ambassador of God to men. And as such, his vocation challenges him to be a man of God committed to bring people to Christ.

It is in answer to this challenge that I have tried to start this BLOG.

It is quite a discovery.. my friend Juper introduced me to this free blog and he showed me the way how to do it. I find it amusing. This thing has a big potential for us priests who are in the Ministry of the Word..

I would like to share thoughts and reflections that may be of help to anyone to make sense of what is happening to us and around us in this fast and crazy world. It is also for me to remind myself that life is both a gift and a responsibility. God will hold me accountable for everything I do. And if I could just be a little candle from which anyone can gain encouragement on every step in this journey called life, that is by itself a reward!