THE LORD’S MESSENGERS
Since the time of Adam, God has spoken to His saints and
1 prophets by means of visions, dreams,
and inner voices. Miraculous events are common occurrences in the worlds of the Old and New Testaments and the lives of the saints are especially marked by this divine favor. God’s request that His servants go on pilgrimage is first mentioned in Genesis when Abraham left for Canaan. Jacob received a similar request and the Jewish people’s exodus from Egypt was another example. After Solomon, the Israelites were required to make a journey to the sanctuary at least once a year. Fulfilling the law, the Holy Family made this annual journey as well. Their pilgrimage is recalled in Luke 2:41-47 when Jesus was discovered missing during the Passover trip to Jerusalem.
But in our own time, the Eternal Father seems to be calling upon ordinary people. The last century, in particular, was rich in numerous appearances of the Blessed Virgin Mary; and Jesus Himself is said to have spoken to a few of the seers. The Lord’s messages remind us that Jesus has been offended by humanity’s sin against His Sacred Heart. His Blessed Mother, Mary calls humanity to prayer, repentance, conversion, peace, and a renewed devotion to the sacraments, especially the Eucharist and Confession. Our Lady’s messages implore a return to her Son as she lovingly reminds us of the endless mercy and love which are available to all.
Just went on a pilgrimage trip to the Holy Land during the first week of September. It was a life changing experience. There were many times of when I personally experienced God’s presence in our journey, which was different and unexplainable as we follow the footstep of Jesus through the Bible.
I went to this trip from the invitation of a friend named Maria.
She has been in this pilgrimage many years. I could certainly see her view when she told us this was something different and spiritual. Our Priest, Father George Palamattathil agreed as well.
Often times I asked myself, “am I a tourist or a pilgrim longing to be with Him?… Moments in the Promise land?…. who am I … where am I going….in relations to our God? Now I ponder on many questions. Questions asked and answered from the sincerity of one’s heart to give and share with others. You and I are His hands, His feet…we are His body….the body of Christ! This is a grace you and I have the opportunity to give… for the glory and honor of God….graces in action…. remember we were all called to live in His image and likeness!
There are many things that had happened that until now has amazed me. It is definitely worth sharing it to all of you. Please be with me in reflecting any message the Lord might want to convey to all of us.
1. HEART in the WAVES
THIS picture was taken by a friend Mr. GEORGE REYNOSO, Servant leader of the St. Basil Catholic Charismatic Community of Vallejo, CA.
Mr. George Reynoso and wife Loudette
Forwarded message ———- From: “George Reynoso” <email@example.com> Date: Sep 6, 2017 7:50 AM Subject: Maria by the Mediterranean, what a welcome! To: “Maria Bongco” <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cc: </email@example.com></firstname.lastname@example.org>
wave of Twin hearts
Dear pilgrims , Many aspects of our lives change…. In Christ we become…..
2. HEART at the Dialysis center in Israel.
Maria has her own experience with the heart and this is her story…
“I had to go for dialysis. A young male nurse hooked me up to the machine. However, blood was accidentally spilled on my shirt, seeping through my concealed garment. I went home and thought nothing about it. I thought it was part of the design, but low and behold…. the blood turned into the shape of a heart….”
A heart full of love….that He
will always be there….. turn around and you will find Him there…..
From the message of Marichu our co pilgrim to Maria.
HEART AT Holy Sepulcher
Maria, I took this picture at the Holy Sepulchre. Look at the light on the top right hand side, it’s heart shaped!
Another picture with a heart taken by Marichu with me on the photo.
Photo taken at the JESUS empty tomb.
Gate of Damascus with a heart shape light on the post.
On 6 Oct 2017 11:36 p.m., “Maria Bongco” <email@example.com> wrote:
Dear Friends and pilgrims,
This was taken during the event in calvary….where we
touched the stone where Jesus was crucified…..w
Bader had a red heart on his sleeve….
Dean one of the pilgrims had
A huge spiritual red orb on his head…..
All these are manifestations of God’s love….and glory of a wonderful world….
Hand of Mr. Bader with a heart
Photo At Golgota. Calvary the site where Jesus of Nazareth was crusified
Mr. Bader Rabadi youtube video on Israel Pilgrimage
If you can notice, there is a red orb on the head of Mr. Dean Aquino in the picture, who is a father of my daughter’s classmate, Jalen.
A letter of Maria to all of us.
I have forwarded most of the miraculous pictures and manifestation…all Our encounter during our Spirit- filled encounter….and our Spiritual walk with God….
Yes…. He is always with us..
” blessed are the eyes that see
and believe…” blessed are the ears that hear his words….
The missing link between the new testament and the old testament…..is Us…..you and I
,,,, go back to our past ….there you will find Him…..
———- Forwarded message ———-
From: “Mathew Payappilly” <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Oct 6, 2017 8:52 PM
Subject: Re: Miraculous heart and Spiritual orb
To: “Maria Bongco” <email@example.com>
Thanks Maria.. God is blessing you for seeing and feeling His loving presence..everywhere.. i lovingly remember your running to Holy sepulchre along with us to make us reach there on time to have a night vigil..like Mary of Magdala..to see Him and to anoint His body..and to be called “Mary”..
Thank you Maria for this wonderful pilgrimage.. if not for you..I couldn’t have been there….
Picture of a our co pilgrim as they enter the Holy Sepulcher.
Church of Holy Sepulchre a heart shape lamp light
The Church of the Holy Sepulchre[b] (Arabic: كَنِيسَةُ ٱلْقِيَامَة Kaneesatu al-Qeyaamah; Greek: Ναός της Αναστάσεως Naos tes Anastaseos; Armenian: Սուրբ Հարության տաճար Surb Harut’yan tač̣ar; Latin: Ecclesia Sancti Sepulchri;[c] also called the Church of the Resurrection or Church of the Anastasis by Orthodox Christians) is a church in the Christian Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem, a few steps away from the Muristan. The church contains, according to traditions dating back to at least the fourth century, the two holiest sites in Christianity: the site where Jesus of Nazareth was crucified, at a place known as “Calvary” or “Golgotha”, and Jesus’s empty tomb, where he is said to have been buried and resurrected. The tomb is enclosed by the 18th-century shrine, called the Aedicule (Edicule). The Status Quo, a 250-year old understanding between religious communities, applies to the site.
Within the church proper are the last four (or, by some definitions, five) Stations of the Via Dolorosa, representing the final episodes of Jesus’ Passion.
Picture of my wife Carol holding a candle forming like a heart.
During the last Mass that we had, the final song was And will raise you up on the last day. It was to my surprise, I saw this photo frame of Mother Mary and Jesus being carried.
“Holy Transfiguration Monestary”
With our lady who has helped us …..thru and thru
A sea so inviting! The waves became the fusion of two hearts….
A walk so close to God…
As He call us….He sees everything…..He is with you and you in Him
This May 09, 2016 Makati City, Philippines will have to choose a leaders in the City Council. I am endorsing Councilor Raul Javier not because he is my best friend but for his commitment to continue to serve the youth and the community.
OLOY = Outstanding Leader of Youth
In the 80’s, He was elected Kabataang Barangay chairman and in this capacity he was given the opportunity to attend meetings with the elder community council, to deliberate and approve ordinances and resolution for the youth and community in general.
The Kabataang Barangay Chairman, elects among themselves to be part of an Executive Committee that will create programs for the youth.
One of the KB leaders before is Sec Adrian Christobal Jr.
Mr. Edgar Sagun spearheaded the 1982 Makati Himig ng kabataan. Our youth discovered talents for singing and became a stepping stone for their success in life.
Photo: Himig ng Kabataan @ San Miguel Auditorium
Finance Committee Chairman
Raul Oloy Javier worked for the KB funding for Makati
Raul Oloy Javier initiated a dialogue with the Municipal Administrator to allow the KB to use allocated funds for the youth as per Local Government code. Upon presentation of the proposal to the Mayor, it was approved. Still remember, the youth were happy in jubilation because the lined up programs that we have would be immediately implemented.
RAUL OLOY JAVIER Youth Training
Raul Oloy Javier as a youth leader Underwent training on leadership, value formation and Nationalism
The youth were also given lectures on Project Planning and Development, Parliamentary Procedure.
Philippine Youth Representaive : 18th International Youth Camp
He was chosen delegate to the 18th Unesco International Youth camp in Seoul Korea. The first ever sponsored trip for the youth by the Municipality of Makati under Mayor Nemesio I Yabut. Went home proud to be a FILIPINO as the delegate lobbied. “A call for Youth Participation in Nation Building.”
Raul Oloy Javier served as a Barangay Captain, the youngest at the time.
ELECTED COUNCILOR RAUL JAVIER.
Support to the City’s Sport Development Program
Raul Oloy Javier is one of the sought-afterspeakers in Graduations and leadership programs. Symposium, Anti-Drug abuse Seminars, Community planning and Seminars
PCYA, DILG and Councilor Javier worked for the inclusion of Sangguniang Kabataan in the Local Government Code.
Local youth participation came with the creation of the 1991 Local government code (Republic Act No. 7160) by Senator Nene Pimentel with the Department of Local Government and the lead Government Agency Presidential Council of Youth Affairs. The office of Councilor Javier provided needed documents and support for SK creation. Representing the office of Councilor Raul Javier , I attended Sanguniang Kabataan Trainor’s Training course for the Sangguniang Kabataan.
Makati held SK training sponsored by the Department of Local Goverment, PCYA and with the office of Councilor Javier.
Some of the Youth that we trained are now themselves City Officials of Makati.
Ang isa Mga kabataan noon kasama Sa PSYP ay ngayon Mapsa Director. Sa Mga Mapsa Sampu ng kanilang pamilya Sana Po suportahan ninyo si Konsehal Oloy Javier. Independent Po Siya Kaya wala tayong problema.
What is PSYP.
it is a program that provide youth opportunity to work during summer vacation. Selected youth were able to work in the government based on their skills, interest and capability.
The office of Councilor Javier with PCYA initiated the 1991 Ship for Southeast Asia Youth Program Interaction with Local Youth.
RAUL OLOY JAVIER as Basyong Basurero. Chairman: Makati Task Force on Solid Waste Management.
- Conducted Search for the Cleanest and Greenest Barangay,
Cleanest Schools in cooperation with the City School District of Makati with the theme Munting Kamay sa Kalinisan aalalay
Intensified Information Education and the Enforcement.
Organized Market Vendors and Administrators to implement clean environment of wet Markets.
Presentation of Basyong Basurero
OPLAN: TAPAT TAPAT (Kalinisan ng Bayan sa sariling barkuran simulant)
Civic Program of Councilor Javier as a Military Reservist.
- OPLAN: Kaluluwa. It’s a multi sectoral program among local Paramedics, Volunteers, Media, and Civilian Military reservist that provided Order and peace during the Observance of All Saints day.
The T -shirt in yellow was our first donor in our campaign. pumunta Yung kanyang pamilya upang iPa abot Ang kanyang suporta. kahit gipit Kami Sabi namin kalaban Tayo at Ang Laban nA eto ay para Sa inyo. Salamat Lando.
- Involved in the Pasig River Rehabilitation Program (PRRP).
Pasig River Resettlement Program: Screening of families for resettlement.
Paint a can contest project in celebration of the Pasig River Environmental Day with DENR and MARIH. (Makati Association of Riverside Industries and Hotel)
Si Perly ay aming supporter Siya Ang ay isang nA successful women Sa ibang Bansa on Environment
Preparatory Committee: National Movement of Young Legislator
Councilor Raul Javier: Chairman Committee on Finance.
Active Member of the National Councilor league of the Philippines.
Councilor Raul Oloy Javier was an environmental advocate legislator. He passed ordinances that are now being used for Waste Reduction not only in Makati but other parts of the Philippines.
During his term of office, he did his best to enable our street sweepers, clean and green employees to hold a permanent position to show his love and concern for them.
He inculcated to his co workers the word. “MALASAKIT” readiness to sacrifice to answer the needs of others. .
There are many more things that we need to do. Elect the best for Makati Council. Raul Oloy Javier # 16 first District councilor .
It is truly difficult to run as an independent, with limited resources but we can do it. Ang campaniang eto ay magmumula sa masa.A silent whisper among the masses became a loud call today. Tuloy Tuloy Oloy.
MARAMING SALAMAT PO.
#16 # 16 #16 #16 #16 #16
It’s my father 30th death anniversary February 14, 1986 when my Papa left this world, he had a colon cancer and survived, but did not make it when he had an heart attack. It’s a real killer. A day would not be enough to write about my father. He was my inspiration. A nationalist, a simple man, a man of honor, with dignity and humility. A man with a big heart, full of love to his family, friends and relatives, a cheerful giver.
Life is short, we don’t know where it ends. If there is some lesson I learned about life (aside from having a healthy living and believing that Health is wealth), it is about opening our hearts to love one another. Fill it with Love and share it to others. It is my prayer that our hearts be healed so we could experience Pure love, along with a forgiving heart and a heart of Jesus. Without Jesus in our hearts, there will always be emptiness. Although we may have all the wealth in life, we cannot truly achieve peace or sign of true happiness. As what my father said, “Always Love your Mom and your siblings.” That is the same message to all. LOVE not only today but everyday! Also, Happy Valentine’s Day! Hugs and kisses to all. I AM VERY BLESSED TO HAVE ALL OF YOU IN MY LIFE. Proud of you Papa. Engineer Wilfrido Sebastian AtilAno.
Continue reading Remembering Papa. Man of heart.
As I work among patients it makes me reflect about life. Each one has its own unique personality, mindset, outlook and preferences. Each of them has their own stories. Have you think about the story of your life as it unfolds everyday. Is there any changes, meaning and substance.
Come to think about your life. Was it a choice or was it a circumstance that allowed you to be there, a reason for being. Living a life to the fullest means to be a light to others. To Serve, to love, to share. Coloring your world with a helping hand. In my work I learned to realized that in any minute one life could end and life story ends at the same time. I acknowledge that there is an end to everything but life goes on. might not be there in the end but I know there will be somebody that will continue what you shared in life. A legacy that people will remember. Your smile, your generosity, your love, and the other you. Your being you. Reflecting, Did we do good on our part as a father, a mother, a student a doctor, a priest, a driver, a messenger a neighbor or in any role. then be happy about it. Life is short, make the best of everything. Come to think of this. I am contended with my life I need no millions to be happy. I am happy because I made people happy. Family is our life. We should build it with love. True Family does not only confined in our house it extends to our church, our workplace and community. It’s our foundation. Circumstances brings you to where you are. There is always a reason for everything. It just up to you to give your best to change this reality in life. a better you. A light of the world for others. With Hope, love and peace. It starts with a small step with God as our guide. Without God we are nothing. Let God be our light to be a light for others
For many years, I take time to share my reflection. It is in this reflection that I see my inner me, my thoughts on present realities. But is this the Real me? It take time to build the real you. It’s all in your hand, we are just a clay. we create our life on what we are now. Life is not perfect, it’s full of trials and challenges. It’s full of crack we fall down but need to stand up. Fix ourself and move forward. We can deceive others but cannot deceive yourself. The other side of you. This is a your cross, and the only way to change it is when we allow God to help us in our cross in our struggles and in our sufferings. Look at the mirror. Ask yourself, Is this what the Lord wants me to be? Have I grown to be like Him. Merciful, cheerful Giver, humble, Caring, loving, peace maker, compassionate, grateful. Someday we shall be gone in this world, but honestly, it shall be the relationship that you have with people, your family, friends, your community that shall be your greatest legacy and the best judge is History. Being your true self is when you start to walk your talk. One step at a time and the first step is to find Jesus in our life. Without God we are nothing.
I wrote this note, many years ago and I reposting it to let others know how greatful am I to know God more after our PILGRIMAGE in Holy Land last September this year,
The Lord is alive! we just need to seek Him and make Him part of your life, I am not saying I am perfect follower of the Lord. There are trials in my life and spiritual struggle but I continues hold on to Him and this trials made me more stronger in my faith to Him.
Just last week Father Michael Fernandez told us in reflecting for today’s gospel that we seek him in our hearts, in our own home. We need not have to look for him in a grandeur place.
- It is in our inner self that the Lord will talk to us, ask Him and He will lead you.