WHAT was your prayers I asked one of my friends. Told me that I prayed for peace, happiness and understanding. Continued telling me that she takes care of cancer patients before and took care each one of them with love. SHE DOES NOT SEES COLOR, AGE, THEIR STATUS, THEY ARE ALL THE SAME, AM OLD AND HAPPY. SHE is presently a dialysis patient. I hold her hands while she told me about the passing of her husband year ago and that some day they will be once again be together as he is always in his heart. WITH A BIG SMILE IN HER EYES SHE SAID THANK YOU Reflecting on this. Life is short, be a blessing to others.. Love one another as I have Love you says the Lord That is likewise my prayer for my family and friends. MAY GOD bless you all and may the love of the Lord be in your heart. Before the end of the year I’ll be sending gift to the children in Zamboanga. MANY THANKS FOR ALL THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN SUPPORTING THIS PROJECT. SEE SO MUCH JOY IN THEIR EYES. THE SAME JOY THAT CHRIST JESUS HAVE WHEN WE SHARE OUR BLESSINGS. MERRY CHRISTMAS
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.
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>
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.
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….. 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….
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.
Dear pilgrims, 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> Cc:
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…. Fr.Mathew
Picture of a our co pilgrim as they enter the Holy Sepulcher.
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.
As a child it never occurred to me to be involved in the community not until a Barangay Kagawad pushed me to run as a youth Chairman in the community.
Kabataang Barangay open up my life to serve our youth and our community and this enable me to understand my role in life, the true meaning of life.
Ako at ang mga kabataan,
my life with the youth did not end after my term of office as I continued my service as a assistant KB youth development officer of Makati in the 80’s, legislative staff officer in Makati and was elected kagawad in our community.
New avenue to work with the youth in the 90’s continues as a Parish Youth Coordinator at the National Shrine of the Sacred heart, Makati YMCA community and youth officer and the Rotary.
In california, got my life involved in the parish Charismatic community, Couples for Christ and Zamboanga Hermoza of Northern California.
One of the projects done was the distribution of some slippers to some area of zamboanga.
Got surprised that those gift to reached the children it needs to carried in the fields and be brought in a small boat.
This opened an opportunity to once again work on a mission for the youth.
Giving Joy to the children of Zamboanga.
December 2015, with the support my officemates, we sponsored a christmas party celebration and gift giving for the children affected by the war in zamboanga.
This project with the help of my officemates continued with the distribution of school supplies in some barangays in Zamboanga before the start of school year of 2015.
December 2016 the support that we gave , was given to those children affected by fire last christmas and some for the kids in the community.
We could do more to help them by supporting their programs and project
we could do a lot of things and make a difference in our own way.
That the true meaning of life. giving a life of hope to others.