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January 4, 2021

God takes us beyond what our minds can imagine
beyond the limits we put on our hearts
knowing that the cosmos and all earth creatures
are brother and sister as St. Francis knew.

December 1, 2020

Mother of Divine Mercy Village, Cagayan de Oro, Philippines

I first arrived in the Philippines in December 2007 and have been assigned in Mandanao ever since. I am currently engaged in a resettlement project for the victims and survivors of typhoon Sendong (Tropical Storm Washi) that caused catastrophic damage in late 2011, based in the Mother of Divine Mercy Village in the outskirts of Cagayan de Oro.

December 1, 2020

Rufus Halley

The dawn has broken through
The fears and snares of darkness
Are shattered, scattered, put to rout
Hold your head up high, oh man,
And taste the sweetness of morn.

December 1, 2020

The providence of God gives earth its seasons.
The equinox sun sets glory over the equator
radiates tempering flowers south and colors north
inspiring poets and musicians to celebrate.

November 2, 2020

Payatas trash mountain in the Philippines

In January 2015, I began a new ministry in Payatas, Quezon City, Philippines, known as the Second Smokey Mountain. The original is in Tondo, Manila – a landfill that had been used for more than forty years. The landfill and the rubbish dumps are the most important means of living for local residents who collect the garbage, sell the recyclable wastes to the junk shops and

November 2, 2020

Luda Egbalic with students in Korea

My heart was filled with gratitude and awe when I finished my first term mission in South Korea meaningfully and gracefully. Praise be to God and Mama Mary. My companion Jenanydel and I went home for our vacation, were reacquainted with our family, relatives and friends happily and meaningfully. Everything was a grace from our loving and generous God. My heart rejoices…


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