TRUTH, MEANING AND FAITH: HOW TO APPROACH THESE QUESTIONS?

  (On March 7, 2014, the Dominican Center of Institutional Studies, or St. Dominic’s Center of Studies, celebrated solemnly the Feast of St. Thomas Aquinas at St. Paul’s School, Macau. The morning celebration consisted of three parts: lecture, Mass and fraternal...

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SEARCHING FOR HAPPINESS AS A HUMAN BEING AND A CHRISTIAN

 I wish to reflect with you on my identity as a human being and as Christian. I shall narrow down my inquiry to three simple questions: Who am I? Who are you for me?  Who is God for me? We start our reflection by facing the first question: Who am I? MY PERSONAL...

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ST. THOMAS AQUINAS

SOME INTRODUCTORY NOTES ON ST. THOMAS AQUINAS In the following pages, I present some brief notes on St. Thomas Aquinas. I shall focus on five points: first, life of Aquinas; second, profile of his life; third, his works; fourth, relevance of St. Thomas, and five, some...

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THE DOMINICANS IN MACAO

  The Dominicans in Macao By way of an introduction, we summarize the information of the “Encyclopedia Americana” on Macao: “Macao is a colony and seaport on the southern coast of mainland China. The colony is 6 square miles (16 km2) in area and consists of the...

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THEOLOGIAN SPEAKS OF RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN CHRISTOLOGY

THEOLOGIAN SPEAKS OF RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN CHRISTOLOGY     On April 6, 2011, Fr. Felicisimo Martinez, OP. gave a talk on “Life, Death and Resurrection of Jesus: Recent Development in Christology” to an audience of students and professors at the University...

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A Reflection on Dominican Spirituality

Being assigned to take charge of Spirituality, I suppose my job is to find and to write reflections on spirituality as an integral aspect of religious experience. As a Dominican, the first thing I would like to reflect on is, of course, about the Dominican...

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A PILGRIM’S NOTES: TEACHING JUSTICE TODAY

The first semester of school year 2010-2011 I had a wonderful class of student theologians in the University of Santo Tomas, Manila: 38 students from different seminaries in the country and from various religious congregations of men and of women. Our subject of study...

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