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'To the Higher Power I pray because I know I have committed, in fact, the seven most serious. I am truly rich, but I am also human.'
No, no, no—I am not on a secret island somewhere in the Atlantic right now. I am not sipping a tall tumbler of watermelon sangria, while silently booing the taut bodies of 20-somethings. I am not doing all those things because it ...
 
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Easter is a great time to reflect, even if you’re not religious.
As a predominantly Catholic country, every year, the Philippines joyously celebrates Easter Sunday, marking the day Jesus of Nazareth is believed to have resurrected from the dead. Beyond the religious and mystical elements, the concept of resurrection also carries the hopeful idea ...
 
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Not everyone goes hunting for eggs on Easter Sunday.
Kids in the U.S. grow up expecting a delivery of eggs and candy from the Easter bunny each year, but it may seem odd to an outsider. Brought to the country by German immigrants in the 1700s, the practice is rooted in ...
 
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The realizations of someone who has experienced opposite ends of religious fervor.
So I have this Truly Rich Friend, Mi-mi Moo, who, in the last three years has not kept up with her religious duties, most especially during Lent and specifically during its culmination, Holy Week.Like most Truly Rich Families, she had an extremely ...
 
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What is it truly like to undergo extreme meditation?
"I'm going to a silent retreat," I tell my friends, looking for some kind of commiseration—but they respond unsurprised as if expecting this self-intervention was bound to happen someday. When I tell them it’s a 10-day thing, they become a bit more sympathetic. ...
 
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Here's how Pope Francis would advise you on your everyday problems.
Pope Francis is many things to the Catholic Church; he is, at all times, a leader, a teacher, a father, a friend, a revolutionary, and a scholar. Above all else, however, the Pope is a philosopher, studying the Bible and his lifetime ...
 
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Add these to your list for Visita Iglesia!
Visita Iglesia is a sacred tradition for Roman Catholics during the Holy Week– specifically done on Maundy Thursday with at least seven churches to visit in their itinerary.Here, a few of Manila's most notable churches.Originally named as Saint John the Baptist Parish but colloquially ...
 
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“Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” —Forrest Gump
Holy Week is a time for prayer, reflection, and yes, spending hours in bed watching your favorite movies. Though The Passion of The Christ is a staple around this time of year, here are some films that will help you find peace ...
 
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Patience, tolerance, politeness, and good manners always work.
You've experienced it before: You get to church 15 minutes early, make sure you are properly settled, and wait for the Mass or service to start. Then, a family arrives with kids bursting with joy, and decides to sit right next to ...
 
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What to do, where to go, and what to eat in the city this Easter.
Sometimes, you don’t have to go far for a memorable Easter holiday. Everything you need to celebrate the occasion can be found in the city (or a quick drive out).Join world-renowned chef Nobu Matsuhisa as he visits Manila to host a one-night-only ...
 
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Religious traditions to experience in Manila, Cebu, Ilocos, and more.
Holy Week is the most solemn period of the Lenten Season, as it commemorates the passion, death, and resurrection of Christ.The Philippines is packed with traditions revolving around this period.Wherever you are in the country, you can find pilgrimage destinations and processions ...
 
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Your choice of retreat from the city to out of town.
Aside from being an opportunity to take a quick break from daily life, Holy Week is a time to pray, reflect, and meditate. If you’re thinking of going on a retreat this year, the last week of March is the perfect time ...
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