Friday, June 8, 2012

I'm staying at the house of the Father...., I'm not yet dead, though I'll be staying in a place that's basically nearer to the heavens due to its higher location, and also because of the fact that this is the house of the Archdiocese's common father, Archbishop Du. I'll be staying for the meantime with the Archbishop and his staff at the Gonzagahaus, accompanying him while he tries to "get to know me better", as he once put it, during my first encounter with him, which took place soon after I arrived in Palo. 

I haven't given up my room at the seminary, though. I'm still looking forward to return there every now and then.

Being here in the archbishop's house was very helpful in breaking the "summer lethargy" that had invaded me so soon after I was back again on Philippine soil. I think i'm ready to resume my blogging after quite a long absence. I have been remiss in posting last Sunday's homily, I know. But I'll try to make up for it. There's a lot of time and the connection here is good.

I've come up with a list of objectives that I need to fulfill during this break:
  1. Read Adalbert G. Hamman's book entitled La Vida Cotidiana de los Primeros Cristianos, and come up with the first of the three book reports that I would have to submit this coming semester.
  2. Go and visit the archives of the Augustinian Recollects in Quezon City, in the effort of gleaning some information for my thesis.
  3. Start working on my thesis, even just some lines.
  4. Go visit some friends.
  5. enjoy my summer in the company of my friends and loved ones.


  1. Enjoy your vacation Father Ivo, objectives 4 and 5 is a must. hehe