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Jonjee C. Sumpaico, S.J.
Jonjee C. Sumpaico, S.J.
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Wisdom, nurtured and grown
by Jonjee C. Sumpaico, S.J. - December 31, 2017 - 12:00am
On this last day of 2017, the Church celebrates the feast of the holy family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph.
Diyos, Bayan, Pamilya, Barkada, Sarili
by Jonjee C. Sumpaico, S.J. - October 28, 2017 - 4:00pm
Every time I have the opportunity to come home to Loyola Heights in Quezon City, I am amazed at how the activity in the area has changed so much all these years.
AM+DG
by Jonjee C. Sumpaico, S.J. - July 31, 2016 - 12:00am
I first saw these four letters during my grade school days at the Ateneo.
Thicker than blood
by Jonjee C. Sumpaico, S.J. - January 30, 2016 - 9:00am
There are three roles that each Christian receives in baptism: King, Priest, and Prophet.
Graced waiting
by Jonjee C. Sumpaico, S.J. - November 28, 2015 - 9:00am
In our school, around one-fourth of the total student population have parents who are Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW). Each year these students undergo a program that enables them to share their own stories and experiences...
Wash your hearts
by Jonjee C. Sumpaico, S.J. - August 29, 2015 - 10:00am
Television has bombarded us with the constant reminder to wash our hands.
Braving the storm
by Jonjee C. Sumpaico, S.J. - March 29, 2015 - 12:00am
As I watched a movie when sailors were being buffeted by storms in the open sea, the image that stuck in my mind were the letters tattooed on the fingers of an old deckhand. Holding on for his dear life, he held...
Carrying crosses
by Jonjee C. Sumpaico, S.J. - August 31, 2014 - 12:00am
“Pasan ko ang daigdig,” is a Filipino phrase which translates to one’s carrying the world on one’s shoulders.
G-T-K-Y
by Jonjee C. Sumpaico, S.J. - June 29, 2014 - 12:00am
School started just a couple of weeks back and I was a bit intrigued by four letters G-T-K-Y in most of the classes that I saw.
Why? Why? Why? Feast of the Holy Family
by Jonjee C. Sumpaico, S.J. - December 29, 2013 - 12:00am
I remember those moments in my childhood when I thought that my tatay was the biggest person in the world.
Brothers
by Jonjee C. Sumpaico, S.J. - September 29, 2013 - 12:00am
When asked by a student, what a brother is, an older religious brother replied, “We are like nuns, but we are male.” Come to think of it, it would be easier to understand it that way. But I believe, the...
Surprising blessings
by Jonjee C. Sumpaico, S.J. - March 31, 2013 - 12:00am
“Christians, to the Paschal Victim
Of Jerusalem and Nazareth
by Jonjee C. Sumpaico, S.J. - December 30, 2012 - 12:00am
On this feast of the Holy Family, I begin with the words said during Christmastime at the holy sacrifice of the mass.
Tantum quantum: A balancing act
by Jonjee C. Sumpaico, S.J. - September 30, 2012 - 12:00am
A good friend of mine once said to me that life will always have its tensions as we grow — that it has to be there for us to move on. He asked me if I had seen an image of a person who walks on a single line...
Nice Shepherd? Good Shepherd! 4th Sunday of Easter
by Jonjee C. Sumpaico, S.J. - April 29, 2012 - 12:00am
The young Jesuits in the Philippines — those ordained or missioned the last five years and below — meet yearly to share stories and learn from each other.
Cleanse our spirits: 4th Sunday Ordinary Time
by Jonjee C. Sumpaico, S.J. - January 29, 2012 - 12:00am
Have you ever noticed that when unclean spirits appear in the Gospels, they are always referred to in the plural form? For instance, when a devil is asked its name, it would identify itself as “Legio...
Chada!
by Jonjee C. Sumpaico, S.J. - October 30, 2011 - 12:00am
Cagayan de Oro is one beautiful city that I now call home.
Live Jesus in our hearts . . . forever
by Jonjee C. Sumpaico, S.J. - May 29, 2011 - 12:00am
It is kind of awkward that being a priest, I have to begin this article with a confession.
LOL: Love Out Loud 4th Sunday in ordinary time
by Jonjee C. Sumpaico, S.J. - January 30, 2011 - 12:00am
I borrow the title of this article from my former pupils at the Sacred Heart School-Jesuit (Ateneo de Cebu) who used it as the name of their Christmas outreach program for indigent children.
Growing in humility
by Jonjee C. Sumpaico, S.J. - August 29, 2010 - 12:00am
There are two movements in the Gospel reading of this Sunday which are important reminders for us as we grow in Christ’s love.
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