LEARN TO LIVE, LIVE TO LEARN
“To know much and taste nothing-of what use is that?” ―St. Bonaventure of Bagnoregio
"Dear Kuya Jeff, I'm so thrilled about the Lenten pilgrimage to Rizal that you are spearheading in March in view of the 2024 Year of Prayer announced by Pope Francis. I'll be bringing my co-teacher to this prayerful event. We always appreciate learning from you and enjoy the journey. I have a question about the customs and traditions we observe at the beginning of each year, such as the Feast of the Black Nazarene in Quiapo and the Feast of the Sto. Nino in Cebu, Tondo, Pandacan, and various cities and towns nationwide. Are the Black Nazarene and Sto. Nino considered idols? Do Catholics engage in statue worship? Thank you for taking the time to address my query, and we look forward to reconnecting with you this Lenten season. God bless you and your family." - Agnes C.
"Hello Kuya Jeff, I hope you're having a joyful start to the new year. I participated in the Advent pilgrimage to Zambales last December and am excited about joining more of the Catholic formation programs you'll be leading this year. I've been curious about something and wanted to ask you. I've observed a mathematical expression displayed on the doors of some houses. While the symbols are consistent, the calculations vary. Does it somehow relate to the sizes of the rooms inside? Could you enlighten me on its meaning and whether it holds any religious significance? I appreciate your insights in advance. May God bless you!" - J.M.
Jeff Jacinto, PhD, DHum