The Fire In San Diego California

Another promise for those who pray this hymn of praise: “from wind and fire it will shield us.”

The fire in San Diego, California started in October 23, 2007 and destroyed many houses in San Diego, Rancho Bernardo, Rancho Sta Fe, Poway, Escondido, Ramona, etc. When I saw the news of the fire in television, the first thing I did after a short prayer was to call one of the leaders from Penasquitos and requested her to hang a Brown Scapular on their front door and to face the direction where the fire was and together with her husband pray the Hymn of the angels unceasingly so their house and all those in their area will be spared. Then I called up all the other leaders of the Adorers of the Holy Trinity in San Diego County and gave them the same instructions and asked them also to call up all the members of our community.

After the fire, these people have their own stories to tell: the miracle of the Holy Trinity in sparing their homes and the homes of their love ones. They are one in giving their testimony that the wind changed its direction as they prayed and even chant the Holy, Holy, Holy God of Host! Heaven and earth are full of your glory. Glory to the Father, glory to the Son, glory to the Holy Spirit!

To all those who prayed this hymn of the angels and saints in heaven, their homes were all spared from the fire.
So again, I ask…..is this a coincidence or is it a miracle?

Hymn of the Angels (part 2)

This is a continuation of the miracles of the Hymn of the Angels to those who pray this hymn of grace.

This hymn is likened to a rainbow. A rainbow is the sign of God’s covenant or promise to His people and all living beings that the waters shall never again become a flood to destroy all mortal beings. (Gen 9: 13-16)

“To a rainbow it is like from the waters to the sky”….this means that when we travel by sea or by plane, we will be safe if we pray the Hymn of the Angels.

Around fifteen years ago, I was invited to give a Healing Seminar in Alcantara, Romblon, an island in the Philippines. I remember that it was November, a month of typhoons in our country and a current strong typhoon was having a havoc to the areas it visited.

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Hymn of the Angels

The Hymn of the Angels was described in the Book of Isaiah 6:1-3. He had a vision fo God seated on His throne with Seraphims stationed above as they cried to one another, “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of Hosts! All the earth is filled with His glory!”

In Revelations 4:8, St John described also his vision of four living creatures with six wings around the throne of God who do not stop exclaiming day and night: Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty, Who was, Who is, and Who is to come.”

We, too are familiar with this hymn because we sing this during the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and many more lyrics of songs were adapted from this hymn sung in heaven.

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Earthquake!…..on the Eighteenth Floor

Have you ever experienced an earthquake while on the eighteenth floor of an old building? We did! And what an experience!

It happened on Sunday, August 23, 1998 at about 1:45 in the afternoon while we were on the air with our religious radio program. I remember that we had three guests. One of the guests was reading the Gospel for the day while Josie and our two other guests were listening. Suddenly, we felt our chairs moving and then…. the booth and the whole building was swaying….no more doubt, it was an earthquake!!!!

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Radiating Christ

I have been praying this prayer everyday for almost 13 years and I really thank God and Cardinal Newman for the efficacy of his prayer.

Lord Jesus, help me spread Your fragrance everywhere I go. Flood my soul with Your Spirit and Life. Penetrate and possess my whole being so utterly that all my life may only be a radiance of Yours.

Shine through me and be so in me that everyone I come in contact with may feel Your presence in my heart. Let them look up and see no longer me but only Jesus! Stay with me and then I shall begin to shine as You shine, so to shine as to be the light to others. The light, O Jesus, will be all from You; none of it will be mine. It will be You shining on others through me.

Let me thus praise You in the way You love best, by shining on those around me. Let me preach You without preaching-not by my words but the catching force, the sympathetic influence of what I do, the evident fullness of the love my heart bears for You.

Amen.

In one of the books written by Mother Teresa of Calcutta, I read that she and her sisters prayed this after receiving Holy Communion and I really, really tried to imitate them. May God touch your hearts, too, my friends, and together let us imitate Mother Teresa in loving and caring just like Jesus.

Birthday Poem: Love Poem of a Daughter

On my first birthday here in CA in May 2007, my youngest daughter, suprised me with a very touching poem in multi-colored letters for framing. I should say she is also a poet in her own heart and i thank God for this. Ha ha ha ha! Could it be that it runs in the blood? But i did cry when I read her masterpiece of love and i hugged her tightly in thanksgiving.

At first, I was reluctant to post this poem but then i remembered that I want to give glory to God for blessing my daughter in describing Sualai in that poem.

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Divinized Day

Often times I ask my listeners about their attitudes in what they do at home, at their place of work, in their communities, etc. And most of the time their answers varied according to what they do. One answered, she hated her household chores. When I asked her why, she readily answered it was too boring for her. Another said it was too much heavy for her, and so on. A man said he hated his boss and associates and other numberless things to grumble about. Ha ha ha ha ha!….i remembered I was like them before.

Until, one morning, as i half-heartedly folded my laundry, I heard a sweet but sad voice in my heart, asking me, “Is that what you are offering to My Son?” It was then that I recognized it was the Blessed Mother speaking to my heart.

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I Silently Cry To Myself

Today, as I silently cry to myself
I promised..
I will try to get my life back
I will try to change the direction of my destiny
that had gone wayward.

Today, as I silently cry to myself
I try to soothe the pain and the hurt
I try to lift up myself
I try to encourage myself that I can get back
my feet on the ground.

Today, as i silently cry to myself
I tell myself to be strong
I tell myself I can handle this
I tell myself I can go on.

Today, as I silently cry to myself
I call on God to help me with
what I am going through.
I lift it up to HIm and say “Thy will be done”.

I realized, I cannot silently cry to myself
I realized, I have to cry to Him
I realized, I cannot handle this alone.

Then, I silently cry, not to myself.
I silently cry and call on help!

Bible Reference for Meditation and Reflection:

1 Corintians 10:13 – God is faithful and will not let you be tried beyond your strength; but with the trial He will also provide a way out, so that you may be able to bear it.

Romans 8:37 – In all these things we conquer overwhelmingly through Him who loved us.

Yes, my friends, like Paul, we can say to ourselves, “Through Jesus Christ , who loves us, we will be completely victorious in everything.” Amen,

Why? What? Who?

Hi! Thanks God, i don’t have to work today so i can catch up to my back -log entries for the web site. ha ha ha ha ha! It seems i am getting serious with this ministry of reaching out to people in the world. Wow, what a dream!

You were asking me what motivated me to write those inspirational poems and why. Oh, as you know, I was once in that world called “desolation” so I fully understand how it felt to be desolate, how to grope in the dark, so to speak; and how I was able to get out of that dark dungeon of near hopelessness with the help of God and His grace.

My heart and soul became on fire with so much inspiration to write and share my own experiences, my thoughts and victories over all the ugliness and pain of being desolate. God is so good all the time and that is the heart of all!

Who is “My friend” , you may ask, too.

Ahhh, YOU, my readers are the friends of Sualai. But, why?….because as you daily read on my articles, you come to know me, for in them i bared my soul and a soul is only bared to a dear friend. And so, I could tell you, “You are no longer a stranger, you are a friend because a stranger doesn’t know a thing about someone.”

The Robust Beggar

The story of the robust beggar is one of my favorite sample sharing whenever I give talks or reflections about almsgiving. After I gave the story I also challenge my listeners as I will do now to my readers.

As i had written in my other article, there are different kinds of beggars, the blind, the cripple, a mother with child, the old and the youth. But there is another kind that is more painful to give alms and that is a robust beggar. So many people expressed their anger against this kind of people who beg.

So, let me tell you a story…. There was a very robust man who just received his parole from a national penitentiary. He was so happy and full of hope in facing a new world, a new life.

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