Marian Devotion Spreads After 70-Year Repression

For seven long decades, Cardinals suppressed the devotion to Our Lady Mediatrix of All Grace. They also suppressed Filipino bishops, priests, and nuns who supported it. But, ironically, the devotion spread all the more like wild fire. Our Lady prevailed by a stroke of divine grace. Here is the story of how it happened? eastwindContinue reading “Marian Devotion Spreads After 70-Year Repression”

The Elderly and the Orderly

John the orderly (74 years old) is pushing the wheelchair of Kirk the elderly (63 years old). John is muscular and fit, a retired football player. He can push three wheelchairs with two fingers. Tycoon Kirk, nine years younger, is a total wreck, just survived a stroke, a stage 4 diabetes on top of stageContinue reading “The Elderly and the Orderly”

The Twins – an Addict and a Banker

Identical twins Roger and Richard have fooled many people by posing as the other to friends. They have the same exact haircut and matching clothes. If one developed a pimple, the other would fake one. They enjoyed the games they played on people. They were the best of brothers. Little did they know, their skillsContinue reading “The Twins – an Addict and a Banker”

The ‘Lechon’ Kid

(Inspired by a street kid the author met in Blumentritt.). Seven-year-old Richard, a homeless orphan, lives alone under a mini-bridge in the La Loma – Blumentritt area, lechon (roast pig) capital of Metro-Manila. During storms, he runs to Fr. Jay at a nearby parish church with his plastic bag of clothes. Fr. Jay has offeredContinue reading “The ‘Lechon’ Kid”

Mediatrix Devotion Spread in spite of Suppression

In spite of the suppression by Cardinals for seven decades of the devotion to Our Lady Mediatrix of All Grace, and the suppression of Filipino bishops, priests and congregations who/which supported it, the devotion spread like wild fire. Our Lady prevailed by a stroke of divine grace. Here is the story of how it happened?Continue reading “Mediatrix Devotion Spread in spite of Suppression”

Ateneo vs Ateneo

Remember the movie Kramer Vs Kramer? This is similar, a war between schoolmates, a writer and a politician. Let us see who wins. eastwind journals, January 6, 2022 (archive tr194) By Bernie V. Lopez, Share with friends – Larry is taking a bowl of hot noodles inside a Chinese restaurant in Ermita (redContinue reading “Ateneo vs Ateneo”

A Swedish Princess in Distress

A Christmas Story of Sorts This is a true encounter. Christmas period early 80s. After two days across the Sahara, I took a boat to Canary Islands. I hitchhiked towards Lanzarote and ended up in a crowded five-star beach hotel in the middle of nowhere. After dusk, the beach was empty, so I sneaked in,Continue reading “A Swedish Princess in Distress”

The Bedouin Girl – Adventure in the Sahara

The Bedouin Girl was really from California, adopted by the Bedouins, ancient nomads of the Sahara. She fled hell in California and found heaven in the Sahara. After Barcelona, I hitchhiked through Costa del Sol, quickly visited the Moorish mosque at Granada, and headed for Algeciras. I took a boat to Ceuta, gateway to Morocco,Continue reading “The Bedouin Girl – Adventure in the Sahara”