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Sunday Quote and Photograph: The Way, The Truth and The Life–Dawn Mass (Simbang Gabi 2012)

God sent a star to light the night for the

The Way, the Truth  and the Life – His Son.

He sent the Light of Life to prove His heart

so we would invite His son into our own.

God has given us all the light we’ll ever

need to find peace on earth, goodwill to men.
Pamela F. Dowd


Photo taken using my mobile phone while I’m approaching “The Shrine of Jesus, The Way, The Truth and The Life” parish located at the Mall of Asia Complex , during my second day observance of Simbang Gabi (Dawn Mass) for this year.

I used to do church hopping each novena day from my previous years of Simbang Gabi observance but I can’t do it this year due to work and  other concerns.  Sadly, I also missed the first day of this year’s dawn mass but it did not stop me from celebrating the remaining eight days.

In an hour, I’m off to go to celebrate the 8th Day and then Run for Rescue!  Life is tough but really wonderful especially during Christmas.


  1. The Way, the Truth and the Life... a good read to start the day! Thank you for this Ms Balut. God Bless!

  2. Buti ka pa makukumpleto ang 9 mornings...

  3. Sayang namissed mo yung isa pero tumuloy ka parin :)

    Happy Holidays Ms. B :)

  4. Ganda ng church:) anyway, yes, Jesus is the way, the truth and the life. He is the source of life too:)
    Good luck to all!

  5. Merry Merry Christmas! Cute ng new header -- lakas ng dating!

    Thanks sa pag share... like ko din ang church!

    Have a great day!

  6. wow balut parehas tayo kumpleto sa simbang gabi,
    first time ko makakumpleto ee haha
    last year kasi nag kamali ako sabi kasi ni mama ko ung 9th mass daw at ung xmas eve mass ee iisa na lng haha

    anyways bukas na ang last bukas na din ang noche buena
    excited much na ko haha

    merry christmas sayo balut

  7. Kahit may namiss na isang mass ay swak pa rin. Ok lang siguro kay Papa Jesus 'yun and anganda ng church na iyan. Kahit mahirap ang buhay, may dahilan parin tayo para mag-celebrate ngayon darating na Pasko. :)) Merry Christmas Ms. B.

  8. Happy holidays ma'am! enjoy the noche buena with family :)

  9. Merry Christmas Balut! Super love your header pic sa blog - ang saya saya mo lang! Hugs! :)

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    to shoot you an email. I've got some creative ideas for your blog you might be interested in hearing. Either way, great website and I look forward to seeing it develop over time.
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