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CAGAYAN DE ORO
CAGAYAN DE ORO
Fr. Flor Lagura SVD
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Lagura: Holy Father, fellow sinner
RUMORS swirled about a priest’s drinking in pubs and merrymaking in parties. The unwelcome reports reached the bishop. To investigate the matter, the bishop himself, accompanied by another priest, traveled to the mountain village where the parish was.When the two ...
From 3 days ago
Lagura: Lovely senorita, brave monja
SEEING their beautiful baby girl, born on March 28, 1515, the parents -- of Spanish nobility -- had her baptized Teresa Sanchez de Cepeda y Ahumada. As many had expected, the girl grew up a tall, lovely and stately lady.Her ...
From 10 days ago
Lagura: Little man, big and brave heart
TO THE curious who ask why "Juan de la Cruz" is our "national figure," this write-up helps.On June 24, 1549 in Fontiveros, Avila, Spain was born to Gonzalo and Catalina Ypes, a child whom they had baptized as Juan Ypes ...
From 17 days ago
Lagura: Excellent scientist, questionable priest
NICOLAS Copernicus, born in Torun, Poland on February 19, 1473, received at baptism the Polish name of Mikolaj Kapernik. In his youth, he planned at becoming a priest, so he studied philosophy and theology, and was ordained.Later, however, he discovered ...
From 24 days ago
Lagura: Heavenly sights, earthly fights
IN 1591, the great astronomer, mathematician and astrologer, Johannes Kepler was born in Weil der Stadt, Württemberg, Germany to a financially strapped family.Providence smiled on him when, recognizing his great talent, a generous soul granted him scholarship to study theology ...
From 31 days ago
Lagura: Despised Jew, great thinker
BORN in Holland on November 24, 1632, Baruch or Benedict Spinoza had an unhappy childhood. Since his parents, even after Christian baptism, remained faithful Jews, Spinoza’s family was humiliated being called “marranos” (literally, dirty pigs). Earlier, the Spinoza clan got ...
From 38 days ago
Lagura: Brilliant scientist, scandalous sinner
“THE Case Galileo” is often raised to question the Church’s stand on science and faith; some love to picture it as “science vs faith.”Galileo was born in Pisa, Italy in 1564, the year Sir Isaac Newton died. Baptized with a ...
From 45 days ago
Lagura: Few words, much meaning
IN THE year 1290, England saw another brilliant thinker in the person of William of Ockham; he was born in county Surrey.At a young age, he became a Franciscan friar. Noticing their highly intelligent young Franciscan friar, his superiors sent ...
From 59 days ago
Lagura: Preacher, thinker, bitter reviler
YEARS before the famous Francis Bacon, England saw the birth of Roger Bacon in county Somerset, c. 1212.The young Roger Bacon studied math and science at Oxford under Adam Marsh. He then proceeded to learn Greek and Latin as well ...
From 66 days ago
Lagura: From class-goat to genius
IN 1642, the scientific world mourned the death of the scientist, Galileo Galileo. But Christmas Day of that year saw the birth in Linconshire, England of another great mind: Isaac Newton.Sadly, three months before Isaac Newton’s birth, his father died. ...
From 73 days ago