Category: Vocations

  • I Wanted To Be A Cool Mom

    Everything was going according to plan – or so I thought. At a pretty young age I decided I wanted to get married and have my own family.  In fact, by the time I graduated in elementary school, I already had a timeline on when these things should happen.  A year before I graduate in […]

  • Viva Cristo Rey

      On trembling knees I offer thee my King no price of gold of studded ring no fragrant oil from merchants old no bounty harvest of my father’s soil Behold my King This servant chaste, possess Thy Sacred Heart Queen Mother’s blest With steady hands and beads and twine to praise and serve Thy Majesty […]

  • Blessed and Beautiful

    A guest post by Alma Alvarez. KAIROS — this is the special time appointed by God. It is the Lord’s IN-THE-MEANTIME, pansamantalang panahon kung saan kahit hindi natin nakikita, may ginagawa Sya sa buhay natin. That is where I am right now.   I believe that my present state of life is where the Lord wants me […]

  • A Character Report Card for Catholic Homeschoolers

    We’ve been using this character report card sporadically for a while now. We updated it recently so we can use it with the 9-year-old who needs this kind of guidance and self-monitoring at this time. So I thought I’d share with other homeschoolers who might be able to use it in their homeschool. You can […]

  • An Associate of Opus Dei in the Middle of the World

    Opus Dei is a Personal Prelature of the Catholic Church whose aim is sanctity in the middle of the world. All members have one vocation but have different availability for the apostolic works. The associate members of Opus Dei live apostolic celibacy, but unlike numeraries, they usually live with their own families or elsewhere and […]

  • Further Along The Road Less Touched

    by The Former Sapphist Instead of saying, “That person gets on my nerves, think, that person sanctifies me.” — St. Josemaria Escriva   A couple of years ago, Pride month would have been a month-long feeling of excitement, of intense feelings of liberation, and gender-equated ambition. This is not the case now, since renouncing the lifestyle. This […]

  • Even Sporadic NFP Use Has Many Untold Benefits

      My husband and I were one of those Catholic couples who got married not knowing about Natural Family Planning (NFP). We planned to have kids right away and were ultimately shooting for six kids (five for a basketball team and one “extra” for a sub). By the time our first child was born, however, […]

  • How to Trust Like Mary

    Tradition holds that Mary was in the midst of prayer when the Archangel Gabriel came with his message. At that moment, her mind, her soul, her heart, her very body, was prepared to receive. “Hail, full of grace,” he greeted her. It was her life of prayer that gave her the humility to listen, to […]

  • Is Contraception Really What Filipinas Want?

      This past week, I ran across three interesting posts online, from three different Pinays. The first comes from a single woman studying at one of the top universities in the Philippines. In it, she tells Facebook that she is for contraception.   What message does this send? Some probable responses: she’s modern she’s progressive […]

  • A Few Favorite Moms in Movies and Books

    by Cristina Montes It is yet another indicator of how little we appreciate mothers. When we in the Pinay Voices team were asked to list down our favourite mothers from movies and novels, a lot of us needed time to think. But if moms are awesome in real life, there’s no reason they can’t be […]