Giving Thanks

Barasoain Weekly Reflection for 12-18 July 2015

“Giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,”

Ephesians 5:20

In the following days, the parish will celebrate the feast of its patroness, the Our Lady of Mount Carmel. It commemorates the apparition of the Virgin Mary to Saint Simon Stock and the giving of the Scapular to him. The scapular is said to be able to aid the wearer in receiving the gift of salvation.

More than the scapular itself is the fact that God, through the intercession of Mary, has never forgotten his promises and the welfare of his people. We can see that God is always here, everywhere, where we needed Him, where we prosper or even on times we do not expect Him. He is everywhere. He knows what our needs are and gives it to us not because we asked for it but because He loves us.

The feast day of Carmel reminds us of the gifts that God has given to us, through the intercession of the Virgin Mary. It is a celebration, yet also a time of reflection and prayer for guidance in facing another year of challenges in our lives. Life is a journey of challenges and thankfulness.

Give thanks to God for everything that He has given. He is truly glorious and magnificent in every way!

Give thanks to God
For everything He has given
Give thanks to God
For He is magnificent indeed!

Each day we live is a reason to be thankful.

About Barasoain Church

Barasoain Church is a Roman Catholic Church in Malolos City, Bulacan. It is renowned for its significance in the Philippine History during the late Spanish and early American periods. Today, it is a silent witness of present different from its past but staying resilient in the challenges lying ahead.
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