Advent. Yolanda. And a skype interview.

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indian_treeHow did you begin Advent 2013?

I had plans – books to read, daily practices, some prayers and little ways to make the waiting for Christmas more meaningful, etc. Well, God had other plans. Just as we don’t know when a new leaf will come, turn its color or fall off the branch, so we do not know what He has in store for us every single day.

On the first day of Advent, I was on Italian TV in the religious program A sua immagine, In His Image, being interviewed, via Skype, about typhoon Yolanda and how it affected our community in Tacloban and the rest of the country. What a privilege to speak for my sisters and for our Filipino people!

The interview was short because there was not enough time, and the connection was fluctuating. I wish I knew Italian better and expressed our gratitude…

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