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Advent with the Psalms – Mónika Estrada Guzmán

December 22nd, 2018 by Monika Guzman-Estrada

Psalm 80:14,17 Once again, O LORD of hosts, look down from heaven, and see; take care of this vine, and protect what your right hand has planted, the son of man whom you yourself made strong. I will be in California with my mom today. Celebrating the thirty-second anniversary of our pilgrimage to the United… Read More

Advent with the Psalms – Mónika Estrada Guzmán

December 4th, 2018 by Monika Guzman-Estrada

Psalm 72:1 Justice shall flower in his days, and profound peace, till the moon be no more. May he rule from sea to sea, and from the River to the ends of the earth. For all the immigrant children detained, alone and crying for their parents: The pledge allegiance states “… One Nation under God,… Read More

Advent Reflection – December 20th

December 20th, 2017 by Monika Guzman-Estrada

December 20th Mónika Estrada Guzmán It is Christmas every time you let God love others through you. – Mother Teresa of Calcutta My abuelito’s childhood was filled with loss and longing for both of his parents. Each of his parents died at pivotal stages of his life.  God’s love filled that void for him. It… Read More

Advent Reflection – Eleventh Day of Advent

December 7th, 2016 by Monika Guzman-Estrada

People, Look East Scroll down for to view the hymn and listen to the audio. Monika Guzman-Estrada The first line of the chorus “Love, the guest, is on the way…” reminds me of my own personal story of migrating to the United States. Just as Mary and Joseph looked East for a place to call their… Read More

Hope for the families at El Nido

October 26th, 2016 by Monika Guzman-Estrada

Soon to be a first-time mom, “D” is 22 years old and full of love. Admittedly, D is also a little anxious to meet her baby boy, so she hoped that seeking help at El Nido would ease some of her fears and concerns. We were overjoyed to greet her, get to know her, and… Read More