I could get all dramatic and say that in walking that narrow passage with tall walls, I felt like I was leaving civilization behind. But it was nothing like that. I remember Fr. Gil making some remark like “this is it” but that was all. Security was much like any Makati high-rise give your ID, sign on a log sheet. Only the pat down was different.
November 2015 is the target turn-over date for the new building of the Jesuit Health and Wellness Center (JHWC), now being constructed in the area between Loyola House of Studies and Eliazo Residence Hall on the Ateneo de Manila University campus in Quezon City.
And so we beg God to give us what he gave you, this sense of wonder and humor and faith. Wonder to lead us to humility, humor to bring us serenity, and faith to give us courage. May we choose to believe in spite of (and because of) what we see and do not see. May we have the courage to jump as you have jumped from dark to light, from sadness to joy, from fact to faith, from death to life to love without end.
He had a terrific nightlife like no other Jesuit; the roof deck at the Manila Observatory was full of excitement, a slow and ponderous awe. Watching Uranus and its moons rise over the Sierra Madre in the early hours of the morning – this was the best cocktail of physics and mysticism.