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Posted by Kate Deiparine on 2/18/2012 10:44:32 AM

“Beauty will save the world” – This basically sums up Fr. John Paul Del Rosario`s rousing talk tonight, which focused on how Mary is our true model of love. 

 

 

Using a compelling combination of rap, personal stories and laugh out loud humor, Fr. Rap-rap, as he is also known, talked about how we are all called to mirror Mary`s beauty. More than just a Belo or Calayan-esque beauty, he talks about a beauty that “emanates from goodness.” 

 

It is a beauty that comes from:

- being favored. God set Mary apart for a special mission.

- living out this favor. Mary, despite being “full of grace”, was still human. She had to cooperate with the grace given to her.

 

The qualities of Mary`s beauty:

- Mary`s beauty is undeniable. According to Fr. Rap-rap, “`Pag mabuti kang tao, `di mo `yan kayang itago. (If you are a good person, you cannot hide it.)” It is like being in love, it will eventually show.

- Mary`s beauty mirrors the love of God for the world. It is a universal love that embraces all. Fr. Rap-rap shared about how he met a person who disapproved of so many gays being active in the Church. He answered him, “If all their life, they have experienced consternation and being excluded..then they should find a home in this Church..No one should be excluded.” 

 

Mary was and is constant. Even at the crucifixion, she stood at the foot of the Cross. Fr. Rap-rap explained, “Mary was standing up at the crucifixion, she could have made lupasay `di ba? [She could have started flailing around, right?].” Her posture is indicative of the role she plays. 

 

Her role is inclusive and expansive.  Fr. Rap-rap said, “This is why we are called Catholics, we are the Church that includes all.” Mary shows us how. 

 

Ending his talk, the irrepressible Fr. Rap-rap said that our call is to become true Catholics, breaking down boundaries. It is so easy to have divisions and sometimes, it seems so natural. He added, “We like separation, coño kayo, jologs kami.Exclusive village kami, gilids kayo”. In following Mary, our call is to love as God Himself loved, embracing everyone. [Nirva`ana Delacruz, SFC ICON Interactive Team] 


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Peter Criz
Peter Criz
I like your sense of humor father...its a gift from god...slamt 4 sharing ur knowledge & wisdom...
Posted 3/12/2012 3:19:00 AM
 
erwin
erwin
Praise God me Fr. Rap Rap... Galing nya teh!!! :)
Posted 2/29/2012 4:23:59 AM
 
Joanne
Joanne
ang galing galing ni Fr. rap rap i-relay ang message sa level ng thinking ng youth ngayon.. Great God I like! super!! sana po my video nung talk ni Fr.. plsssss.. :)
Posted 2/28/2012 11:02:22 AM
 
jane
jane
...truly a great ICON experience..ang galing mo Fr. Rap Rap, naiyak ako kakatawa sa session, ikaw na nga, YOU ALREADY...Great God!! I LIKE
Posted 2/22/2012 2:21:23 AM
 
Kristine Beverly
Kristine Beverly
What a great ICON experience! Really God is so great!!! God bless us all! :)
Posted 2/21/2012 10:40:38 PM
 
jose samuel s.
jose samuel s.
galing mo father rap rap...so blessed to hear all the talks... GREAT GOD! I LIKE!!!
Posted 2/21/2012 9:26:05 PM
 
Phoebe Jane
Phoebe Jane
so blessed to be present in he 19th SFC Icon.. trully, God exposed His greatness through CFC and to young professionals.. may we extend our arms in proclaiming God`s greatness all over the world.. GREAT GOD! I LIKE!

P.S. i love you all.
Posted 2/21/2012 7:10:20 PM
 
Christopher Ryan
Christopher Ryan
Galing Galing ni father Raprap! ^_^ " I LIKE!"
Posted 2/21/2012 6:27:37 AM
 
Ronilo
ask lang po... baka mi alam kau.. Sino po ang nagkanta sa Someday yong kinanta ni Fr. Raprap. hanap ko lang ung buong lyrics sa kanta...
Posted 2/20/2012 10:16:31 PM
 
Ramil
Ramil
Thank you father for the pose at the backstage!
Posted 2/20/2012 6:37:26 PM
 
RUSSELL LOUIE
RUSSELL LOUIE
AMAZING!!! Fr. Raprap indeed "Proclaimed God`s Greatness" through Mary as model and image of True Beauty. =) GREAT GOD...I LIKE!!!!
Posted 2/20/2012 1:42:00 PM
 
Jane Doris
Jane Doris
so nice....coz we have Great GOD!!!
Posted 2/20/2012 11:53:00 AM
 
haydn
haydn
Galin Galing... Its truly God`s Great... I LIKE!!!
Posted 2/20/2012 6:50:53 AM
 


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