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For the last twelve years, this Catholic website has been an online repository of homilies and retreats, reflections and prayers. In the process, we have built a virtual faith community from around the world.
Join us and feel free to explore the numerous resources on this site.
May you find what you are looking for!
JOIN OUR ONGOING ONLINE ADVENT RECOLLECTION (starting December 3, 2020).
Every Sunday for over twelve years now, we have been posting a Gospel reflection or a homily for our readers.
Most Recent Posts
TEMPTING THE BAPTIST
John 1:6-8, 19-28
WHAT THE MESSENGER DIDN’T KNOW
LET’S SKIP THESE TWO DAYS OF THE WEEK
ZOOMING IN ON OUR DREAMS
DON’T RUN OUT OF PATIENCE AND HOPE
REMEMBER THE MATRIX?
TWO IMPOSSIBLE COMMANDMENTS
YOUR LIFE IN BOXES
OUR DYING THOUGHTS
THE PARABLE THAT ALMOST GOT ME AN F
WHERE TWO OR THREE GATHER TO ACT IN HIS NAME
For older entries, please refer to the archives below.
Pins of Light has been offering a three-day Lenten retreat every single year since 2008. During Holy Week, believers and seekers from around the world gather virtually to reflect on the mysteries of Lent and to share about their lives with this online faith community, as well as to pray for one another.
The visits to the web site peak every year during Holy Week because of these self-paced, self-scheduled online opportunities for prayer and reflection. Probably due to the lockdown, this year’s online retreat–“PRAYING BETWEEN THE LINES”–broke all previous records, registering over 300,000 hits during Holy Week.
Here are the online Holy Week Retreats of the last few years:
Mantras and One-Minute Gospel Reflections are original short clips created especially for readers in a rush.
PINS OF LIGHT was launched in time for Advent 2007 through the MULTIPLY social media site. This bible blog began as a series of daily reflections on scriptural readings until Easter of 2008.
Learn more by reading a brief history.
Fr J is a digital minister by accident. A part-time educator and a full-time Jesuit priest, Fr J has published several award-winning books in spirituality and education. He has also collaborated with different musicians on a number of religious and inspirational songs, including an upcoming musical called “CHOSEN” which won the 2019 Catholic Mass Media Award (CMMA) for Best Inspirational Album.
Here is a song written by Fr J and Fr. Manoling Francisco SJ years ago and performed recently by a virtual choir assembled by GP Eleria.