Dr. Michael Bautista

Dr. Michael Bautista is a physician practising in St. John's and is the recipient of the 2015 Ignatian Spirit Award from St. Bonaventure's. He is also an associate professor of Medicine and residency program director in anesthesia.


15 posts

    "Building the trust in the loving care God affords us is a lifetime task – at least it is for me."...

    "This call to “repent” is a call to metanoia, a transformational change of heart, a radical spiritual conversion.  Do I really need that, or more importantly, do I really want that?"...

    The 500th anniversary of he Reformation gives rise to feelings of unity rather than division....

    "Daybreak over our backyard always amazes me.  Sunny or cloudy, the sky looks like it goes on forever, into eternity.  According to the Google Dictionary, “eternity” means infinite or unending time; the theological definition is endless life after death."...

    "There are still many of us who strive to produce the kingdom’s fruit. Please, God, give us the very much-needed guidance to know how."...

    " Why should we strive for the Magis, the more, the greater? Out of duty? Because we owe it to mankind, to God, to those deserving? to those undeserving?  Is the Magis tied to success? Does it mean perfection? Where does it get us? Then what if we fail?"...

    "To be a window for Christ means having the freedom to allow Christ to be visible through me.  Christ will be my actions and my words.  I trust the Holy Spirit to shine through me."...

     For the "Canada 150 & Me" series, igNation asked writers what being Canadian means to them. Today Mike Bautista recalls one family's move from the Philippines to the USA and then to Canada. He dedicates this article to his mother, Aida. who passed away on Easter Monday this year....

    Humility is just about acknowledging that you don't succeed on your own. You realize you may not be able to do it all, but also you don't ever put yourself down. You are precious to your family, and you are precious to God. You have a contribution no one else can make."...

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