Three things to know about the Recollect mission in the Amazon

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Bacolod City—Fray Loreto Dacanay, OAR has come home last year from his interrupted mission for about sixteen years in the Amazon. Inspired by the Laudato Si of Pope Francis, he is home with a story to tell. He would like to do that now in this dispatch. After ceaseless prodding, he opened his door. He culled his diaries. He blew the dust on the cover of his notebook and it gives me an image that he will be giving life to every bits and pieces (stories) kept within it.

He found some thoughts saying: “The issue is not what God is like. The issue is what kind of people we become when we attached ourselves to God.” This sublime input gives me an impression, a glimpse to his interiority which sustained him to be steadfast to life’s intricacies and vulnerability. Later I learned he kept collecting short insights from different authors of the books he read when he was out there in the woods.

Amazon. One word describes all. One of the world’s biggest spring of life. Huge landscape of rainforest. Exotic animals. Sharp teeth of the piranhas. Hungry alligators. Home of several endangered human tribes. Overwhelming distances of riverbanks and settlements. Almost forgotten in the wild for many days and months with no means of communication.  What are these to an unquenchable desire to make Christ known in that corner of South American region, in the Amazon? A missionary goes out beyond borders. The Catholic mission is over and above the most difficult agenda–the cost of discipleship.

“Floresta. Povo. Missão Católica.”

(The forest. The people. The mission [which is] Catholic.)

Floresta (The Forest)
“When the then Vicar Provincial Fray Victor Lluch, (may he rest in peace), asked for volunteers I enlisted myself, having in mind the beauty of fulfilling my desire to be in the mission.” He continued. “The Amazon, when I first saw it in 1994 was wilder. Wilder in a sense that there was not much concessions going on, to mean illegal loggers loitering or dams being built in the interior. It was a terribly vast forest seeing it from the bird’s eye view when I first got the chance to fly the Ticko Ticko Plane from the City of Manaus bound for Acre, another state of Brazil that serves as our entry point to the Municipality of Pauini with at least 17, 000 population at present. Pauini is my destination. As I embarked, I felt closer to the generous creator in which enjoying the sight would take your breath away. My heart groaned in either act of thanksgiving or praise to Him when I saw the grandeur of such sight unveiled before my very eyes. It might be too taxing though,  to pull out emotions sixteen years back but the glorious days of solitude, or driving the boat with local companions, most of the time away from my community as part of the so called “Des Obriga”  in the bush for more than a week or months  to meet the tribesmen, going out to fish, foraging in the woods; that could be my strongest enigmatic mission experience as enigmatic as the dense rainforest of the Amazon.”
As he recalled his outlandish memoir, Fray Loreto sighed as if telling me to try going there because not all could be described in words. So he said: “Be patient Abes. I will spare no details being left out in as much as my pictures and stories can.” He beamed with a smile and searched for his priced possession– a hard bound notebook. Patience yes, I must admit I don’t have that. To travel for weeks and months just to visit and to give catechism to the people living along riverbanks, to some he administers the Sacraments, Fray Loreto is really an authority when it comes to the virtue of patience.
“The floresta of the Amazon is a natural habitat of  a large semiaquatic constricting snake (Eunectesmurinus) of the boa family of tropical South America that which may reach a length of 30 feet (9.1 meters)–the Anacondas. Piranhas, as they are depicted by the National Geographic magazine and Discovery channel have sharp teeth of a carnivorous type of fish. Brazil has rich reserve of natural resources, the home of alligators, and the Amazon’s trees with the genera Hevea and Ficus are  potent sources of rubber in the world, the last frontier of our planet.”
Considering Fray Loreto’s background, he’s born in Baguio City and  grew up in  Aringay, La Union, Northern Philippines, frolicsome and adventurous, he could easily adapt to his new environment as missionary. He’s a perfect match to volunteerism and Augustinian Recollect spirit. When he came home, he resembles already the looks of a native Brazilian. Another proof that immersion is an effective means of preparing the soil for evangelization and the Pope’s injunction that a shepherd should have messed with, “to smell like his sheep sheep.” He is an equilibrium, a  happy soul in the Floresta to bring about ecological balance of hope and faith among the lovely people who are in the margin.
Povo (The People)
“If I may continue, in the woods, everyone is a friend. They hug a lot. They smile a lot. The fear is imminent about the deadly animals but the providence of God is evident as well. It is Mother Nature providing abundant food for everyone. The people have no hesitation, so certain about their way of life. We drink from the river. Sometimes if I did catch the rain water, it’s tastier. Absolutely I had no worries. The Amazon’s staple food is minced cassava. Seldom they can afford rice. They do barter system with the enterprising business men from the town who comes occasionally. Our daily life was foraging. Foraging in the world’s largest  warehouse made our daily chores full of adventure. The government? The government cannot provide the basic needs for the minorities. They [government officials] have few concerns on the life of the people in the interior except probably of the under the table arrangement to allow illegal loggers to destroy the forest. I also started to think about the NGO’s who sometimes manipulate the weak for their own advantage. I also considered education as part of evangelization in which if there’s greater collaboration between NGO’s and government agencies, the people of that part of the Amazon might benefit from it. I was confronted with a tedious task. The immediate need was to form a basic ecclesial communities. It’s been a long way to bring it to fruition. Time always poses the biggest chunk of the challenge. And besides the people do not ask. They are very humble people of the Amazon. They have meager concerns in life, carefree, submissive, but also eager to learn to read and write if there is an opportunity. With their open mindedness, the ground is fertile to sow the seed of faith. They are fairly well-rounded and pretty, kind-hearted persons God ever created. They have one mind as Brazilians in terms of fast foot work. Young people in the interior has poverty of space for football game. They wait for summer time when the water is down by two to three meters, they cut the bushes to have a play ground for them to play. Fantastic!  If we could kick the ball off in an uneven ground, that is already playing  football.”
“It is not easy to gather them. They  live separately as tribesmen do.  The local interpreters have key roles in the evangelization project.  Before going to the “Des Obriga” we take with us materials already translated in Portuguese: catechetical materials, Sunday readings, manuscripts, at times poorly printed. Why is this so? It is because only on the following year that we will be able see each other again. It’s the vastness of the land and the overwhelming distances and the handful of human resources (missionaries) that make evangelization like a drop of rain in the ocean.”
“By the way, we have to stop from here. We still have to pray the Midday Prayer.” He said it calmly. So I said: One last thing. Do you have another insight? I asked. He flipped the pages of his notebook. “So many of you lost everything. I do not know what to tell you. I can only be silent; I accompany you silently with my heart. Many of you looked to Christ and asked: ” Why Lord?” To each of you the Lord responds from his heart. I have no other words to say to you. Let us look to Christ; He is the Lord, and he understands us for he experienced all the troubles we experience.” Pope Francis said that, Abes.” Here’s another:  My life is always the result of what I bring to it. When I bring courage and love, these shall hold my soul. When I bring laughter and curiosity, these shall ride my smile. When I bring willingness and honor, these shall grace my heart. My life is the result of what I bring to it… in always. “I took note of that from Robin Kerth’s book.”
Missão Católica
“4th October 1994, the village is festive. They have cut leaves to adorn the facade of the house of prayer. The are gathering all their animals. Everybody is busy about the fiesta. They want to lead their pets and to take them to the Church for the blessing and procession. They were preparing for the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi. I prepare for the Mass with a homily being translated by an interpreter. It is a combination of Spanish and Portuguese. The catechist has briefed me though earlier that I have to administer Baptism to one hundred catechumens. There is no brass band. Neither could have fireworks show down outside the Church to signal a momentous day in the woods as customary in some Churches. Under the scorching heat of the sun, the procession  culminates in the Church. The Liturgy is in Potuguese. At communion time they will sing Oração de São Francisco de Assis.
Senhor fazei de mim o instrumento de Vossa paz

Onde houver ódio
Que eu leve o amor

Onde houver ofensas
Que eu leve o perdão

Onde houver discórdia
Que eu leve a união

Onde houver trevas
Que eu leve a luz

Onde houver erro
Que eu leve a verdade

Onde houver desespero
Que eu leve a esperança

Onde houver tristeza
Que eu leve alegria

Onde houver dúvidas
Que eu leve a fé

Mestre, fazei que eu procure mais
Consolar que ser consolado
Compreender que ser compreendido
Amar que ser amado
Pois é dando que se recebe
É perdoando que se é perdoado
E é morrendo que se vive para vida eterna

We have hard time practicing it. I  am wearing their native attire. Listening to the simplicity of the canticle of St. Francis, it melted my heart. It was a beautiful liturgy. “
“It is time to end this sharing.  My mission is not over yet. In fact, I volunteered last year to Panama. In as much as the Augustinian Recollect life and mission project, we do not stop. We renew and revitalize. This is our vocation. My experience in the Amazon created a bulky chapter of my life, something that is an open-ended immersion, simple, tranquil, and enigmatic, a solidarity with the people in the margin, uniting communities, filled with awe in the hand of God’s divine providence. The forest, the people and the Catholic mission form the triangle, the sort of equation of faith and doctrine which all of us hold on to. To be able to sing the Creed with the people of the Amazon needs an art of dedication, the fire of perseverance, the simplicity of the message, and a God who unites all human endeavors and plans.”
“To the love and praise of the One God!”
fin!

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  • All day
    November 1, 2022

    ALL SAINTS’ DAY

    “The Solemnity of All Saints is ‘our’ feast not because we are good, but because the holiness of God touches our lives.” (Pope Francis)

    START of the 81st PROVINCIAL CHAPTER OF OUR LADY OF CANDELARIA PROVINCE Venue: Provincialate House, Bogotá, Colombia

    BIRTHDAY

    Sr. Marjorie Palacat, AR
    Fray Reymar Macadagdag (novice)
    Bro. Albert Kamara (Kamalo Chapter)
    Bro. Leonardo Axalan, SAR (Provincialate Chapter)
    Sis. Teresita Saraza, SAR (Brooke’s Point Chapter)

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    November 2, 2022

    +ALL SOULS’ DAY

    As we prayerfully remember our beloved dead, we are reminded that eternal life “is not an unending succession of days, but an immersion of oneself in the ocean of infinite love, in which time, before and after, no longer exists.”  (Pope Benedict XVI)

    Note: With the resumption to normalcy, we [Recoletos Family Members in Luzon] shall have the customary celebration of the mass on this day at Himlayang Pilipino.

    BIRTHDAY

    John Philippe Sosongco (aspirant)
    Sis. Zoraida Abrio, SAR (Manila Chapter)
    Sis. Luz Velez, SAR (Tondo Chapter)
    Sis. Jocelyn Lozano, SAR (Talisay Chapter)
    Sis. Amelia Ignacio, SAR (Baguio Chapter)
    Sis. Agripina Mondejar, SAR (Cebu Chapter)
    Jovert Jimenez (RAY-Caidiocan)

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY

    +Sis. Corazon Tolentino, SAR (Provincialate Chapter)

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    November 3, 2022

    6th PROVINCIAL COUNCIL MEETING APOSTOLIC JOURNEY TO THE KINGDOM OF BAHRAIN

    DAY 1: ROME-AWALI

    9:30      Departure by airplane from Rome/Fiumicino International Airport to Awali
    16:45    Arrival at Sakhir Air Base in Awali
    16:45    Official Welcome
    17:30    Courtesy visit to His Majesty the King of Bahrain at Sakhir Royal Palace
    18:10    Welcome Ceremony in the courtyard of Sakhir Royal Palace
    18:30    Meeting with the Authorities, Civil Society and the Diplomatic Corps

    BIRTHDAY

    Sr. Lolita Esteves, AR
    Sis. Marites Sy, SAR (Baguio Chapter)
    Sis. Estelita Villanueva, SAR (Brooke’s Point Chapter)
    Bro. Roberto Manipis, SAR (Cebu Chapter)

    ANNIVERSARY OF SIMPLE PROFESSION
    (1971-2022)

    Fray Regino Bangcaya

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY

    +Sr. Bernardita Villamor, AR

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    November 4, 2022

    PRAYER INTENTION: FOR OAR VOCATION APOSTOLIC JOURNEY TO THE KINGDOM OF BAHRAIN

    DAY 2: AWALI

    10:00 Closing of the “Bahrain Forum for Dialogue: East and West for Human Coexistence” at Al-Fida’ Square of Sakhir Royal Palace
    16:00 Private Meeting with the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar in the Papal Residence within the grounds of Sakhir Royal Palace
    16:30 Meeting with the Members of the Muslim Council of Elders at the Mosque of Sakhir Royal Palace
    17:45 Ecumenical Meeting and Prayer For Peace in Our Lady of Arabia Cathedral

    BIRTHDAY

    Sr. Zenaida Cabanes, AR
    Sr. Ma. Esperanza Mae Valmores, AR Bro.
    Ernesto Neri, SAR (Talisay Chapter)
    Sis. Belen Buncag, SAR (Brooke’s Point Chapter)
    Sis. Evangeline Caña, SAR (Cebu Chapter)

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY

    +Sis. Arabella Ananoria, SAR (Bacolod Chapter)
    +Sis. Concepcion Rivera, SAR (Cebu Chapter)
    +Sis. Agatha Quillope, SAR (Brooke’s Point Chapter)
    +Sis. Fausta Perez, SAR (Antipolo Chapter)

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    November 5, 2022

    APOSTOLIC JOURNEY TO THE KINGDOM OF BAHRAIN

    DAY 3: AWALI

    8:30    Holy Mass at Bahrain National Stadium
    17:00 Meeting with the Youth in Sacred Heart School

    NEGROS DAY / AL CINCO DE NOVIEMBRE                       

    BIRTHDAY

    Fray Romeo Ben Potencio, Jr.
    Fray Rey Jay Quevedo (simply prof.)
    Sis. Elizieba Ybiosa, SAR (Miranila Chapter)
    Sis. Nydia Cruz, SAR (Cebu Chapter)
    Andrei John Ea (RAY-Bacolod)

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY  

    +Fray Federico de la Rosa (2000-2022)
    +Sis. Antonia Aton, SAR (Cebu Chapter)

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    November 6, 2022

    APOSTOLIC JOURNEY TO THE KINGDOM OF BAHRAIN

    DAY 4: AWALI – MANAMA – AWALI – ROME

    9:30    Prayer Meeting and Angelus with Bishops, Priests, Consecrated Persons, Seminarians and Pastoral Workers in Sacred Heart Church in Manama
    12:30 Farewell Ceremony at Sakhir Air Base in Awali
    13:00 Departure by airplane from Sakhir Air Base to Rome
    17:00 Arrival at Rome/Fiumicino International Airport

    COMMEMORATION OF THE DECEASED MEMBERS OF THE ORDER

    BIRTHDAY   

    Sr. Ma. Leoncia Bandal, AR
    Sr. Rona Alaza, AR
    Sr. Liezl Palabrica, AR
    Sis. Nimfa Buenaventura, SAR (Antipolo Chapter)
    Sis. Alma Ngalongalay, SAR (Bacolod Chapter)
    Jeaseamaine Genelaso (RAY-Provincialate)

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY

    +Bro. Abraham Caballes, SAR (Cebu Chapter)

    PLUS +SARF members with undetermined date (m/d/y) of death:

    Cavite Chapter:
    +Bro. Rodelio Pacis, SAR
    +Sis. Soledad Columna, SAR
    +Bro. Dominador Magtoto, SAR
    +Sis. Priscilla Encarnacion, SAR
    +Sis. Loreta Escalona, SAR
    +Sis. Remedios Francisco, SAR
    +Sis. Marie Escobar, SAR
    +Sis. Paz Adriano, SAR
    +Sis. Pilar Fajardo, SAR
    +Sis. Gloria Agana, SAR
    +Sis. Juanita Fernandez, SAR
    +Sis. Esther Aguicho, SAR
    +Sis. Rizalina Gomez, SAR
    +Sis. Angela Almario, SAR
    +Sis. Luz Lareza, SAR
    +Sis. Isabelita Antonio, SAR
    +Sis. Luz Llamado, SAR
    +Sis. Isabel Asistones, SAR
    +Sis. Zenaida Madlangsacay, SAR
    +Sis. Zenaida Azul, SAR
    +Sis. Felicidad Magbanua, SAR
    +Sis. Elpidia Bonanza, SAR
    +Sis. Aurelia Magtoto, SAR
    +Sis. Barbara Borromeo, SAR
    +Sis. Juanita Mercado, SAR
    +Sis. Constancia Crescini, SAR
    +Sis. Rosario Monteclaro, SAR
    +Sis. Modesta Custodio, SAR
    +Sis. Teofista Montemayor, SAR
    +Sis. Gloria de Castro, SAR
    +Sis. Josefina Olaes, SAR
    +Sis. Velia de Guzman, SAR
    +Sis. Concepcion Papa, SAR
    +Sis. Fortunata de la Vega, SAR
    +Sis. Eugenia Reyes, SAR
    +Sis. Virginia Soriano, SAR
    +Sis. Maria Rodriguez, SAR
    +Sis. Rosario Tacuyan, SAR
    +Sis. Evangelina Rustia, SAR
    +Sis. Soledad Tirona, SAR
    +Sis. Purificacion Samala, SAR
    +Sis. Corazon Victa, SAR
    +Sis. Cely Santillan, SAR
    +Sis. Aurora Victoriano, SAR
    +Sis. Josefina Santos, SAR
    +Sis. Remedios Vitancol, SAR
    +Sis. Catalina Sartre, SAR
    +Sis. Pat de la Vega, SAR
    +Sis. Elena Solis, SAR
    +Sis. Paz Benitez, SAR

    Tondo Chapter:
    +Sis. Lucia Garcia, SAR
    +Bro. Petronilo de Jesus, SAR
    +Sis. Susan Grulla, SAR
    +Bro. Jesus Silvestre Jose, SAR
    +Sis. Conchita Ninal, SAR
    +Bro. Leonardo Ostia, SAR
    +Sis. Amelita Paloyo, SAR
    +Bro. David Remedios, SAR
    +Sis. Dolores Pangan, SAR
    +Bro. Numeriano Villamea, SAR
    +Sis. Juniolita Soquilon, SAR
    +Sis. Pilar Adriano, SAR
    +Sis. Rosario Tuazon, SAR
    +Sis. Ma. Viz Dayap, SAR
    +Sis. Felicitas Umali, SAR
    +Sis. Aurora de Guzman, SAR
    +Sis. Estrellita Villamea, SAR
    +Sis. Dolores de Jose, SAR
    +Sis. Pacita Villamor, SAR
    +Sis. Nenita de Jose, SAR
    +Sis. Virginia Villanueva, SAR
    +Sis. Narcisa Espiritu, SAR
    +Sis. Carmelita Zaldariaga, SAR

    Manila Chapter:
    +Bro. Gener Montemayor, SAR
    +Sis. Carina Juan, SAR
    +Sis. Norma Aquino, SAR
    +Sis. Cirila Villan, SAR

    Miranila Chapter:
    +Sis. Fortunata Castañeda, SAR
    +Sis. Lilia de la Paz, SAR
    +Sis. Amancia Gagui, SAR
    +Sis. Rosario Manese, SAR

    Provincialate Chapter:  
    +Sis. Elnora Bobiles, SAR
    +Sis. Lorenza Liwag, SAR

     Talisay Chapter:
    +Bro. Rodolfo Mijares, SAR

    Baguio Chapter:
    +Bro. Thomas Buenaobra, SAR

    Cebu Chapter:
    [543 deceased SARF members]

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    November 7, 2022

    BLD. GRATIA OF KOTOR, Religious (Patron of OAR Lay Collaborators)

    BIRTHDAY

    Emilio Riego III (aspirant) Sr. Ma. Cecilia Palomo, AR
    Sis. Zenaida Alix, SAR (Miranila Chapter)
    Sis. Florence Fajatin, SAR (Manila Chapter)
    Sis. Leonora Bonifacio, SAR (Tondo Chapter)
    Sis. Marilou Sandoval, SAR (Puerto Princesa Chapter)

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY

    +Sis. Petrona Camay, SAR (Laray Chapter)

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  • All day
    November 8, 2022

    START OF THE NOVENA TO NUESTRA SRA. DE LA SALUD

    BIRTHDAY

    John Uriel Baygan (aspirant)
    Sr. Alfreda Galinato, AR
    Bro. Diosdado Dayao, SAR (Manila Chapter)
    Sis. Diosdada Uy, SAR (Cebu Chapter)

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY

    +Bro. Ramchand Mansukhani, SAR (Cebu Chapter)
    +Sis. Ofelia Sanchez, SAR (Antipolo Chapter)

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  • All day
    November 9, 2022

    REAP ONLINE MEETING –
    PRESENTATION OF NORMS, POLICIES AND PROCEDURES (I)

    BIRTHDAY

    Fray Emilio Jaruda, Jr.
    Sis. Isabelita Paquit, SAR (Cebu Chapter)

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY

    +Fray Jesus Pastor Paloma (1996-2022)
    +Sis. Francisca de los Santos, SAR (Talisay Chapter)
    +Sis. Sergia Fontaniel, SAR (Cebu Chapter)
    +Sis. Bernardina Romeo, SAR (Cebu Chapter)

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  • All day
    November 10, 2022

    BIRTHDAY

    Kyril Justin Ignacio (aspirant)
    Sr. Hermosilla Torreon, AR
    Bro. Trifon Pergis, SAR (Cebu Chapter)
    Sis. Janet Palencia, SAR (San Carlos Chapter)
    Sis. Amparo Castro, SAR (Cavite Chapter)

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY

    +Sr. Lourdes de San Agustin, AR
    +Sis. Cristina Sablada, SAR (Cebu Chapter)

11
  • All day
    November 11, 2022

    20th ANNIVERSARY OF RESOURCE-HANDUMANAN FOUNDATION, INC. AS AN INCORPORATED ENTITY

    BIRTHDAY

    Sr. Gemma Netollama, AR
    Sr. Christie Maquiling, AR
    Sis. Alma Jocson, SAR (Antipolo Chapter)
    Sis. Theresa Sesay, SAR (Kamalo Chapter / Trial)

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY

    +Sr. Fernanda Balaba, AR
    +Sis. Teofista Otero, SAR (Cebu Chapter)

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  • All day
    November 12, 2022

    INAUGURATION OF THE RELIC CHAPEL OF THE AUGUSTINIAN SAINTS AND BLESSED

    BIRTHDAY

    Sr. Cristine Tenio, AR
    Sis. Rosalina Torres, SAR (Talisay Chapter)

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY

    +Sr. Ma. Corazon Nartia, AR
    +Sis. Luisa Bautista, SAR (Miranila Chapter)

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  • All day
    November 13, 2022

    ST. AUGUSTINE OF HIPPO’S 1,668th BIRTHDAY
    FEAST OF ALL SAINTS OF THE ORDER WORLD DAY OF THE POOR

    cf. Pope Francis’ Message: https://www.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/messages/poveri/documents/20220613-messaggio-vi-giornatamondiale-poveri-2022.html

    BIRTHDAY   

    Sis. Yolanda Fortus, SAR (Manila Chapter

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY

    +Mo. Remedios de la Cruz, AR
    +Sr. Rechilda Llorando, AR
    +Sis. Sandra Melencio, SAR (Miranila Chapter)

    HOMETOWN THANKSGIVING MASS OF FRAY JOSE ERNIL ALMAYO, OAR
    Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Parish Church
    Banga, South Cotabato
    Time: 3:30 p.m.

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    November 14, 2022

    BIRTHDAY

    Sr. Clementina Galve, AR
    Sr. Luzviminda Escal, AR
    Bro. Romeo David, SAR (Tondo Chapter)
    Sis. Milagros Oquias, SAR (Baguio Chapter)
    Angela Lachica (RAY-Miranila)

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  • All day
    November 15, 2022

    BIRTHDAY

    Sr. Marites Carasig, OAR (Tangub Monastery)
    Sr. Ma. Elisa Abellaniza, AR
    Sis. Adela Alfredo, SAR (Tondo Chapter)
    Sis. Julie Ann Mapalo, SAR (Baguio Chapter)

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY

    +Sr. Encarnacion del Santissimo Sacramento, AR
    +Sr. Consolacion Salamanca, AR
    +Sr. Ma. Belen Muñez, AR
    +Sr. Juana Mirasol, AR

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  • All day
    November 16, 2022

    PRESENTATION OF NORMS,
    REAP ONLINE MEETING –POLICIES AND PROCEDURES (II)

    BIRTHDAY

    Fray Roldan Benemerito (simply prof.)
    Sis. Elena Jumu-ad, SAR (Cebu Chapter)

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY

    +Mo. Carmen Alba, AR
    +Sis. Irene Bitala, SAR (Talisay Chapter)

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  • All day
    November 17, 2022

    SOLEMNITY OF NUESTRA SEÑORA DE LA SALUD
    Fiesta Mass of La Salud @ SNDTP Quezon City
    Mass Presider: to be finalized
    Time: 6:00 p.m.

    Fiesta Mass of La Salud @ OLMCP-R Cebu
    Mass Presider and Time: to be finalized

    BIRTHDAY

    Fray Nestor Raras
    Fray James Francis Bago (simply prof.)
    Bro. Gabriel Yballe, SAR (Cebu Chapter)
    Sis. Ma. Lourdes Aventajado, SAR (Manila Chapter)
    Sis. Lourdes de la Paz, SAR (Miranila Chapter)

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    November 18, 2022

    EPISCOPAL ORDINATION OF FRAY FRANCISCO JAVIER ACERO PÉREZ, OAR

    BIRTHDAY

    Sis. Elena Sibug, SAR (Tondo Chapter)
    Sis. Erlinda Caberoy, SAR (Talisay Chapter)
    Sis. Angeliona Gutierrez, SAR (Manila Chapter)
    Sis. Genoveva Vallo, SAR (Urbiztondo Chapter)
    Xavier Romeo Emnace (aspirant)

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY

    +Sr. Ricarda Raganas, AR
    +Sis. Cleofe Melegrito, SAR (Antipolo Chapter)

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    November 19, 2022

    PRAYER INTENTION: FOR THE SICK

    DIACONAL ORDINATION (Philippines)
    Candidates: Fray Ivan Cuison & Fray Jhoben Rodriguez
    Ordaining Prelate: Most Rev. Teodoro Bacani Jr, D.D.
    OLCP, Miranila, Quezon City / 9:00 a.m.

    BIRTHDAY

    Sr. Dolores Diana, AR
    Sr. Nobie Noman, AR
    Sr. Ma. Jeanne Partosa, AR
    Sr. Josephine Tanio, AR
    Sis. Isabelita Gregorio, SAR (Miranila Chapter)
    Sis. Nilfa Roselim, SAR (Laray Chapter)
    Monica Lorevella Negre (RAY-Talisay)

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  • All day
    November 20, 2022

    SOLEMNITY OF CHRIST THE KING

    XXXVII WORLD YOUTH DAY 2022
    Theme: “Mary arose and went with haste” (Lk 1:39)
    Pope Francis’ Message:  https://www.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/messages/youth/documents/papa-francesco_20220815_messaggio-giovani_2022.html

    BIRTHDAY

    Fray Ralph Laureen Ciceron
    Mo. Eufemia Lauzon, AR
    Bro. Michael Valle, SAR (Cavite Chapter)
    Sis. Felisa Fernandez, SAR (Cebu Chapter)
    Sis. Yolanda Lim, SAR (Cebu Chapter)
    Rea Mae Avila (RAY-Provincialate)
    Jasper Caranyagan (RAY-Provincialate)

    ANNIVERSARY OF SOLEMN PROFESSION
    (2001-2022)

    Mo. Ma. Emy Catalonia, OAR (Tangub Monastery)

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY

    +Sr. Celestina de San Nicolas de Tolentino, AR
    +Bro. Norberto Timbol, SAR (Miranila Chapter)
    +Bro. Eufrosino Guinita, SAR (Cebu Chapter)

21
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    November 21, 2022

    ANNUAL RETREAT (SECOND BATCH)
    Retreat Master: Bishop Modyphil B. Billones, D.D.
    Theme: “Synodality and Charismatic Identity” Venue: Talavera House of Prayer, Cebu City
    Inclusive Dates: November 21-25, 2022

    BIRTHDAY

    Sis. Presentacion Jabat, SAR (Cebu Chapter)
    Angelice Tan (RAY-Talisay)

    ANNIVERSARY OF APPOINTMENT AS ARCHBISHOP

    Archbp. Peter Liu Cheng-chung (Diocese of Kaoshiung, Taiwan)

    ANNIVERSARY OF SIMPLE PROFESSION
    (1998-2022)

    Mo. Ma. Emy Catalonia, OAR (Tangub Monastery)

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY

    +Fray Santos Serato (2003-2022)
    +Sr. Ma. Clara Flores, AR

22
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    November 22, 2022

    PHILIPPINE ASSOCIATION OF RELIGIOUS TREASURERS (PART):
    46TH ANNUAL NATIONAL CONVENTION FOR PROVINCIAL AND LOCAL TREASURERS

    Venue: Maryridge Retreat House, Tagaytay City
    Inclusive Dates: November 22-25, 2022

    BIRTHDAY

    Bro. Joselito Bondoc, SAR (Tondo Chapter)
    Sis. Jelly Azada, SAR (Provincialate Chapter)
    Sis. Daisy de la Torre, SAR (Puerto Princesa Chapter)
    Sis. Alma Jocson, SAR (Antipolo Chapter)

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY

    +Sr. Consejo de Santa Monica, AR
    +Sr. Ma. Paulita Llacer, AR
    +Sis. Bonifacia Cuyno, SAR (Cebu Chapter)
    +Sis. Salud Racho, SAR (Cebu Chapter)

23
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    November 23, 2022

    REAP ONLINE MEETING –
    PRESENTATION OF NORMS, POLICIES AND PROCEDURES (III)

    BIRTHDAY

    Sis. Carmencita Pogado, SAR (Cebu Chapter)
    Erika Nicole Fruylan (RAY-Bacolod)

24
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    November 24, 2022

    BIRTHDAY

    Fray Sir Michael Dineros
    Sr. Fulgencia Relos, AR
    Sr. Cathryn Nove Vila, AR
    Sis. Maria Cecilia Batongbakal, SAR (Puerto Princesa Chapter)
    Sherwin Louie Laserna (RAY-Talisay)

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY

    +Sr. Imelda Lachica, AR
    +Sr. Mary Bernard Matanguihan, AR
    +Sis. Julieta Savellano, SAR (Miranila Chapter)

25
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    November 25, 2022

    BIRTHDAY

    Fray Feliciano Campomanes, Jr.
    Br. Jesse Meer Alipes (prenovice)
    Sr. Ma. Ninfa Inzon, AR
    Bro. Erasmo Degamo, SAR (Cebu Chapter)
    Sis. Conrada Manrique, SAR (Provincialate Chapter)
    Kate Lynn Alvarado (RAY-Talisay)

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY

    Sr. Carmela de Santa Teresita, AR
    Sr. Francisca Abad, AR

     

26
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    November 26, 2022

    BIRTHDAY

    Sis. Librada Cabañero, SAR (San Carlos Chapter)

27
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    November 27, 2022

    FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT

    BIRTHDAY  

    Sr. Antonietta Castañares, AR
    Sr. Rhiza Eltanal, AR
    Fray Ivan Cuison deacon)
    Bro. Valeriano Pariñas, SAR (Provincialate Chapter)
    Sis. Carmen Labay, SAR (San Carlos Chapter)

28
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    November 28, 2022

    PRAYER INTENTION: FOR THE MISSION

    XXIV FOUNDING ANNIVERSARY of the PROVINCE OF ST. EZEKIEL MORENO (1998-2022)

    BIRTHDAY

    Clark Ken Alolino (aspirant)
    Jewien Dotarot (aspirant)
    Kheintjy Palmis (aspirant)
    Sr. Eva Grace Cadungog, AR
    Sis. Rosario Galang, SAR (Provincialate Chapter)
    Bro. Ruel Alcedo, SAR (San Carlos Chapter)
    Sis. Carmelita Victorino, SAR (Manila Chapter)
    Jaycell Castillo (RAY-Urbiztondo)

    ANNIVERSARY OF PRESBYTERAL ORDINATION
    (2013-2022)

    Fray Jose Prudencio Castillo
    Fray Giovanni Gil Magbojos
    Fray Alexus Mansueto
    Fray Joseph Cyprian Panaligan

    11th ANNIVERSARY (2011-2022) OF ACCEPTANCE AS BROTHERS/SISTER GENERAL OF THE ORDER (OAR)

    Hon. Rufus Rodriguez
    Mr. Fulgencio Culaton
    Dr. Milagros Espina

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY

    +Sis. Marina Satin, SAR (Manila Chapter)

29
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    November 29, 2022

    BIRTHDAY

    Fray Glynn Ortega
    Sis. Iluminada Lucio, SAR (Provincialate Chapter)

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY

    +Sr. Ma. Ester Anacleto, AR
    +Sis. Bernardita Broce, SAR (San Carlos Chapter)
    +Sis. Marina Satin, SAR (Manila Chapter)

30
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    November 30, 2022

    ST. ANDREW, apostle

    Holiday: BONIFACIO DAY

    CMSP: SECOND FORMATION COURSE
    Topic: “A Church Safe for All and Care of our Common Home – A Journey of Servant Leaders to Synodality”

    BIRTHDAY

    Sis. Bonifacia Baran, SAR (Cebu Chapter)
    Sis. Ma. Angeles Ando, SAR (San Carlos Chapter)

   

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