Recollection for December: COMMUNION OF SAINTS

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Translated by Fray Hubert Dunstan Decena, OAR

Hebr. 12:12-15, 18-19, 22-23.

The Catechism of the Catholic Church tells us that the Communion of Saints refers to the communion of the goods of the Church, because if we form only one body, the consequence is that the possession of one is shared with the others. It is communion of holy goods among holy persons. Since the most important member of the Church is Christ the Head, his possession is shared with the whole Church through the sacraments. And since the Church is governed by one and the same Spirit, all the goods that she has received necessarily form the common fund (CCE 947-948). We share the same faith, the sacraments, the charisms, the charity, the intercessory praters … There is communion among those we meet on the pilgrim way and those who have already finished their pilgrimage.

I prepare my heart.

Whoever accepts to be a disciple is one who desires to learn, because he has the heart open to listen and receive what the Master says or does. The basic attitude of the disciple is to listen, and to listen requires silence and serene and tranquil reception. The words of the Master are lost amidst the noise and the distractions, proper to a multitude and tumult. The words of the Master are also seeds that seek good soil to send out roots, grow and be fruitful. There is need to ask God that every morning he awakens our hearts and give us disciple’s ears to welcome his word and let it germinate in the warmth of our own life. This was the attitude of Mary seated at the feet of Jesus; a woman formed to listen, icon of the disciple who contemplates, welcomes and communicates.

On this day of recollection, we ask God to dispose our heart to listen and welcome the Word. We silence our body and mind to listen to the message God has for us today. Since prayer is a grace of God, we invoke the help and the enlightenment of the Holy Spirit:

Come Holy Spirit, by whom every devout soul, who believes in Christ, is sanctified to become a citizen of the City of God! (en. Ps. 45:8). Come, Holy Spirit, grant that we receive the motions of God, put in us your flame, enlighten us and raise us up to God (s. 128, 4).

I open my heart.

With the heart well disposed, with serenity, I read slowly the following words, savoring them and allowing myself to be touched by them.

“12 So strengthen your drooping hands and your weak knees. 13 Make straight paths for your feet, that what is lame may not be dislocated but healed. 14 Strive for peace with everyone, and for that holiness without which no one will see the Lord. 15 See to it that no one be deprived of the grace of God, that no bitter root spring up and cause trouble, through which many may become defiled… 18 You have not approached that which could be touched and a blazing fire and gloomy darkness and storm 19 and a trumpet blast and a voice speaking words such that those who heard begged that no message be further addressed to them. … 22 No, you have approached Mount Zion and the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and countless angels in festal gathering,… 23 and the assembly of the firstborn enrolled in heaven, and God the judge of all, and the spirits of the just made perfect, 24 and Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant, and the sprinkled blood that speaks more eloquently than that of Abel.”

I return to my heart.

Biblical Keys.

Hikers and athletes always carry light luggage. They carry only what is essential for the trip and the weight must be minimum so that no unnecessary energy be spent. Chapter 12, which is the last part of the letter to the Hebrews, clearly has a flavor of exhortation to make pilgrimage to the heavenly Jerusalem (12:12.22) and right from the beginning invites the reader-hearer “let us rid ourselves of every burden and sin that clings to us” and persevere in running the race that lies before us (12:1).

The image of the athlete and the hiker is common in the Greco-Roman world, that is why the author uses them to exhort that they make the journey towards the goal proposed: Mount Sion, the City of the Living God, the heavenly Jerusalem (…) and to the assembly of the first fruits inscribed in the heavens and to God the universal Judge (…) and to Jesus, mediator of the New Covenant (12:22-25).

The Biblical verses that guide our reflection invite us to leave behind every impediment that does not allow us to make the proposed journey. The vacillating knees and the twisted feet are not conditions fit for a tortuous road; it is necessary that these defects be healed (12:12-13).

The proposed goal is described in an almost apocalyptic image of the Heavenly Jerusalem (Ap. 21), where God is the Universal Judge, and Jesus is Mediator of the New Covenant and the souls of the just who reached perfection eagerly await our arrival. In the meantime while we make the journey it is necessary to achieve peace with everyone and sanctity. Thus no one will be found  deprived of the grace of God(12:14).

This journey can have difficulties when there arise in the community divisions, mistakes, that are represented by bitter roots that sprout (12:15a) within the community.

In this Reading, the Word invites us not to lose sight of the pilgrims journeying towards the goal, that is the City of God, the Heavenly Jerusalem, in order to live the Communion of Saints, the promise that the Father made us in the New Covenant, sealed with the sacrifice of the Lamb of God, his Son Jesus Christ.

It is necessary that the means to make the journey: the hands, the knees and the feet, be healthy and free from sin, in order to arrive at the promised destination.

Augustinian Keys.

The communion is a reality that we live not only with those who surround us in this world, but which we also live with God and the multitude of our brothers who have already arrived at the end of their pilgrimage in the kingdom of heaven. The fundamental communion is with Christ, and as members of his Body, in life and in death we are intimately united with him.

The Church continually invites us to see and to remember the communion we have with God and with all the saints, the friends of God, those who lived their life in such a way that they merited to arrive and to share in the eternity with the Lord.

The communion with the saints offers us various elements for consideration. In the first place, it reminds us that we do not have a permanent dwelling in this earth, because we are pilgrims to the city of God. For St. Augustine, the concept of peregrinatio is essential, the pilgrimage, since every human being has been created for the encounter with God and must live oriented towards eternal realities, knowing that he is only passing through this world, and not allow that his heart fall much in love with the things of this world, since he must follow his road to achieve his goal in God:

Sing with affection of the piety and the charity the voice of one who goes up to the heavenly Jerusalem, for which we yearn as pilgrims, and in which we shall rejoice after the return from the pilgrimage (en. Ps. 126:1).

Furthermore, St. Augustine, calls attention that in the title of Psalm 77 there appears a personality named Jeduthun and he exegetically interprets the name as he who transcends things”, “he who goes beyond”. As pilgrims towards the City of God we must be like Jeduthun, always to go beyond things, to learn “to go deeper” (“Duc in altum”: Lk. 5:4), in our life, in our spirituality, in our pilgrimage:

We must effectively go passing over everything that obstructs us, seduces us, deceives us, with its weight makes difficult our flight until we arrive at what fulfills us, and beyond which there is nothing, and underneath it are all things, and from which proceed all things (en. Ps. 77:1).

During the pilgrimage in the arduous road of this world, we avail of the valuable help of God, who not only observes us from eternity, but who grants us every day and at every moment his grace to enable us to overcome the obstacles that arise on the road. Thus, the pilgrim of faith traverses the road of this world with joy, walking and singing:

He sings as the harvesters use to sing; he sings but he walks; lighten your work with a song, love not sloth: sing and walk (s. 256,3).

But the pilgrim also counts on the help and intercession of the saints, of those who have already arrived at the finish line of the pilgrimage, of those who are already dwellers in the City of God. They are the ones who intercede for us before God. They are the Triumphant Church that intercedes for us,  also members of the Body of Christ, but we still live in the time of history, and we travel towards them “between the consolations of God and the persecutions of this world” (ciu. 18, 59, 2).

We belong to the Body of Christ in this earth in order to belong to the glorious Body of Christ in eternity in the City of God. The body of the glorified Christ that ascended into heaven is the model and example of the Triumphant Church that lives forever in God:

         (…) let us ascend with him and let us have our heart lifted up. Let us ascend,

         but let us not be caught up in pride. Let us lift up our hearts, but to the Lord.

         To lift up one’s heart, but not to the Lord, is called pride; to raise up one’s

         heart to the Lord is called refuge, because he to whom he has ascended is

         someone to whom we say: Lord, you have become our refuge (s.261,1).

Thus, to live the mystery of the Communion of Saints should give us great hope and joy, upon knowing that the Church is the Mother par excellence  who always prays for her children, and the sap of prayer and of grace circulates through the whole body of the Church, benefiting everyone and filling everyone with the blessing of God.

The Mother Church prays and intercedes for her children. St. Augustine sees in his mother St. Monica a figure of the Church, because both pray and implore God for their children that they may leave behind their erroneous paths and may live in the communion of peace and of the Church.

(…) Where I narrate my conversion, a work of God, to this faith that I fought with miserable and furious loquacity, don’t you remember that in narrating it I manifested quite clearly that what prevented my damnation were the fervent prayers and the faithful and daily tears of my good mother? That is why before the world I preached and exposed that God by his gratuitous grace not only converts the wills of men separated from the true faith, but even those contradicting and rebelling against it (perseu. 53).

Thus, the importance of strengthening the communion with the whole Church through personal prayer and the collaboration with grace in the process of sanctification, or rather of “deification” as St. Augustine would put it, that the Holy Spirit wants to realize in us. The more I collaborate with the Spirit in the process of deification, greater is the benefit to the Body Of Christ which is the Church.

Therefore, to live the Communion of Saints implies the consciousness of pertaining right now to the City of God, to which we find ourselves bound together by the prayers of the saints and of the whole Church.

On the other hand, it means to profit and to enjoy the benefits of the holiness and the grace that circulate through the Body of Christ, elements that strengthen and enrich us to live in communion with the whole Body of Christ that is the Church.

It also implies a compromise of sanctity, knowing that, to live in communion with the whole Church, it is necessary to possess the root of charity and allow that grace to bear fruit in us, until the day when we arrive at the City of God.

There we will rest and contemplate, we will contemplate and we will love, we will love and we will praise. Here is what we will possess in the end, but which is without end. For, what else can be our end but to arrive at the kingdom that has no end?(ciu. 22,30,6).

Questions for communitarian dialogue.

  1. We are pilgrims towards the City of God. For you, what does it mean to be pilgrim to the City of God? With what spirit do you run the road that you have to run every day?
  • The example and the intercession of the saints comfort and help us. What importance does the mystery of the Communion of Saints have in your life? What experience of holiness do you have in the life of the community? What have you learnt from some religious whom you may consider holy?

I lift up my heart.

Let us give thanks to God for the gifts, the strength and the enlightenment he has granted us on this day of recollection. For this the following words of St. Augustine can serve us:

May the holy martyrs pray for us, not that we may limit the celebration of their solemn feasts, but that we may also imitate their customs. Let us love their confessions of faith, let us praise their crowns and let us not lose hope. We also are men like them and he created us who also created them. We have the same font, one same granary from which we feed and drink and, definitely, live. Let no one say: “He could, but I cannot.” How could that one do? Who could have done so if it were not granted to him by the One who said to his own:  “Without me you can do nothing?”  That is why the Apostle said: “Who will separate us from the love of God? Tribulation? Sorrow? Persecution? Hunger? Nakedness? Danger? The sword? Thus it is written: “For you we are led to death day after day.” What a good cause! For you we are led to death day after day. Fruitfully and joyfully, precisely because it is for you. Because the cause is good, therefore, there is a crown (s. 299F, 4).

Grace is what makes the saints” (s. 145, 3). +

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Fray Dunstan Huberto Decena, OAR

Fray Hubert Dunstan Decena, OAR

Priest/Religious/Bible Professor of the Order of Augustinian Recollects in the Province of St. Ezekiel Moreno.

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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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  • All day
    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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  • All day
    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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  • All day
    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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  • All day
    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)

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  • 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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  • All day
    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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  • All day
    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)

19
  • All day
    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)

20
  • 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
  • All day
    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
  • All day
    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
  • All day
    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
  • All day
    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
  • All day
    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
  • All day
    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
  • All day
    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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