Protecting Our Health, Healing Our Earth

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Our health is facing an untraceable enemy, destroying our humanity, the total global death toll lately is: 275,000 dead. These are not numbers, these are persons. The infections of the coronavirus become more dangerous, as they did not only inflict harm on our health, but also, “the COVID-19 crisis is threatening social cohesion within countries, as its impact reaches deep into our society, on the behaviour of individuals, and affects our well-being and mental health.” (United Nations, Shared Responsibility, Global Solidarity: Responding to the socio-economic impacts of COVID-19, March 2020, p. 11)

The beauty of nature is transforming, we are re-discovering the original creation; even more blooming, as in the book of Psalms (104:9-13):

“You set a boundary that they may not pass,
so that they might not again cover the earth.
You make springs gush forth in the valleys;
they flow between the hills;
they give drink to every beast of the field;
the wild donkeys quench their thirst.
Beside them the birds of the heavens dwell; they sing among the branches.
From your lofty abode you water the mountains;
the earth is satisfied with the fruit of your work.”

But our spirits long for holistic care; allowing us to search for a better life, a better future, and a healthy planet.

This global pandemic of the coronavirus affects everyone, revealing directly on sight:

  1. the fragility of our humanity, both our health and psychological well-being.
  2. the fragility of our government systems.
  3. the fragility of our health systems.
Medical workers in protective suits attend to novel coronavirus patients at the intensive care unit (ICU) of a designated hospital in Wuhan, Hubei province, China February 6, 2020. Picture taken February 6, 2020. China Daily via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS – THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. CHINA OUT.

We need better lenses to understand the current health crisis, as part of our journey to recovery, these are the essential points for reflection:

  • our health is part of the creative process of life that needs to be protected.
  • our environment is the revelation of Creation.
  • our life ought to be meaningfully lived. 

Protecting Our Health

Protection and recovery of life are very important in our survival. Protecting people’s health is one of the prime duties of any government. Our governments made laws for this, even crafted and revised many “systems”, like, health security, universal health care, and many other forms. But in the end, proven by this current pandemic, it all appeared that our governments failed; and yet, many of our doctors and front-liners complained: our hospitals are not well-equipped to address the pandemic. Now, governments are pressured to address the basic problems in health centers, like, the lack of hospital beds, lack of equipment (respirators, etc), and protection of health workers. Pope Francis said in Laudato Si’: “…no measures are taken until after people’s health has been irreversibly affected.” (LS, 21)

And during this COVID crisis, the call for “mass testing” are amplified as basic assessment of proof for medical recovery. Until a vaccine for COVID-19 virus is discovered, there will be no assurance of recovery and healing. Medical and technological research and innovation is needed to accelerate the production of key medical materials and tests, and to discover the vaccines and therapeutic treatments that are needed to protect people’s right to health.” (UN, Shared Responsibility, Global Solidarity, p. 20)

Accountability of governments are being pursued of the deadly impact of the crisis, the number of deaths and infections; the corollary impact of the lockdown on people’s lives; the system of approach (from warning to recovery).

Protection of health encompasses protection of nature. Many of the deadly viruses were acquired (and related to) abuse of our wild/exotic animals. Nature must not be human-centered, it is totally of life, of all living organisms. “For human beings… to destroy the biological diversity of God’s creation; for human beings to degrade the integrity of the earth by causing changes in its climate, by stripping the earth of its natural forests or destroying its wetlands; for human beings to contaminate the earth’s waters, its land, its air, and its life – these are sins.” (Pope Francis, LS, 8)

In the perspective of faith, all that God has created is good and beautiful. “Each single created thing is good, and taken as a whole they are very good, because together they constitute a universe of admirable beauty.” (St. Augustine, Enchiridion: On Faith, Hope, and Love,  Part I, III, 10). We are all part of God’s creative process, all of us can cooperate as instruments of God for the care of creation, each according to his or her own culture, experience, involvements and talents.” (Pope Francis, LS 14)

Healing Our Earth

Our planet Earth takes a breather from the years of massive destruction. During the period of lockdown all over the globe, nature becomes poetic, in the words of a poet: “now the birds are chirping, flowers bloom; for the spring is rising, breaking nature’s gloom…” The social media posts and news reports, acknowledged the end of daily pollution from cars and industries; the re-appearance of the displaced species both land and life below water. Wild animals are appearing in the urban areas, a report in the The Guardian online news said: “Animals have started taking advantage of cities as they enter lockdown during the coronavirus pandemic. From New Delhi, India to Buenos Aires, Argentina, groups of animals including deer and lemurs have started to come out to explore – in search of food or just to play…” (theguardian.com, April 22, 2020)

In the Philippines, the residents of Metro Manila, were able to see the mountains as backdrop of the skyscrapers, unseen for many years due to pollution. But the call for climate emergency remains, and Pope Francis issued a warning: “The earth does not forgive: if we have despoiled the earth, its response will be very ugly.” (Earth Day Message, April 22, 2020) More than the appearance, is a conscience-space for us to ask ourselves: this outcome from what we have seen in nature resulting from the COVID crisis is an opportunity to effectively implement existing laws protecting nature from human-induced destruction driven by greed and insensitivity. Yes, we are able to re-create an ambiance nature-friendly for us, but not totally for nature. Simply because, during this lockdown, more wastes are still generated from our consumption, unending environmental destruction are being done on nature and communities, governments continue to approve and endorse mining permits and all other issues. “The pandemic of the coronavirus reveals to us that the way we live in the common house is harmful to its nature. The lesson that you convey to us is: it is imperative to reform our way of living on it, as a living planet. She is warning us that we are just as we are behaving, we can’t continue. Otherwise the Earth itself will be rid of us, overly aggressive and evil to the system of life.” (Leonardo Boff)

Integral Healing thru Solidarity

In his Earth Day message, Pope Francis said: “As the tragic coronavirus pandemic has taught us, we can overcome global challenges only by showing solidarity with one another and embracing the most vulnerable in our midst.” (April 22, 2020)

The lockdown brought us better realizations of life. All activities that require presence, any social event or even church and work related gatherings are suspended; and we are advised to stay in our homes to avoid the spread of the virus –still, we belong to one community.

Going to school is not allowed, but remedies are being done by requiring virtual or online presence of students. Working from home is the new normal, allowing the working people to still do jobs without being in the office.

And yet, many churches inspired by the ‘reaching out’ of Pope Francis thru online presence. Parishes, religious communities are doing virtual/TV liturgical celebrations, even the other religions are doing their part as an act of spiritual assurance to all believers facing the crisis. Much concern and assistance are being given to the grieving families too, which in reality, the contagion did not allow families to celebrate farewells according to the usual customs of burial.

“At dusk weeping comes for the night; but at dawn there is rejoicing.” (Psalms 30:6)

Commitment to Just Recovery. The impact of the COVID-19 crisis is incalculable at this moment, we are facing not only an economic crisis but  also a global humanitarian crisis. Governments are pursuing economic recovery as the best tool to be able to address the aftermath of the pandemic, seeing the many political pendulum-movement of opinions, both economic and health solutions must be addressed integrally. Governments must be reminded that the health of the population cannot be compromised by any other political intentions. The protection and recovery of life is very important. “Between lives lost, and dollars gain… we need to save lives!” said Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York during one of his COVID-19 briefings.

Commitment to amplify the call for a better Health System. The global health systems must be fixed. The many discoveries of hospitals (mostly in big countries) having no adequate medical equipment is a revelation of utter disregard of health care. Cardinal Antonio Tagle of Caritas Internationalis said: “now we realize that we don’t have enough masks but there are more than enough bullets.”

A better health system will address future health crisis, it will totally guarantee a livable future for humanity, it will purposely maximize the funds contributed by the people to the state and will enable the governments to save lives. “Many corporations have been helping to shore up the health system response. Pharmaceutical companies are working with governments to increase testing capability, while manufacturers are offering to shift or add new production lines to manufacture masks and ventilators. Tech companies are providing crucial digital tools to overcome social isolation, promote social cohesion and raise awareness on health and safety guidelines to address the pandemic.” (UN, Shared Responsibility, Global Solidarity, p. 6)

Commitment to Provide Sustainable Assistance. We should not forget the poor, the most vulnerable in our midst. As many of them are living in unjust conditions even before this global crisis, the more they are pushed to survival. The incapacities of governments are replaced by the high-spirited initiatives of individuals. In Sierra Leone, Africa, religious missionaries try to assist the families by providing one sack of rice to every family and food pack; “we need to give them food sustenance that can last for a longer period; allowing them to be participative in the lockdown and not letting them go hungry. All else, as there is hunger, there will be chaos,” said Fr. Denis Castillo, OAR, a Filipino missionary.

Globally, local churches, NGO’s are mobilizing campaigns to address the glooming situation of the people, by providing sustained food assistance to livelihood. Civil Society and grassroots organizations, community Based Organizations (CBOs) and Faith-Based Organizations (FBOs) play a vital role at the local level. In assisting the most vulnerable populations, these groups are active in bringing economic and livelihood opportunities and adapting responses to the community context.” (UN, Shared Responsibility, Global Solidarity, p. 20)

National Task Force on Covid-19 chief implementor Carlito Galvez Jr., leads the first distribution of P 8,000 under the government’s social amelioration program to residents of Barangay Vitales, Paranaque City on April 3, 2020, part of the ‘Bayanihan to Heal as One Act’ to provide subsidy to low income families affected by enhanced community quarantine. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Commitment to address continuing social injustices. Many social issues are cropping up in this period of uncertainty. Pope Francis reminded us in his 2020 Urbi et Orbi message: “The crisis we are facing should not make us forget the many other crises that bring suffering to so many people. May the Lord of life be close to all those in Asia and Africa who are experiencing grave humanitarian crises, as in the Province of Cabo Delgado in the north of Mozambique. May he warm the hearts of the many refugees displaced because of wars, drought and famine. May he grant protection to migrants and refugees, many of them children, who are living in unbearable conditions, especially in Libya and on the border between Greece and Turkey. And I do not want to forget the island of Lesvos. To achieve concrete and immediate solutions in Venezuela, aimed at facilitating international aid to the people suffering from the serious political, socio-economic and health situation.”

Very revealing is the impact of the crisis on the labor sector, the number runs in millions of workers to be jobless and out of work; this will have a disastrous impact on the many families. Countries must commit to do their utmost to protect the labour force, including workers who depend entirely on daily earnings and those in the informal sector and support their employment and income. This must be the goal of all coordinated fiscal and monetary actions.” (UN, Shared Responsibility, Global Solidarity, p. 14)

Each of us has a role to play, and institutions too. Coping with the crisis from now and the coming years, will be very difficult.

Commitment to re-invigorate our co-existence with Nature. We are finding healing thru nature, we are sustained by nature thru the fruitful harvests from nature, without nature –we can hardly live during this crisis.  “Caring for ecosystems demands far-sightedness… the cost of the damage caused by such selfish lack of concern is much greater than the economic benefits to be obtained. Where certain species are destroyed or seriously harmed, the values involved are incalculable. We can be silent witnesses to terrible injustices if we think that we can obtain significant benefits by making the rest of humanity, present and future, pay the extremely high costs of environmental deterioration.” (Pope Francis, LS, 36)

The continuity of life is possible. Our concern for nature is beyond the pandemic, hopefully this is teaching us doable lessons well. That we cannot go back to our systemic pattern of destroying our Earth; our throw-away culture must end; our human-centered dominion must change; our activism for nature must be emboldened better. And when we get past this crisis, we will face a choice – go back to the world we knew before or deal decisively with those issues that make us all unnecessarily vulnerable to this and future crises. Everything we do during and after this crisis must be with a strong focus on building more equal and inclusive societies that are more resilient in the face of pandemics, climate change, and the many other challenges we face.” (UN, Shared Responsibility, Global Solidarity, p. 22) “We have no future if we destroy the very environment that sustains us.” (Pope Francis, April 22, 2020)

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Bro. Tagoy Jakosalem, OAR

Bro. Tagoy Jakosalem, OAR

Religious Brother 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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  • All day
    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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  • All day
    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)

9
  • 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)

10
  • 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)

12
  • 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)

13
  • 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)

17
  • 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)

18
  • 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
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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)

20
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    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
  • 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
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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
  • 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
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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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