LECTIO DIVINA: XVIII Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle A

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Translated by Fray Hubert Dunstan Decena, OAR

Mt. 14:13-21

A. Invoking the Holy Spirit.

We invoke the Holy Spirit using the words of St. Augustine.

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) Amen.

B. Lectio.

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

When Jesus heard of it (death of John the Baptist), he withdrew in a boat to a deserted place by himself. The crowds heard of this and followed him on foot from their towns. When he disembarked and saw the vast crowd, his heart was moved with pity for them, and cured their sick. When it was evening, the disciples approached him and said, “This is a deserted place and it is already late; dismiss the crowd so that they can go to the villages and buy food for themselves.” [Jesus] said to them, “There is no need for them to go away; give them some food yourselves.” But they said to him, “Five loaves and two fish are all we have here.”  then he said, “Bring them here to me.” and he ordered the crowds to sit down on the grass. Taking the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, he said the blessing, broke the loaves, and gave them to the disciples, who in turn gave them to the crowds. They all ate and were satisfied, and they picked up the fragments left over –twelve wicker baskets full. Those who ate were about five thousand men, not counting women and children.

C. Meditatio.

Let us now meditate with the commentary of St. Augustine on these words of the Gospel according to St. Matthew.

 “And why, in all truth, does the Apostle say: Before faith would arrive, we were under the guardianship of the Law, the Lord also seem to signify that, when he says about those he was about to feed with five loaves: There is no need for them to go away; give them some food yourselves.” By these words they were figuratively retained in custody, since the disciples had suggested to dismiss them. As regards the multitude fed with seven loaves, he spontaneously said that he felt pity, because it was already the third day that they were fasting with him. Actually, in the history of the human race, it is in the third epoch when the grace of the Christian faith was given. The first epoch was that which preceded the Law; the second was under the Law, and the third was under grace. And because the fourth still remains, in which we have to arrive at the very perfect peace of the heavenly Jerusalem, to which everyone who rightly believes in Christ tends, that is why the Lord says that he will feed that multitude so that they may not faint along the way. This is the economy for which the Lord deigned to appear among us in temporal and visible humanity, and gave us as pledge the Holy Spirit. By his sevenfold action we will be vivified, adding the flavor like some fish with the apostolic authority. Consequently, that economy, for what other work is it except that we should be able to arrive without fainting to the reward of our supreme vocation? Because we walk by faith, not by sight (qu. 61,7).

St. Augustine interprets the two fish the following way: “As regards the two fish, that add to the bread a smooth flavor, seem to signify the two authorities that was governing that people in order that by their means it may accept the direction of its counsels, that is, the royal and the priestly, to which also belong that holy anointing. Its office was never to be demolished nor corroded by the storms and popular agitations, to break many times the violent confrontations of the mob like hostile waves, give way sometimes without compromising, in short, to struggle with a violent government of the people as the fish do in a stormy sea.

Those two authorities, however, prefigured our Lord. Because only he assumed the two, and only he, not in figure but in reality, gave them fulfillment. First, Jesus Christ is our King, who gave us example of how to fight and conquer, on taking our sins upon his mortal flesh, resisting the temptations of the enemy, both the seductive and the intimidating, upon presenting his flesh to bravely disarm the principalities and the powers and to triumph over them in his person. In this way, with him as guide we are freed from the loads and the works of this our pilgrimage as those who were in Egypt, and the sins that pursue us are buried by the sacrament of baptism, while we ourselves escape. And while we live with the hope of possessing what we do not yet see, we travel as pilgrims like them through the desert, consoling ourselves in the Sacred Scriptures of God’s Word, as to them the manna came down from heaven. And with himself as our guide we hope to be introduced into the heavenly Jerusalem, as they were into the promised land, and there, to be guarded by him as King and Shepherd. In this way, our Lord Jesus Christ is proclaimed Our King.

He is also our eternal Priest according to the Order of Melchizedek, who offered himself as holocaust for our sins, and commanded us to celebrate anew his sacrifice in memory of his Passion, in such a way that what Melchizedek offered to God, we now see offered in Christ’s Church throughout the world” (qu. 61, 2).

D. Oratio.

With the text, let us now pray from the depths of our heart. I suggest the following phrases and questions that can awaken in you dialogue with God, and at the same time can give rise to affections and sentiments in your dialogue with God. Do not move to the next phrase or question if you can still continue dialoguing with God in one of them. It is not a matter of exhausting the list, but of helping you to pray with some points that better fit your personal experience.

a. “But we have here no more than five loaves and two fish” (Mt. 14:17).

  • What did they mean with these words?
  • Before the great problems that you face in your life and in the life of the world, what can you do with your own resources (five loaves and two fish)?

b. “They all ate and were satisfied and they collected twelve baskets full of fragments left over” (Mt. 14:20).

  • Facing the problems of life, how have you experienced the help of God?
  • God is very generous and gives in abundance, how is your generosity towards God and your brothers?

c. Pray with this phrase: “Lord, I put all that I am and have in your hands.”

E. Contemplatio.

I propose to you some points for affective interior contemplation. Once again you need not follow all of it, rather you can choose what fits your personal experience.

a. Contemplate how Christ takes the five loaves and the two fish, and how the disciples distribute  the food to all the persons. Contemplate the amazement of the disciples, so too the surprise and the happiness of the people seeing the food. Allow yourself to be amazed in contemplation, and adore.

b. Contemplate the consternation of the disciples for having only five loaves and two fish. Contemplate your life and the problems in it, what would you do with only five loaves and two fish before such a multitude. Contemplate how you also put your five loaves and two fish in the hands of Christ. Leave them in his hands and trust in him. Contemplate and trust.

F. Communicatio.

Think of everything that you can share with those around you about the experience you had with God, especially about putting everything in the hands of Christ so that he be the one to perform the miracle. The following points can help you to share with your community the experience of the lectio divina on this text.

  • What have I discovered about God and about myself in this moment of prayer?
  • How can I apply this text of Scripture at this moment of my life? What light does it give me? What challenges does it put before me?
  • What concrete commitment does this text of Scripture ask of me in my spiritual life, in my community life?
  • What has been my dominant sentiment during this moment of prayer?

Final Prayer of St. Augustine.

Turning towards the Lord: Lord God, Father Almighty, with pure heart, as far as our littleness permit, allow us to give you our most devoted and sincere thanks, begging with all our strength from your particular goodness, that you deign to hear our petitions according to your good will, that by your power you may drive away the enemy from all our thoughts and actions; that you increase our faith, govern our mind and give us spiritual thoughts and bring us to your happiness through your Son Jesus Christ, our Lord, who with you lives and reigns in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen (en. Ps. 150:8).

“The bread that for us descended from heaven, how he will satisfy us in our homeland who has nourished us in this way during our pilgrimage!” (en. Ps. 147:2).

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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)

2
  • 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)

3
  • 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)

8
  • 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.

14
  • 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)

15
  • 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

16
  • 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
  • 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
  • All day
    November 26, 2022

    BIRTHDAY

    Sis. Librada Cabañero, SAR (San Carlos Chapter)

27
  • All day
    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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