Recollection Material – January 2023 “TOGETHER” IN FOLLOWING”

brothers and sisters in Christ (1)

Jn. 1:35 – 42.

          Upon beginning a new year, we begin a new theme for our monthly recollections. In view of the fact that the word chosen for the general government for this year is “TOGETHER” , the same shall serve as the hinge to direct the diverse reflections of our recollections. We have prepared for this year an Augustinian Recollect spiritual itinerary that takes as its point of departure the communitarian communion that the word “together” expresses, in such a way that the many steps we take this year in our monthly recollections may help us grow, strengthen and love more and more the communion of our community. This month we will reflect on our own vocation. We have been called by Jesus to follow him, to have a profound experience of his love, an affection that, as it happened with St. Augustine, transforms us, enrobes us with the novelty of the Gospel and makes us witnesses of the salvific action of God in the midst of our brothers. Thus, as St. Augustine said: “we journey together along the paths of love in search of him of whom it is written: “Seek his face always” (trin. 1, 3, 5).

Return to yourself.

          Let us now dispose ourselves to live this day of recollection, by putting ourselves in the presence of God. We live together in the community, convoked by the voice of the Holy Spirit with the desire to possess only one soul and only one heart directed towards God.

          Taste and see how good and how pleasant it is for brothers to live as one! These words of the Psalter, this sweet sound, this grateful melody in the canticle as well as in the understanding, gave birth to monasteries. This is the voice that encouraged the brothers who yearned to live united. This verse was the trumpet call for them. It sounded through the orb of the earth, and those who were dispersed became congregated. The call of God, the call of the Holy Spirit, the prophetic call was not heard in Judea, but it was heard through the whole orb of the earth (…) What does in one mean, or in union, or united? That they had only one soul, and only one heart directed towards God. Grant us, O Lord, to have in our communities unanimity and concord in God, through Jesus Christ our Lord (en. Ps. 132, 2).

Your voice is my joy.  Accept and meditate on the Word of God that today illumines our day of recollection, and that invites us to meditate on our own vocation.  Christ it is who continuously calls us every day.

          35 The next day John was there again with two of his disciples, 36 and as he watched Jesus walk by, he said, “Behold, the Lamb of God.” 37 The two disciples heard what he said and followed Jesus. 38 Jesus turned and saw them following him and said to them, “What are you looking for?” They said to him, “Rabbi” (which translated means Teacher,), “where are you staying?” 39 He said to them, “Come, and you will see.” So they went and saw where he was staying, and they stayed with him that day. It was about four in the afternoon. 40 Andrew, the brother of Simon Peter, was one of the two who heard John and followed Jesus. 41 He first found his own brother Simon and told him, “We have found the Messiah” (which is translated Anointed). 42 Then he brought him to Jesus. Jesus looked at him and said, “You are Simon the son of John; you will be called Cephas” (which is translated Peter). +

The firmament of the Scriptures.

Biblical Keys.

          The so called narrative preface of John’s Gospel closes with the call of the first disciples: Andrew and Peter, Philip and Nathanael and an unknown disciple. The vocation of these disciples is presented by John as an element of the first steps of Jesus. After being baptized and presented as the Lamb of God by John the Baptist, two of his disciples decide to follow Jesus (v. 37). One is Andrew, the other we can think that he is the beloved disciple. These disciples of the Baptist listen to the master and before the acknowledgement he makes of Jesus as the Lamb of God, they decide to follow him.

          Jesus is conscious that these two persons are following him, and asks them: What are you looking for? What do you want? The response of the disciples is a total surprise: Rabbi, where do you live? (v. 38). They recognize him as master and they are asking to be admitted as his disciples, they want to know everything about the master so they can live like him. Jesus receives and accepts them: Come and you will see. In a few phrases those two disciples of the Baptist become the disciples of Jesus. The rest of the day they spent with him – it must have been Friday afternoon that coincides with the beginning of the Sabbath, which would serve as explanation of the fact that they spent the afternoon and the night in the house of Jesus – these are sufficient to make that these two disciples who knew something about Jesus, become believers in him. Come and see, becomes Come that you may believe (v.39).

          The effect of this budding faith in the new followers can be verified in the fact that they seek other followers. Andrew goes in search of his brother Simon. Upon finding him, he tells him that they have found the Messiah, i.e. the Christ (v. 41). Peter is surely surprised since he understands of whom he speaks: the Messiah is the promised Savior. Probably Peter had heard the preaching of John, and would have felt frustrated when he said that he was not the Messiah. Now he accompanies his brother to meet that someone who has become his master, and there he also comes converted into a follower of Jesus, up to the point that the Master changes his name to Cefas: Rock (v. 42).

          The chapter closes with the presentation of Philip and the call of Nathanael (vv. 43-51), that even though they do not form part of our reflection today, they do re-enforce two essential elements in our meditation. On the one part, the value of the vision as faith: For having said that I saw you under the fig tree, you believe? You will see greater things (v. 50). The material vision gives way to the vision of faith (let us recall the doubt of Thomas in ch. 20). The other element is double: to know Christ and to become his follower: Andrew, the other disciple and Peter meet Christ and become his disciples, in the same way that Philip and Bartholomew do. In the case of each one of them Jesus is presented with the titles as: the Lamb of God (v. 35), as  the Messiah (v. 41), the Son of God, the King of Israel (v. 49), but also with a more simple title and which indicates a way of communion: Rabbi, that means Master (v. 38).

Augustinian Keys.

1. Introduction

          The first element that St. Augustine makes clear on commenting upon the biblical text we meditate on, is that John the Baptist does not seek to stay with the disciples, but that he is conscious that his mission is to point out where he is and who it is they must follow, even though many considered him to be the Messiah. The humility of John must sustain us in the pastoral and evangelizing work, not to promote ourselves but to point out to Christ.

Because John was such a friend of the Groom, that he did not seek his own glory, but was giving testimony to the truth. Did he perhaps want that his disciples remain with him instead of following the Lord? On the contrary, he himself pointed out to his disciples whom they ought to follow (Io. eu.. tr. 7, 8).

          On the other hand, St. Augustine comments that the reason for following is no other than the search for salvation, since only is Christ is there pardon for sins, since only the Lamb of God can take away the sins of those who follow him and also those of the whole world.

Behold the Lamb of God. And of what profit is the Lamb of God for us? Behold, he affirms, him who takes away the sin of the world (Jn. 1:36). Having heard this, the two who were with John followed him (Io. eu. tr. 7, 8).

2. What are you looking for? (Jn. 1:38).

          According to what the Gospel narrates to us, Jesus, upon seeing that these two disciples of John the Baptist were following him, asks them: What are you looking for? (Jn. 1:38).

          We have all been called by God through an ineffable gift of his grace, because vocation is above all an unmerited gift from God. Nonetheless, this gift from God does not annihilate the will but prepares it so that we can accomplish what God wants (s. 173, 2). In this way, it would invite us to think first, on the quality of gift that vocation has. God has gratuitously called us to follow his Son Jesus Christ, since this is the essence of vocation. And we follow him responding not only with words but above all with our life.

When does he answer his praise? When those called by him give him thanks. He calls, we respond; not with the voice, but with faith; not with the tongue, but with the life (en. Ps. 101, 2,6).

          What are you looking for? St. Augustine has always been classified as the untiring searcher for truth, for life, for happiness, in a word of God. Nonetheless, it is important to keep in mind in the Augustinian search, two elements. In the first place, It must be pointed out that he who incites and moves the human beings’ search is God himself. St. Augustine is convinced that every person carries in his interior a divine yearning which makes the human being, when he is sincere with himself, to go in search of God. Hence come the famous words of St. Augustine at the beginning of the Confessions: “You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it rests in you” (conf. 1, 1).

          St. Augustine is conscious that every human being in this life is in search for something or someone. The essential poverty and the limitation of human existence are borne in searching, in desiring, since to be human is to be hungry for life, for happiness, for love. Thus the question of Jesus to the two disciples of John the Baptist: “What are you looking for?” is a question with deep Augustinian flavor. It deals with a question that today is being asked of each one of us, to answer it like they did, not from theory, or from the things that we know from memory, but from the experience of the heart.

          On the other hand, it is necessary to point out that the search of St. Augustine is not only an attitude, but a compromise. It is not only an attitude, i.e., it is not only a declaration of intentions, because today there are many persons who call themselves “searchers of God”, but have made of this search a form of life, to have only a collection of experience, without ever arriving at committing themselves to something, nor to someone. They live only seeking to feel or experience. The search of St. Augustine has a purpose: the encounter with God, but God as an unfathomable  mystery, an encounter the becomes a new search. It is, therefore, a virtuous circle, where we encounter God and we encounter him, as St. Augustine points out, to continue searching him with greater ardor.

If in the search he can be found, why is it said: “Always seek his face?” (Sal 104, 3-4). He is still to be sought after having been found? In fact that is how incomprehensible realities are to be sought.(…) It is sought so that the discovery may be sweeter, it is found in order to seek it with more eagerness (trin. 15, 2, 2).

3. Rabbi, where do you live?

After Jesus asked John the Baptist’s disciples: What are you looking for?, they answered with another question: Rabbi, where do you live? (Jn. 1:38). The following of Christ always implies an experience, and one cannot remain only in theoretical elements. St. Augustine points out that the two disciples came after  Jesus and spent that day with him (Jn. 1:39). According to the Bishop of Hippo, this was the moment of encounter and apprenticeship, thus he cites in his commentary the text of Sirach (Sir. 6: 36-37): Let your feet wear out his doorsteps; arise to come to him assiduously and be instructed by his precepts.

          And in his commentary, St. Augustine expresses, on the one hand, his uneasiness for not knowing what they talked about during that whole day. Furthermore, he comments that the encounter with Jesus was so rich and profound, that it not only happened, as the Gospel says, that day (Jn. 1: 39), but that they were there the whole day and night. On the other hand, he expresses his healthy envy, since he comments that for him, he would have desired to have been in the place of those two disciples, and could have spent the whole afternoon and night with Jesus.

He showed them where he was staying; they came and were with him. What a happy day they spent, what a happy night! Who is there to tell us what they heard from the Lord? (Io. eu. tr. 7, 9).

          But this healthy envy of St. Augustine becomes an exhortation, since those of us who want to live together the call of Christ, must make a space in our interior so that Christ may come and remain always with us. The Bishop of Hippo invites the believer to build in his heart a temple, so that Christ may come and dwell in it, in such a way that the believer always remains in Christ and Christ in him.

          We also must build and must make a dwelling in our heart, so that he may come and teach us; converse with us (Io. eu.tr. 7, 9).

4. The tenth hour.

          The experience of the two disciples of John the Baptist with Jesus was so intense and so pleasant, that in the text of the Gospel we are told at what hour the

encounter happened. In this way, the text points out literally that the encounter happened more or less at the tenth hour (Jn. 1:39). St. Augustine does not allow this detail to pass by unperceived, and he comments that the tenth hour makes reference to the Ten Commandments. We deal here with some commandments  that the human being cannot fulfill by his own strength alone, but only with the help of God’s grace. The Law of the Old Testament was a Law of fear, while that of the New Testament is the Law of love.

Do we suppose that the Evangelist had no intention of telling us what time it was? Could it be that he did not want us to pay attention to something, that we do not seek something? It was the tenth hour. This number refers to the Law, because the Law was given in Ten Precepts. Well then, the time has come when the Law must be fulfilled through love, because the Jews could not fulfill it with fear (Io. eu.tr. 7, 10).

          Nonetheless, St. Augustine does not detain himself in the commandments of the Old Law, but points out that the plenitude of that Law is love, and that Christ not only is the Teacher of the Law, but that he teaches us not to remain in the letter of the Law, but to seek mercy. The advice of St. Augustine is very rich. In  following Jesus and the fact of living together his following, the important thing is mercy and love, not the servile fulfillment of the Law. In synthesis, in the following of Christ, the important thing is love.

(…) he is the Teacher of the Law and he teaches it. And there is mercy in his tongue; that is why he teaches the Law mercifully, as it is said of Wisdom: “Well then, he carries mercy and law in the tongue (Prov. 31:26). Fear not that you cannot fulfill the Law; take refuge in mercy (Io. eu. tr. 7, 10).

Five urgent texts from the Constitutions: Together in the following.

1. “The  purpose of the Order of Augustinian Recollects is that which is proper to an order or religious family brought into being in response to the inspiration of the Holy Spirit and approved by the authority of the Church: its members, living in community as brothers, desire to follow and to imitate Christ, poor, obedient, and chaste, as He himself proposed in the Gospel for the observance of his disciples” (n. 6).

2. “The central objective of the formation process is the preparation of the person for the total consecration of himself to God in the following of Christ, and in the service of the mission, according to the charism of the Order” (n. 130).

3. “The experience of meeting the Master and of his unmerited call are the origin of every vocation to a life of following Jesus, a life which demands openness and fidelity to the Word” (n. 155).

4. “To follow Christ, radically living the Gospel in the common life and practicing the evangelical counsels, is the fundamental guideline of our way of life” (n. 514).

5. “The vocational call must always begin from a catechesis of proclamation that leads people to an experience of God and underlines the beauty of following Christ with an explicit intent: “Come and see” (Jn. 1:46), in imitation of the Master” (n. 156).

From the Word to the Action.

          What does it imply for you: the fact that your vocation is a con-vocation (i.e., a vocation to live together in community)?

          How do you respond to the question that Jesus addresses to John’s disciples? What do you seek in following Jesus?

          How is the experience that you have of Christ? What does the phrase “come and you will see” imply for you that the Gospel cites?

Final Prayer.

          Blessed is he who loves you Lord, who loves the friend in you, and the enemy for you, because he cannot lose the friend, who has everyone as friend in him who cannot be lost. And who is this but our God, the God who made heaven and earth, and what fills them, because filling them he created them? No one, Lord, loses you but he who leaves you. But when he leaves you, where will he go, where will he flee, but tranquil from you, angry at you? But where will he not find the law for his punishment? Because your law is truth, and you are the truth. Help us, Lord, to live together in community, with only one soul and one heart directed towards you (conf. 4, 14). +

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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
    January 2, 2023

    BIRTHDAY

    Bro. Conrado Flores, SAR (Antipolo Chapter)
    Sis. Emma Toro, SAR (Valencia Chapter)
    Sis. Marcelina Nicolas, SAR (Tondo Chapter)
    Sis. Erlinda Casaje, SAR (Manila Chapter)
    Sis. Arsenia Villanueva (Trial / Urbiztondo Chapter)
    Charlene Catchillar (RAY-Urbiztondo)
    Jorge Datuin (RAY-Urbiztondo)

    ANNIVERSARY OF SIMPLE PROFESSION

    (2021-2023)
    Fray Chrislean Rey Pamilaga

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY

    +Sis. Rizalina Salera, SAR (Cavite Chapter)

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    January 3, 2023

    BIRTHDAY

    Br. Danny Cabuslay Jr. (aspirant)
    Sr. Ma. Bella Mojica, AR
    Sis. Basilisa Espinola, SAR (Miranila Chapter)
    Sis. Carmencita Abis, SAR (Manila Chapter)
    Sis. Melodina Paragat, SAR (Talisay Chapter)
    Sis. Estelita Buenavista, SAR (Cebu Chapter)
    Sis. Angelina Bacalso, SAR (Cebu Chapter)
    Sis. Tita Montemayor (Tondo Chapter / Trial)

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY

    +Sr. Clemencia Ranin, AR

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    January 4, 2023

    BIRTHDAY

    Bro. Ernil Orbecido, SAR (Bacolod Chapter)
    Sis. Mary Grace Susas, SAR (Talisay Chapter)
    Sis. Ma. Cristina Domingo, SAR (Miranila Chapter)
    Bro. Nenito Javarez (Puerto Prtincesa Chapter / Trial)
    Fran Cheska Marie Andan (RAY-Laray)

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY

    +Sr. Regina Cadiz, AR
    +Sr. Adelaida Elli, AR

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    January 5, 2023

    FUNERAL OF THE LATE +POPE-EMERITUS BENEDICT XVI

    BIRTHDAY

    Br. Jude Dacullo (postulant)
    Sis. Estelita Divinagracia, SAR (Miranila Chapter)
    Sis. Emiliana Carao, SAR (Cebu Chapter)
    Bro. Jose Pepito Bonete Jr., SAR (Puerto Princesa Chapter)
    Sis. Yulanda Lim, SAR (Trial / Miranila Chapter)
    Leila Barizo (RAY-Cavite)

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY

    +Fray Casiano Cosmilla
    +Sr. Ma. Cleofe Claro, AR

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    January 6, 2023

    BIRTHDAY

    Sis. Sylvia Evina, SAR (Puerto Princesa Chapter)
    Sis. Grace Aba-a, SAR (Cebu Chapter)
    Sis. Aurora Decipolo, SAR (San Carlos Chapter)
    Sis. Remedios Solatan, SAR (Cebu Chapter)
    Sis. Dominga Torregosa, SAR (Cebu Chapter)

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY

    +Sr. Juana de la Merced, AR
    +Bro. Rustico Magdales, SAR (Manila Chapter)

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    January 7, 2023

    BIRTHDAY

    Sis. Eliza Stubbs, SAR (Miranila Chapter)
    Sis. Ma. Lorelie Cabanes, SAR (San Carlos Chapter)

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    January 8, 2023

    SOLEMNITY OF THE EPIPHANY

    HOMETOWN THANKSGIVING MASS

    Fray Cristito Rey Tepace, OAR
    St. Michael the Archangel Parish Church
    Laoang, Northern Samar / @1600H

    BIRTHDAY

    Fray Ian Anthony Espartero
    Sr. Leticia Cerdeño, AR

    ANNIVERSARY OF EPISCOPAL ORDINATION

    Most Rev. Julito Cortes, D.D. (Diocese of Dumaguete)

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    January 9, 2023

    FEAST OF THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD

    PROVINCE-LEVEL CHRISTMAS PARTY
    Venue: Provincial Curia
    Time: 1200H

    BIRTHDAY

    Br. Joshua Miguel Salmon (postulant)
    Sr. Rosario Bianes, AR
    Sis. Marcelina Taguinod, SAR (Tondo Chapter)

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY

    +Sr. Dominga Gargarita, AR

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    January 10, 2023

    OAR FORMANDS’ CONVENTION START
    Venue: CARES, Baguio City
    Inclusive Dates: January 10-12, 2023

    BIRTHDAY

    Br. Jayson Solmayor (postulant)
    Sis. Shirley Ostia (Tondo Chapter / Trial)

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY

    +Sr. Ma. Luz Asuncion Nitura, AR
    +Sr. Paulina de la Purisima Corazon de Maria, AR

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    January 11, 2023

    BIRTHDAY

    Sr. Catalina Ruiz, AR
    Sis. Elena Dagdag, SAR (Baguio Chapter)
    Ian Gabrielle Canlubo (RAY-Cavite)

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY

    +Sr. Ma. Zita Lloren, AR
    +Sis. Elena Caballero, SAR (San Carlos Chapter) f

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    January 12, 2023

    BIRTHDAY

    Fray Reynaldo Jaranilla
    Sis. Josephine Guinto, SAR (Tondo Chapter)

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY

    +Sr. Ma. Fortunata Gaspillo, AR
    +Bro. Hilario Torcedo, SAR (Baguio Chapter)

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    January 13, 2023

    ANNIVERSARY OF EPISCOPAL ORDINATION

    (1998-2023)
    Archbp. Jose Palma, D.D. (Archdiocese of Cebu)

    BIRTHDAY

    Bro. Jonathan Casiño, SAR (Provincialate Chapter)
    Bro. Antonio Sonsona, SAR (Tondo Chapter)

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY

    +Mo. Rosario Rosales, AR

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    January 14, 2023

    HOMETOWN THANKSGIVING MASS

    Fray James Erold Gatinao, OAR
    St. Joseph the Husband of Mary Parish Church
    Poblacion, Narra, Palawan / @900H

    BIRTHDAY

    Sr. Emilia Madrigal, AR
    Bro. Jose Valdez, SAR (Provincialate Chapter)
    Sis. Luisa Gumiran, SAR (Antipolo Chapter)
    Bro. Patrich Miguel Ajos (Bacolod Chapter / Trial)

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY

    +Sis. Esterlita Gracia, SAR (Antipolo Chapter)
    +Sis. Aurea Figura, SAR (Cebu Chapter)
    +Sis. Vicenta Prado, SAR (Cebu Chapter)

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    January 15, 2023

    FEAST OF THE STO. NINO

    BIRTHDAY

    Fray Anthony Irineo
    Sr. Ma. Marcela de la Cruz, AR
    Bro. Maximo Epanto, SAR (Cebu Chapter)

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY

    +Sr. Ma. Virgen de la Consolacion, AR

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    January 16, 2023

    COMMEMORATION OF THE DEAD RELATIVES OF THE MEMBERS OF THE ORDER

    ANNUAL RETREAT (THIRD BATCH)
    Retreat Master: Fr. Elias Ayuban Jr., CMF
    Theme: “Synodality and Charismatic Identity”
    Venue: Talavera House of Prayer, Cebu City
    Inclusive Dates: January 15-19, 2023

    BIRTHDAY

    Br. Jhon Russel Manalstas (aspirant)
    Br. Janrhey Palmis (aspirant)
    Mo. Maria del Carmen, OAR (Bacolod)
    Sr. Zerah Cordero, AR
    Sis. Alice Mojica, SAR (Cavite Chapter)
    Sis. Bernarda Tan, SAR (Tondo Chapter)
    Sis. Melissa Sandil, SAR (Manila Chapter)

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY

    +Sis. Lucia Degamo, SAR (Manila Chapter)
    +Sis. Ma. Amelia Casiño, SAR (Provincialate Chapter)
    +Bro. Rustico Magdales, SAR (Manila Chapter)
    +Sis. Cleofe Alvarez, SAR (Cebu Chapter)
    +Sis. Carmencita Victorino, SAR (Manila Chapter)
    +Sis. Lucila Young, SAR (Cebu Chapter)

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    January 17, 2023

    BIRTHDAY

    Fray Corvin Maturan
    Sis. Belen Taniagao, SAR (Miranila Chapter)

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY

    +Sr. Celedonia de la Santissima Trinidad, AR
    +Sr. Cesaria Barbarona, AR

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    January 18, 2023

    WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY
    January 18-25, 2023

    BIRTHDAY

    Fray Joseph Dexter Palagtiosa
    Sis. Guia Gonzales, SAR (Provincialate Chapter)
    Sis. Ma. Christina So, SAR (Antipolo Chapter)
    Rhea Canania (RAY-Urbiztondo)

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    January 19, 2023

    BIRTHDAY

    FRAY MIGUEL ÁNGEL HERNÁNDEZ, OAR (Prior General)
    Sr. Cleofe Maria Agua, AR
    Sis. Angelica Tejada, SAR (Antipolo Chapter)
    Sis. Myrna Amante, SAR (Tondo Chapter)
    Sis. Teodora Delus, SAR (Baguio Chapter)
    Sis. Sheny Valerio, SAR (Urbiztondo Chapter)
    Sis. Rosario Grace Roldan, SAR (Manila Chapter / Trial)

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    January 20, 2023

    ST. SEBASTIAN (Patron Saint of Manila & Cavite Communities, Diocese of Bacolod)

    BIRTHDAY

    Sr. Adelina Reyes, AR
    Sis. Mercedes Velada, SAR (Tondo Chapter)

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY

    +Sis. Bibiana Madrietta, SAR (Cebu Chapter)

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    January 21, 2023

    BIRTHDAY

    Fray Urbano Galanido
    Fray Jerome Virtudazo
    Sis. Leticia de Silva, SAR (Baguio Chapter)
    Sis. Alicia Catulong, SAR (Cebu Chapter)
    Sis. Ofelia Balocating, SAR (Urbiztondo Chapter)

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY

    +Sis. Flaviana Minoza, SAR (Cebu Chapter)

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    January 22, 2023

    SUNDAY OF THE WORD OF GOD

    [Pope   Francis’   Apostolic   Letter, Motu   proprio Aperuit  illis, published on  30 September 2019, establishes that “the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time is   to   be   devoted   to   the   celebration, study   and
    dissemination of the Word of God”.]

    BIRTHDAY

    Most Rev. Victor Bendico, DD (Bishop of Baguio)

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY

    +Bro. Jovito Padua, SAR (Provincialate Chapter)

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    January 23, 2023

    BIRTHDAY

    Bro. Marciano Cleofas, SAR (Provincialate Chapter)
    Sis. Gloria Acosta, SAR (Manila Chapter)
    Sis. Esterlina Silva, SAR (San Carlos Chapter)
    Sis. Rose Marie Gaspar, SAR (Valencia Chapter)
    Sis. Melba Cariño, SAR (Puerto Princesa Chapter)
    Judith Mondejar (RAY-Caidiocan)
    Kathrine Bacalso (RAY-Laray)

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY

    +Sr. Gertrudis del Pilar, AR
    +Sr. Cresencia Vailoces, AR
    +Sis. Felisa Torrecampo, SAR (Cebu Chapter)

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    January 24, 2023

    BIRTHDAY

    Sr. Ma. Paz Bawagan, AR
    Sr. Faith Niña Fuertes, AR
    Sis. Florida San Juan, SAR (Tondo Chapter)
    Sis. Raymunda Co, SAR (Laray Chapter)
    Sis. Ma. Paz Chico, SAR (Baguio Chapter)
    Analyn Martinez (RAY-Valencia)

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY

    +Bro. Teofilo Jabonero, SAR (Cebu Chapter)

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    January 25, 2023

    SOLEMNITY OF THE CONVERSION OF ST. PAUL

    BIRTHDAY

    Bro. Rodelio Gasparillo, SAR (Bacolod Chapter)
    Bro. Feddie Junsay Jr., SAR (Bacolod Chapter)
    Joelle Maria Mendoza (RAY-Miranila)

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY

    +Sr. Ma. Lucia Sagmit, AR

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    January 26, 2023

    BIRTHDAY

    Fray Cristopher Maspara
    Br. Ken Joshua Manalo (aspirant)
    Sis. Henrietta Morales, SAR (Antipolo Chapter)
    Sis. Emenciana Cabaral, SAR (Cebu Chapter)

    ANNIVERSARY OF EPISCOPAL ORDINATION

    (2005-2023)
    Most Rev. Reynaldo Evangelista, D.D. (Diocese of Imus)

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY

    +Sis. Margarita Zafra, SAR (Antipolo Chapter)

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  • All day
    January 27, 2023

    BIRTHDAY

    Sr. Marilyn Cula, AR
    Sr. Remilyn Leonido, AR
    Sis. Evelyn Balingit, SAR (Antipolo Chapter)
    Sis. Florepis Vergara, SAR (Cebu Chapter)
    Sis. Welim Husayan (Laray Chapter / Trial)

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY

    +Sis. Murita Jara, SAR (Tondo Chapter)
    +Sis. Eusebia Siarez, SAR (Cebu Chapter)

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  • All day
    January 28, 2023

    HOMETOWN THANKSGIVING MASS

    Fray Julius James Tinapao, OAR
    Sto. Tomas de Villanueva Parish Church
    Bayawan City, Negros Oriental / @1000H

    BIRTHDAY

    Fray Louie Gabinete
    Sis. Lita Lorenzo, SAR (Manila Chapter)

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY
    Sr. Fernanda del Pilar, AR
    Sr. Ines Garcia, AR

29
  • All day
    January 29, 2023

    4TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

    70th WORLD LEPROSY DAY BIRTHDAY

    Sr. Francisca Rojas, AR
    Sis. Lourdes Insigne, SAR (Antipolo Chapter)
    Sis. Anecita Paglinawan, SAR (Laray Chapter)
    Sis. Angelina Duhig, SAR (Cebu Chapter)
    Jona Mendoza (RAY-Miranila)
    Marielet Vital (RAY-Urbiztondo)

30
  • All day
    January 30, 2023

    BIRTHDAY

    Fray Jonathan Caballero
    Sr. Angelica Fuentes, AR
    Sr. Pascualina Peral, AR
    Sis. Violeta Siozon, SAR (Antipolo Chapter)
    Sis. Fedencia de la Cruz, SAR (Brooke’s Point Chapter)
    Sis. Minerva Alcarde, SAR (San Carlos Chapter)
    Sis. Evangeline Castro, SAR (Urbiztondo Chapter)
    Sis. Julieta Dawa, SAR (Laray Chapter)

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY

    +Bro. Jay Rosauro Cortez, SAR (Manila Chapter

31
  • All day
    January 31, 2023

    APOSTOLIC JOURNEY TO CONGO-KINSHASA
    (January 31 – February 3)

    DAY 1: ROME-KINSHASA

    07:55     Departure by airplane from Rome/Fiumicino International Airport to Kinshasa
    15:00     Arrival at Kinshasa “Ndjili” International Airport
    15:00     OFFICIAL WELCOME
    16:30     WELCOME CEREMONY at the “Palais de la Nation”
    16:45      COURTESY VISIT TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC in the “Salle Présidentielle” of the “Palais de la Nation”
    17:30      MEETING WITH AUTHORITIES, CIVIL SOCIETY AND THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS in the garden of the “Palais de la Nation”

    BIRTHDAY

    Sr. Josephine Ativo, AR
    Sis. Saturnina Antolihao, SAR (Tondo Chapter)
    Lance Raven Lapinig (RAY-Talisay)

    

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