800 Caritas Manila scholars graduate from college
Caritas Manila’s (CM) flagship program is the Youth Servant Leadership and Education Program (YSLEP).
CM scholar Maria Tacianne Funes from Rizal, who took up Bachelor of Science in Fisheries, graduated magna cum laude and was valedictorian of Class 2017 of the University of Rizal System in Cardona.
“I would like to thank the people behind Caritas Manila, all the donors and sponsors, our coordinators, my coscholars for being with me in my journey of finding the Lord, realizing his plans and understanding my deeper purpose in life,” Funes said in her valedictory.
Maria is among the 814 YSLEP scholars this year. Currently, CM helps 5,000 students nationwide.
Visit www.caritas.org.ph. Call 5639311 or 09997943455.
Veritas airs Marian prayer
Members of the Legion of Mary may now pray the “Catena Legionis” together through Radio Veritas (RV) 846.
RV is airing the Filipino version of the Catena Legionis led by Msgr. Celso Ditan, spiritual director of the Legion of Mary-Senatus of Northern Philippines, twice a day at 9 a.m., and at 12 a.m.
According to the Handbook of the Legion of Mary, the daily recitation of the Catena Legionis (Chain of the Legion) is the link between the Legion and the daily life of all its members, active and auxiliary, and the bond which unites them one to another and to their Blessed Mother. The daily recitation of the Catena is one of the four standing instructions for the active members of the Legion of Mary.
The Legion of Mary is a lay apostolic association of Catholics present in some 170 countries.
Ermita marks fiesta
Ermita parish in Manila celebrated last May 19 the feast of Nuestra Señora de Guia, the oldest Marian icon in the Philippines.
Our Lady was toasted with the traditional “bota flores” and grand concelebrated Mass.
Nuestra Señora de Guia was the patron of the Manila-Acapulco Galleon Trade and is patroness of sailors, mariners and the Philippine Navy.
St. Vincent Ferrer novena
The Santo Domingo Church in Quezon City is holding the Novena to San Vicente Ferrer every Friday at 5:30 p.m. A Dominican missionary during the medieval ages, San Vicente Ferrer is considered a miraculous saint and the patron of builders.
Santo Domingo Church in Quezon City is holding every Wednesday, 5:30 p.m., the perpetual novena to St. Dominic de Guzman, founder of the Dominican Order.
Sto. Domingo is also holding the perpetual novena to the Santissimo Rosario de La Naval de Manila every Saturday, 5:30 p.m. Mass follows at 6 p.m.
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