Palo Archbishop John F. Du is encouraging Catholics to view the visual arts exhibit “Papa Kiko: Benedizione del Papa,” running until Aug. 14 at Barbara’s Restaurant, Plaza San Luis, Intramuros, Manila.
Mounted by Gruppo Biswal and Pro-Life Philippines (PLP), the exhibit consists of paintings and photographs of Pope Francis’ apostolic visits of the Philippines and elsewhere.
Proceeds of the sale of the works will go to the PLP, Pope Francis Center for the Poor in Palo, Leyte, and Hayag Orphanage in Ormoc, Leyte.
The Assumption Parish Church in Malate, Manila, will hold its fiesta on Assumption Day, Aug. 15. According to Fr. Benjie C. Ledesma, parish priest, theme of the 2015 fiesta is Maria, Lakas at Pag-asa ng mga Dukha.
Novena Masses have been held since Aug. 6. All Novena Masses will be celebrated at 6:15 p.m.
Celebrants: Aug. 6 – Fr. Sanny de Claro; Aug. 7 – Fr. Erik Adoviso; Aug. 8 – Fr. Benjie Ledesma; Aug. 9 – Fr. Edwin Mercado; Aug. 10 – Fr. Jade Licuanan; Aug. 11 – Fr. Leo Distor; Aug. 12 – Fr. John Barro; Aug 13. – Fr. Erick Santos; and Aug. 14 – Fr. Agot Abril.
Official fiesta Mass on Aug. 15 will be held at 9 a.m, with Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal G. Tagle as main celebrant.
On the same date, there will be the blessing of parish marker and new adoration chapel.
Marian seminar on Aug. 16
Mary, Our Mother and Queen will be the theme of the day-long Marian Encounter Seminar on Aug. 16 at Tan Yan Kee Student Center, University of Santo Tomas (UST), España, Manila.
Topics are Assumption of Mary; Mary, Mother and Intercessor to Her Son Jesus; and Queenship of Mary.
Speakers are Fr. Paul Arnel Lucero, SMM, delegation superior of Montfort Missionaries in the Philippines; Fr. Quirico Pedregoza Jr., rector of UST Central Seminary; and Fr. Aloysius Alino, spiritual director of Missionaries of Mary (MOM).
Culminating the activity is the Eucharistic celebration to be celebrated by Fr. Louis Niez, AM.
MOM, a lay Marian community, has been organizing the Mariology series in partnership with Radio Veritas (846 AM). Seminar fee of P150 includes lunch and snacks. For more information, call 7438729 (Luz) or 7412830 (Imee).
The Congregation of Our Lady of Remedies, a diocesan congregation based in the Archdiocese of San Fernando, Pampanga, will celebrate its golden jubilee on Oct. 2.
The Dominican Sisters of Our Lady of Remedies was born during the winds of change unleashed by the Second Vatican Council (Vatican II) in 1965. It was founded by Archbishop Emilio Cinense and the Adrian Dominican Sisters in Michigan.
Four young Filipino women—Evangelina Fernandez, Esperanza Bonifacio, Digna San Vicente and Milagros Garcia—were sent to Adrian Michigan in 1962 where they had their initial formation.
In 1965 they returned to the Philippines as religious sisters—Sr. Mary Dominic, Sr. Mary Joseph, Sr. Thomas and Sr. Regina. Their first residence was in San Fernando, amid the marketplace, where they encountered the many faces of poverty, met the friendly vendors and their children, the jeepney drivers and the beggars. Their present mother house in San Fernando was completed in 1978.
As a diocesan congregation, said Sr. Rosita M. Yaya, OP, and Sr. Liberty Mendoza, OP, their “preaching mission are in four areas: education – as school administrators, teachers and guidance counselors; catechetics, they (the sisters) formed catechists to be sent to the public schools of the archdiocese; pastoral work – they formed lay leaders in the parishes; and social action – where they participate in uplifting the life of the poor in the rural areas.”
Although a diocesan congregation, the Dominican Sisters of Our Lady of Remedies has so grown that it already has foreign missions in Taiwan and Norway.
This column will provide more information about the Dominican congregation in the run-up to its golden jubilee.