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ADVENT AS PILGRIMAGE OF HOPE, FAITH AND LOVE

 

The biblical figures of Isaiah, Joh the Baptist and Mary synthesize advent. 

Isaiah represents the Old Testament with the promise and vision of the future Messiah inspiring us to hope despite great odds and the seeming adverse twists and turns of history.

John the Baptist represents the transition period to the New Testament in an honest-to-goodness wrestling with the novelty of this humble and suffering Messiah inviting us to deepen our faith in Him and witness Him to others.

Mary finally represents the New Israel of the New Covenant with its renewed vigor and new found intimacy enabling us to provide an entry point and vital space to Christ through love of one another.

Through this pilgrimage of hope, faith and love, advent heightens the drama of our encounter with God made man who made man himself; was created of a mother whom he created; was carried by hands which he formed; nursed at the breasts which he has filled; cried in the manger in wordless infancy, He the Word, without whom all human eloquence is mute (St. Augustine).

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May 19 - May 25
  • 19

    All day
    May 19, 2019
    PRAYER INTENTION: FOR THE SICK (cf. LAMP 5c)
    FIESTA OF THE OUR LADY OF PEACE AND GOOD VOYAGE PARISH, TONDO
    Fiesta Mass: 9:00 AM
    Presider & Homilist: Msgr. Jose Clemente Ignacio (Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Manila)
    BIRTHDAY
    Sr. Ma. Cecilia Bongcawel, AR
    DEATH ANNIVERSARY
    Sr. Paula de la Purisima Concepcion, AR
  • 20

    All day
    May 20, 2019
    ORDERWIDE MEETING OF THE NATIONAL PRESIDENTOF THE SARF
    May 20-24, 2019 / Cuernavaca, Mexico
    BIRTHDAY
    Fray Don Besana
    DEATH ANNIVERSARY
    Sr. Dolores Cañete, AR
  • 21

    All day
    May 21, 2019
    BIRTHDAY
    Sr. Victoria Sandiego, AR
    Sr. Sulpicia Geronimo, AR
    Sr. Cynthia Camuta, AR
    Sr. Maria Flor Mejarito, AR
  • 22

    All day
    May 22, 2019
    FEAST OF ST. RITA OF CASCIA
    BIRTHDAY
    Sr. Ma. Emy Catalonia, OAR (Bacolod Monastery)
    Sr. Ma. Quiteria Ragundiaz, OAR (Bacolod Monastery)
  • 23

    All day
    May 23, 2019
    DEATH ANNIVERSARY
    Sr. Caridad Salazar, AR
  • 24

    All day
    May 24, 2019
    DAY OF PRAYER FOR THE CHURCH IN CHINA
    EPISCOPAL ORDINATION OF BISHOP-ELECT LEO MAGDUGO DALMAO, CMF, D.D. (Prelature of Isabela, Basilan)
    BIRTHDAY
    Sr. Justina de Leon, AR
    Sr. Vicenta Climacosa, AR
    ANNIVERSARY OF SIMPLE PROFESSION
    [1986-2019]
    Fray Eduardo Celiz, Jr.
    Fray Joel Naranja
    Fray Emilio Edgardo Quilatan
  • 25

    All day
    May 25, 2019
    FOUNDING ANNIVERSARY OF THE RECOLETOS DE BACOLOD COMMUNITY (1962-2019)
    FOUNDING ANNIVERSARY OF THE RECOLETOS DE MIRANILA COMMUNITY (1985-2019)
    BIRTHDAY
    Fray Rey Tripulca
    Sr. Ma. Nicholasa Sabado, AR
    DEATH ANNIVERSARY
    Sr. Ma. Auxiliadora Somosot, AR

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