AR Sisters, SARF- Palawan listen to Father General’s pointers for holiness

Puerto Princesa City, PALAWAN – “Joy, humility, and generosity – those are among the signs of holiness,” said Sr. Emma Navea, AR, current superior of the St. Ezekiel Moreno Spirituality and Development Center (SEMSDC) here in Brgy. San Jose.

Sr. Emma was referring to one of the several points raised by the visiting Prior General, Fray Miguel Miró, OAR, in his talk at around midmorning today – February 16 – at SEMSDC social hall.

Thirteen AR Sisters from the three communities in Palawan (Puerto Princesa City, Narra, and Brooke’s Point) and around 40 members of the Secular Augustinian Recollect Fraternity (SEMSDC and Brooke’s Point Chapters) attended the special assembly with Father General.

The get-together kicked off with the Eucharistic celebration at 6:30 AM at the St. Ezekiel Moreno Chapel. Father General presided the holy mass and gave his homily which was interpreted in English by Fray René Paglinawan.

“Father General converted the question, ‘Where are you?’ from the first reading, to our present situation: ‘Where is your heart?’,” said Sr. Emma. “God knows where Adam and Eve were, yet still He inquired into their whereabouts. Similarly, God asks us also about our status in relation to Him: ‘Where is your heart’?”

A member of the SARF asking Fr. Miró as she seeks to deepen her ardent desire for holiness

That precious insight bridged the lessons from the homily to the pointers for holiness brought out by Father Miró during his talk with the other members of the Recoletos Family. “Because,” Sr. Emma added based on what she reaped from the talk, “to be holy as in the case of St. Ezekiel, is not about performing miracles, but rather living out a simple life according to the Gospel, by getting out of oneself and reach out to others.”

The listeners were happy and grateful to receive the input fresh from Father General himself who was equally happy and grateful for their presence. He likewise appreciated their sacrifice just to be with him and to bid him goodbye.

Father General was aware that those from faraway places, particularly from Brooke’s Point, left their homes as early as 2:00 AM to complete the more than 4-hour travel and be able to arrive on time for the holy mass.

At past two in the afternoon, Father General left for Cebu.

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Fray Jose Ernil Almayo, OAR

Fray Jose Ernil F. Almayo, OAR, is currently the Provincial Secretary of the St. Ezekiel Moreno Province and Chairman of the Commission on Communications and Publications-Recoletos

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