Augustinian Recollects celebrate 400 years of missionary presence in Cebu

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The Order of Augustinian Recollects (OAR) launched a year-long celebration yesterday to mark their 400 years of continuing missionary presence in Cebu.

It was kicked off with the unveiling of their 400-year commemorative marker at the lobby of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish – Recoletos.

“This Marker symbolizes the expression of profound gratitude and joy of the Augustinian Recollects for the 400 years of grace and blessings from the Heavenly Father,” the inscription stated.

Rev. Fr. Christopher Maspara, OAR , the overall chair of the Recoletos de Cebu at 400, shared that the OAR is also processing an application to have a historical marker to be mounted in this historical site.

A commemorative marker is made by the organizers of an event while a historical marker can only be issued by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines.

After the unveiling, a Eucharistic Celebration took place which was presided by the Archbishop of Cebu together with two other guest bishops and 28 con-celebrating priests.

Archbishop Jose Palma highlighted in his homily that the OAR need not to look far to see the impact that it has made in its 400 years of continuing presence in Cebu.

“You might not have been able to build certain structures or buildings that may crumble with the passing of time. But to me, the thousands of students that have passed the portals of your University, the thousands of students who are grateful because they received quality academic formation and religious formation. These are the students who became professionals and are in other parts of the world. These are the students who improved the quality of life of their families because they have studied at USJ-R,” he expressed.

The Archbishop also declared April 29, 2021 to April 29, 2022 a “Special Year of Grace” for parishes and school campus’ chapels under the pastoral care of the Augustinian Recollects in the Archdiocese of Cebu.

These “places of pilgrimage” are (1) Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish-Recoletos, (2) Our Lady of Consolation Parish-Recoletos, (3) St. Augustine of Hippo Quasi-Parish -Recoletos, (4) USJ-R Main Campus Chapel, (5) St. Ezekiel Moreno Chapel in USJ-R Basak, and (6) La Consolacion Chapel in USJ-R Balamban.

A quadricentennial prayer and a theme song entitled “Proclaim His Love” were also launched on April 29. The song was composed by one of the OAR friars and is performed by selected Josenians.

With the pandemic in mind, the guests during the celebration were limited. Hence, the event was streamed live on at least 17 online platforms including news agencies and Recollect-affiliated institutions. This is the biggest digital coverage that the OAR in Cebu has done to date.

To recall, the Governor-General of the Philippines granted the official permit and license to the Augustinian Recollect missionaries on April 29, 1621 to put up a convent in Cebu. This after the Augustinian Bishop of Cebu issued the necessary episcopal license and official credentials to the Vicar Provincial of the Recollects of St. Augustine in the same year.

This event paved the way for the Augustinian Recollects to establish a church and a convent which was dedicated to the Immaculate Conception of Mary in 1621. It also served as a base for the OAR missions in Visayas and Mindanao.

Moreover, the Augustinian Recollects also founded and administered churches in the northeastern parts of Cebu including the towns in Camotes islands.

In 1947, the OAR expanded their educational apostolate by founding Colegio de San Jose-Recoletos (present-day University of San Jose-Recoletos). In 1971, the parish of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel was erected on the site where the old church of the Immaculate Conception used to stand.

In 2006, the OAR communities celebrated the 400th anniversary of their arrival and continuing presence in the Philippines and Asia. In contrast, the celebration this 2021 marks the 400th year since the establishment of the first OAR community in Cebu and the beginning of their missionary presence.

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    July 1, 2022

    BIRTHDAY

    Sis. Norma Ouano, SAR (Provincialate Chapter)
    Sis. Maribel Cayabyab, SAR (Puerto Princesa Chapter)
    Sis. Lucena Satorre, SAR (Cebu Chapter)
    Rakyla Nadine Samuel (RAY-Cavite)

    ANNIVERSARY OF SIMPLE PROFESSION
    (2017-2022)

    Fray Ricky John Austria
    Fray Ivan Cuison
    Fray Jhyryx Vincent Gamulo
    Fray James Erold Gatinao

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY
    +Sr. Benedicta Marco, AR

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    July 2, 2022

    FORMAL ACCEPTANCE TO THE NOVITIATE
    Venue: SEMONORE Chapel, Antipolo City

    Fray Joseph Quoc Pham Duc
    Fray Francis C. Cabalida
    Fray Reymar L. Macadagdag
    Fray Jestoni M. Latagan

    [Reintegration Program] Fray Leonardo Queaño II

    BIRTHDAY
    Fray John Arnold Lozada (simply prof.)
    Sis. Visitacion Baluyot, SAR (Cebu Chapter)
    Sis. Maria Reyes, SAR (Cebu Chapter)

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY
    +Fray Delfin Castillo (2014-2022)

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    July 3, 2022

    14TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

    BIRTHDAY
    Sr. Merriam Capellan, AR
    Bro. John Cabanes, SAR (Baguio Chapter)
    Bro. Vicente Tabasa, SAR (Cebu Chapter)

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY
    +Sis. Luisa Murillo, SAR (Cebu Chapter)

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    July 4, 2022

    PRAYER INTENTION: FOR VOCATIONS

    BIRTHDAY

    Most Rev. Julito Cortes, D.D. (Bishop of Dumaguete)
    Sis. Ma. Teresa Corentin, SAR (ManilaChapter)
    Sis. Josefina Cresidio, SAR (Manila Chapter)
    Sis. Filomena Mamaril, SAR (Miranila Chapter)

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY

    +Fray Loreto Ceasar Dacanay (2016-2022)
    +Sr. Martina de la Santisima Trinidad, AR
    +Sis. Zenaida Flores, SAR (Antipolo Chapter)
    +Sis. Juliet Liagao, SAR (Baguio Chapter)
    +Sis. Victoriana Cabardo, SAR (Cebu Chapter)

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    July 5, 2022

    BIRTHDAY

    Sr. Filomena Castaño, AR
    Sr. Jeraldine Hernandez, AR
    Sis. Cirila Caro, SAR (Baguio Chapter)
    Sis. Marilyn Cepe, SAR (Valencia Chapter)
    Rica Quiroz (RAY-Provincialate)

    ANNIVERSARY OF SIMPLE PROFESSION
    (1981-2022)

    Fray Dionisio Selma

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY

    +Sr. Margarita de la Paz, AR

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    July 6, 2022

    BIRTHDAY

    Fray Allan Rubett Cabatian
    Br. Jefferson Balanhi (aspirant)
    Sr. Ma. Alma Alaras, AR
    Sis. Cecile Castañeda, SAR (Tondo Chapter)
    Sis. Evangeline Cariño, SAR (Valencia Chapter)
    Sis. Filipinas Salburo, SAR (Laray Chapter)
    Lalaine Karylle Ramos (RAY-San Carlos)

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY

    +Sr. Vicenta Cutanda, AR
    +Sis. Magdalena Andales, SAR (Cebu Chapter)

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    July 7, 2022

    START OF NOVENA TO OUR LADY OF MT. CARMEL

    ARCORES SOLAR DREAM PROJECT
    at Brookes Point, Palawan in collaboration with
    AR Sisters (15 indigenous households as beneficiaries)

    BIRTHDAY

    Fray Radni Caparas
    Sis. Sylvia Estacio, SAR (Provincialate Chapter)
    Sis. Geraldine Noreen Bulot, SAR (Antipolo Chapter)
    Angela Palen (RAY-Provincialate)

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    July 8, 2022

    BIRTHDAY

    Sr. Marcelina Diaz, AR
    Sis. Isabelita Tenorio, SAR (Tondo Chapter)
    Sis. Ma. Fanny Rafer, SAR (Manila Chapter)
    Sis. Caridad Servando, SAR (Manila Chapter)
    Mary Ann Nuñez (RAY-Caidiocan)

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY

    +Sr. Ma. Juliana Mandia, AR

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    July 9, 2022

    ARCORES SOLAR DREAM PROJECT
    at Narra, Palawan in collaboration with the AR sisters
    (15 households as beneficiaries)

    BIRTHDAY

    Fray Cirilo Andan
    Shiena Mae Quimada (RAY-Laray)

    ANNIVERSARY OF SOLEMN PROFESSION
    (RELIGIOUS BROTHER)
    (2005-2022)

    Fray Teodulo Hayahay

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY

    +Sr. Ma. Lourdes Tinoy, AR

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    July 10, 2022

    15TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

    SEA SUNDAY

    “During this Sea Sunday, we are invited to become aware of the hardships and difficulties that seafarers face daily and of the valuable service provided by the Apostleship of the Sea in being Church who bears witness of the Lord’s mercy and tenderness in order to preach the Gospel in the ports of the whole world.” (Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People)

    BIRTHDAY

    Br. Reejay Lawrence Castillo (postulant)
    Bro. Ferdinand Concepcion, SAR (Bacolod Chapter)
    Sis. Violeta Encarnacion, SAR (Miranila Chapter)
    Sis. Margaret Kamara (Kamalo Chapter / Trial)

    ANNIVERSARY OF SOLEMN PROFESSION (RELIGIOUS BROTHERS)
    (2004-2022)

    Fray Feliciano Campomanes, Jr.
    Fray Jonathan Jamero

    ANNIVERSARY OF PRESBYTERAL ORDINATION
    (1982-2022)

    Fray Leonardo Pauligue
    Fray René Paglinawan
    Fray Joseph Philip Trayvilla

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY
    +Sis. Tranquilina Bunac, SAR (Cebu Chapter)

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    July 11, 2022

    START OF THE 37th PROVINCIAL CHAPTER
    Province of Sto. Tomás de Villanueva / Venue: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    1ST CMSP CONVENTION OF BOTH MEN & WOMEN CONSECRATED PERSONS
    Theme: “Prophetic Challenges of CMSP Today”
    Online Sessions:  July 11- 14, 2022

    ARCORES SOLAR DREAM PROJECT
    Casian Island, Palawan (20 households as beneficiaries)

    BIRTHDAY

    Sr. Anacleta Berino, AR
    Bro. Marcelino Espena, SAR (Manila Chapter)

    ANNIVERSARY OF PRESBYTERAL ORDINATION
    (1976-2022)

    Fray Ceferino Roberto Añez
    Fray Federico Gregorio
    Fray Lauro Larlar

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY

    +Sen. Marcelo Fernan (Brother-General of the Order)
    +Sr. Trinidad de Sgdo. Corazon de Jesus, AR
    +Sis. Vicenta Maranga, SAR (Cebu Chapter)

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    July 12, 2022

    BIRTHDAY

    Bro. Lino Sumbillo Jr., SAR (Bacolod Chapter)
    Sis. Ma. Luisa Acebedo, SAR (Manila Chapter)
    Sis. Betty Palatino, SAR (Brooke’s Point Chapter)

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    July 13, 2022

    BIRTHDAY

    Most Rev. Buenaventura Famadico, DD (Diocese of San Pablo)
    Elyssa Santos (RAY-Cavite)

    ANNIVERSARY OF PRESBYTERAL ORDINATION
    (1975-2022)

    Fray Regino Bangcaya

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY
    +Bro. Vicente Rosello, SAR (Cebu Chapter)

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    July 14, 2022

    2nd PROVINCIAL COUNCIL MEETING

    BIRTHDAY

    Sr. Griselda Gruba, AR
    Sis. Gladys Fontanos, SAR (Baguio Chapter)
    Sis. Transfiguracion Albina, SAR (Valencia Chapter)

    ANNIVERSARY OF PRESBYTERAL ORDINATION
    (1974-2022)

    Fray Dionisio Cachero

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY
    +Sis. Manuela Ferrer, SAR (Provincialate Chapter)
    +Sis. Lucia Abapo, SAR (Cebu Chapter)

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    July 15, 2022

    BIRTHDAY

    Sis. Cynthia Dondiego, SAR (Antipolo Chapter)

    ANNIVERSARY OF PRESBYTERAL ORDINATION
    (1973-2022)

    Fray Hernando Coja

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY

    +Sis. Tresenia Jo Aguilar, SAR (Baguio Chapter)

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  • All day
    July 16, 2022

    OUR LADY OF MT. CARMEL

    PATRONAL FIESTA –Shrine of Nuestra Sra. del Monte Carmelo
    (San Sebastian Basilica, Manila)

    PATRONAL FIESTA – Archdiocesan Shrine of the Nuestra Sra. del Carmen, La Limpia, Cebu City
    Theme: “51ST PIYESTA SA INAHAN: Dungan sa  Pagpanaw para sa Sinodohanong Simbahan Ubos sa Manto ni Maria atong Inahan”
    Time: 9:30 am
    Mass Presider: Papal Nuncio to PH

    PATRONAL FIESTA – Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish, Inagawan
    (Puerto Princesa City, Palawan) Time: 9:30 am
    Mass Presider: Most Rev. Socrates Mesiona, D.D.

    *SPECIAL INTENTION for those who perished in the July 16, 1990 earthquake (particularly in Baguio).

    BIRTHDAY

    Sr. Carmencita Indolos, AR
    Mo. Cecilia Rosa Talangpaz
    Sis. Carmencita Fontanilla, SAR (Manila Chapter)
    Sis. Carmen Imbo, SAR (Valencia Chapter)
    Sis. Carmelita Ababon, SAR (Cebu Chapter)
    Sis. Carmen Gumera, SAR (Cebu Chapter)
    Sis. Evelyn Guirnela, SAR (Talisay Chapter)

    ANNIVERSARY OF PRESBYTERAL ORDINATION
    (1978-2022)

    Fray Enrico Peter Silab

    ANNIVERSARY OF SIMPLE PROFESSION

    Mo. Ma. del Carmen, OAR (Bacolod Monastery)

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    July 17, 2022

    16TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

    PATRONAL FIESTA – Quasi-Parish of Nuestra Sra. del Carmen, Dugmanon (Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur)

    START OF THE CURSO DE PREPARACIÓN / Madrid, Spain

    BIRTHDAY

    Fray Kenneth Joseph Onda
    Br. Ivan Rey Manimtim (postulant)
    Sr. Ma. Soledad Torres, AR
    Bro. Romeo Lincoran, SAR (Antipolo Chapter)
    Sis. Angelita Singson, SAR (Miranila Chapter)
    Sis. Alberta Kamara (Kamalo Chapter / Trial)
    Angela Jillian del Rosario (RAY-Cavite)

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY

    +Sr. Ma. Martina de San Miguel, AR
    +Sr. Martha Llanes, AR
    +Sis. Carmelita Arresgado, SAR (Tondo Chapter)

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    July 18, 2022

    BIRTHDAY

    Sr. Ma. Teresa Bautista, AR
    Sis. Corazon Padua, SAR (Miranila Chapter)

    ANNIVERSARY OF PRESBYTERAL ORDINATION
    (1981-2022)

    Fray Samson Silloriquez

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY
    +Sis. Lourdes Mirasol, SAR (Bacolod Chapter)

19
  • All day
    July 19, 2022

    PRAYER INTENTION: FOR THE SICK

    BIRTHDAY

    Fray William Cordero Jr.
    Sis. Liberty Braganza, SAR (Brooke’s Point Chapter)
    Sis. Juliana Rodiño, SAR (Talisay Chapter)

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  • All day
    July 20, 2022

    BIRTHDAY

    Fray Gaudencio Geronimo de Mesa
    Br. Mel Archie Vergara (Pre-Novice)
    Sr. Ma. Nita Atencio, AR
    Sr. Geronima Primor, AR
    Sis. Margarita Hicban, SAR (Miranila Chapter)

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY

    +Sr. Vicenta de San Agustin, AR
    +Sis. Valeriana Montecillo, SAR (Cebu Chapter)
    +Sis. Mauricia Nacar, SAR (Cebu Chapter)

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    July 21, 2022

    BIRTHDAY

    Sr. Ginger Acosta, AR
    Bro. Daniel Delapaz, SAR (Antipolo Chapter)
    Sis. Feliciana Vasquez, SAR (Cebu Chapter)

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY

    +Sr. Ma. Edwin Ilagan, AR

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  • All day
    July 22, 2022

    BIRTHDAY

    Sis. Cleofe Villarante, SAR (San Carlos Chapter)
    Sis. Magdalena Gonzaga, SAR (Cebu Chapter)

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY

    +Bro. Clemente San Gabriel Sr., SAR (Tondo Chapter)

23
  • All day
    July 23, 2022

    BIRTHDAY

    Fray Francisco Antonio
    Fray Rouel Sia
    Sis. Chona Cabiguen, SAR (Puerto Princesa Chapter)

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY

    +Sis. Gina Quijano, SAR (Cebu Chapter)

24
  • All day
    July 24, 2022

    2ND WORLD DAY FOR GRANDPARENTS AND THE ELDERLY
    [Note: Plenary Indulgence granted today]
    Cf. Decree: https:www.vatican.va/roman_curia/tribunals/apost_penit/
    documents/rc_trib_appen_pro_20220530_decreto_indulgenze-nonni_la.html

    APOSTOLIC JOURNEY TO CANADA
    [A Journey of Healing, Reconciliation and Hope] Visit to the cities of Edmonton, Québec  and Iqaluit

    DAY 1
    ROME – EDMONTON

    9:00     Departure by airplane from Rome/Fiumicino International Airport to Edmonton
    11:20  Arrival at Edmonton International Airport
    11:20  Official Welcome at Edmonton International Airport

    BIRTHDAY

    Fray Arian Josef Ocheda
    Fray James Dexter Tanquis
    Sis. Imelda Matullano, SAR (Bacolod Chapter)
    Eloisa Manalang (RAY-Miranila)

25
  • All day
    July 25, 2022

    APOSTOLIC JOURNEY TO CANADA DAY 2
    EDMONTON – MASKWACIS – EDMONTON

    10:00 Meeting with indigenous peoples: First nations, Métis and Inuit at Maskwacis
    16:45 Meeting with indigenous peoples and members of the Parish Community of Sacred Heart at Edmonton

    BIRTHDAY

    Fray Jose Ernil Almayo
    Fray James Esplanada (simply prof.)
    Sr. Ma. Gorreti Cui, AR
    Sis. Amelia Sison, SAR (Tondo Chapter)
    Sis. Cristina Cabantan, SAR (Cebu Chapter)

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY

    +Sr. Genoveva del Sgdo. Corazon de Jesus, AR
    +Sis. Wilma Digna Bayona, SAR (Inagawan Chapter)

26
  • All day
    July 26, 2022

    APOSTOLIC JOURNEY TO CANADA
    DAY 3
    EDMONTON – LAC STE. ANNE – EDMONTON

    10:15 Holy Mass at “Commonwealth Stadium” in Edmonton
    17:00 Participation in the “Lac Ste Anne  Pilgrimage” and liturgy of the word at the “Lac Ste. Anne”

    BIRTHDAY

    Fray Joaquin Jamelo
    Sr. Ma. Olympia Bolatete, AR
    Sis. Ma. Wendie Oane, SAR (Antipolo Chapter)
    Sis. Evangeline Gubatao, SAR (Cebu Chapter)

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY

    +Sr. Prudencia de la Virgen del Pilar, AR
    +Sis. Delia Vega, SAR (Antipolo Chapter)
    +Sis. Lourdes Contapay, SAR (Cebu Chapter)

27
  • All day
    July 27, 2022

    APOSTOLIC JOURNEY TO CANADA
    DAY 4
    EDMONTON – QUÉBEC

    9:00    Departure by airplane from Edmonton International Airport to Québec
    15:05  Arrival at Québec International Airport
    15:40  Welcome Ceremony at the Residence of the Governor General of Canada, “Citadelle de Québec”
    16:00  Courtesy Visit to the Governor General at the “Citadelle de Québec”
    16:20  Meeting with the Prime Minister at the “Citadelle de Québec”
    16:45  Meeting with Civil Authorities, Representatives of Indigenous Peoples and Members of the Diplomatic Corps at the “Citadelle de Québec”

    BIRTHDAY

    Fray Jorge Peligro
    Sr. Ma. Eulalia Magquilat, AR
    Sis. Ma. Victoria Abagat, SAR (Bacolod Chapter)
    Sis. Nilda Dasco, SAR (Manila Chapter)

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY

    +Sis. Tomasa Guimbarda, SAR (Cebu Chapter)

28
  • All day
    July 28, 2022

    PRAYER INTENTION: FOR THE MISSIONS

    APOSTOLIC JOURNEY TO CANADA DAY 5
    QBEC

    10:00 Departure by airplane from Iqaluit Airport to  Rome
    17:15 Vespers with Bishops, Priests, Deacons, Consecrated persons, Seminarians and Pastoral workers in the Cathedral of Notre
    Dame in Québec

    BIRTHDAY

    Sr. Ma. Irma Castrodes, AR
    Sr. Ma. Ligaya Satur, AR

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY

    +Sr. Patrocinio Cabanlet, AR

29
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    July 29, 2022

    BIRTHDAY

    Sis. Josephine Lapuz, SAR (Provincialate Chapter)

    APOSTOLIC JOURNEY TO CANADA DAY 6
    QBEC – IQALUIT – ROME

    9:00     Private meeting with the Members of the Society of Jesus in the Archbishop’s Residence in Québec
    10:45  Meeting with a Delegation of Indigenous Peoples in Québec in the Archbishop’s Residence in Québec
    12:45  Departure by airplane from Québec International Airport to Iqaluit
    15:50  Arrival at Iqaluit Airport
    16:15  Private meeting with students of the former residential schools in the primary school in Iqaluit
    17:00  Meeting with young people and elders in the primary school square in Iqalui
    18:15  Farewell Ceremony at Iqaluit Airport
    18:45  Departure by airplane from Iqaluit Airport to Rome*

    *Arrival in Rome: July 30 / 0750H

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY

    +Mo. Gertrudes del Espiritu Santo, AR
    +Bro. Pedro Avendanio, SAR (Baguio Chapter)
    +Sis. Lourdes Guarino, SAR (Talisay Chapter)
    +Sis. Roberta Along, SAR (Cebu Chapter)
    +Sis. Hipolita Guinita, SAR (Cebu Chapter)

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    July 30, 2022

    BIRTHDAY

    Sis. Sunshine Cabiguen, SAR (Puerto Princesa Chapter) Reynz Rey Tupaz (RAY-Tambo)

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY

    +Mo. Cecilia Rosa de Jesus Talangpaz
    +Sr. Asuncion de San Jose, AR
    +Sr. Magdalena del Espiritu Santo, AR
    +Sr. Magdalena Sabano, AR
    +Mo. Ma. Nicolasa de San Jose
    +Sr. Vicenta de San Agustin, AR

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    July 31, 2022

    FIL MISSION SUNDAY

    BIRTHDAY

    Br. John Inocencio Dupay (postulant)
    Bro. Eduardo Tolentino, SAR (Provincialate Chapter)
    Sis. Leonor Canono, SAR (Cebu Chapter)

      

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