Recollection Material for August 2021: MUSIC, A SERVICE OF LOVE

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Ps. 92:2-9.

          Music has always been the expression of emotions and intellectual contents. It is a subtle and elevated form of communication, and a part of life for every human being. Music has accompanied humanity throughout the length of its history, has given identity and has created profound human bonds. At the same time that music is a great wealth for man, he can take an inadequate attitude towards it, because it runs the risk of making it more as an element of consumption or simply a means of distraction and of dehumanization if not of alienation and of forgetting the world. Therefore, it is necessary today more than ever, to seek in music a means of dialogue, of being able to understand the world in which we live and invite to an experience of God by means of musical vocabulary, remembering that the essential music of every human being is to know that he/ she is an instrument in the hands of God and allow him to play the best melody with each person. This month let us reflect on the importance of dialogue with music and its importance in the experience of God and in the evangelization of our time.

Return to yourself.

Let us now dispose our heart for an encounter with the Lord. We need some moments of serenity and peace, as if they were the moments of silence in the melody, to allow that God tune in the chords of our heart, that they vibrate before him and thus produce the melody that he wants to play with us and in us.

          The old man sings an old song; the new man sings a new song. The Old  Testament sings the old canticle; the New Testament sings the new canticle. The new canticle is the canticle of grace; the new canticle is the canticle of the new man; the new canticle is the canticle of the New Testament. Remove the clothes of old age, since you have known a new canticle. New man, new Testament, new canticle. Let us sing a new song like new men who have been made new from old age by grace, and who now belong to the New Testament, which is the kingdom of heaven manifested in Christ, and who lives and reigns forever and ever (en. Ps. 149, 1; en Ps. 143,16; en Ps. 32,2, 1).

Your voice is my joy.

With heart well disposed, with serenity, I read slowly the following words of Psalm 92, savoring them and allowing myself to be touched by them.

2 It is good to give thanks to the Lord,

 to sing praise to your name Most High.

          3 To proclaim your love in the morning, your faithfulness in the night.

          4 With the ten-stringed harp, with melody upon the lyre.

          5 For you make me jubilant, Lord, by your deeds,

                   At the works of your hands I shout for joy.

          6 How great are your works, Lord! How profound your purpose!

          7 A senseless person cannot know this, a fool cannot comprehend.

          8 Though the wicked flourish like grass and all sinners thrive,

                   They are destined for eternal destruction;

          9 for you, Lord, are forever on high.

The firmament of the Scriptures.

Biblical Keys.

This psalm is traditionally known as the canticle of the just, because in verse 13 it says: The just shall flourish like a palm tree. The psalm is an explosion of jubilee over the works of God, deeds and portents that the wicked is incapable of understanding, but which the man, who walks with God, proclaims by means of his voice, of the music and his life.

          In this psalm there is a mixture of the ethical and the didactic in the contra position of the just and the wicked. From verse 7 to 12 there appears a reference to the wicked. They are said to be incapable of understanding (v. 7), condemned to destruction (v.8) , put to flight (10) and defeated (12). In verse 11 the palmist becomes the singing voice of the psalm: You have given me the strength of a wild bull. From verse 13 the psalmist centers on a discourse of praise as something proper and natural for the just (v. 16: As they proclaim the Lord is just).

In verse 2 there appears the expression “it is good to give thanks to the Lord,” and is presented as the motive of the psalm. The verb to sing (zmr) is developed by the verb proclaim (ngd): the praise of the Lord will be the proclamation of his love and fidelity (v. 3), accompanied by the instruments as the harp and the cithara (v. 4).

          Verse 5 introduces with the verb shout (rnn) the first of three expressions that exalt the feeling of the psalmist: How great are your works, O Lord. The whole song and the music are reduced to this phrase. Verse 9 presents the second expression: But you, O Lord, are eternally on high! The psalm recognizes the greatness of the Lord over the wicked, presented as senseless (kesil) and evil doer (rasa). Being senseless is understood as the motive of wickedness; ignorance of God is cause of wickedness, and therefore, the psalmist wants to make his declaration before the impious, that they may acknowledge that there is nothing greater than to praise God. The second part of the psalm, dedicated to the just (tsadiq)- he who praises God well – (v. 11-16), culminates with another declaration of praise: “My Rock, in him there is no wrong.”

          The psalms were composed to be sung. Our psalm, like the hallelujah psalms (146-150), present an list of instruments for praise. In our text, aside from the voice, are the harp with ten strings (nabel), the lyre (‘ashor) and the cithara (kinor) (v. 4). These are some of the instruments typical of the epoch that indicate to us that the musical accompaniment was important in the liturgy of the temple. Music is a good and necessary art that demands us to put into practice our natural capabilities, like the voice, and our creative and artistic capabilities to proclaim the greatness of God.

Augustinian Keys.

          The chant and the music occupy an essential place in the life and in the

spiritual experience of St. Augustine. Thus he reminds us in the Confessions of the effects that the Psalms of David had on him, for they were: “canticles of faith, sounds of piety that exclude all conceited spirit” (conf. 9, 8). And the chants in the Church of Milan, the chanting of the psalms as well as the Ambrosian hymns, profoundly moved the heart of St. Augustine, and became for him revulsive for his tears, with which he expressed compunction for his sins, and, on the other hand, the music was a spur that increased his profound desire to return to God:

          How much I wept with the hymns and the canticles, strongly moved as I was by the voices of your Church, how sweetly it sang! (conf. 9, 14).

In fact, St. Augustine reminds us that the acts of singing, not only with the voice, but also with the life and the works, become a function of happiness, and at the bottom is a question of love: “To sing and to chant the psalm usually is a work for lovers” (s. 33, 1).

One who truly loves God necessarily must love the neighbor, and with it fulfills the law of the New Testament, which for St. Augustine is nothing more than to sing a new song, because “love is the new song” (en. Ps. 95, 2). On singing the new song one, not only makes an exhortation to happiness and love, but also to conversion. He who sings the new song cannot continue walking on the path of the old man, corrupted by sin. He needs to sing the new song, because he lives in the newness of Christ, of his grace and of his salvation.

We have been invited to sing to the Lord a new song. The new man knows the new song. Singing is a function of happiness and, if we consider attentively, a work of love (s, 34, 1).

And St. Augustine concretely manifests what it is to sing the new song. It is not only intoning hymns with the lips, but above all praising God with our coherence of life. Thus the Bishop of Hippo says: “Sing the new song not with the tongue but with your life” (en. Ps. 32;2, 1). And this coherence should bring the believer to transform himself into what he sings, to truly praise God: “Do you want to intone praises to God? Be yourself what you say” (s. 34, 6).

One concrete form that St. Augustine proposes to his hearers to live, to sing and to be the new song itself is avoiding disorder. Order is a manifestation of the presence of God, and in some occasions the human being can bring disorder in his life by falling into sin by inordinately using the things that surround him, or including one’s own body. Thus he comments:

I will sing giving thanks with joy and properly using the body, which is the spiritual canticle of the soul (en. Ps. 12, 6).

On the other hand, St. Augustine observes that in many psalms we are invited to praise God with the cithara and the harp. The bishop of Hippo interprets these two musical instruments as works that we do in this world, on the one hand, and the prayer that we direct towards God. For this, St. Augustine notes that the cithara has the resonance box in the lower part, while the harp of ten strings, that represent the Ten Commandments, (s. 32, 8), has the resonance box in the upper part. For this reason, when we praise God, we hear the word and we make of our life a melody pleasing to God, we fulfill the actions of the “cithara”; and when we fulfill the Ten Commandments and we pray raising our heart towards God, we do the “works of the harp”:

Therefore, it seems that the harp belongs to heaven; and the cithara to the earth. Proclaiming the word of God is heavenly. But if we sigh for heavenly things, let us not be lazy to fulfill earthly things, because we ought to play the joyful harp but together with the cithara (…) Therefore, we are here advised to respond with corporal works to the preaching of the word of God (en. Ps. 80, 5).

Finally, every believer is invited to sing while he, a pilgrim, travels the road to the heavenly Jerusalem. In this manner, while we confront the many vicissitudes of life, we travel the road of this world advancing through the pathways of God. Nevertheless, we do not travel the road of God with sadness or depression, but with the happiness proper to love, advancing every day, knowing that we are at each moment closer to the goal. That is why St. Augustine invites us to sing while walking:

          Sing as travelers sing; sing, but walk; lighten your work with the song, don’t love the sloth; sing and walk (s. 256, 3).

 The Gold of Egypt.

The artistic work that serves us to reflect in this occasion is the painting of Caravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi, 1571-1610), “The Musicians or the Concert”, kept in the “Metropolitan Museum” of New York.

          The opus was painted circa 1597, and was ordered by the Cardinal Francesco Maria del Monte, a great lover of the arts and of music, who possessed a valuable library, as well as various musical instruments. The painting apparently represents three youth at the point of beginning to play a melody, calling our attention the youth dressed in red who holds a lute in his hands. Nonetheless, it has been pointed out that the painting has some elements that make the scene possess a meaning beyond the ordinary elements, begun by a winged cupid found at the background of the scene cutting a bunch of grapes. And together with this detail it has been discovered a few years ago that the text which the young musicians are preparing to sing is a madrigal in six voices, composed by Pompeo Stabile with lyrics of Jacopo Sannazaro, where it is narrated the story of Icaro the mythical imprudent son of Dedalo, who fell like lightning into the sea in his vain desire to fly towards the sun with wings of wax. The painting, according to some scholars, would be a warning to those who pretend through the art to elevate themselves to the heights of God, believing that through their own powers they can arrive to know his mysteries. Music is one of the pathways of the via pulchritudinis (the way of beauty) that brings us close to God, but never can the human aesthetic experience substitute for the live experience of God.  

From word to action.

          St. Augustine tells us that “singing and chanting the psalms use to be the service of lovers” (s. 33, 1). Are religious chant and music instruments that help me have relationship with God? Do they increase my relationship of love with God? Do I take advantage of musical art to grow in my relationship with God? in my relationship with my brothers? in the evangelization?

          The prayer that many young Christians perform in the little French town of Taize is a symbol of ecumenical prayer. The word of God, the silence to capture the Word and respond to God and the music as amplifier of the emotions that arise in the dialogue with God are essential elements of this mode of prayer. What does this experience suggest to me as regards ecumenical and inter religious dialogue?

          St. Augustine tells us that “love is the new song” (en. Ps. 95:2). Love and music are languages the whole world understands  and relishes. What initiatives based on the language of love and of music can we generate to construct the Kingdom of love of Jesus Christ? Is my life a new song interpreted with love and happiness to praise God?

Final prayer.

Sing and Walk

(by Jose Manuel Duran)

          Hear these words said a long time ago
Sing and walk! Sing and walk!
Take one step forward, then another and another still;
Sing and walk! Sing and walk!
The whole world has a history to live.
A virgin path that we must discover;
Sing ad walk! Sing and walk!
Never linger, do not tarry,
Do not look back
Never halt, do not linger,
Sing and walk until the end.
A long road, that is our life;
There is nothing to fear, my friend.
Give me your hand, thus it will be easier.
We are not alone, God is here.
Do not allow fear to detain you, no, no, no;
Sing and walk! Sing and walk!
Fight for your dreams, for your faith, for the truth;
Sing and walk! Sing and walk!
You know that in life you will meet the good and the bad;
Yours is the answer: turn back or continue,
Sing and walk! Sing and walk!+

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    September 1, 2021

    WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR THE CARE OF CREATION

    NOVENA TO ST. NICHOLAS OF TOLENTINO BEGINS

    ANNIVERSARY OF EPISCOPAL ORDINATION
    Most Rev. Francisco de Leon, D.D.
    (Bishop of the Diocese of Antipolo)

    BIRTHDAY

    Sis. Alicia Bañares, SAR (Tondo Chapter)
    Laurice Kathleen Barizon (RAY-Cavite)

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY

    +Sr. Francisca de Sta. Maria, AR
    +Sr. Placida Patrimonio, AR
    +Sis. Primitiva Ayuda, SAR (Manila Chapter)
    +Sis. Pilar Betinol, SAR (Cebu Chapter)

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    September 2, 2021

    BIRTHDAY

    Fray Miguel Miró (72nd)
    Fray Federico Gregorio
    Maynard Negre (RAY-Talisay)

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    September 3, 2021

    BIRTHDAY

    Fray James Erold Gatinao (simply prof.)
    Sr. Annielyn Alejado, AR
    Sis. Salvacion Alonzo, SAR (Manila Chapter)
    Sis. Venus Maturan, SAR (Bacolod Chapter)
    Jay Warren Oberes (RAY-Balamban)
    Regina Kyle Regonas (RAY-Balamban)

    ANNIVERSARY OF SIMPLE PROFESSION
    (1969-2021)
    Fray Hernando Coja

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY
    +Sr. Ma. Rosario Padilla, AR

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    September 4, 2021

    PRAYER INTENTION: FOR OAR VOCATION (cf. LAMP I,5c)

    SOLEMNITY OF OUR LADY OF CONSOLATION
    Be reminded of the plenary indulgence we may obtain today!

    OLCP- LARAY FIESTA MASS
    Time: 6:00 PM
    Presider & Homilist: Fr. Cresenciano Ubod

    PRIESTLY ORDINATION OF FRAY DAVID ENRIQUE CONEJO RAMIREZ, OAR
    (Alajuela, Mexico / Province of San Nicolas)

    BIRTHDAY

    Sis. Mary Grace Morales, SAR (Antipolo Chapter)
    Sis. Marianne Burgos, SAR (San Carlos Chapter)
    Sis. Rosario Claver, SAR (Talisay Chapter)
    Ms. Brenda Saliendra, Sister General of the OAR

    ANNIVERSARY OF PRESBYTERAL ORDINATION
    (1993-2021)
    Fray Emilio Jaruda

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY
    +Sr. Melchora de Sta. Teresita de Jesus, AR
    +Sis. Dorotea Magallon, SAR (Cebu Chapter

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    September 5, 2021

    52nd INTERNATIONAL EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS
    Budapest, Hungary / Sept. 5-12, 2021

    OLCP- MIRANILA FIESTA MASS
    Time: 9:00 AM
    Presider & Homilist: Most Rev. Roberto Gaa, D.D.

    BIRTHDAY
    Fray Sixto Ciriaco Bitangjol
    Fray Tomokatsu Yamaguchi
    Sis. Marilyn Pariñas, SAR (Provincialate Chapter)
    Sis. Luz Mapalo, SAR (Baguio Chapter)
    Camila Doctor (RAY-Urbiztondo)

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY
    +Sr. Antonia Dinsay, AR

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    September 6, 2021

    BIRTHDAY
    Fray Michael Catama
    Fray Rellyric Delos Santos
    Fray John Zachary Haguisan
    Sis. Nimfa Ramirez, SAR (Manila Chapter)

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    September 7, 2021

    BIRTHDAY

    Fray Regino Bangcaya
    Sr. Anita Manigo, AR
    Sis. Charito Muñoz, SAR (Manila Chapter / Trial)
    Sis. Rosalina Dumdum, SAR (San Carlos Chapter)
    Sis. Osita Atotubo, SAR (Talisay Chapter)
    Sis. Estela Pahilanga, SAR (Talisay Chapter)
    Sis. Regina Babao, SAR (Cebu Chapter)

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    September 8, 2021

    BIRTHDAY OF MAMA MARY

    BIRTHDAY
    Fray René Paglinawan
    Fray Monday Benjamine Edobor
    Sr. Alejandra Bendoval, AR
    Sis. Gregoria Torion, SAR (Tondo Chapter)
    Sis. Ma. Lota Ignacio, SAR (San Carlos Chapter)

    ANNIVERSARY OF SIMPLE & SOLEMN PROFESSION
    Sr. Loraine Lechago, OAR

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY
    +Sis. Lourdes Lolita Caballero, SAR (San Carlos Chapter)

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    September 9, 2021

    BIRTHDAY
    Sr. Arlyn de la Cruz, AR
    Laurence Canillo (RAY-Balamban)

    ANNIVERSARY OF PRESBYTERAL ORDINATION
    (1985-2021)
    Fray Dionisio Selma (Prior Provincial)

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    September 10, 2021

    SOLEMNITY OF ST. NICHOLAS OF TOLENTINE
    Be reminded of the plenary indulgence we may obtain today!

    51st FOUNDING ANNIVERSARY
    OF THE RECOLETOS DE PROVINCIALATE
    AS A COMMUNITY IN QUEZON CITY (Est. 1970)

    OAR STORY LECTURE SERIES / 8:00-12:00 A.M. / via Zoom & FB accounts
    “The Birth of the Augustinian Recollection”
    In celebration of the 400th Founding Anniversary of the Province of San Nicolas de Tolentino

    PATRONAL FIESTA MASS @ SNTP-DALIAO, KAOHSIUNG CITY, TAIWAN
    Time: 8:00 PM
    Presider: Fray Corvin Maturan, OAR

    FIESTA MASS @ SNT ORATORY – UNO-R BACOLOD

    FIESTA MASS @ SNTP – TALISAY CITY, NEGROS OCCIDENTAL
    Time: 10:00AM
    Presider: Most Rev. Patricio Buzon, D.D. (Bishop of the Diocese of Bacolod)

    FIESTA MASS @ SNTP – QUEZON CITY
    Time: 6:00PM

    BIRTHDAY
    Sr. Eufrocina Rusiana, AR
    Sr. Mary Grace Judith Alamares, AR
    Sis. Dulcessima Arellano, SAR (Cebu Chapter)
    Bro. Inocencio Sayo, SAR (Miranila Chapter)

    PRESBYTERAL ANNIVERSARY
    (1989-2021)
    Fray Francisco Antonio
    Fray Amadeo Lucero

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY
    +Sis. Josefina Alegata, SAR (San Carlos Chapter)

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    September 11, 2021

    BIRTHDAY
    Fray Emilio Edgardo Quilatan
    Fr. Francis Cortez, SAR (Manila Chapter / diocesan priest)
    Sis. Emalyn del Mundo, SAR (Provincialate Chapter)
    Sis. Herminigilda Hernandez, SAR (Antipolo Chapter)
    Davic James Cabatingan (RAY-Valencia)
    Dianne Morales (RAY-Provincialate)

    ANNIVERSARY OF PRESBYTERAL ORDINATION
    (1998-2021)
    Fray Randolph Castulo Castillo
    Fray Charlito Orobia
    Fray Amado Emmanuel Bolilia
    Fray Jonathan Caballero

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    September 12, 2021

    FIESTA MASS @ HOLY CROSS PARISH, TALIAO, KAOHSIUNG CITY, TAIWAN
    Time: 3:00 PM
    Presider: Fray Giovanni Gil Magbojos, OAR

    PAPAL VISIT TO HUNGARY & SLOVAKIA
    September 12-15, 2021

    DAY 1: ROME – BUDAPEST – BRATISLAVA

    06:00Departure by airplane from

    Rome/Fiumicino International Airport for

    Budapest

    07:45Arrival at Budapest International Airport
    07:45OFFICIAL WELCOME at Budapest

    International Airport

    08:45MEETING WITH THE PRESIDENT OF

    THE REPUBLIC AND THE PRIME MINISTER at the Museum of Fine Arts in Budapest

    09:15MEETING WITH THE BISHOPS at the

    Museum of Fine Arts in Budapest

    10:00MEETING WITH THE REPRESENTATIVES OF THE ECUMENICAL COUNCIL OF CHURCHES AND SOME JEWISH COMMUNITIES IN HUNGARY at the

    Museum of Fine Arts in Budapest

    11:30HOLY MASS at Heroes’ Square in Budapest
    14:30FAREWELL CEREMONY at Budapest

    International Airport

    14:40Departure by airplane for Bratislava
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    15:30OFFICIAL WELCOME at Bratislava

    International Airport

    16:30ECUMENICAL MEETING at the Apostolic

    Nunciature in Bratislava

    17:30PRIVATE MEETING WITH THE

    MEMBERS OF THE SOCIETY OF JESUS at the Apostolic Nunciature in Bratislava


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    IRTHDAY
    Fray Jorr Rabacal
    Gerald Artates (RAY-Provincialate)

    PRESBYTERAL ANNIVERSARY
    (1992-2021)
    Fray Leander Barrot
    Fray Paulino Dacanay

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    September 13, 2021

    PAPAL VISIT TO HUNGARY & SLOVAKIA

    DAY 2:  BRATISLAVA

    09:15WELCOME CEREMONY at the Presidential

    Palace in Bratislava

    09:30    COURTESY VISIT TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC in the “Golden Hall” of the Presidential Palace in Bratislava
    10:00     MEETING WITH AUTHORITIES, CIVIL SOCIETY AND THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS in the garden of the Presidential Palace in Bratislava
    10:45     MEETING WITH BISHOPS, PRIESTS, RELIGIOUS, CONSECRATED PERSONS, SEMINARIANS, CATECHISTS at the Cathedral of Saint Martin in Bratislava
    16:00     PRIVATE VISIT TO THE “BETHLEHEM CENTER” in Bratislava
    16:45      MEETING WITH THE JEWISH COMMUNITY at Rybné námestie Square in Bratislava
    18:00     VISIT OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE PARLIAMENT at the Apostolic Nunciature in Bratislava
    18:15      VISIT OF THE PRIME MINISTER at the Apostolic Nunciature in Bratislava


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    IRTHDAY

    Sis. Aida Lopez, SAR (Antipolo Chapter)
    Sis. Azela Kilayko, SAR (Talisay Chapter)
    Robert John Navarro (RAY-Miranila)
    Hon. Rufus Rodriguez, Brother General of the Order

    ANNIVERSARY OF SIMPLE PROFESSION
    Fray Dionisio Cachero (1970-2021)

    PRESBYTERAL ANNIVERSARY
    (1997-2021)
    Fray Jose Ernil Almayo

    FIRST DEATH ANNIVERSARY
    +Fray Emilio Larlar Jr. [Attention! Recoletos de Provincialate Community: cf. Add. Code
    94ª: “When a brother dies, whether a novice or professed, the community to which he
    belongs will celebrate … Mass on the first anniversary of his death.”]

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    September 14, 2021

    PAPAL VISIT TO HUNGARY & SLOVAKIA

    DAY 3: BRATISLAVA – KOŠICE – PREŠOV – KOŠICE – BRATISLAVA
    Departure by airplane for Košice

    08:10
    09:00    Arrival at Košice Airport
    10:30     BYZANTINE DIVINE LITURGY OF SAINT JOHN CHRYSOSTOM PRESIDED BY THE HOLY FATHER in the square of the Mestská športová hala in Prešov
    16:00     MEETING WITH THE ROMA COMMUNITY at Luník IX district in Košice
    17:00     MEETING WITH YOUNG PEOPLE at Lokomotiva Stadium in Košice
    18:30     Departure by airplane for Bratislava
    19:30     Arrival at Bratislava International Airport

    BIRTHDAY

    Sr. Ma. Lourdes Piccio, AR Sr. Floramae Lanuza, AR
    Sis. Catalina Marzon, SAR (Tondo Chapter)

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY
    +Sis. Rizalina Poblete, SAR (Cavite Chapter)

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    September 15, 2021

    PAPAL VISIT TO HUNGARY & SLOVAKIA

    DAY 4: BRATISLAVA – ŠAŠTIN – BRATISLAVA – ROME
    10:00    HOLY MASS at the National Shrine in Šaštin
    13:30    FAREWELL CEREMONY at Bratislava International Airport
    13:45     Departure by airplane for Rome
    15:30    Arrival at Rome/Ciampino International Airport

    BIRTHDAY
    Fray Anthony Morillo
    Fray James Bumangabang
    Sis. Leonida Tejada, SAR (Provincialate Chapter)
    Sis. Patria Laguna, SAR (Talisay Chapter)
    Beah Marie Ganarias (RAY-Bacolod)

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY
    +Sis. Lolita Jara, SAR (Tondo Chapter)
    +Sis. Josefina Villa, SAR (Antipolo Chapter)

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    September 16, 2021

    108th ANNIVERSARY
    OF RELIGIOSAS FAMILIAS

    BIRTHDAY
    Fray Joseph Cyprian Panaligan
    Fray Robin Ross Plata
    Sr. Mary Ann Lumactao, AR
    Bro. Nestor Paredes, SAR (Puerto Princesa Chapter)
    Bro. Almario de la Cerna, SAR (Cebu Chapter)

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY
    +Sr. Angeles Gabutina, AR

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    September 17, 2021

    BIRTHDAY
    Sis. Rosalina Derain, SAR (Tondo Chapter)
    Sis. Anita Luces, SAR (Tondo Chapter)
    Sis. Aurora Guilaran, SAR (Baguio Chapter)
    Julia Tamsi (RAY-Baguio)
    Most Rev. Socrates Mesiona, D.D. (Apostolic Vicariate of Puerto Princesa)

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    September 18, 2021

    OAR STORY LECTURE SERIES / 9:00-12:00 A.M. / via Zoom & FB accounts
    “The Recollect Contributions to Philippine Culture and Society”

    BIRTHDAY
    Fray Henry Santiago
    Sr. Ma. Ruth Gulane, AR
    Sis. Mary Ann Cabanes, SAR (Baguio Chapter)
    Sis. Demetria Bayona, SAR (Talisay Chapter)
    Sis. Josefina Tampus, SAR (Cebu Chapter)

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY
    +Sis. Lourdes Donayre, SAR (Cebu Chapter)

     

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    September 19, 2021

    PRAYER INTENTION: FOR THE SICK (cf. LAMP I,5c)

    FEAST – ST. ALONSO DE OROZCO

    3rd ANNIVERSARY OF THE ARRIVAL OF THE
    PIONEER RECOLETOS MISSIONARIES IN INDONESIA

    BIRTHDAY
    Fray Joseph Philip Trayvilla
    Fray Joel Alve

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    September 20, 2021

    BIRTHDAY
    Sr. Ma. Nena Labrague, AR
    Sr. Kristine Ignacio, AR
    Sis. Normita Pleno, SAR (Cavite Chapter)
    Sis. Corazon Catindig, SAR (Antipolo Chapter)
    Estella Marie Andador (RAY-Talisay)

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    September 21, 2021

    BIRTHDAY
    Fray Alexus Mansueto
    Sis. Carmencita Estillore, SAR (Baguio Chapter)
    Sis. Estewrlita Alao, SAR (Laray Chapter)

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY
    +Sr. Isabel Pantoja, AR
    +Sr. Salvacion Olalo, AR
    +Sr. Ma. Susana Quiñones, AR
    +Sis. Aquilina Gonzales, SAR (Manila Chapter)

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    September 22, 2021

    BIRTHDAY

    Sr. Marietta Angelica Gunayan, AR
    Sr. Nancy Macaraig, AR Sr. Sheryl Garcia, AR
    Sis. Luzonica del Rosario, SAR (Manila Chapter)
    Sis. Pilar Gomez, SAR (Cebu Chapter)
    Lebron Jay Bantog (RAY-Valencia)

23
  • All day
    September 23, 2021

    BIRTHDAY
    Fray Vicente Ramon, Jr.
    Sis. Julia Sonsona, SAR (Tondo Chapter)

    ANNIVERSAY OF PRESBYTERAL ORDINATION
    Most Rev. Roberto Gaa (Bishop of the Diocese of Novaliches)

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY
    +Sr. Sebastiana Jaropojop, AR
    +Sr. Agustina Salcedo, AR
    +Sis. Florencia Velarde, SAR (Manila Chapter)

24
  • All day
    September 24, 2021

    BIRTHDAY
    Sis. Bernadita Campos, SAR (Tondo Chapter)
    Sis. Dinah Espino, SAR (Talisay Chapter)
    Sugarrey Rendajae (RAY-Talisay)

    ANNIVERSARY OF PRESBYTERAL ORDINATION
    (1967-2021)
    Fray Emeterio Buñao

25
  • All day
    September 25, 2021

    OAR STORY LECTURE SERIES / 9:00-12:00 A.M. / via Zoom & FB accounts
    “The Province of St. Ezekiel Moreno”

    BIRTHDAY
    Sr. Lucita Mingueto, OAR

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY
    +Sr. Esperanza Heffler, AR

26
  • All day
    September 26, 2021

    107th WORLD DAY OF MIGRANTS AND REFUGEES
    Theme: Towards an Ever Wider “We”

    BIRTHDAY
    Sis. Concesa da Silva, SAR (Antipolo Chapter)
    Sis. Ma. Lourdes Mirasol, SAR (Bacolod Chapter)

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY
    +Sis. Socorro Ladim, SAR (Antipolo Chapter)

27
  • All day
    September 27, 2021

    2021 WORLD TOURISM DAY
    (cf. Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development)

    BIRTHDAY
    Sr. Rafaela Paras, AR
    Sr. Damiana Tafalla, AR
    Sr. Ma. Melodina Ramirez, AR
    Sis. Estrella Buelo, SAR (Manila Chapter)
    Sis. Teresa Fuertes, SAR (Cavite Chapter)
    Sis. Rosita Lacao, SAR (Inagawan Chapter)
    Sis. Susan Manalon, SAR (Inagawan Chapter)
    Sis. Ruth Miralles, SAR (Inagawan Chapter)
    Sis. Encarnacion Cinco, SAR (Cebu Chapter)

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY:
    +Sr. Genoveva del Santissimo Sacramento, AR

28
  • All day
    September 28, 2021

    PRAYER INTENTION: FOR THE MISSION (cf. LAMP I,5c)

    BLESSED MARTYRS OF JAPAN

    ANNIVERSARY OF EPISCOPAL ORDINATION
    Bp. Peter Liu of Kaohsiung (Taiwan) [1994-2021]

    BIRTHDAY
    Sis. Salome Mapili, SAR (Valencia Chapter)

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY
    +Sr. Iluminada Apurillo, AR

29
  • All day
    September 29, 2021

    BIRTHDAY
    Fray Roderick Deguit
    Sis. Mercedita Macabihag, SAR (San Carlos Chapter)
    Rodelin Oredina (RAY-Talisay)

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY
    +Sis. Maria Acuña, SAR (Cebu Chapter)
    +Sis. Elvira Birondo, SAR (Talisay Chapter)

30
  • All day
    September 30, 2021

    BIRTHDAY
    Fray Ferdinand Fornilos
    Sr. Crisanta Lerios, AR
    Sis. Teresita Labos, SAR (Cebu Chapter)

    ANNIVERSARY OF PRESBYTERAL ORDINATION
    (2017-2021)
    Fray Invenzor Melgazo
    Fray Jayferson Baldelovar
    Fray Mark Saludes

  

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