A Transforming Eucharist

BIBLICALLY SPEAKING §  Leander Barrot, OAR             On the second day of the IEC, the persona of St. Paul looms large.  His conversion is commemorated and celebrated and how the saint preserved and promoted the memory of Christ’s love from possible demise is highlighted. Paul’s devotion to the Eucharist began with his meeting with the … Read more

International Eucharistic Congress 2016 Day 2 Report

CEBU CITY, January 25, 2016—The Pavilion serves as the melting pot of thousands of Catholics representing 72 countries for the second day of the 51st International Eucharistic Congress. Today’s event opened with the morning prayers led by Most Rev. Patricio Buzon, SDB, DD and the Jesuit seminarians. Following the morning praise, the Most Rev. Miguel … Read more

Sierra Leone is Ebola free!

Bacolod City—Today Sierra Leone is declared Ebola-free. Thanks to the divine providence and endless supplications. The people on that part of the globe can continue to live a normal life.

Indeed the people of Sierra Leone have lost their loved ones, friends, or neighbors adding to the death toll of more than 10, 000. Africans from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone altogether suffered from that catastrophic outbreak.

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Bishop-elect Paganelli is Apostolic Administrator of Makeni

PROVINCIALATE — July 18, 2015, at 4:33 A.M., Philippine time, Fray Dominador Mercado, Jr., OAR, local prior of Recoletos de Kamalo in Sierra Leone, which is eight hours behind us, sent an FB message to the Provincial Secretary with two updates: first, that Ebola is already absent in their district for more than three months since late March, and second, that the Papal Nuncio would be coming to Makeni to announce a news—to which he added, “I hope good news. We will update you later, Father.”

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4 Filipino Missionaries one with the People in Sierra Leone, West Africa amidst Ebola virus

SIERRA LEONE – The Filipino Recollect missionaries working in Sierra Leone could have easily opted to pack their bags and go home during the harrowing outbreak of Ebola virus in late 2014. But they chose, instead, the less-beaten path of staying put and serving the people they had considered their own.

The four (4) Filipino missionaries were: Fray Russell Lapidez, OAR (local prior), Fray Jonathan Jamero, OAR; Fray Roy Baluarte, OAR;  and Fray Dennis Castillo, OAR. They were accompanied by two other Spanish missionaries: Fray Jose Luis Garayoa, OAR & Fray Rene Gonzales, OAR.

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