NEW LENSES

NEW LENSES

I remember in September 2013; we were faced with such dark nights that lasted months although the firing and bombing lasted a week-long. Zamboanga was devastated. Yet, our faith made us lift our eyes through invocations seeking the aid of Our Lady of the Pillar, to lead us to Jesus´ boundless love. Such trust has led most of us Zamboangueños to have mercy and forgiveness for those who abused power

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IN FAVOR OF THE LITTLE ONES

IN FAVOR OF THE LITTLE ONES

During our visit to the native community of Maranniato, in the Kugapacori territorial reserve, in Alto Camisea, we were asked about the situation of the first-grade children, who did not have a classroom to study. What they had, already in a pitiful state, had finally been totally undone. The community, which had wood and some calamine, asked for support to the Kirigueti mission to build a new classroom to receive

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A COMPLETE LETTING GO

A COMPLETE LETTING GO

“And she answered YES I will go; I will go to the Jungle”  Blessed Ascension Nicol was a woman of faith and trust. She was so silent in her words and actions. Her first call was to be a Cloistered Religious Nun. She dedicated her whole life to serve God in the convent for many years. She was also teaching in the school for over 28 years. However, her desire

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READINESS

READINESS

When I was a novice, we had the chance to watch a movie entitled “Departure”. From the title itself it sounded like aeronautics thrills, flights, or airports. But, surprisingly it was about the noble task of preparing bodies for burial. It portrayed the care, respect and entering into that scenario of paying last respect to a body created with dignity. That was the very time I began thinking and pondering

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“ISN’T HE THE SON OF JOSEPH?” Lk 4:22b

“ISN’T HE THE SON OF JOSEPH?” Lk 4:22b

The fact that we are born in a certain place, people know us as we are, what we do for a living or merely one of those who live in that place. Our origin speaks a lot about our ways, our intonations and sometimes our thinking. Like in the Gospel today, a phrase tells us of people who were marveling (or could be questioning) the ways of Jesus, He is

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THE COMPASS

THE COMPASS

In history, we have seen and surely, we have had the inspiration of so many people beginning with the apostles, disciples and those persecuted for believing in the Gospel of Jesus. The goal is the life that Jesus taught and showed us to live, the conviction to follow and trust the life that he gives us, and the strength that sustains us both physically and spiritually. Everything is presented to

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LUNAR NEW YEAR CELEBRATION AFAR

LUNAR NEW YEAR CELEBRATION AFAR

Lunar New Year, Tết, is a special celebration for countries utilizing the lunar calendar, Vietnam, is one of them. Everywhere, from the city to the countryside, from the roads to houses, from schools, markets to offices, the peach blossom flowers, red papers are there announcing the start of spring season. It is time to go home for the celebration. The children are happy with new clothes, the adults would clean

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CELEBRATION OF OUR MOTHER FOUNDRESS

CELEBRATION OF OUR MOTHER FOUNDRESS

Very dear sisters: We hope that you are in good health and in good spirits in all the communities. In this privileged time in which we prepare to celebrate our XXI General Chapter, recalling our Foundress takes on an even more special significance. The person of Ascension Nicol has within herself a testimonial force that always pushes us forward. Deepening in the traits of her rich personality, has in us

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WHO IS HE, THAT I AM HIS MILLENNIAL RELIGIOUS MISSIONARY?

WHO IS HE, THAT I AM HIS MILLENNIAL RELIGIOUS MISSIONARY?

“Religious life won’t mean a thing if one doesn’t encounter God in the Convent” On the first day on 2013, I decided to enter in the convent I did not know what it means to be a Religious Missionary. All I knew was that I will be with Christ. During the aspirancy and postulancy, all I thought was that being a Religious Missionary is enough, if one knows how to

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JESUS, MY DIVINE PRISIONER OF LOVE

JESUS, MY DIVINE PRISIONER OF LOVE

I was staring at you, yes, I am, without ceasing.Oh, what a beauty is this, that my soul is at PEACE.In the silence of the night,I whisper my sorrow and hardship in His ears.Oh, what a gentle Lover who holds me peacefully. What else do I look for;I have everything now;I have you, Jesus, my Divine Prisoner of Love.His embrace is my LIGHT.His silence is my rest.His calmness is my

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