|PDDM Philippines-Taiwan-HK: Silver Jubilee of Religious consecration|
|Written by Administrator|
|Sunday, 08 July 2012 05:03|
Last June 30, 2012, Solemnity of St. Paul the Apostle, Father and Founder of the Pauline Family, the Sister Disciples of the Divine Master of the Philippines-Taiwan-HK Province had the joy of celebrating a 25th Anniversary of religious consecration of Sr. M. Luz Cabahug, Sr. M. Thelma Cañete, Sr. M. Jeanelyn Peñaredondo and Sr. M. Virginia Velez.
The Eucharistic celebration, held in San Roque Parish in Liloan, Cebu, the hometown of Sr. M. Luz Cabahug, was presided by Fr. Gil Alinsangan ssp, with Fr. Leonardo Elleazar ssp as concelebrant. Present in the celebration were the families and friends of the sisters, the members of the Pauline Family in Cebu and other PDDM representatives from Quezon City and Antipolo. Sr. M. Gemma Victorino, Provincial Superior, and Sr. M. Catherine Hipwell, Delegate Superior of PDDM Australia, accompanied the sisters in the entrance procession. Galleria foto
In his homily, Fr. Gil called the attention of the assembly to the fact that the four sisters represent the missionary involvement of the Sister Disciples: Sr. M. Luz in Hongkong, Sr. M. Thelma in Australia, Sr. M. Virginia in Taiwan and Sr. M. Jeanelyn in the Philippines. As a conclusion, he mentioned the metaphor of the two famous bodies of water in the Holy Land namely, the Sea of Galilee and the Dead Sea. The former is delightfully fresh with greenery around it while the latter is just like its name, dead. What makes them different? The Sea of Galilee takes water in at one end and lets it out at the other. The Dead Sea only takes it in. The Sea of Galilee is alive because it takes and gives. The Dead Sea is dead because it takes and keeps.
This is the symbolic representation of the missionary challenge addressed to the four sisters and to the whole assembly as well: to receive grace and to share it with others. Only in this way we could be living witnesses of the crucified and Risen Lord as St. Paul generously and patiently paved the way for us.
After the celebration in the parish all the guests were invited to partake in the festive meal prepared in the grounds of Victoria’s Garden located a few meters from the Church.