A Renewal of "Yes" to Jesus Master
The Disciples of the Divine Master (PDDM) Philippine-Taiwan-Hong Kong Province rejoiced in thanking God for the 93rd Foundation Anniversary of existence in the Church and for the gift of the 10 temporary-professed sisters who renewed their Religious Vows on February 10 which took place in different PDDM communities.
Sr. Mylene Ballan, Sr. Maredith Canoy and Sr. M. Janice Golez made their 6th Renewal of Vows; while Sr. M. Christina Guadalquiver, Sr. M. Jiao Zhang, Sr. M. Lixia Zhang and Sr. M. Josephine Tañate renewed their Vows for the 4th time; and Sr. M. Cheryl Celestre, Sr. M. Jessiebel Maata and Sr. M. Yan Yun Jiang renewed for the 3rd time.
Quezon City - At the Provincial House in Alberione Center, seven of these sisters coming from the PDDM communities in Antipolo and Quezon City renewed their Vows within the Mass presided by Fr. Jojo Zerrudo, Parish Priest of Holy Redeemer. In his homily, Fr. Zerrudo highlighted how sin rendered us naked as what the first reading says and how God the Father, through His Son, Jesus Christ clothed us with the garments of salvation. He beautifully connected it to the religious life, how God sanded and varrnished our rough edges, thus, refined us and made us participate in the divinity of Christ, our Lord and Master. Right after the Eucharistic Celebration, everyone gathered for a simple breakfast and the opening of gifts and the reading of greetings to the renewalists.
The Renewal of Vows of Srs. M. Lixia and Yan Yun was inserted during the Eucharistic Celebration @ 4:30 pm celebrated by Fr. Anthony Liu with Fr. Joseph Tzao as concelebrant and participated by all the sisters from the 3 communities and a classmate of Sr. M. Yan Yun. The Eucharist was held at the Divine Master Convent in Xinzhuang. The opening of gifts was done after dinner.
The Divine master convent Davao community celebrates the 93rd PDDM foundation anniversary and the 4th renewal of vows of Sr. Mary Josephine Tanate on February 10, on the feast of st. Scholastica. The Eucharistic banquet was presided by Fr. Albert Bernal SSP, with Fr. Antonio Maria Rosales OFM and Fr. Efren Reyes MJ. the celebration was also attended by the Friends of the Divine Master, the Redemptorist brother, SSP postulants, OFM brothers,Carmelite Missionary Sisters, our lay collaborators and benefactors.
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