Blessings on 97th Foundation Day

The Disciples of the Divine Master Philippine-Taiwan-Hong Kong Province celebrated their 97th Foundation Anniversary last February 10, 2021 with the Silver Jubilee of Sr. M. Alma Sabanban and the gift of newly professed members--Sr. M. Liyan Xu and Sr. M. Carolette Maestrado .

The sisters at the Divine Master Convent in Davao joined by other PDDM communities and friends via Facebook live streaming, celebrated through a Mass with the Rite of Renewal of Vows of Sr. M. Alma Sabanpan at 6:30 in the morning. It was presided by Rev. Fr. Amado Arroyo, parish priest of San Antonio de Padua Parish in Agdao, Davao City.

Meanwhile, the Eucharistic celebration with the Rite of Religious Profession of Vows held at Divine Master Convent chapel was officiated by Rev. Fr. Gil Alinsangan, SSP at 10:30 in morning. Inspired by the First Reading from the Song of Songs, Fr. Gil mentioned that the pandemic cannot quench the love which impells Sr. M. Liyan and Sr. M. Carolette to still say "Yes" to God. He affirmed that like Mary at Bethany in the Gospel according to Luke, both of them have chosen the "better part" to remain with the Master.

After the Mass, the community of Divine Master Convent in Antipolo with some sisters from Quezon City and few invited guests had a table fellowship and presented to the newly-professed the greetings and gifts from different PDDM communities. The celebration was also live streamed online via Facebook.