An Assent of God's Love

As the Church celebrates today, the Memorial of the Dedication of the Basilica of Saint Mary Major, the Philippine-Taiwan-Hongkong Province rejoiced for the gift of vocation and the courageous "yes" of Sr. M. Cherylsalve Cualquira, Sr. M. Julieta Jose and Sr. M. Emily Pitogo. At the chapel of Alberione Center in Quezon City at 10 o'clock in the morning of August 5, 2021, during the Holy Eucharist which was presided by Rev. Fr. Jean Marie Rollin Flores, SSP (Provincial Superior) and concelebrated by two other SSP priests: Rev. Fr. Albert Leopoldo Bernal and Rev. Fr. Levi Matthew Faderanga, the three sisters stood before the sisters and the faithful to offer themselves for life through the congregation. Fr. Flores highlighted on his homily the essence of the religious life: being called by God and responding to it.  Sr. M. Anthony Basa, our Provincial Superior, accepted them in the name of our Mother General, Sr. M. Micaella Monetti.

 Since we are again in lockdown and we observe some restrictions, the whole celebration was live-streamed through facebook but only accessed by the Local Superiors of the Province and its video will be sent to the  families of the neo- perpetual professed afterwards. The number of attendees was so limited because of this pandemic but it was indeed a solemn  celebration for our sisters and for the whole congregation as well. They expressed how grateful they are for the simple  yet meaningful celebration and they felt the warm love and welcome of the sisters on this special day of their religious life.
 
 After the Holy Eucharist, the community gathered and shared a simple meal. 
 
Youtube link to the Video Coverage of the Celebration: