Apr 14, 2017

ALLELUIA





Coming from darkness to light 

 


Every year, we celebrate  EASTER (the resurrection of CHRIST) though the same celebration, but not the same way of experiencing it. I am so grateful and thankful to God for allowing me to have a wonderful, meaningful and haunting celebration with my sisters. Through the activities of the community during Lent till Easter which enabled me to have a deep encounter with Christ, deepen my Christian faith, strengthen my vocation, and most specially opened my mind to understand the profound meaning of the two letters “D” and “L” that are Darkness and Light, Death and Life.
As Jesus, a man who performed many miracles, healed a lot of people, many praised him, many cried when he looked and touched with kindness, mercy and compassion, thousands and thousands followed him. But, at the last, at the darkest moment, nobody was beside him, even his disciples whom he loves most could not awake with him for an hour. This is “D” of Jesus. How about my “D”? Along my personal itinerary, especially in my vocation journey, there are many dead-experiences that I underwent, am undergoing. This dead- experience is not the dead of the body but spirit, the rejection, discourage, fears. In those moments, I use to remember the psalm sums “they have eyes but they cannot see, they have ear but they cannot hear…” Yes! Because the fear occupied my heart, covered my eyes, made me loss my way, sometimes I do not know where I am going and coming. But, I do believe that those dead- experiences would never absent as long as I still live in this world because it makes my life more meaningful. Therefore, the most importance for me is how I overcome the power of darkness in my heart (the pride, ego, self- center, self- closed…) it is all about how I conquer it not to surrender to it. Moreover, it also depends on my choice, the choice to go out of darkness, the choice to remove the door of my tomb to let the light shine into, the choice to live in the light not darkness. As Jesus, by the power of God the Father he was risen from the death for he is light, he belongs to the light and he also invites me  to a share of life  in the light with him as he “ called” Lazarus his friend come back to life from the death. This invitation demands my collaboration, the will of the heart.


This experience of coming back from darkness to light and death to life has opened the other page of my life story, to read the real meaning of EASTER (E- A-S T-T-E-R) of  my life, it’s all about: E- encounter, A-acceptance, S- surrender to God, T-trust in God providence, E- embrace all with joy, and R- remain in faithful.  Though many challenges, obstacles in life but once I know how to accept all things, accept my limitation, remain in faithful to trust and surrender to God there I live in the light of God, there I have a life in light and there I am resurrected in Christ. 

                                                                                    By
 Nov. THAI THI PHUC





Apr 3, 2017

LENTEN RECOLLECTION

 

 LENTEN RECOLLECTION

(Tilomar - East Timor)



On March 13, the 135 junior high school had their Lenten recollection at Tilomar chapel with Dina and Astuti as facilitators and some teachers to assist us. Fr. Johanes cmf was with us for the confession . The recollection was simple .; the presentation of the meaning of lent, ice breakers , reading of scriptures on the temptation of Jesus , God ' s love and penitential write through letter writing. The Eucharist followed after the recollection ...

 

 

 

Jan 5, 2017

LOCAL SECRETARIES MEETING

LOCAL SECRETARIES MEETING


Wednesday, January 4, 2017 gathered in Guimaras Community are the local secretaries of the Philippine dependent delegation, Korea and Japan for their first local secretary meeting. They are Sr. Teresita K. Buen from Zamboanga community, Srs. Anastasia Wio and Selfia Besi from Quezon City community, Sr. Yuliana Bunga Sogen from Guimaras Community, Sr. Teresita Noi from Takatsuki Community, Sr. Veronica Sim from Seoul community and Sr. Rizalyn Solitario, the provincial secretary.  We miss the presence of Sr. Delfina Llamas from Kurashiki community who is not able to join the meeting due to the difficulty in English Language. However we remember her in this occasion. This meeting is scheduled on January 4-7, 2017







Dec 19, 2016

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL


ENCOUNTER OF THE LOCAL SUPERIORS



ENCOUNTER OF THE LOCAL SUPERIORS

 




            The Province of East Asia is holding for the first time an Encounter of Local Superiors with the Provincial Government from December 17-21 at Takatsuki, Japan in the midst of the cold weather which majority of the participants are not used to. There are nine (9) Superiors who are present and two of them are members of the Provincial Government also: The Provincial, Asunta Hori, superior of Takatsuki and Francisca Wakabayashi, the Vicar, superior of Kurashiki. The other seven superiors are from Philippines,Teresita Buen fo Zamboanga, Marissa Amog of Quezon City, Marita Jovellanos of Guimaras. From Indonesia are Melania Senes of Jogjakarta and Magdalena Seno of Kendari while the other two are form Timor Leste, Bernadetta Nunur and Angela Son of Korea. The other member of the Council are Teresa Hashimoto, Anastasia Wio and Rizalyn Solitario. 

 


 


            

  We are very grateful to have Fr. Jose Abella, cmf, former Superior General of our Claretian Brothers as our special guest speaker on December 19, 2016.

 

 

 

 

 




 




Dec 8, 2016

FIRST PROFESSION

December 8, 2016

On the solemnity of IMMACULATE CONCEPTION, our Novices Jiseon Lee, Tran Thi Huong & Tran Thi Oanh pronounce their first religious profession on the hand of Madre Asunta Hori, RMI, our Mother Provincial.

 





Sr. Jiseon reads the formula of profession before the provincial









Sr. Huong reads the formula of profession before the provincial











Sr. Oanh reads the formula of profession before the provincial

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The newly professed sisters with their families

 

 Sr. Jiseon with her beloved mother




 Sr. Huong with her beloved mother (right) & her eldest sister (left)


Sr. Oanh with her family

Her father at the left, next to her and her uncle is next to her father. Her younger sister is second from the right.


CONGRATULATIONS dear Sisters

SOLEMNITY OF IMMACULATE CONCEPTION

SOLEMNITY OF MARY IMMACULATE

Patroness of our Congregation

 On the Solemnity of Mary Immaculate, we would like to wish each and everyone of us, members of this congregation...

HAPPY FEAST DAY

May this mystery of Immaculate Conception impels us to fight against evil in any of its forms and opens us to joy and hope.

On this day also we give thanks to God for the gift of vocation He has given to our postulant LILIANA MARIA RIBEIRO who begins her journey to the Novitiate. 

The community had the rite to the Novitiate for Liliana integrated in the morning prayer. Madre Asunta, our provincial Superior gave her message to Liliana at this occasion.





CONGRATULATION LILY

May you have a meaningful Novitiate