Monday, December 07, 2009

Advent Recollection of TOC Province of St. Joseph

The Lay Carmelites of the Province of St. Joseph - District of Bulacan conducted its yearly advent recollection on December 05, memorial of Bl. Bartholomew Fanti, at the Carmelite Monastery of the Holy Family, Guiguinto, Bulacan. The theme of the recollection was "St. Therese of Lisieux: Spiritual Principles for Parents based on the Story of a Soul". The recollection master was Rev. Fr. Domingo Salonga, the District's Spiritual Director. During the Holy Mass, nine (9) aspirants to the Third Order was admitted to the Formation Program of the Order. After the mass, a small Christmas party was celebrated with the nuns. Unfortunately, there was no presentation because of brown-out.

The District of Pampanga under the same province will have its recollection on December 13 with Rev. Fr. Ver Rhoniel Cristobal, TOCarm as its facilitator.

Rev. Fr. Domingo Salonga explaining the theme

The TOCs at the chapel and the relics of St. Therese of Lisieux and St. Maravillas of Jesus were exposed for veneration

At the chapel

Admission of the Aspirants to the Formation

Imposition of the small brown scapular to the aspirants

Imposition of the brown scapular

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