Saturday, March 27, 2010

Elective Chapter of St. Therese of the Child Jesus, Hagonoy

The Elective Chapter of the Lay Carmelite Community of St. Therese of the Child Jesus situated at the Parish of St. Helena, Sta. Elena, Hagonoy, Bulacan was held in the afternoon of March 27, 2010.

The following were elected:Prioress: Sis. Natalia Lopez, TOCarm.
1st Councilor/Director of Formation: Bro. Mervin Castro, TOCarm.
2nd Councilor/Secretary: Sis. Ofelia Magat, TOCarm.
3rd Councilor/Treasurer: Sis. Priscila Jose, TOCarm.

The election was supervised by Bro. Apolinario Gregorio, TOCarm (Regional Coordinator) and Bro. Ruel Santos, TOCarm (2nd Councilor, TOC National Council)

Sta. Elena Parish Church

Prayers during the rites of the elective chapter

First reading from the Book of the Prophet Isaiah read by Bro. Efren Lopez, TOC during the rites

Relic veneration after the elections

Relic veneration after the elections

The community of the TOC at the parish

The new set of local council of the St. Therese of the Child Jesus TOC Community (2010 - 2013)

Relics exposed during the elections and venerated after the chapter elections
St. Camilla Battista Varano (Poor Clares): from the bones, left reliquary
St. Therese of the Child Jesus (OCD): veil imbued with flesh, center reliquary
St. Clare of Assisi (foundress of Poor Clares): from the tunic, right reliquary
- reliquary frame -
St. Teresa Margaret Redi, Martyrs of Guadalajara, St. Raphael Kalinowski, Bl. Titus Brandsma, Bl. Frances d'Amboise, Bl. Elizabeth of the Trinity, Bl. Maria Candida of the Eucharist, Bl. Mary of the Angels, St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, Bl. Mary of Jesus Crucified, Bl. Maria Crocifissa Curcio, St. Teresa de los Andes, St. George Preca, Bl. Maria Sagrario, St. John of the Cross,
Bl. Kuriakos Elias Chavara, St. Simon Stock, St. Henry de Osso y Cervello, St. Teresa of Jesus,
Bl. Maria Giuseppina of Jesus Crucified, Bl. Isidore Bakanja, St. Pedro Poveda, and Bl. Joanne of Toulose

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