Monday, April 12, 2010

Canonical Visit to Province of St. Therese (Bicol)

On April 09, the representatives of the National Council, Rev. Fr. Noel Rosas, O.Carm., Sis. Sally Castro, TOC, and Bro. Ruel Santos, TOC, visited the two communities of the newly erected Province of St. Therese of the Child Jesus. They arrived at the Legazpi City airport at around 7:30 am and were picked up at the airport by the Malilipot community, headed by Sis. Anida Bilono and Sis. Sonia Rosario. After greeting each other, the group proceeded to Guinobatan where the visit will take place.

Upon arrival at the parish hall, the National Council was greeted by the members of the community. A sumptuous breakfast was held and the Guinobatan community headed by Sis. Terry Naag offered a small dance as the visitors took their breakfast. After which, the communties presented a progress report to the National Council. Sis. Terry Naag, TOC (Prioress) and Sis. Zen Aquino, TOC (Director of Formation) presented the report for the Guinobatan community while Sis. Anida Bilono, TOC (Prioress) and Sis. Sonia Rosario, TOC (Director of Formation) presented the report for Malilipot community.

The two communities reported that there were two possible foundations (Sto. Domingo and Tabaco City) to be made and initial contacts are at hand.

The majestic Mayon Volcano as seen at the Legazpi airport

Our Lady of the Assumption Parish, Guinobatan, Albay

Main Altar

Side Altar

Side Altar

Sis. Terry Naag, TOC (Guinobatan) presenting her report

Sis. Zen Aquino, TOC (Guinobatan) presenting the report on formation

Sis. Anida Bilono, TOC (Malilipot) presenting the status of the community

Sis. Sonia Rosario, TOC (Malilipot) reports about the status of formation in her community

The relics of St. Therese of Lisieux

Rev. Fr. Noel Rosas, O.Carm., provincial delegate, for the closing remarks

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