Saturday, October 01, 2011
Reception Rites: Ballesteros, Cagayan Valley
Braving the incoming Typhoon Quiel, the members of the TOC National Council and some TOC members of Our Lord of Divine Mercy TOCC went to Ballesteros, Cagayan to attend the reception rites of the new Novices of St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross TOC Community. They left Manila on the evening of Sept. 30 on the wake of the incoming typhoon that is to cross Northern Luzon. Due to the ensuing bad weather, they arrived at Ballesteros a bit late yet the rites pushed through and the weather was good. In fact, the sun shone at that day, the feast of St. Therese of the Child Jesus. The community banner was also blessed the same day. The visitors returned to Manila the next day but was delayed in Nueva Ecija because of the landslide due to the typhoon.