Tuesday, May 06, 2014

2014 - 2017 TOC National Council

From May 1 - 4, 2014, the entire TOC Philippines attended the 1st TOC Provincial Convention at the Claret Retreat House, Cenacle Drive, Sanville Subdivision, Quezon City. A total of 98 TOC attended the convention with 80 official delegates who can vote the new National Council.

One of the highlights of the convention is the amendment of the local statutes to effect the necessary changes since the Order of Carmel in the Philippines was raised to a Province.

The new council to serve the TOC in this triennium are:
National Prior: Ruel Santos, TOCarm
Provincial Councilor (Region of St. Teresa of Avila): Benjamin Syguan, TOCarm
Provincial Councilor (Region of St. Joseph): Apolinario Gregorio, TOCarm
Provincial Councilor (Region of St. Elijah): Jose Generoso III, TOCarm
Provincial Councilor (Region of St. Therese of the Child Jesus): Sonia Rosario, TOCarm
Provincial Councilor (Region of St. Albert of Trapani): Gelacia Lagrito, TOCarm
Provincial Councilor (Region of St. Simon Stock): Rosalinda Moreno, TOCarm

Photos of the convention can be found at the Facebook Page of the Third Order.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Canonical Foundation: St. Teresa Margaret Redi TOC Community, National Shrine of the Sacred Heart, Makati

On January 25, 2013, the Lay Carmelite Community of St. Teresa Margaret Redi was canonically established at the National Shrine of the Sacred Heart, San Antonio Village, Makati City. The Rite of Canonical Establishment was presided by Rev. Fr. Toto Jaranilla, OCarm. , former TOC National Spiritual Director, and together with the Rev. Fr. Victor Apacible, present rector of the shrine, and Msgr. Clem Ignacio, TOC, former shrine rector and parish priest of Quiapo Church.

Rites of Temporary and Final Profession was also celebrated on the said date. The celebration was attended by the communities of Sta. Ana, Tondo, and Makati which comprises the Province of St. Mary Magdalene de Pazzi.

Concelebrated Mass: Fr. Vic (L), Fr. Toto (M), and Msgr. Clem (R)

Reading of the Canonical Decree of Establishment

TOC members of Sta. Ana

During the Mass

View from the Choir Loft