Provincial Superior's Circular 2021 N. 1

              

   Philippine-Taiwan-Hongkong Province

                                                                              Circular No.1

                                                                      February 2, 2021

                                                 The Feast of the Presentation of the Lord

 

Dearest Sisters,

“Now, Master, you may let your servant go in peace, according to your word, for my eyes have seen your salvation, which you have prepared in the sight of all peoples:  a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and glory for your people Israel.” (Luke 2:29-32)  The universal Church celebrates the 25th World Day of Consecrated Life on the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord.  In consecrated life we are called to represent ‘Christ, the Light of all nations’ and sent to the farthest ends of the world.

The world is in pandemic due to Covid-19.  This brought us to a space and time where we have to decide on a “new normal” for 2021.  I am therefore inviting you all to heed our “call to grow according to God’s plan” (GPF 2) “in an itinerary that lasts throughout life and involves the entire person.” (GFP 1)  “Our journey of consecrated life is marked by various stages of growth which require continuous renewal.” (GFP 2.1.3)

In communion with you, I offer thanksgiving for the “abundantes divitiae gratiae suae” bestowed upon us in fidelity to  our witness of  the  PDDM consecrated life.   The blessings of our Divine Master be upon us on the occasion of these religious life events:

First Religious Profession         Novices Teresa and Carolette

Renewal of Vows                     Sisters M. Jessiebel, M. Cheryl,

                                                and Sr. M. Lixia (in Rome, February 10) 

Jubilarians             60th Anniversary of Sr. M. Scholastica and Sr. M. Angela                                     

                            50th Anniversary - Sr. M. Florence and Sr. M. Teresita

                            40th Anniversary -  Sr. M. Clemens

                                                        (with Sr. Peter in Rome and Sr. M. Emmanuel in Canada) 

                            25th Anniversary - Sr. M. Alma and Sr. M. Anthony

 Vocation                     Entrance of Angelyn Africa from Camarines Sur who will join our community as pre-postulant on March 25

 

May we ‘press onward’ towards our journey of discipleship this 2021 with renewed trust and responsibility as indicated in the attached ‘love’ LETTER.

 

With my sisterly affection,

Sr. M. Anthony Basa, PDDM

Provincial Superior