PROVINCIAL SUPERIOR'S CIRCULAR 2021 N. 2
Philippine-Taiwan-Hongkong Province April 11, 2021
Divine Mercy Sunday
Peaceful greetings of Divine Mercy Sunday!
We are once again experiencing a lockdown in the various parts of our country because of the rising threat of COVID 19 even after a year of community quarantine. But let us continue to hold on to our faith and the gift of peace that our Risen Master offered when he manifested himself to his disciples amidst locked doors. When we put our trust in Jesus Christ, then we can conquer sickness and evil, for as St. John reminds us in today’s second reading, whoever is begotten by God conquers the world. And the victory that conquers the world is our faith. Jesus said to St. Faustina when he appeared her: Mankind will not find peace until it turns with trust to my mercy (Diary 300). Tell aching mankind to snuggle close to my merciful heart and I will fit it with peace (Diary1074).
Let us accustom ourselves to see what is beyond this pandemic as we respond to the request of our Mother General, Sr. M. Micaela Monetti, to share the changes that are taking place in various aspects of our life, focusing our gaze on the good that, through grace, is increasing in and around us (Circular N. 2- March 15, 2021).
The grace that God continues to bless us with is the gift of vocations. On March 24, 2021, the 34th Death Anniversary of Venerable Sr. M. Scholastica Rivata, the congregation is gifted with a new pre-postulant in the person of Angelyn Africa from Camarines Sur. We also thank God and pray for our four Juniors (Sr. M. Jessiebel, Sr. M. Cherylsalve, Sr. M. Emily, and Sr. M. Juliet) who have commenced their 3-month integration course in preparation for perpetual profession. They are now in Pampanga journeying as a community. After the integration course of the Juniors, Sr. Ma. Luz and the pre-postulants will transfer to Mother Ma. Luccia Community in Pampanga as their new home.
Allow me also to thank our sisters who have accepted the responsibility as servant leaders in the communities of our circumscription:
Alberione Center – Quezon City
Local Superior: Sr. M. Geraldine Bucog
1st Councilor/ Vicar & Secretary: Sr. M. Anna Tinampay
2nd Councilor: Sr. M. Pauline Darnayla
Bursar : Sr. M. Lilibeth Bernaldez
Divine Master Convent – Antipolo
Local Superior: Sr. M. Aida Malonzo
1st Councilor/ Vicar: Sr. M. Noelle Ledesma
2nd Councilor: Sr. M. Dorothy Cuevas
Bursar: Sr. M. Agnes Peralta
Divine Master Convent – Cebu City
Local Superior: Sr. M. Lourdes Eublera
1st Councilor/ Vicar: Sr. M. Grace Salada
2nd Councilor: Sr. Mercy Grace Bucsit
Bursar: Sr. M. Carmela Almendras
Divine Master Convent – Davao City
Local Superior: Sr. M. Gracia Mag-uyon
Councilor: Sr. M. Alma Sabanpan
Bursar: Sr. M. Thelma Canete
PDDM Apostolic Center – Manila
Local Superior: Sr. M. Dela Paz Masaquel
1st Councilor/ Vicar: Sr. M. Nimfa Ebora
2nd Councilor: Sr. M. Beatrice Israel
Bursar: Sr. M. Josephine Tanate
Divine Master Convent – Taiwan
Local Superior: Sr. M. Criselda Lagnason
Councilor: Sr. M. Virginia Velez
Bursar: Sr. M. Francis Dy
Madre Scolastica Community – Dagupan
Local Superior: Sr. M. Jeanelyn Penaredondo
Bursar: Sr. M. Kristine Legaspi
St. Joseph House - Taiwan
Local Superior: Sr. M. Lawrence Consulta
Jesus Master Community – Hong Kong
Local Superior: Sr. M. Regina Lito
Giaccardo Community – Laoag
Local Superior: Sr. M. Irene Cuadra
Divine Master Community – Iligan
Sister in-charge Sr. M. John Paul Canlas
Mother Ma. Luccia Community – Pampanga
Sister in-charge Sr. Ma. Luz Cabahug
We pray for Sr. Benedict who arrived in Rome last April 8 for her new mission and thank her for assisting Sr. M. Cheryl Celestre in taking care of our elderly and infirmed sisters in Antipolo while waiting for her documents.
Our gratitude too to our sisters who willingly accepted their new assignments. We shall send you a list of the members of each community once the transfers are done. But let us continue to open ourselves to the signs and needs of this uncertain time.
As we also celebrate Domenica in Albis tomorrow, we greet and pray for our novices all over the world particularly for Novice Lalamea who started her apostolic exposure yesterday, April 10, at PAC Manila Community.
May our Risen Master continue to be the source of our hope and strength and may we, as Easter women disciples, manifest the peace and joy to all whom we encounter along the way during this pandemic even as we await the promise of the gift of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost.
With prayers and affection,
Sr. M. Anthony Basa, PDDM