BL. JAMES' 46th DIES NATALIS IN PARADISE
This year’s celebration of our founder’s 46thdies natalis in paradise was hosted by PDDM sisters and the celebration happened at the beautiful garden of PDDM-Antipolo. As the Association of Pauline cooperators (APC) celebrates their 100-year foundation anniversary, the members of APC gathered at the Divine Master Convent in Antipolo to celebrate a Eucharistic adoration in the morning of November 26, 2017. The adoration was led by Fr. Raymond Ferraris, SSP. In the afternoon, the festivity continued with the celebration of the Holy Eucharist presided by Fr. Jose Aripio, Provincial Superior of the Society of St. Paul and concelebrating SSP priests with Fr. Rey Reyes as the homilist. Fr. Rey reiterated that our founder, Blessed James Alberione, has great love for Jesus Master, our Shepherd, Master and King and so every Pauline is called to cultivate great love for the Divine Master and for all creation. The Pauline family pledged to support the care for creation and this year, aside from continuing the tradition to pray for each Pauline member, the Pauline family shared blessings to Talita Kum Philippines, an International network of consecrated life against human trafficking. The contribution received during the holy mass was given to the care of a Salvatorian Sister in support to the advocacy of the organization.
The event was filled with laughter and marvelous joy as every Pauline, old and young, amused themselves in games and performances that honored tribute to creation.
In Cebu, the celebration of our founder’s 46th birthday in paradise was hosted by the Association of Pauline Cooperators (APC-FSP and APC-FDM). There were 63 Pauline members who attended the celebration and among them were Society of St. Paul, Daughters of St. Paul, (PDDM) Disciples of the Divine Master, Institute of Our Lady of the Annunciation, Institute of the Holy Family, and members of the Association of Pauline Cooperators. The Pauline family in Cebu also share the same theme, that is, “Paulines Go Green” and they celebrated this at the Courtyard in Consolacion, Cebu. During the celebration of the Holy Eucharist, seedlings of various trees were offered and these will be planted at the compound of the Society of St. Paul in Lapu-Lapu. Pauline members shared sumptuous meal after the Holy Eucharist as well as games and surprises. More than the native necklaces and fan, their beautiful souvenirs were the joy and laughter shared excitingly with the family.
In Davao the Pauline family celebrated the 46th death anniversary of our Founder, Blessed James Alberione, at the community of the Society of St. Paul in Catalunan Grande, Davao City. The Eucharistic celebration was presided by Rev. Fr. Arthur Palisada, SSP and concelebrated by Fr. Rene Tañeza, SSP and Fr. Abet Bernal, SSP. The members of the Pauline family who attended were Society of St. Paul, (PDDM) Disciples of the Divine Master, Institute of the Holy Family and Association of Pauline Cooperators. After the Holy Eucharist, they shared a simple meal and had their tree planting around the SSP compound.
With the presence of our Mother General, Sr. M. Micaela Monetti and General councilor, Sr. Giovanna Uchino, the PDDM Sisters celebrated the 46th year anniversary of our Primo Maestro at their community in Taiwan. This occasion was graced by the presence of the Philippine-Taiwan-Hong Kong Provincial Superior, Sr. M. Anthony Basa, members of the Pastorelle Sisters and Daughters of St. Paul. The Holy Eucharist was presided by Fr. Dennis Manzana, SVD.
The celebration of our founder’s death anniversary was simply celebrated by the Pauline family in Hong Kong as our PDDM community in Hong Kong was honored by the presence of Sr. M. Micaela Monetti, Superior General and Sr. Giovanna Uchino, General Councilor. With the Daughters of St. Paul, friends, PDDM vocations and Fr. Ramon Manalo, SSP, the Pauline family shared a feast in a simple yet meaningful banquet.