Manila—March 3, 2019, Fr. Miguel Miró together with Fr. Raul Buhay, OAR, and Fr. Antonio Carrón, OAR was welcomed at the Generalate’s office with Mo. Lucena L. Antipala, A.R. and the sisters of the Motherhouse together with the community of AR-Sisters in Quezon City. They were expected at around 6:00 P.M. but the SARF-Manila Chapter wanted to see prior general too, so they came earlier at about 4:30 P.M. just in time the sisters have finished the day of Recollection.
During the sharing, Fray Miró pointed out the spiritual renewal with the use of the Augustinian Recollect Spiritual Exercises. Fr. Raul Buhay, OAR, a general councilor, translated his goad from Spanish as “We have to be spiritually renewed if we don’t then we would be irrelevant.”
Moreover, he discussed the beatification process of our foundresses—Mo. Dionisia and Mo. Cecilia Talangpaz. As to the advice of the postulator, the process of the beatification with the guidelines of the Church should be followed. The two foundresses will be treated individually as to the beatification process and therefore one whose documents are present and ready has to be processed first.
Mother Lucena shared that the Congregation previously pursued the beatification of Mother Dionisia, the elder of the two Foundresses. She said that in the last sexennial term, there was a distribution of the prayer for favors and her image for the cause but the people of Bulacan, their hometown, pleaded that the image of the sisters should be printed and that the prayer for favors will be for both of them. So, the Congregation acceded to their plea. Fray Miró further explained that unless there will be a miracle attributed to both of them, then that would be possible.
As good news, Fr. Raul Buhay, OAR read to us the response of the ARCORES with regards to the project in Laoang, Samar.
Mo. Lucena and the sisters were very thankful for their presence. As they left at almost 6:00 P.M., the community of Makati headed by Mother Maxima Pelaez, A.R. the superior general last sexennial term, met them at the information area. They supposedly had to listen to the prior’s words too but to their surprise, it was already done.