Manila, Philippines— The Congregation of the Augustinian Recollect Sisters winding up the 3rd Centenary of the Arrival of the Talangpaz Sisters in Calumpang (Foundresses of the Augustinian Recollect Sisters) befallen on July 16, 2019, at St. Rita College Manila Chapel.
The 3rd Centenary of the arrival of the Talangpaz Sisters in Calumpang was officially opened last year July 16, 2018, by Reverend Mo. Lucena L. Antipala, A.R., The Superior General of the Congregation. Correspondingly, the essay, poetry (free verse) writing contests were also tossed together with the Photoshop match.
At this time, the commemorative celebration is about to be fastened. Congregated, the Augustinian Recollect Sisters with grateful hearts started the program by celebrating the Holy Sacrifice of the mass with the Lord at St. Rita College Chapel Manila presided by Rev. Fr. Edgardo Tubio, OAR. “Where are we on our journey?” The query he probed in the middle of his discourse which made everyone inside the Motherhouse community chapel muse and ruminates.
Subsequently, Sr. Maria Lirio L. Guillermo, A.R., one of the members of the Commission on the Beatification and the Congregation’s researcher who also aided as the toastmaster declared the front-runners of the several writing matches ensued July 16, 2018.
Undeniably, Asp. Gwennlyn Archedera with her aptitude and profound religious fervor was awarded because of her beautiful entries, explicitly “Talangpaz Sisters: Virtuous Helianthuses of Augustinian Recollects” (Poetry) and “The Sisters` Unceasing devotion” (Essay) which made the entire Augustinian Recollect Sisters truly gratified.
Some other winners from different communities were also proclaimed. They were as follows:
|Wreign Adriel M. Hernandez||Saint Rita College – Manila||Talangpaz Sisters||Poetry|
|Ramme Anthony Tumapang||Saint Augustine Academy – Bayawan||The Talangpaz Sisters and Their Devotion To Our Lady of Mount Carmel||Poetry|
|Mary Claire Ramirez||Saint Raphael Academy- Legaspi||Sisters to Mothers in Faith||Poetry|
|Salve Kim B. Estrada||Saint Raphael Academy- Legaspi||The Talangpaz Sisters and Devotion to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel||Essay|
|Iloiza Mae Orpiada Logronio||Saint Raphael Academy- Legaspi||Restless and Selfless Hearts Lie Within||Essay|
|Jude Karl H. Barasona||Saint Raphael Academy - Legaspi||Our Own Kind of Faucet||Essay|
Luis Mikael Sy from Colegio de Sta. Teresita, Laoang, Samar was also recognized as the best photoshop mashup.
As a final point, the Augustinian Recollect Sisters assembled together, in a spiritual oneness with other communities who culminates the 3rd centenary of the Arrival of the Talangpaz Sisters, with one mind and one heart in God as Sr. Marilyn Cula, A.R., (Vicar General of the Congregation) formally closed the 3rd Centenary of the Arrival of the Talangpaz Sisters in Calumpang.
Our boundless tribute to The arrival of the Congregation`s Foundresses Mo. Dionisia Mitas Talangpaz and Mo. Cecilia Rosa Talangpaz is now officially closed but their journey with us will surely be endless.
Nonetheless, this is just the commencement of the Congregation`s journey on the way to God, there would be more centenaries, more centuries and epochs that are about to be journeyed by poles apart people called individually to proclaim God`s kingdom through the Congregation.