Sunday, May 18, 2008

Trinity, Pink Sisters and Fr. Dom Flores, SVD

Pink Sisters' Chapel in Tagaytay City
and its sweet-sounding carillon
(photo grab: dczypher.wordpress.com)

For my commentary on the biblical readings for Trinity Sunday, please click on this. Again, may I remind my blogreaders that the materials here may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without my explicit permission.
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Tagaytay City is not only known for its refreshing weather and breath-taking view of Taal Lake, it's also famous for its more than 30 religious houses in the city and its environs. One particular place of destination these days is the Pink Sisters' Convent (officially called Adoration Convent of Divine Mercy). It's amazing to see so many visitors coming from all over the country, sometimes from abroad to visit the convent especially to attend mass on Sundays (7:30 am and 5:00 pm). Although a few come for sightseeing, most are her to pray with the sisters.

Last Saturday (May 17), one of the sisters pronounced her final profession to the congregation - meaning she makes a solemn promise to live for life the evangelical vows of poverty, chastity and obedience. It's a mystery and grace that in this rapid world, there are still young people who commit themselves to a life of silence, prayer, and anonymity in the contemplative life.
The final profession was presided by Bishop Pablo David,
auxiliary of San Fernando in Pampanga
where the professing sister hails.

Part of the rite of profession is to receive a ring
and the sister accepting to be "betrothed"
to Jesus, the bridegroom.


The pink sister who took the name Mary Chrisanne
signs her "marriage contract"
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Fr. Dom Flores, SVD who is the rector of the SVD seminary in Melbourne, Australia and my uncle blogs about their life in Down Under, click on this and bookmark it.

4 comments:

bing said...

Hi Fr. Randolf,
I happen to come across your blog by accident. Thank you for this beautiful, inspiring blog...

I know Fr. Dom - I miss him very much.

with prayers,
bing.

Anonymous said...

hi Fr. randolf ur blog is So Nice.. i want to Visit there... to have peace In mind heal wounded heartfeelings and to pray with the sisters,

Godbless'
wayne

Anonymous said...

hi Fr. randolf ur blog is So Nice.. i want to Visit there... to have peace In mind heal wounded heartfeelings and to pray with the sisters,

Godbless'
wayne

Anonymous said...

dear brother :
What if one sisters are almost to take her vow then , she got sick and something wrong done to her inthe place where God call her.Then she ask permission to add another 6 months ,then aletter cqame to her she need to gopu first ,because she is not fit of their works , because she got sick ..then for many years she still have that kind of call but though she have her own Families anjd one Son,Is there any convent good for a mother who wants to serve for the rest of her life.I serve the Dying people and the childrens , but isaw a habit wearing black ,whom i do not know the meaning of what i have seen it was 23 or 24 years ago ,but the first seen was 15 or 16 yeras old . Cn you refer to me any convent that is related on what i have seen (wearing ablack habit then she was lying down w/ her /straight hands in front of the altar as if she's getting married w/god something like that isaw it in other convent i have sen in the internet . But because igot civilly married .i'm not able to go back. It takes years .I plan everything to let my families have agood future . even my son but something wrong ,the past that happened to my families is one of the reason why i can not leave them .I feel pity and mercy. But the call ...My families needs prayers .iwant to have a retreat or to recollect like what we did before .we recollect ..
For any information you will give to me .I thank it very much.

god bless . Thank you.
mennie