25 YEARS OF GOD’S FIDELITY
“You have shown me the paths of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence.” (Acts 2:28). This Biblical text has inspired the three silver jubilarians in their life as religious for 25 years of Consecration to God through the vows of Chastity, Poverty and Obedience in the Presentation of Mary.
The Silver Jubilee celebration of Sr. Albina D. Agad, Sr. Grace B. Bueno and Sr. Cherie Eloisa Garrote on May 23, 2019 was also the 37th Beatification Anniversary of Blessed Marie Rivier. It was held at the PM Chapel, Catalunan Grande, Davao City, Philippines. Certainly, a memorable day!
The Jubilee was graced with the presence of our Superior General Mother Maria dos Anjos Alves and Sr. Charito Gorgonio her Assistant. The Bishop Emeritus of Davao – Most Rev. Fernando Capalla, D.D. presided the mass and was concelebrated by Most Rev. Guillermo Afable, D.D. the Bishop of Digos. Priests from various Parishes of the Archdiocese of Davao joined the celebration. The Marie Rivier Associates, friends, teachers and family members of the Jubilarians were also present to share the joy of this memorable event in the lives of our Sisters.
A Consecration to Mary and special prayer of thanksgiving were part of the highlights of the Liturgy. After the Eucharist, an agape meal was served at the Rivier Retreat House. It was an occasion filled with much joy of friendship and a strong sense of belonging to the big Spiritual Family of Blessed Marie Rivier.
We thank God for His 25 years of fidelity to our dear Silver Jubilarians !