Marian confab to tackle Church’s ‘journey with Mary’

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MANILA, May 23, 2016 – May, a month that features the traditional May flower devotion, telescopes the Church ‘s spiritual journey with the Blessed Virgin through prayers, sacrifice, and a sense of community.

This is one of the topics to be discussed in the second module of the Marian Encounter Seminar on May 29, 2016, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., at the University of Sto.Tomas (UST) Tan Yan Kee Student Center, Espana, Manila. Fr. Roberto Luanzon OP., vice rector of the UST Central Seminary, will be the event’s main resource person.

Themed Mary: Mystical Rose, the seminar will also include a talk on St. Louie Marie de Montfort’s “Secret of the Rosary” by Fr. Benjie Notarte of the Society of Montfort Missionaries. As a challenge to the Church during this Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy, Mary Help of Christians Crusade and Alliance of the Holy Family, International (Philippines) spiritual director Fr. Francis Tiquia of the Diocese of San Pablo will discuss the “Saints of the Divine Mercy (St. Faustina Kowalska and St. John Paul II) and the Sacred Heart of Jesus (St. Margaret Mary of Alacoque).

The praying of the Chaplet of Divine Mercy will be made at 3:00 p.m. There will also be a floral offering and distribution of rosaries after the Eucharistic celebration to be presided over by Fr. Arturo Pestin, O.P., director of the Pastoral Care Service, U.S.T. Hospital. This will be followed by the Act of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

The Missionaries of Mary, a lay Marian community, in partnership with Radio Veritas (846 AM), organized the event. The seminar fee of Php150.00 includes lunch and snacks. For more information, interested parties may contact Imee at telephone numbers (02) 741-2830. (CBCPNews)

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