Newsletter of the District
- September 1998
me to be very short as this Newsletter wishes to catch up on news.
You should find in the following pages a fairly good idea of what
has happened and is happening in these wonderful islands since July.
Our efforts to restore all things in Our Lord Jesus Christ, even
at the social level (the Consecrations to the Immaculate Heart of
Mary), are unfortunately, shall we say, not supported by the Hierarchy
of the Church. Since the beginning of September, the Bishops’ Conference
of the Philippines has been very vocal against our presence on the
various islands. But we continue. “The soldiers will fight, and
God will give the victory!” (St Joan of Arc)
wish to thank as a whole (after having done it individually whenever
possible) all those who contributed to our Land Fund Raising scheme
(last May-June) for the acquisition of the property next to our
church. The response was indeed very generous. However it was still
“miles away’ from the asking price. Instead of pursuing this issue,
we decided to relocate our four Dominican Sisters to better rented
quarters (which make in fact a very nice little convent) and we
are considering acquiring a property, at an affordable price, near
our future seminary, in Santa Barbara, on the island of Panay.
you will notice the new assignments of our priests, partly due to
our Superior General re-assigning priests over the summer months,
partly due to visa problems, especially here in Asia.
you of our daily remembrance at the Altar of the Sacrifice, we count
on your spiritual support, your Aves, for the Missions of Asia!
yours in Jesus and Mary,