August 22, 2016 marked the culmination of events. We had the Mass for the Queenship of Mary and closing of the Second General Chapter. The General councilors made their oath of service to Sister Eppie Brasil, OP, Superior General and to the sisters.
On August 8, 2016 – Feast Day of St. Dominic de Guzman – founder of the Dominican Order, the chapter delegates gathered together to elect their leadership team.
Sr. Eppie Brasil, OP was reelected Superioress General.
Fr. James Ferry, MM was designated by Bishop Gabriel Reyes as his representative in the election.
Msgr. Peter Cañonero, Chancellor of the Diocese of Antipolo, presided during the mass with Fr. James Ferry and Fr. Nemesio Huesca, CICM. Sr. Eppie Brasil, OP immediately made her Oath of Office and Oath of Fidelity in front of Msgr. Peter Cañonero. As a sign of obedience, all the members of the Congregation knelt during her oath taking and after, a hug of acceptance.
Congratulations Ate Vi better known as Vilma Tolin for having been featured as an ideal mother to Pongkay. Ate Vi is known to our K friends, our homeless street families, (nakatira sa karton, nakahiga sa kalsada, naghahanap buhay sa kariton), whom she serves as one of our volunteers. Vilma was featured in this week’s WISH KO LANG program sa GMA. She is the one in pink T-shirt behind Tita Lita. Bakit po kaya? Siya yung may heart magmalasakit in taking care of Pongkay, her daughter who is blind. She has been Pongkay’s nurse, tutor, guide, friend. Ate Vi accompanied her to school because she is blind. Yet her heart is so big that it is not only Pongkay whom she takes care of, she also takes care of her 99 year old grandmother in all her needs plus she also takes care of her husband who is also sick.
Happy Birthday Pongkay!!! In you we see the mercy of God that in spite of your blindness you are a very happy and accepting person. And we believe that part of the joy of Ate Vi is that she belongs to Regina family. She has a home among us. She feels the joy of belonging in a community. In this picture you will see the friends of our K friends – our volunteers!!! We are proud of our volunteers. They handle you with care because they too have experienced pain, brokenness, a sense of lack, sickness. They know what pain is….they know what sickness is and they know what brokenness is!
We still remember the time Our Lady in the City was blest, Dra. Neneng Pollentes danced around her with the music in the tune of LORD I offer my life to you. She had cancer of the small intestine and in a few months time our Lady relived Dr. Neneng of her painful illness.
Year after year Connie Dizon spear heads the celebration of Our Lady’s anniversary together with our (ROSA) Regina Rosarii Service Assistants, after her healing from cancer.
O the Lady is waiting on top of the hill. She’s calling for us all to gather so near. Regina Rosarii please heal all our pain. Regina Rosarii, our Lady and Queen.
Connie Dizon and staff helped decorate our place for our Lady’s anniversary. Thank you po Connie and staff.
Of course every Filipino happening has food same here in Regina motherhouse! And below are plentiful of flowers for our flower offering to our Lady.
The Dominican Sisters of Regina Rosarii together with her Lay partners provide affordable laboratory exams for their poor homeless families they call K friends
The Dominican Sisters of Regina Rosarii together with their Lay partners provided affordable laboratory exams for their “k friend” ministry. These are the poor homeless street families many of whom are elderly and /or jobless. Many are living in the kalye, sleep in karton cardboard, live in kariton. We acknowledge the good work of our lay mission partners the ROCA Regina Rosarii Contemplative Association. They partially funded the laboratory exams.
Our Regina Rosarii Ministry for K friends continue to give dignity to our K-friends by making them participate in their healing by way of contributing 5 pesos a pack of medicine good for one week. Our Tuesdays with K friends FEED Program where we give Food, Education, Empowerment & Deliver socio medical pastoral services has run for the last 11 years.
(ROCA) The Regina Rosarii Contemplative Association together with the Dominican Sisters of Regina Rosarii give school supplies and school bags to children of our homeless street families
(ROCA) The Regina Rosarii Contemplative Association together with the Dominican Sisters of Regina Rosarii give school supplies and school bags to children of our homeless street families. Together we help. The fruits of Contemplative prayer are intuition and compassion. And moved by compassion we gift the children of our homeless street families school supplies and school bags motivating them to study. And praying that in the future they will be among our educated youths in the future.
Trivia: Mga kapanalig sa Radyo Veritas do you know that the Dominican Sisters of Regina Rosarii whom you are listening to at 10 PM to 11 PM in Sacredspace on the Air every Sunday evening still come all the way from Regina Rica in Tanay Rizal? That’s 2 hours away! They go to Radio Veritas to broadcast on the air? Of course they are tired after serving around 7,000 to 10,000 pilgrims. Sr Eppie our Founder always remind us Sisters, “It is our love and commitment to all our kapanalig that makes us do this.” We follow Jesus the Friend of the Poor and healer of the Broken and we pray with all our kapanalig the responsorial psalm of every Sunday.
Another trivia: Do you know that this first Sunday of August is our 12th anniversary in broadcast media?
Look at the sisters: Tired but happy.