Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Rites of Profession, Acceptance to Novitiate, and Acceptance of Aspirants in the Carmelite Third Order (Region of St. Elijah, NCR)

On the Feast of the Queenship of Mary, August 22, amidst the heavy rains of Habagat, the TOC Region of St. Elijah held their profession and acceptance rites at the Parish of the Holy Family, Brgy. Kapitolyo, Pasig City. The rites was administered by the Provincial Delegate, Rev. Fr. Baltazar Ronato, OCarm.

Congratulations to the newly professed members and novices of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel TOCC, Project 6, to the new novice of St. Teresa Margaret Redi TOCC, Makati, to the aspirants of the Mater Décor Carmeli TOCC, Pasig and to the aspirant Sem. Carlo Emil Boado of Agoo, La Union.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Congratulations to the Newly Ordained Priest Members of the TOC (Archdiocese of Cebu)

We praise and thank God for the gift of vocation and the gift of Priesthood to our brothers, Rev. Fr. Fran D. Villegas, T.O. Carm. and Rev. Fr. Zenon Guanzon, T.O. Carm. newly ordained Priests of the Archdiocese of Cebu. Gloria in excelsis Deo!

Establishment of St. Mary Magdalene de Pazzi TOC Community - Dapitan City

Members of the newly established Dapitan Community with the Provincial Delegate and National Prior
After visiting the Confraternity of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel situated at the Parish of St. James, Dapitan City, the group decided to join in the Third Order of Carmel. The new community is under the patronage of St. Mary Magdalene de Pazzi whose 450th Birth Centenary is being celebrated (2015-2016).

The following are the appointed local council of the community:
Prioress: Sis. Putli Hamoy
1st Councilor: Sis. Germelina Obordo
Formator: Sis. Mercedes Duyaguit
Secretary: Sis. Eva Luna Recamara
Treasurer: Sis. Cristita Quienes

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

2014 - 2017 TOC National Council

From May 1 - 4, 2014, the entire TOC Philippines attended the 1st TOC Provincial Convention at the Claret Retreat House, Cenacle Drive, Sanville Subdivision, Quezon City. A total of 98 TOC attended the convention with 80 official delegates who can vote the new National Council.

One of the highlights of the convention is the amendment of the local statutes to effect the necessary changes since the Order of Carmel in the Philippines was raised to a Province.

The new council to serve the TOC in this triennium are:
National Prior: Ruel Santos, TOCarm
Provincial Councilor (Region of St. Teresa of Avila): Benjamin Syguan, TOCarm
Provincial Councilor (Region of St. Joseph): Apolinario Gregorio, TOCarm
Provincial Councilor (Region of St. Elijah): Jose Generoso III, TOCarm
Provincial Councilor (Region of St. Therese of the Child Jesus): Sonia Rosario, TOCarm
Provincial Councilor (Region of St. Albert of Trapani): Gelacia Lagrito, TOCarm
Provincial Councilor (Region of St. Simon Stock): Rosalinda Moreno, TOCarm

Photos of the convention can be found at the Facebook Page of the Third Order.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Canonical Foundation: St. Teresa Margaret Redi TOC Community, National Shrine of the Sacred Heart, Makati

On January 25, 2013, the Lay Carmelite Community of St. Teresa Margaret Redi was canonically established at the National Shrine of the Sacred Heart, San Antonio Village, Makati City. The Rite of Canonical Establishment was presided by Rev. Fr. Toto Jaranilla, OCarm. , former TOC National Spiritual Director, and together with the Rev. Fr. Victor Apacible, present rector of the shrine, and Msgr. Clem Ignacio, TOC, former shrine rector and parish priest of Quiapo Church.

Rites of Temporary and Final Profession was also celebrated on the said date. The celebration was attended by the communities of Sta. Ana, Tondo, and Makati which comprises the Province of St. Mary Magdalene de Pazzi.

Concelebrated Mass: Fr. Vic (L), Fr. Toto (M), and Msgr. Clem (R)

Reading of the Canonical Decree of Establishment

TOC members of Sta. Ana

During the Mass

View from the Choir Loft

Friday, September 13, 2013

8th Centenary of the Death of St. Albert of Jerusalem

800th Anniversary of the Death of St. Albert of Jerusalem
Bishop and Lawgiver of Carmel
14th September 1214 - 14th September 2014

Newly Elected Prior General of the Order of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel

The newly re-elected Prior General of the Carmelites of the Ancient Observance, Rev. Fr. Fernando Millan y Romeral. The Lay Carmelites of the Philippines extends their prayers and wishes to the new prior general of the Order as he serves for another six year term.

For more details on the General Chapter, click here.

Saturday, August 03, 2013

Erection of the Carmelite Province of Blessed Titus Brandsma

MANILA, July 17, 2013— The General Council of the Carmelite Fathers, raised its General Commissariat in the Philippines into a Province of the Order July 16, electing Fr. Christian Buenafe as Prior Provincial.

The Council was convinced that the General Commissariat had grown a lot since its erection in 1958 in terms of the number of members, the variety of apostolic tasks, and the possibilities for economic self-sufficiency.

Under the patronage of Blessed Titus Brandsma, the new province was canonically erected during a Mass presided over by Carmelite Vice Prior General Christian Körner at the Cubao Cathedral in Quezon City.

The decree for the canonical erection was issued by Carmelite Prior General Fr. Fernando Millan Romeral and was read by Fr. Albertus Herwanta, O. Carm., during the liturgical celebration.
Other leaders, who have been appointed to hold office until the first provincial chapter in February 2014, were Fathers Rico Ponce, First Councilor; Roberto Noel Rosas, Second Councilor; Gilbert Sabado, Third Councilor; and Eduardo Albino, Fourth Councilor.

Concelebrants of the Mass include Fr. Ben Wolbers, Prior Provincial of the Province of the Netherlands; Fr. Eef van Vilsteren, Third Councilor of the Province of the Netherlands; Fr. Mario Esposito, Prior Provincial of the Province of the USA; and former Counselor for Asia-Oceania, Fr. Anthony Scerri.

Among those who witnessed the celebration were Cubao Bishop Honesto Ongtioco, and the retired Carmelite Bishop of the Prelature of Infanta, Bishop Julio Labayen. (CBCPNews)