SANCTUARY OF SAINT PAUL, MAKATI — Over 200 members of the Pauline Family in the Philippines and Macau gather in a liturgy on November 25, 2012 at the Sanctuary of St. Paul, to celebrate the Feast of the Founder – Blessed James Alberione. In this Eucharistic Celebration, the latest to be ordained priest Fr. Ian Empig, SSP, presider and homilist, elaborates the ideas of Alberione giving out the light to the world in this Year of Faith through the mnemonic device, DOORS. He says, “Our faith today need more D-ependence on God’s providence;O-bedience founded on humility; O-penness to the endless possibilities of what tomorrow may bring (Hope); R-ootedness in and radical following of Christ, and S-ilence as a way to attentive listening.”
Aside from the candle light dinner-garden reception, the highlights of the gathering of the sons and daughters of Blessed James Alberione are the video presentations of the Institutes present in Philippines and Macau— “Sharing on the Historical Beginning and Development of the Institutes of the Pauline Family in the Philippines” and the soft launching of the 50th Foundation Anniversary of the Institutute of Our Lady of the Annunciation (IOLA) in the Philippines. The PDDM formands also showcase their talents of mime the Bible's Salvation History, an apt presentation for the Year of Faith.
This activity, which is part of the second year of the Triennium of the Pauline Charism, is hosted by the Pious Disciples of the Divine Master (PDDM).