Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle will be the main presider in the Eucharistic Celebration.
St. Teresa of Avila, first woman doctor of the Church and foundress of the Order of Discalced Carmelites inspires us to gather a first – ever assembly of people from various walks of life to share her doctrine on prayer and our prayer experience on the occasion of her 5th birth centenary on March 28, 2015.
Chairman of the National Commission for the Celebration of the Fifth Birth Centenary of St. Teresa of Avila Fr. Danilo Lim, OCD reminds us of the significance of this assembly.
“With the challenges of the new evangelization in the present times characterized by secularism, hedonism, and relativism, our first call is an encounter with Christ, an experience with God, a life of prayer. thus we hope to gather as many lay faithful as possible in this event,” clarified Fr. Lim.
He also requests parishes to mount posters and or tarpaulins withing the church premises or bulletin boards, announcements of the event or showing of a short AVP after communion during Sunday Masses proximate to the date of the event as well as our personal presence.
“Your presence, which is a declaration that in this path toward God amidst the many vicissitudes of life and challenges of the times, there is no surest road but the way of prayer,” encourages Fr. Lim.
Registration is free. Please coordinate with your parishes and ask for a registration form. For more information contact, Yolly Miranda at 9953949 and 09065732305.
Meanwhile, below is the complete message of endorsement from Pasig bishop Mylo Hubert Vergara.
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
With much joy I endorse the Congress on Prayer, an event in celebration of the 5th Birth Centenary of St. Teresa of Avila, Virgin and first woman doctor of the Church, to be held on March 15, 2015, Sunday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Mall of Asia Arena, Pasay City.
I appeal to the Parish Priests to allow post-communion announcements or a projection of an AVP during the Masses proximate to the event and the mounting of tarpaulin and/or poster on the designated areas of the parish.
I also appeal to all Religious communities, schools, and the various Lay associations, organizations and movements to welcome and support the organizing team of the Centenary so they could share with you the abiding teaching and significance of St. Teresa of Avila.
thank you very much for your kind attention.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
MOST REV. MYLO HUBERT C. VERGARA, D.D.
Bishop of Pasig
(report by Fr. Lito Jopson)