from lance raymundo and his mom nina zaldua-raymundo- “venerable mother ignacia, we love you!”

LANCE WITH HIS MOM NINA AND MOTHER IGNACIA
LANCE WITH HIS MOM NINA AND MOTHER IGNACIA

Lance Raymundo, together with his mom, Mrs. Nina Zaldua-Raymundo, recently visited the RVM nuns who are all advocates and devotees to the Blessed and Venerable Mother Ignacia, a filipina nun who is now being readied for Sainthood.

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Mother Ignacia is famous among all Filipino people. She even have a street named after her- the Mother Ignacia Street, which is near the ABS-CBN Compound area, along Quezon City.

In due respect to the RVM nuns who all prayed day-in and day-out at a time that Lance was in great danger, the actor paid respect and gave thanks to them personally now that he is totally HEALED.

Lance revealed to an anonymous blogger-friend of his some great miracles that have transpired at a time that the RVM nuns were all praying to him, but the blogger could not reveal them, the miracles were too personal and too delicate. And the blogger promised to Lance that it would be kept a SECRET forever.

To become a Saint, two or three miracles have to be approved by the Vatican. And Lance’s miracle story with Mother Ignacia is now being studied, and if proven true, Mother Ignacia would soon become a Saint.

For those who believe in the power of God, the miracles, and the love- we dare you believe Lance’s story, too.

FOREVER.

 

(words by robert manuguid silverio)

lance, mom nina and the RVM NUNS
lance, mom nina and the RVM NUNS

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LANCE WITH VENERABLE MOTHER IGNACIA PORTRAIT
LANCE WITH VENERABLE MOTHER IGNACIA PORTRAIT

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Who is Mother Ignacia del Espiritu Santo?

Mother Ignacia is a Filipina from Binondo, Manila, Philippines.  She is the foundress of the Beaterio de la Compania de Jesus, the  first Filipino congregation of women now known as the Religious of the Virgin Mary (RVM).

Her father was Jusepe Iuco, a Chinese, and Maria Jeronima, a Filipina. She was baptized as Ignacia del Espiritu Santo in the Church of the Holy Kings of Parian on March 4, 1663 by Father Alberto Collares. She was surnamed del Espiritu Santo and not Iuco because it was traditional among pious parents of the time to give their children devotional names at baptism.  Ignacia comes from the Latin , Ignis, which means “fire”.  She would be the fire of the Holy Spirit.

At only age twenty-one, the youthful Ignacia discovered that her call was to remain in the service of His Divine Majesty.  Since then, she started her new life and this led to her beginning the foundations of the Beaterio de la Compania de Jesus, in 1684.  Her exemplary life spent in prayer, penance , sacrifice and service attracted other young women, many of them were indigenous and mixed races.  They lived in community with great edification to the whole city, contributing by their works to the common good.

The early”Beatas” (Sisters) as her followers were called, instructed young girls of Spanish as well as native families in Christian Doctrine and taught them works proper to their gender.  They organized religious retreats for women and assisted the Jesuit priests in conducting those periods of prayer, meditation and study.

Mother Ignacia died on September 10, 1748 at the ripe old age of 85.  It is said that she died at the Communion rail after receiving Holy Communion at the Church of St. Ignatius in Intramuros.  She was burried in the crypt of St. Ignatius Church.  Mother Dominga del Rosario succeeded Mother Ignacia in running the Beaterio.  The rules and Constitution written by Mother Ignacia in 1726 guided the Sisters and kept her spirit alive through the years, with the help of her jesuit spiritual directors.

In the beginning, the Sisters were not recognized as a religious order. However, in March 1907, the Decree of praise was granted by the Holy Father to the Beaterio.  In 1912, the Beaterio de la Compania de Jesus became known as the Compania de Beatas de la Virgen Maria.  The definitive approval was granted by Ope Pius XII on January 12, 1948, two hundred years after the death of Mother Ignacia.  The society was then called the Congregation of the Religious of the Virgin Mary (RVM).  The Congregation was named after the Blesssed Virgin Mary because Mary has always been the model, patroness and intercessor of the sisters since its foundation.

The RVM’s are engaged in various apostolates, namely; retreat, education, dormitory, catechetics, social ministry, health care ministry, and seminary service throughout the Philippines and in foreign missions.

Mother Ignacia with her first “Beatas” did their own domestic work in imitation of Mary.  Mary’s spirit was imbibed in Mother gnacia’s faith, openness, courage, obedience, humility and discernment as manifested in her seeking and doing God’s will in all things.  The historical facts attesting to the exemplary life of Mother Ignacia are attested to by Fr. Murillo Velarde, SJ, who wrote, “Inspite of their number  and having to govern themselves, the Beatas have not given reason for gossip in the country….instead…they have given much edification, humility, application to work and to spiritual exercises.”  In the annals of Jesuit history, Fr. Murillo Velarde wrote the following tribute:  “She was a truly valiant woman, for she not only over-came the great difficulties which she met in this foundation from the beginning even to the end, but she overcame with extraordinary constancy three kinds of indolence very difficult to overcome…that which was natural to the country, that which was connatural to her sex, and that which which is so deeply inborn in the race.  she was mortified, patient, devout, spiritual, zealous for the good of souls. She was so humble.”

The precious heritage of Mother Ignacia is acknowledged by some Church authorities in this manner.  Blessed Pope John Paul II on the occasion of the tercentenary pilgrimage of the RVM Sisters, May 25, 1984, wrote: ” You are rightly proud of the fact that yours was the first religious Institute founded in the Philippines by an indigenous Filipina, Mother Ignacia del espiritu Santo.  And you are rightly proud of your three centuries of generous and faithful service to the Church in your country and more recently in Papaua New Guinea, in Indonesia, in west Africa, in Taiwan and in Rome itself.”

 

http://motherignaciamovementofusa.com/about-history.html

WORKING MOM AND BARBIE MAGAZINES PRESENT THEIR BACK-TO-SCHOOL SPECIALS FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

barbie magazine June 2014 issue
barbie magazine June 2014 issue
working mom magazine june 2014 cover
working mom magazine june 2014 cover

“WORKING MOM AND BARBIE MAGAZINES PRESENT THEIR BACK-TO-SCHOOL SPECIALS FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY”

 

With a new school year on the way, Working Mom magazine and Barbie magazine prove that this is a month to welcome new experiences with open arms as both titles present their back-to-school issues this June 2014.

In Working Mom’s latest issue, Maricel and Anthony Pangilinan share the secrets to a happy marriage, successful kids, and getting through a chaotic day—the perfect story to kick off a hassle-free school year for the family.

Working Mom’s back-to-school special goes into baon that can be made in minutes, bags that are good for the kids’ backs, cute rain-proof shoes, and out-of-the-box lunch buddies. This issue also dishes out tips on beating morning madness to acing those tough subjects.

The magazine also celebrates Father’s Day with a feature on hot celebrity dads like Richard Gomez and Aga Muhlach, plus awesome gifts that are sure to make the daddies out there very happy.

In the latest back-to-school special of Barbie magazine, kids can read up on how to head back to school the fun way after the summer holidays, presenting fashionable bags and accessories to gear all the little girls up for the classes to come.

Barbie magazine also knows how there is nothing more fun than getting back together with friends after a long break—so it’s best to make the most of that. Join the cheerleading squad and design uniforms in one section to kick start the kids’ creative juices. Plus, don’t miss the movie section all about the Barbie film, Princess Charm School.

This month’s issue also tells a story entitled “Rhapsody in Buttercream,” an episode of “Barbie Life in the Dreamhouse,” where Barbie is found baking cupcakes to win a bet with Teresa to prove she’s not a klutz in the kitchen. Read up on how the story will play out this June.

Grab a copy of Working Mom magazine and Barbie magazine, both presented by ABS-CBN Publishing, Inc. Both Working Mom and Barbie are available at leading bookstores and magazine stands nationwide.

The CCP Orchestra and Band Festival 2014

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“The CCP Orchestra and Band Festival 2014”

 

VARIOUS orchestras and symphonic bands were presented at the press conference of the 2014 Orchestra and Band Festival held at the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Little Theater Lobby recently. CCP vice president & artistic director Chris Millado gave the opening remarks followed by performances by the UST Wind Orchestra.

 

The Orchestra and Band Festival will be held on July 1-6, 2014 at the CCPMain and Little Theaters featuring the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra, Manila Symphony Orchestra, ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra, UP Symphony Orchestra, Bulacan State University Symphonic Band, Malindig Institute Band of Marinduque, UST Wind Orchestra, Bukidnon State University Band, St. Louis University Band of Baguio, De la Salle Santiago Zobel Symphonic Band, Kapisanan Banda II of Pulong Buhangin (Sta. Maria, Bulacan), Cardona 5, Banda Kabyaw of Nueva Ecija, Banda 88 Sta. Maria Bulacan, Philbanda Wind Orchestra, Philippine Army Band, Philippine Navy Band, Philippine Air Force Band, Philippine Coast Guard Symphonic Band, and the Presidential Security Group Band. It seeks to provide opportunities for the many performing groups that are deserving of the proper exposure, and at the same time treat the local audiences to a rich variety of symphonic sounds emanating from the various groups around the country. (Photo by Kiko Cabuena)

BALLS CHANNEL TO BROADCAST 2014 FIFA WORLD CUPTM LIVE FROM BRAZIL

BALLS CHANNEL IS THE OFFICIAL BROADCASTER OF 2014 FIFA WORLD CUP
BALLS CHANNEL IS THE OFFICIAL BROADCASTER OF 2014 FIFA WORLD CUP

“BALLS CHANNEL TO BROADCAST 2014 FIFA WORLD CUPTM LIVE FROM BRAZIL”

 

As the official broadcaster of the 2014 FIFA World CupTM that is set to take place in Brazil, Balls Channel will be bringing the Filipino audience straight into the stadiums through the small screen as it airs all 64 matches live beginning Friday (June 13).

Football fans will catch the action as it happens from the Opening Match of the tournament until its Final Match, as the channel lets beautiful game take center stage once more.

The top 32 football nations shall compete in this month-long tournament after having advanced through qualification competitions that started in June 2011. Balls Channel is set to broadcast no less than the world’s best football players in the pursuit of what is considered the highest honor in the world’s most popular sport—the FIFA World CupTM Trophy.

The opening ceremony will be aired on Friday (June 13) at 2:15am, prior to the Opening Match between the host nation Brazil and Croatia at 4:00am.

Apart from all this, Balls Channel is bringing football fans “Touchline,” a daily news show solely dedicated to the FIFA World CupTM—including match results, analyses, and fan reaction in 30 action-packed minutes. “Touchline” will start on the same day that the 2014 FIFA World CupTM kicks off, on Friday (June 13) at 6:00pm.

Stay tuned for the 2014 FIFA World CupTM matches as Balls Channel airs them live along with “Touchline,” the perfect companion for any football fan. For updates and schedules, visit Balls Channel’s official Facebook site (www.facebook.com/BallsChannel) or follow Balls Channel on Twitter (@BallsChannel).