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FUN…FUND…FOND: Canossa School Fun Run @60

A big crowd of almost 2000 runners gathered at Paseo de Sta. Rosa on October 26 for the Fun Run of Canaossa School organized by Batch 1989 led by Dr. Rizalina Hemedez Gonzales. This is a school wide event to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Canossa School participated by the students both Grade School and High School, Faculty, Staff, Maintenance, Alumni, Parents, Sisters and Friends. It was truly a fun Day as the participants run their chosen distance of 1k, 3k, 5k and 10k. Those who did not run stayed at the starting place and participated in the Zumba exercise. This fun and fund raising event will support the scholarship program of the school. Congratulations, Canossa School Educative Community! More blessings for you through St. Magdalene of Canossa.


























4th Provincial Chapter of Application: A Journey towards Integration as Joyful and Prophetic Witnesses

Thirty nine delegates and observers for the 4th Provincial Chapter of Application gathered in the Provincialate in Paco, Manila on September 6-16.  Sr. Glecy Manuyag, Provincial Leader led the opening ritual.  Fr. Quirico Pedregosa, OP, was the external facilitator.  He guided us in our group work outputs in articulating the blueprints to integrate the main points proposed by the XVI General Chapter:  surprises of the Gospel, effect of the Gospel in terms of fraternity, fight against all that hinders the Gospel and joyful and prophetic witnesses, together with Mary: hoping against  hope. Sr. Elma Escalante and Sr. Regina Angela Barcelon composed the Presiding Council together with Sr. Glecy while Sr. Lilia Nuesca and Sr. Ma. Elena Adre took turns as the Moderators. Another group outputs were the Provincial Resolutions to carry out these works of integration for the next six years and the revision of the Provincial Statutes.























Nagagalak Akong Tumugon sa Tawag Mo!

Gifts of Our Lady’s Assumption:

Sr. Maribel Hernandez and Sr. Cres Precious Pereña


The feast of the Assumption was more than a festive celebration for it was a special gathering of Sisters, friends and family members of Sr. Maribel Hernandez and Sr. Cres Precious Pereña in Canossian Novitiate in San Juan City for their first profession.  Nagagalak Akong tumugon sa Tawag Mo was their loving response of committing their lives in Chastity, poverty and obedience to the God who calls them.  Sr. Glecy Manuyag, Provincial Leader, together with her Council received them.  Sr. Maribel is assigned in Bulihan, Silang, Cavite while Sr. Cres in LIpa City.  Congratulations, dear Sr. Sisters!



September update

Sr. Michaela (Ling) Gotangco was sent by the Provincial Leader, Sr. Gliceria Manuyag to Palo, Leyte from August 21-28 to assist in the formation of the future homeowners coming from Sitio Bachao. During her stay, she undertook Needs Assessment, Revision of the Vision-Mission with selected leaders and the Formation on the Word of God and the Vision.

She found the members of the community, both young and old, very receptive to the formative processes and they anticipate with hope their finished future homes.

There are four row houses simultaneously being constructed:

2 Blocks are composed of 5 houses with an area of 30 sq. m.

2 Blocks of 7 houses, with an area of 24 sq. m. each

There are now 24 houses under construction.

Every family who will reside in the Canossa Ville Housing Project is now filled with ENTHUSIASM as they GENEROUSLY share their time and efforts through SWEAT EQUITY.

No one could really fathom the JOY and EXCITEMENT in the hearts of everyone as their great ASPIRATION to live in the house which they could call their own is becoming true day by day.  Indeed, having a permanent residence brings about that SENSE OF DIGNITY and OF BELONGING TO A FAMILY and TO A COMMUNITY.

Our heartfelt thanks and prayers for all our Benefactors and Friends who have responded to the Lord’s invitation to help the  survivors of typhoon Yolanda in anyway they can.  God bless you always.


















By June, the Korean military detachment in Pawing responded to our request to level the ground to prepare for construction.  Sr. Edith Tan explained to them the needed work to be done.  Later, the beneficiaries from Bachao put up a temporary fence along property line using cocolumber from the lot.

Meanwhile, community organizing continues with Sr. Merna Virtucio. The Vision and Mission of the Sitio Bachao residents were formulated by six groups which was later on consolidated into one through many group processes. Everyone was overjoyed to come out with a united Vision-Mission and Goal for the first year. The groups underwent activities to enable them to memorize and internalize their Vision and Mission. They have printed it in a tarpaulin and displayed it in Sitio Bachao. Another will be placed in the site in Bgy Castilla.

Side by side with formation activities is the work on the site coordinated by Sr. Edith.

The interior roads to the main road have been laid out. A well to draw water for construction purposes has been dug; a mixer has been procured as well as materials for construction. She is also is busy following up all the permits from the offices in charge of zoning, electrical installations, etc. She even attended a seminar of the Electricity provider. There are many requirements from the DENR (Department of Environment and Natural Resources) due to the nature of our housing project which is classified as Subdivision. The officers were kind but the process is taking time. Because of this, Sr. Edith has asked the government Engineering office if they can start pouring the cement and oral permit was granted.

Sr. Merna has started to give Catechism and Leadership training to all. They target the end of September for the election of their officers, a step towards their legal recognition and for the signing of a final MOA or Memorandum of Agreement, as well as have their own authoritative group to help in the building of the community and of the structures.

Our prayers for you dear Sisters and people of Sitio Bachao, as well as our material support for all those who do the “sweat equity”, through the proceeds of each community’s fasting for Climate Change on the 1st of each month.





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