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Sr. Thelma Barbarona , F.I. , the Provincial Superior   of Indico Pacific Province of the Hijas de Jesus   Congregation had her meaningful and fruitful  canonical visit to   Manila , Marikina and Parañaque community last   July 26 to August 2, 2018.

 She first visited the   sisters in Manila and had her individual conference with them   and followed by a short encounter and sharing of the   sisters’ reflection on the article “ Rediscovering the joys of consecrated life”.   Sr. Thelma proceeded to the Paranaque sisters’ residence   for the Community encounter held at Mo. Candida Pastoral   Center at 4th Estate , Parañaque.  Within   the said   visit, Sr. Thelma also had an encounter with the lay   faculty and staff of Manresa school as well the Candida   Maria Foundation   officers . These encounters were aimed to animate   and give guideline for the lay collaboration for the   coming 18th General Congregation.

To cap the canonical visit was the formal turnover of the Candida Maria   Human Development Center in Angono , Rizal to the Vincentian Cooperative last August, 2, 2018 . A Eucharistic   celebration was concelebrated by three   priests namely Fr. Mario Castillo, CM , Fr. Joven Teresas, CM and Fr. Romeo De Castro, SBD. Sr. Alicia Arreglo of Daughters of Charity was also present   for the signing of the Memorandum   of Agreement. This special event was witnessed by the   BEC   leaders and members   of Angono , Rizal.   This expression of support   to the BEC and   Vincentian Cooperative   is an concrete gesture of the Hijas De Jesus   Congregation’s option for the promotion of human dignity and promotion of small Christian communities in the margins of the society.

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