Amazonia a la Columban Sisters.

Amazonia: New Paths for the Church and for an Integral Ecology.”


                                                                                                     Srs. Divina, Annalyn and Grace.       

Rev. Fr. Cielito Almazan, OFM, Prior of the Order of Franciscan Minor celebrated the Holy Eucharist with Rev. Fr. Irineo Tactac III, Parish Priest of San Pedro Bautista Parish. Religious Sisters from different Congregations, some Students and Staff of IFRS (Institute of Formation and Religious Studies) and some Parishioners attended.

Sr. Divina Lua, Sr. Grace de Leon and Annalyn attended the Eucharistic Celebration united in the goal of this event: “thanking God for the miracle of life and love – the natural world and our human lives.”

After the Holy Mass, the cleaning-up of the San Francisco River was done to decongest the lungs of the river. About 60 Religious Brothers and Sisters, Parishioners and volunteers of Barangay Talaya, Quezon City, Metro Manila participated in the cleaning.


The Amazonia Prayer Corner

in Columban Sisters house, Rosario Drive, Manila.      Britain:   


I can’t resist sending you the photo of the Muslim Call to Prayer from beside the lions in Trafalgar Square! This is all in the context of the 2 week action by Extinction Rebellion.  It was a wonderful day today with the “Faith Bridge” part of the Extinction Rebellion.  Meditated with Buddhists, Call to Prayer by the Muslims and Morning and Midday Prayer with the Christians.  Later the whole book of Revelation was read starting with the Anglican Bishop of Liverpool and followed by 20 vicars”.  From Kate Midgley in London.

This is the center piece in the chapel in the Columban Sisters’ chapel in Bow, London. There is a picture of Blessed John Henry Newman included as he will be canonized on Sunday.  There is currently a novena going on to him at the moment in London.

Columban Sisters Assembly in Philippines.

Charism Alive Expressions.


                                       Religions unite in care for the earth, our Common Home.

Seeds from the forest in Midsalip symbolically planted as we nurture life.

Snippets from our Liturgies:

“Trees and plants for the caterpillars to eat, what are they?

Flowers for the butterflies and insects? 



Guavas and chicos, papaya, anona reticulata, food for the birds and unseen nocturnal creatures.

What molds help our Belisa?  The purple, green, yellow and the complicated and simple rainbow colours of molds…why cannot we use the black molds in this array of colours?

Pre-mystery is unseen. Only God knows”.  Prayer by Sr. Minerva.

Lord, we thank you for Your many good gifts…for the beauty of creation and its rich and varied fruits, for clean water and fresh air…

Forgive us for the times we have taken the earth’s resources for granted and wasted what you have given to us.

Transform our hearts and minds so that we would learn to care and share, to touch the earth with gentleness and with love, respecting all living things.

We pray for those who suffer as a result of our waste, greed and indifference…help us to respect the rights of all people and all species. (Fiona Murdoch).


End of Week 1 of the Synod.

End of Week 1 Amazonia a la Columban Sisters.