Dear Parents and Guardians, Pax et bonvm! We hope that you and your families are in good health and spirits. Thank you for attending the Parents’ Orientation on Saturday, August 1, 2020. Your enthusiasm and support for your children’s education despite the unique challenges we are all facing at this time continue to inspire us to do more to ensure that this health pandemic does not derail our students’ continued [...]
Saint Anthony of Padua, pray for us.Be our guide in acquiring knowledge.... in our schooling in the new normal.May we always be reminded of Saint Francis' Admonition to Saint Anthony..."not to extinguish the Spirit of prayer and devotion" in acquiring knowledge.
May 24, 2020 The Lord’s Ascension Sunday Dear Parents and Guardians Peace and Goodwill. As we prepare for the opening of the new school year, we must at the same time pursue alternative modes of education in the “new normal” brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic. In view of the unprecedented challenges of both students and teaching staff to attend classes onsite, the OFM Schools will soon launch a [...]
Dear Brothers and Sisters, The month of May is approaching, a time when the People of God express with particular intensity their love and devotion for the Blessed Virgin Mary. It is traditional in this month to pray the Rosary at home within the family. The restrictions of the pandemic have made us come to appreciate all the more this “family” aspect, also from a spiritual point of view. For [...]
The OFM Franciscans arrived in Manila on July 2, 1577. Upon their arrival, the first fifteen friars were temporarily housed in the Augustinian convent in Intramuros. Then they finally moved to their own residence on August 1 of the same year. The next day they blessed their new church and placed it under the protection of Our Lady of the Angels. After a few months, they set off for the evangelization of the archipelago. In Manila, [...]
Blessed Thomas, Henry, Arthur, John and Charles, martyrs in England and Wales, priest, I Order | pray for us | May 4th During the persecutions of King Henry VIII and his successors in England in the course of the 16th and 17th centuries, many Catholics were martyred. Among them were these Franciscan priests. Thomas Bullaker (in religion John Baptist) studied at Valladolid in Spain. He was ordained in [...]