As a young woman, Laura Montoya Upegui, of Jerico, Colombia, became an elementary schoolteacher to help support her widowed mother. Having developed her spiritual life through devotion to the Eucharist and meditation upon the Scriptures, Laura felt drawn to the religious life of the Discalced Carmelites. Yet her zeal also instilled in her a longing for an active, missionary apostolate, particularly to assist the Indian peoples of South America. Laura was determined to combat the anti-Indian bigotry in her society, and to give her own life to the Indians’ evangelization. Finally, at the age of forty, having resolved to “become an Indian with the Indians to win them all for Christ,” Laura journeyed to Dabeiba with four other women to begin a religious congregation devoted to the service of the Indians, the Missionaries of Mary Immaculate and Saint Catherine of Siena. As mother superior, she imparted to the congregation a rule that combined contemplation with action. After having spent the last nine years of her life confined to a wheelchair, Mother Laura died on October 21, 1949.
Everyone is invited to support the block screening of the movie DESPICABLE ME 3 on June 17, 2017 (Saturday) at 3:30 PM, which will be held at Cinema 1, SM Southmall. Price for each ticket is P800.00 and comes with snacks. This event is for the benefit of PCJ ministry formations and scholarship programs. Be a blessing and […]
The Feast of Pentecost is one of the important events in the church’s history. Also named as the birthday of the church, during Pentecost we commemorate the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the apostles, bestowing on them the spiritual gifts that emboldened them to go out of hiding in the upper room and proclaim […]
As we approach the last Sunday of Ordinary Time, we invite you to celebrate with us the Solemnity of the Feast of Christ the King by meditating upon the truth that – Christ is in us, He is our hope of glory! The following activities are lined up in preparation for this day: After the 7:00 […]
Boast not of tomorrow, for you know not what any day may bring forth.Source: Proverbs 27:1