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.
As per Diocesan directive on its status quo position regarding the Congregation’s Orans and Post Consecration posture, we will follow the old practice where the faithful STANDS AFTER the Consecration (sanctification of Bread and Wine) instead of remaining in the kneeling position. Both kneeling and standing positions are considered signs of adoration and respect. For […]
The PCJ Care Mission would like to announce the 2017 Flu and Pneumococcal Vaccination Day on July 30, 2017, Sunday from 7:00 – 12:00nn, at the Halsl B and C of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Center. All interested parties may avail of the discounted prices by registering and paying at the Parish Office. No […]
The Presentation of the Child Jesus (PCJ) Parish 35th Anniversary Coffee Table Book is now available at the Parish Extension Office or Church entrance. Get one (1) for every Php1000.00 donation to PCJ’s Scholarship Program. Limited edition Coffee Table Book themed shirt is also available.
Hatred stirs up disputes, but love covers all offenses.Source: Proverbs 10:12