The Capuchin Philippine Province is very grateful for the many blessings that God has bestowed on the Order. First is the gift of our very own saint, St. Felix of Cantalice, the first Capuchin saint, who was noted for his austerity and piety. Second is the gift of 26 newly-beatified Capuchin Martyrs two of whom were missionaries to the Philippines. These two brave friars are Bl. Remigio of Papiol, parish priest of Nuestra Sra. de Guia Parish, Ermita, Manila from 1911-1913 and Bl. Cipriano of Terrassa, a lay brother also assigned in said parish from 1913-1915. Because of these holy brothers, the Province joyfully held a Thanksgiving Mass at Nuestra Sra. de Guia Parish presided by His Eminence Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, D.D., Archbishop of Manila last December 14, 2015. In his homily, he challenged the friars to become faithful to our vocation by looking to the lives of these two martyrs and following their examples. After the Post Communion prayer, the Province, led by Br. Eugenio Lopez, OFMCap, Provincial Minister, celebrated the rite of “mission send-off” of Br. Hilario Kapitbahay, OFMCap to the Gulf. After the rite of Sending-off, the brothers with the lay people prayed the Plenary Indulgence for the “Felician Year” capping the liturgical celebration for the day.
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