CEBU TRIP, Part 15 Young Catholic Faith Defenders in Casa Miani Cebu
Posted by catholicfaithdefender on February 16, 2009
St. Jerome Emiliani with Mother of the Orphans
As we celebrate today the feast of St. Jerome Emiliani I hereby close the thread about CASA MIANI ARVEDI-BUSCHINI. I have shown you almost all its parts, inside ad outside. You have visited its gardens and behold its flowers. Moreover I have provided you with the brief explanations of its purpose and spirit. It’s root in the Love of God and the Charity of Christ. Then the link between Christ and St. Jerome Emiliani who tried to live the Gospel through life of Charity and Sacrifice for the sake of the poor, the sick, the converted prostitudes and the orphans and the needy children became the charism that permeated the live of the Somascan Fathers and Brothers all over the world.
His Eminence Ricardo Cardinal with Pope Benedict XVI
Moreover, there is another aspect on the life of St. Jerome that is not yet fully highlighted. That St. Jerome Emiliani is one of the 16th century saints who helped the Pope in countering the Reformation offensive of the Protestants. He countered it by teaching Catechism to the People and in doing so he helped the Italians remain faithful to the Holy Mother Church and deepened the knowledge of the people of the Word of God.
Brothers G-One Paisones of Catholic Faith Defender Cebu and Bro. Ryan Mejillano CFD Davao
It is therefore fitting that young Defenders of the Catholic faith found themselves at home in the House of St. Jerome Emiliani [Casa Miani] and were delighted to feel the presence of the same Spirit present therein. It is also touching to see this photo of the saintly Archbishop of Cebu Ricardo Cardinal Vidal manifesting his loyalty to the Vicar of Christ. We Somascans do the same and may our lay faithful be active in their defense of the faith as these two young gentlemen.
G-One Paisones and Fr. Abe, CRS
With Augustian Recoletos Sisters and one of our Boys
Fr. Abe explains to G-One the meaning and significance for the Somascan of their Novitiate Cross. We are being given each when we entered the Novitiate and that Cross becomes our companion and guide and protection throughout our life.
Bro. G-One carrying the Bibles used by Fr. Abe for Apologetic purpose
Bro. Ryan inside the Dormitory of the Casa Miani
Fr. Abe with G-One before the Holy Mass
Fr. Abe calling the children to prepare for a camera shots
The House Blessing with Mr. and Mrs. Giovanni & Luciana Arvedi
The Bishop recitest the prayer of blessing
Bishop John Du with the Sisters and Bro. Ryan
now with G-One
Bro. Ryan with the Sisters
Bro. G-One with the Sisters
Having a good laugh with Bishop John Du and Bro. Ryan
with Fr. Lino Juta, CRS my superior