Wednesday, 18 December 2019 09:31

Advent Recollection with Cardinal Chito Tagle at the Araneta Coliseum

Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle led the annual Advent Recollection at the Araneta Coliseum, almost a week after his appointment by His Holiness Pope Francis, as the Prefect of Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples (Propaganda Fide). 

Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle during the Advent Recollection held at the Smart Araneta on December 15, 2019.
Photo by Maricar Santos/RCAM-AOC
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Over a thousand attendees have attended the said recollection last Sunday. The annual recollection started out from a small group of pilgrims called the Via Lucis and over the years the attendees grew

During the recollection the Cardinal reflected and shared his insights about the importance of the season of Advent in the Church.

The Cardinal also emphasized the role of Angels as they assist in facilitating the encounter of the Divine with humanity. He pointed out that when we think of Angels we should think of their mission in bringing the good news, which we oftentimes forget. Also, their presence should always remind us of meeting God.

Fr. Emmanuel Alfonso, of the Society of Jesus, and the Executive Director of Jesuit Communications, expressed his sadness saying that this will be the last Advent Recollection that the Cardinal himself will give to the annual gathering as he embarks to his new mission in Rome as Prefect to the Congregation of Evangelization of Peoples.

At the end of his reflection, Cardinal Tagle challenged all who were present to be like angels, that is, to be bearers of truth and be missionaries proclaiming the good news.

The recollection concluded with the Eucharistic Celebration presided by the Cardinal and concelebrated by Bp. Honesto Ongtioco, Bishop of Cubao. (Maricar Santos/SOCOM - San Felipe Neri Parish)







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