Newsletter of the District
- Sep 2002
Anniversary Photo Album
In May - June we also had the great joy to have a veteran Oblate
of the SSPX, Sr. Maria Regina,
who came to see our apostolate and to speak by words and actions
of the Oblates to all our Bethanians.
At the end of the summer, two priests made a short stay in the Philippines:
Fr. Fabrice Loschi came to replace Fr. Vernoy,
and Fr. Richard Vachon stopped over on his way to help the Indian
Fr. Loschi is at the back of the picture the first on the right.
Fr. Vachon is the 4th from the right.
Fr. Vachon was going to India to replace Fr. Benoit Wailliez
who was coming to the Philippines to replace Fr. McMahon
who was sent to England to replace another priest (such is the SSPX!).
October, month of the Holy Rosary, was chosen for our new pilgrimage
to Our Lady of the Rosary of Manaoag. Almost 300 people joined in
the 12 km walk.
85. The Legion of Mary also was organised among our faithful,
in the months after the arrival of the Santo Niño,
firstly in Iloilo, then in Manila, and later elsewhere.
At present there are two Curiae and about twenty Praesidia in the
Another fruit of the Saint Niño was the arrival in the Philippines
of the Order of the knights of Our Lady,
an order for men to promote the Social Kingship of Christ.
We can neither forget the purchase, in this same year, of 12 acres
for our future Brothers' Noviciate near Iloilo.