Young Thomasian Professionals

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An all-male Lay Dominican chapter-in-formation for UST studes & grads ★ Social Media Ministry of Santísimo Rosario Parish - UST • Manila, PH. 🇵🇭🇻🇦

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Learn more about the Lay Dominican vocation! Visit our website at laydominicanytp.org.
YTP's foundress and formator, Dr. Belén Tangco O.P., leading the gift-giving to the children of Asilo de San Vicente de Paul during our annual Christmas party. (December 10, 2017) #LayDominicansPH #Advent #FraternitiesOP
RE: Solemnity of Christmas & of Mary, Mother of God, and their Vigil Masses (cf. RCAM Circular No. 2017-49)
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This year's Solemnities of Christmas (December 25) and of Mary, Mother of God (January 1) fall on a Monday. This means that the vigil Mass and Mass on New Year's Eve, fall on a Sunday.
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Sunday is a holy day of obligation in its own right, thus Catholics are bound to attend Mass. In addition, December 25 and January 1 are holy days of obligation in the Philippines. Taken together, it means that one has to attend Mass both on Sunday and Monday in order to fulfill their obligations. As a general rule, Mass on Sunday evening will not be a vigil Mass for the solemnity occurring on the next day, Monday.
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In light of this, H.E. Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle has decreed that for the Archdiocese of Manila:
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- The Vigil Mass of Christmas and Mass on the Eve of the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God (New Year's Eve Mass) shall be celebrated on the evening of the previous day which, in this year's case, is a Sunday; and
. - That those who will attend the Vigil Mass of Christmas (evening of December 24, Sunday) and Mass on ths Eve of the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God (evening of December 31, Sunday) SATISFY BOTH their Sunday obligation and their Christmas and New Year obligations.
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Note: This circular is for the Archdiocese of Manila only.
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(Source: Office of the Parish Priest, Santisimo Rosario Parish - UST)
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"Am I not here, I, who am your mother? Are you not under my shadow and protection? Are you not in the hollow of my mantle, the crossing of my arms? Am I not the source of all your joy? What more do you need? Let nothing else worry you, disturb you."
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This is what the Virgin Mary told St. Juan Diego at Tepeyac Hill. She speaks the same words to us even today. Whatever difficulties you are facing, never forget that Mary cares for you.
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O Mary conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee!
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#Catholic #Faith #LayDominicansPH #DominicansPH #FraternitiesOP #NewEvangelization
Evening Masses will be from December 15 to 23 at 8:00pm • Dawn Masses will be from December 16 to 24, 4:00am, at the plaza mayor. #SimbangGabi #MisaDeGallo #UST #SantisimoRosarioUST #DominicansPH #Advent2017 #Paskuhan
On December 10, 2017, we held our annual Christmas party with the children and youth of Asilo de San Vicente de Paul. A long-time partner of YTP, the Asilo is an orphanage and social services institution run by our friends from the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul. #Christmas #Advent2017 #LayDominicansPH #FraternitiesOP
#Mass readings for the Second #Sunday of #Advent.
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"Mission is not about geography; it is about the spirit. It is not about territory; it is about attitude. It is not about where a friar is sent; it is about his consciousness of himself as one being sent to some frontier where the light of the Lord is absent or shines dimly." —Rev. Fr. Louie R. Coronel, O.P.
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Happy 46th #anniversary, #Dominican Province of the #Philippines!
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Learn more at laydominicanytp.org/blog
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Although it was dogmatically defined only in 1854, the Immaculate Conception has always been part of our faith since the time of the early Christians. We believe that "the Blessed Virgin #Mary, at the first instant of her conception, by a singular privilege and grace of the Omnipotent God, in virtue of the merits of #JesusChrist, the Savior of mankind, was preserved immaculate from all stain of original sin..." (From the bull, Ineffabilis Deus).
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Based on this definition, it is worthy to emphasize these points:
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— THE PLAN: Jesus, the second person in the Holy Trinity, needed to have a human flesh so that He might die on the cross as payment for our sins. The process is called #Incarnation. A womb is thus needed to shelter and give flesh to the Son of God.
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— THE PROBLEM: All human beings have inherited the stain of #OriginalSin from Adam and Eve. Therefore, there is not one womb on earth that can bear the incarnate Son of God, since He cannot be touched by anything unholy. Just as the consecrated host cannot be put in a dirty container, so the Son of God cannot be put in a womb stained by Satan's destructive work.
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— THE SOLUTION: God wanted so much to save us that He did something really extraordinary, something that transcends the law: He decreed that Mary will not inherit the stain of original sin, so that her womb might be clean and worthy to bear the Son of God!
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— A PRIVILEGE: This "singular privilege" (meaning granted to Mary alone, hence Elizabeth said 'Blessed are you among women,' cf. Lk 1:42) was granted by God by virtue of the merits of Jesus Christ and not out of Mary's own power or worthiness. Mary herself acknowledges her own lowliness (see Lk 1:48). The immaculate conception does not, in any way, make Mary divine or put her above Jesus Christ.
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Mary's immaculate conception is unquestionably a monumental stage in our salvation, and that is why we celebrate it. We not only honor Mary on this day; with her, we celebrate God's great love for us! It is this love that paved the way for our #salvation. O Mary conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee!
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#Catechism #Dogma #Catholic #LayDominicansPH
On the eve of the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, as we move towards our tenth year as a Lay Dominican chapter-in-formation, we humbly place this group —all its work, its pains, hopes, plans, and all its members past, present, and future— under the powerful and unfailing protection of the glorious Virgin Mary, Mother of God, Nuestra Señora del Santísimo Rosario.
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As a sign of this perpetual dedication and with the blessing of our Reverend Father Spiritual Director, our Formator, and our Brother-President, our members have approved this new emblem. May She who is Mother of Mercy and Refuge of sinners welcome such unworthy sons in her arms.
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We humbly invoke the prayers of her servants, our blessed fathers Dominic de Guzman and Thomas Aquinas.
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"Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you..." (Psalm 55:22)
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PHOTO: Courtyard at the Ecclesiastical Faculties / Central Seminary building.
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Lover of humankind and Designer of Peace,
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We praise you for your presence in our lives and in our broken world. Outraged by the inhumanity of people to one another, and by our lack of stewardship for our Earth and Earth’s resources, we call upon you to move us from the narrowness of our traditions to renewed ways of being your church; from being captives of our throw-away culture of death to being creative witnesses for justice, from the smallness of our horizons to the breadth of your vision.
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With Dominic, Catherine, Antonio de Montesinos and Bartolome de las Casas as guides, make ready the way in us that we might call others to freedom and to renewed faith.
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In Advent, as we prepare for the Incarnation of your Son, the wounded healer, call us from the preoccupations with our own histories and hurts to the daily tasks of peacemaking, from privilege and protocol to partnership and pilgrimage, from isolation and insularity to inclusive community where the refugee and the immigrant find a welcome and a home.
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Transforming Holy Spirit, you call us from fear to faithfulness, from clutter to clarity, from a desire to control to a deeper trust, from the refusal to love to a readiness to risk.
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In a special way, as you hear our prayer for Colombia, make ready in us the way that we might know the beauty and power of your gospel of joy.
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Come and be born in us a-new!
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(As proposed by the Liturgical Commission of the Order of Preachers)
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