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Golden Jubilarians 2010

1960  April 24  2010

 







Golden Jubilee

Ten sisters celebrated their Golden Jubilee of Entrance into religious life on April 24, 2010, feast of St. Mary Euphrasia Pelletier, foundress of the Good Shepherd congregationa.

The Golden Jubilarians include: Sr. M. Zita Alcazar CGS, (Batangas)  Sr. M. Stephen Betia (Negros), Sr. M. Vincent Borromeo (Cebu), Sr. M. Carmela Cruz (Malabon), Sr. M. Socorro Galvez CGS (Batangas), Sr. Mary Assumpta Lim (Cagayan de Oro), Sr. M. Fe Mendoza (Cebu) , Sr. M, Soledad Perpinan (Manila), Sr. M. Frances Therese Sunga (Pampanga) and Sr. M. Aida Violago (Nueva Ecija). Two of the 10 apostolic sisters transferred to the contemplatives in 1978 and 1981, they are Sr. Socorro and Sr. Zita.

Fifty years ago, the 10 sisters had their Clothing, a term used to signify that a woman has entered religious life. It was on April 24, 1960 that the 10 sisters had the clothing ceremony in the Novitiate in Los Angeles, California. At that time, the Philippines was under the Los Angeles province. It was only on December 3, 1960 that the Philippines was created a province and two years later, the Philippine Novitiate was established.

During the Eucharistic Celebration held at the Good Shepherd Convent in Quezon City, His Eminence Gaudencio Cardinal Rosales, archbishop of Manila, presided the celebration, while Fr. Ramon L. Bautista SJ was the homilist. Priests from various parishes and dioceses also concelebrated. 8:30 a.m. Mass for the Golden Jubilee at the Good Shepherd Chapel was attended by Good Shepherd Sisters, families and friends.

Read their Vocation Stories:

Sr. M. Zita Alcazar CGS (Batangas)
Sr. Mary Assumpta Lim (Cagayan de Oro)
Sr. M. Stephen Betia (Negros Occidental)
Sr. M. Fe Mendoza (Cebu)
Sr. M. Vincent Borromeo (Cebu)
Sr. M, Soledad Perpinan (Manila)
Sr. M. Carmela Cruz (Malabon)
Sr. M. Frances Therese Sunga (Pampanga)
Sr. M. Socorro Galvez CGS (Batangas)
Sr. M. Aida Violago (Nueva Ecija)