"Compassion" is theme of annual retreat
More than 40 sisters from the different Good Shepherd communities, apostolic and contemplative, in the Philippines are participating in the retreat. Facilitator is Fr. Manuel "Manoling" V. Francisco SJ, assistant professor of systematic theology at the Loyola School of Theology in Quezon City.
Fr. Manoling holds a doctorate in Systematic theology from the Weston Jesuit School of Theology in Massachusetts.
He is also a composer and is known for his classic "Hindi Kita Malilimutan, "Tanging Yaman", "Sa 'Yo Lamang", "One More Gift", "Take and Receive", and "I will Sing Forever" compositions. Many of his compositions are a rich contribution to Philippine liturgical music. He is co-founder of Bukas Palad Music Ministry and executive director of Tanging Yaman Foundation, Inc.
Photo: Fr. Manoling SJ (Photo courtesy of LST)