Thanksgiving of the Tigol-Flores Clan
December 4, 2011 1 Comment
Silver Jubilee of Religious Profession of Sr. Mae Ann Flores, FMM
Stella Maris College, Oroquieta City, Misamis Occidental
December 3, 2011
“You did not choose me, it is I who chose you.”
These are the words of our Lord that resonate to us as we celebrate another milestone in our family story.
It has been 25 years since our beloved Tita Mae Ann, or Tita Binyang to us here in the family, has left the comforts of this world in order to find something higher, something noble: marriage to Jesus Christ.
I must say that she was chosen from among so many of us here present. Apil na ko niini. Imagine that even before entering the religious life, she even had three boyfriends. And, my dear brothers and sisters, they have been loyal to her, thanks be to God.
God must have spoken to her through these events, even in her work with one of the largest department store chains in the country. Even before, she already had a strong desire to embrace the cross of Christ.
Tita Mae Ann has transformed so much (bisa’g maldita gihapon) and thanks to your prayers and help, she continues to grow and journey with you, with us.
On behalf of our family, the Tigol-Flores clan, we thank you so much for receiving Tita Binyang into your lives as friend, sister, mother, co-journeyer in the faith, in her quest for the truth through love.
We thank the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary, most especially to the delegate of your provincial superior and directress of this institution, Sr. Isabelita Suarez, FMM, for receiving her renewal to not boast of anything but the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Ug labaw sa tanan, to Almighty God for granting her the perseverance to follow closely her call in imitation of Blessed Mary of the Passion and of our Seraphic Father, Saint Francis of Assisi.
Daghang salamat, Pax et bonum, ug maayong buntag.