Sanctuary of St. Paul the Apostle, Makati City— The Society of St Paul (Philippine-Macau Province) and the Pauline Family officially celebrated the 100th Year Foundation of the Society of St Paul and of the Pauline Charism in a Eucharistic Celebration presided by the newest Cardinal of the Catholic Church in the Philippines, His Eminence Orlando Cardinal Quevedo, OMI on August 23, 2014, Saturday at 9 AM.
Against the background of the fragile peace and order situation in the Philippines and the world because of religious fanaticism, the good cardinal challenged the Paulines to hang-on to the treasured inspirations bequeathed by the Founder, St Paul, and Mary, Queen of Apostles as Paulines live and give Jesus Master, Way, Truth and Life to the world in a fast changing new language and culture created by media. He threw some ‘trivia” challenges: a national Catholic TV with professional staff reaching out to the poor through social media, The Word Today, and The Saint of the Day popularized through social media.
Also in the liturgy, the message of Superior General Don Silvio Sassi, SSP who emphasized to the Pauline Family that “we may operate with greater decision for the convergence of our apostolic works,” was read by Fr. Domie Guzman, Jr., SSP the Provincial Vicar, after which the apostolic collaborators of the SSP in its biblical and media undertaking were also given the plaques of Papal Blessing by the Cardinal and the Provincial Superior, Fr. Jose Aripio, SSP.