Today is Valentine’s day, and, also, Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent. Can we really celebrate both together? This is Lent. Lent was the dog of the Filipino sisters who run the Vila Sao Jose Center in Coloane, Macau, where I had my retreat. The sisters adored Lent. He followed […]
Homily from Fr. Arnel Aquino S.J. on January 20, 2018, Feast of Sto. Niño, Holy Child Jesus, at the Cenacle Retreat House. On the 1st week of the new year, I went home to Davao to visit with my dad for a week. One day, I decided to walk from the Jesuit Residence […]
Homily from Fr. Mario Francisco, S.J. on January 1, 2018, Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God, at the Cenacle Retreat House. I pose what may seem an unlikely question to each of you, from the youngest in body to the young at heart: What is your wish […]
Cenacle (L.“Coenaculum”) in Scripture (Acts 1:14), is the place where Jesus celebrated the Last Supper and washed his disciples’ feet, and where Mary and the disciples waited in prayer for the coming of the Holy Spirit after the Ascension. It is where the mission of the Church began when the Holy Spirit came at Pentecost.
In the Spirit of the first Cenacle, the Cenacle Sisters assist in the awakening and deepening of faith with and for the people of our time. Our mission in the world is to make Jesus known and loved through the ministry of retreats, spiritual direction and other spiritual ministries.