Regina RICA's Puluy-an for retreatants
Welcome to Regina RICA and make yourself at home. Please take care of everything as if it were your own and help keep things tidy and orderly. Think of those who will come after you - we want to make them feel at home too.
A contemplative is a simple, sensitive, and sensible person. Be one! Please observe the following guidelines:
- > Conserve water and electricity when not in use by switching them off.
- > To maintain the cleanliness of your room, please take off your shoes/sandals before entering
- your room. Slippers are provided for use inside the room.
- > All IDs must be worn at all times for security purposes as well as for claiming your meals.
- > All room assignments are set and changing of rooms must be done with the approval of the Administration office.
- > Silence is to be maintained at all times in all prayer-designated areas, specifically the Oratory,
- > SULOD, Labyrinth, Regina Rosarii Chapel and Chapel of the Women Mystics.
- Alcohol, smoking, pets, outside food (eating and storing food) inside the rooms are strictly prohibited.
Meals are served on the following schedule at your designated areas:
7:00 am – Breakfast
10:30 am – Snack
12:00 pm – Lunch
4:30 pm – Snack
7:00 pm – Dinner
You are welcome to join the regular Masses at RICA, schedules as follows:
11:00 am – Daily except Tuesdays
11:00 am and 3:30 pm - Sundays
Please be advised that all activities must end at 9:00 pm in keeping with the need for silence iin the place.
As you check-out, we ask that you kindly:
Remove your beddings and put them inside the soiled pillow case before you leave.
Return your key inside the envelope provided.
Pray the “Hail Mary” for the person who will use this room in Puluy-an after you.
We wish you a relaxed and restful stay. Enjoy your stay. May Our Lady, Regina Rosarii,
guide your feet unto the way of peace.
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Dominican Family Upholds Social Media Literacy
“Social Media Literacy: Empowering Preachers to New Evangelization.” This was the theme of the Dominican Family in the Philippines as they gathered to learn the modern day creative preaching styles and strategies on February 16, 2014, Sunday.
Professor Clarence Batan, Ph.D. - a Sociologist at the University of Santo Tomas discussed the” Landscape of Preaching Today.” Considering preaching as a social enterprise, he pointed out that it needs deeper social understanding, wide research, ardent prayers and great responsibility.
To fully understand society, preachers need to understand themselves, families, local and global communities and the emerging virtual communities and technologies.
The role of research in preaching is very important as preachers need to understand the feelings, emotions and especially the language of the target audience. Preachers need to listen in order to clearly translate the message across.
And to clearly translate the belief and the catholic faith, it is a must that preachers see God in people, in God’s creation, in every event. This way, preachers will fulfill the divine responsibility of growing people’s faith, through preaching.
Mr. Edwin Lopez, Strategic Communicator of EWTN Global Catholic Network talked on “Your Image on the Net,” stressing positive experience of the people with the preacher, as the main element of creating good image to the target audience.
Mr. Dominic Barrios a photographer and social media fanatic gave insights on “Making Modern-Day Parables.” He emphasized the importance of transcending our creativity employing social media in touching other people’s heart.
The event is first in the series of social media awareness campaign of the Dominican Order in the Philippines to answer the need for modern day evangelization.
The Dominican Sisters of Regina Rosarii is represented by Sr. Menchie Advincula, OP, Mr. Ricky Bolanio and Sr. Irene V. Rafer.
Bangka Beneficiaries Say Thank You
Beneficiaries of Project BANGKA expressed their gratitude after officially receiving their fishing boats from the Regina RICA Foundation and the Dominican Sisters of Regina Rosarii. More than a hundred fishing boats are now sailing the sea of San Dionisio giving means of living to the people of San Dionisio after typhoon Yolanda hit the country and washed out their fishing boats.
As our beneficiaries are thanking us, we also thank our mission partners, friends and benefactors for the unending support for the success of Project BANGKA.
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Bangka Updates as of January 2014
Today, a total of 50 bangka (fishing boats) are already awarded to the fishermen of Iloilo and sailing in the sea. Another 28 are ready to use. While 32 are being constructed.
We, The Regina RICA Foundation, the Dominican Sisters of Regina Rosarii and the fisher folks of San Dionisio, Iloilo express our heartfelt gratitude to everyone who supported the BANGKA Project.
Project BANGKA (Bigyan Agad NG Kabuhayan) was conceptualized, by Sr. Eppie, nine (9) days after the typhoon Yolanda hit the country in November, 2013.
Originally, we pledged only three Bangkas. But there were more than 200 families who were affected and lost their livelihood. Sr. Eppie started a text brigade. Most of those she texted responded positively. We increased our pledge to 30 bangkas.
But now, we were able to provide 110!
Thank you to all who responded. Thank you to all the members of our community, donors, benefactors, and friends who generously shared their blessings to our adopted community in San Dionisio, Iloilo.
An Encounter with Jesus through songs and silence
On January 24, Friday, the Youth experiences songs and silence at the Regina RICA Chapel.
We invite everyone, young and old, to enjoy this new event at Regina RICA entitled “Lord, Lord teach us to pray.” Mark the date: every fourth Friday of the Month. See you there!
Gift Giving in San Dionisio - January 18, 2014
To all our benefactors. Thank you for listening to your hearts in answering the cries of the poor fisher folks for help, for hope. We also gave t-shirts, biscuits, bags, school supplies for school children. We also extend medical assistance to some patients.
Blessing Bangka in San Dionisio - January 18, 2014
When we a lighted the van, the people were surrounding the perimeter. They clapped their hands. I could not hold my tears. I knew deep in their hearts they knew we were there to help them. We were the channel of our benefactors.
Bigay Agad NG KAbuhayan (BANGKA)
Pictures speak a thousand words. Let these pictures tell the story. Thanks to all Bangka donors. We have raised funds for over a hundred bangka now. in behalf of San Dionisio fisher folks recipients and their families, DAKU GID NGA SALAMAT SA MGA NAG BULIG!!!