Chinese Language 2016

chineseon June 18, 2016, the Chinese language learning has begun in LMI. 13 seminarians are currently following the Chinese language course under Ms. Joyce Chiu So.

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CFC China

cfcchinaOn June 17, 2016, the Couples for Christ (CFC) delegates from China came to visit LMI and spoke with the 6 Chinese seminarians.

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Induction 2016

induction2016On June 12, 2016, ten seminarians were inducted before Fr. Mariano Clarence Canafe Jr., LRMS to mark the beginning of their service to the community as part of their missionary calling.

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Independence Day 2016

inde2016on June 12, 2016, the LMI Community sang the Philippine National anthem and the Pledge of Allegiance  on the occasion of the Philippine Independence Day.

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Outing 2016

out2016out2016aout2016bout2016cOn June 8-10, 2016, the LMI community went to Agdangan, Quezon for their Annual Outing, bonding, team building, interaction and camaraderie.

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Graduates 2016

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The Lorenzo Mission Institute lauds and congratulates the graduates of AY 2015-2016. Those who graduated Bachelor of Arts Major in Philosophy are: Kent Sapaula (Upper Center) and Henry Allorde III (Upper Left) while Rev. Mark Anthony Balderama graduated Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry (Lower Left). Those Chinese nationals who graduated and completed the courses in Theology are: Rev. Simon Jin (Upper Right), Rev. Joseph Ji (Lower 2nd level center), Rev. Peter Zhao (Lower level center), and Rev. Peter Zhu (Bottom photo).

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Deacons 2016

ord2016ord2016aord2016bOn March 19, 2016, twelve seminarians were ordained as deacons by His Eminence Luis Antonio Cardinal at the San Carlos Seminary Chapel. Six of those ordained were from LMI.

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Profession of Faith

deacons2016Six LMI Seminarians made their Profession of faith and the promise of celibacy on March 18, 2016 before Fr. John Zhang, Diocesan Administrator of the Diocese of Chi Feng, Inner Mongolia and Fr. Jose Vidamor B. Yu, LRMS, Rector of the Lorenzo Mission Institute.

deacons2016gFrom the Diocese of Handan, China, Seminarians Simon Jin Ji Chong and Joseph Ji Jin Chong.

deacons2016fFrom the Diocese of Chi Feng, Inner Mongolia, China, Seminarians Peter Zhao Hai Lin and Peter Zhu Dong Ming.

deacons2016eFor Lorenzo Ruiz Mission Society, Seminarians Mark Anthony Balderama, LRMS and Erickson Edora, LRMS

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Apostolate Evaluation

aposeval2016aaposeval2016On March 5 and 6, 2016, the LMI Community together with its personnel had their annual Apostolate evaluation at Calatagan.

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Pilgrimage 2016

pil2016pil2016aOn February 20, 2016, the Lorenzo Mission Institute and the Morning Group of Greenbelt Chapel had made their annual Lenten pilgrimage. On the occasion of the Jubilee Year of Mercy and the Jubilee Year of the foundation of the Diocese of San Pablo, the pilgrims passed through the Jubilee Door of Mercy of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Pagsanjan, and the Jubilee Door of San Pablo Cathedral.

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Christmas 2015

xmas2016bxmas2016axmas2016On December 14, 2016 the Lorenzo Mission Institute held its Christmas party as a community. Mrs. Felicidad Sy of SM joined in the celebration of a “retro” (back to the 80s) theme Christmas.

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Apostolate 2016

apostolate2016apostolate2016aapostolate2016bOn February 21, 2016, the Lorenzo Mission Institute celebrated the Apostolate Day with members of the groups whom the seminarians do their apostolate. Around 300 came to join the day which also marked the culmination of their apostolate for this Academic Year 2015-2016.

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Chinese New Year 2016

chinese2016On February 5, 2016, Luis Antonio Cardinal G. Tagle, D.D., Archbishop of Manila came to the Lorenzo Mission Institute for the Annual San Carlos Pastoral Formation Complex picture taking. It was just timely since two days later would be the Chinese New Year. It was the opportunity for the whole community to greet the Cardinal.

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Bukluran 2015

Bukluran2015 Bukluran2015a Bukluran2015b Bukluran2015e Bukluran2015fOn November 30, 2015, the LMI Community joined the Bukluran 2015 which was held in San Pablo City, Laguna. The Bukluran event is an annual gathering of seminarians from 10 college seminaries of NCR and the southern Tagalog regions. St. Peter the Apostle College Seminary was the host seminary for Bukluran 2015.

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Handan Rector

handanrectorhandanrector1On November 11, 2015, Fr. Hu Jian Min, the Rector of Sacred Heart of Jesus Seminary in Handan, China came over to LMI to formally entrust seminarian Joseph Yue (top picture far left) to the care of LMI formators and community for his philosophy and theology studies. He came over also to have colloquium with the seminarians coming from the Diocese of Handan.

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Friendship Game

gamelmihassgamelmihass1On November 20, 2015, games of volleyball and basketball between Lorenzo Mission Institute and Holy Apostles Senior Seminary were held to foster friendship and fellowship as well as sportsmanship and character. HASS won the volleyball sets while LMI won the basketball games.

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La Loma 2015

laloma2015On November 24, 2015 the LMI community remembers the formators who passed away and were buried at the La Loma Catholic Community. Buried here were Msgr. Paul Lu, PME, the LMI’s second Rector, and the LRMS first superior; Msgr. Charles Tschou, LMI’s first Procurator, and Fr. Aloysius Chi who became the  pioneering founder of the Mary Immaculate Parish in Dumaguete.

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Manila Seminarians

Kasama - CopyOn October 20-21, 2015, seminarians of the Archdiocese of Manila gather for their annual bonding and aggiornamento in Calamba, Laguna. The number seen in the picture is just 3/4 of the total number of seminarians which comprise the 4 seminaries (San Carlos Seminary, Holy Apostles Senior Seminary, and Redemptoris Mater) as well as those seminarians studying in UST (University of Sto. Tomas) and San Jose Seminary.

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Temporal Members

temporalouting1temporalouting2temporalouting3temporaloutingOn October 12-14, 2015, the Temporal Members and the formators of the Lorenzo Mission Institute had their bonding and outing in Bolinao, Pangasinan.

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LMI Feast Day

feastday2015On September 28, 2015, the Lorenzo Mission Institute and the Lorenzo Ruiz Mission Society celebrate their patron saint’s feastday in the seminary. Some members of the society came over for the feast.

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Feastday of St. Therese and Personnel Night

St. TheresepersonnelOn October 1, 2015, the LMI community celebrates the Feast of St. Therese of the Child Jesus who is one of the patron saints of LMI and LRMS. Besides, on that day, the formators and the seminarians of the Lorenzo Mission Institute gave honor, special reception and program to the personnel. The personnel have been with institute for the past 20 to 30 years serving the seminarians and the priests of the Lorenzo Ruiz Mission Society.

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Mooncake Festival 2015

mooncake2015mooncake2015amooncake2015bOn September 27, 2015, the whole Chinese world celebrated Moon Cake Festival. As the Lorenzo Mission Institute was in solidarity with the Chinese communities, a dice game was organized for the families as they celebrated the LMI Family Day.

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Acolytes 2015

acolytes2015acolytes2015aOn September 27, 2015, six LMI seminarians were installed as acolytes. The rites were done at the Lay Formation Center inside San Carlos Seminary, EDSA Guadalupe Makati City, Philippines and were presided over by His Excellency Honesto Ongtioco, D.D., Bishop of the Diocese of Cubao. Those who were installed were (from right to left in the picture above) Seminarians Peter Xu, Andrew Wu, Joel Bonina, Riel Palmario, Mark Anthony Balderama, and Aidan Zaballero.

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Investiture 2015

investiture2015ainvestiture2015investiture2015bOn September 27, 2015, nine seminarians of the Lorenzo Mission Institute were invested with the clerical garb. Those who were invested were: (right to left of the 2nd picture above) Ernest Gio V. Velasco, Ron Jerrald S. Templo, Rommel T. Tacleon, Jhunmari G. Potrido, Ramil P. Ostia, Ian Gabriel I. Nunez, Paul Meng Yongshuai, John Kennerie R. Manio and Tom J. Calingasan. The Rites for Investiture and the Holy Eucharist were presided over by Bishop Honesto Ongtioco, D.D. Bishop of the Diocese of Cubao.

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Family Day 2015

familyday2015afamilyday2015bfamilyday2015dfamilyday2015cOn September 27, 2015, the Lorenzo Mission Institute celebrated its Family Day 2015. It was a moment where the seminarians turns his gaze back once more to the source of his vocation to the priesthood-the family. It was an opportunity of the family members to visit, value, view the seminary as the home of formation to the priesthood. Around 400 visitors came and witnessed the event.

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