Artistic Response: Contemplative Seeing
Ma Victoria Pederanga rsm (Philippines)- 'Looking through the eyes of love: Embrace with Mercy and Hope'

The abstract in the collage depicts a young girl, representing humanity & the world, who in being vulnerable and fragile, experiences pain, sadness and emptiness due to the harshness of life. Her right eye reflects the image of Ven. Catherine’s contemplative eye who wanted to reach out to the world with love. I believe that the world experiences real situations as we in our third world country do.  The Philippines is called the “Pearl of the Orient” for it is rich in culture and natural resources and named as the only Catholic country in Asia. On the contrary, people continue to suffer due to poverty, exploitation, devaluing of life and corruption. The throw away culture and the pandemic phenomenon are other factors that make people miserable.  Despite this darkness and fear, we, the daughters of Catherine can still face the world with hope and courage for we are molded and guided with our strong Mercy charism and gifted with faith...

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Spanish translation using DeepL Translator. Traducción al español con DeepL Translator

Ma. Victoria Pederanga rsm is currently a member of the RSM Philippines Leadership team. A registered nurse, she has a Master of Arts in Nursing.
Ma. Victoria is an instructor in the Nursing Department, Holy Infant College, Tacloban City and a member of the Philippines Mercy Global Presence Team

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