Distinct Voice: Contemplative Seeing
Maria Teresa Retana rsm (Philippines): 'A "Misericordian" Response to these Difficult Times'
The Covid-19 pandemic presents a great challenge to me as a principal of the Basic Education Department of Holy Infant College, Tacloban City, Philippines, a school owned and administered by the Religious Sisters of Mercy, and as a volunteer worker of Our Mother of Perpetual Help Parish, supervised by the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer (Redemptorists).
The effects of this pandemic were felt by everyone abruptly and intensely and it has impacted on the world’s economic, social, political aspects and most of all our health. With the enforcement of strict home quarantine and community lock-downs, closure of some businesses, travel restrictions, banning of gatherings of people which caused limited time and space for interaction and socialization, I can’t help but ask, what is going to happen to humanity now?...
Spanish translation using DeepL Translator. Traducción al español con DeepL Translator
Maria Teresa Retana is currently the principal of Holy Infant College, Tacloban City
She is a coordinator of Catechists of the Vicariate of Tacloban (Archdiocese of Palo) and the coordinator of catechists, lectors and commentators in Our Holy Redeemer Parish, Tacloban City
Maria Teresa is member of Mercy Associates and a member of the MGP Philippines Team
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