Mother Margarita’s love for Christ the Redeemer

Posted by - April 7, 2017

MOTHER MARGARITA’S experience of Christ the Redeemer was the driving force behind her mission. I am sure that if we even came close to understanding the immensity of the Redemption: Life, Death and Resurrection of Jesus, we would be holy people ourselves, and sainthood would not elude us. But Mother Margarita not only possessed a

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ESFDB Youth For Youth delegates from left, Auston Guiawan, Edward U. Maratita III, Jeremy John Atalig II, and Marvin Clitar.

ESFDB students participate in “Catalyst: Ignite The Change” Youth For Youth Live Guam Conference

Posted by - April 7, 2017

By: Edward C. Maratita, Jr. Eskuelan San Francisco de Borja students participated in a 3-day event called Youth for Youth LIVE Guam (YFYLG), a conference for middle and high school students to experience outlets for living positive lifestyles. The annual Youth-for-Youth Conference kicked-off at the Hyatt Regency Guam Hotel on March 31, and ended on

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(Left) Fr. Ken Hezel listening to the confession of a parishioner in San Roque during their Penance Service. (Right) Fr. Allan Cabatian raised the Blessed Sacrament during the Solemn Blessing last Tuesday evening at San Roque Parish.

Saipan Clergy Tours Parishes to Hear Confessions of the Faithful

Posted by - April 7, 2017

Almost every evening in the last two weeks, Bishop Ryan Jimenez and the priests of the diocese went from parish to parish listening to the confessions of the parishioners as the diocese and the faithful commemorates the Lenten season and prepares to enter into the Holy Week. In previous years, the diocese has conducted its

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While on island last month, Sr. Flor de Maria Alvarez, MMB (center) met with Mt. Carmel School President, Galvin Guerrero to discuss the collaboration of MCS with the Cause for Canonization of Blessed Margarita Maria Maturana. Shown here outside the main High School Building named in her honor in 2015, Sr. MaryAmm Hartmann, MMB (left) accompanied Sr. Flor de Maria that day.

Mother Margarita’s Educational Legacy

Posted by - March 30, 2017

Mother Margarita gave twenty years of her life to education. She was of course, an outstanding educator, but more than that, she cared about the destiny of her pupils. When speaking about her pupils to her sister Leonor, she said: “I like to educate them individually, personally. May Our Lord give me some of His

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MCS CONGRATULATES HER SPEECH AND DEBATE KNIGHTS

Posted by - March 24, 2017

Mount Carmel School congratulates her speech and debate Knights who rocked the recently held NSDA Speech and Debate Regional Competition: Nate Snodgrass 1st USX; 2nd Comm; Imp; PO; Reica Ramirez 2nd FX; 5th OO; Finalist ST; PRl Monica Usi 2nd PO; 4th OO; Semi-Finalist Expos; PO; Joshua Santos 3rd FX; 3rd Comm; Imp; PO; Jeff

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Photo taken with Rita and family the evening Rita shared her story at Maturana.

A SAINT FOR OUR ISLANDS
Rita’s Story: The intercession of Mother Margarita – February 1960

Posted by - March 24, 2017

The following is Rita’s sharing of what she recalls happened to her as told to her by her mother. In the beginning of February 1960, the Mayor, Ignacio Benavente, announced from a loud speaker that was secured high up on a pole in Susupe Village, that there was a measles outbreak on the island of

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Dr. Rita A. Sablan, chairwoman of the newly established Bishop's Committee on Diocesan Pastoral Planning spoke to Bishop Ryan and the clergy of the diocese regarding the work the committee is doing laying down the ground work on the new Pastoral Planning.

Bishop Ryan Established Committee to Initiate Diocesan Pastoral Plan

Posted by - March 24, 2017

“I want it to be ‘our plan’ as one people of God.” “The real work is ahead of us!” said Bishop Ryan once months ago to the clergy, as the diocese was in the middle of the preparation for his ordination and installation as the next bishop of Chalan Kanoa. he was referring of course

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Bishop Ryan Jimenez posed with the ESFDB STEM student representatives from left: Michael JonCantil, AJ Tobongbanua, Eianne Ladao, Edward Maratita III, and Kaitlyn Balgoa.

ESFDB students excel in CNMI PSS Island Wide STEM Fair

Posted by - March 16, 2017

By Edward C. Maratita, Jr. The 2017 Eskuelan San Francisco de Borja Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Fair showcased the best and the brightest during their school level event held on February of this year. At the school level event, five winners emerged to represent the school and the Luta community at the CNMI

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