|From Left: Lorna, Gilda and Michael|
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
PH22: Orientation 2014 - 2015
We welcome PH22 to the 2014-2015 orientation program of the Columban Lay Missionaries. We wish each and everyone of you a fruitful and enriching ten months ahead, and beyond.
Gilda Comayas – 42 years old, originally from Cagayan de Oro, is a graduate of BS Biology from Xavier University, CDO. She was a former lay missionary of the Assumption and spent two years in UK. She left the Assumption because they have a policy of maximum two years for overseas lay missionaries. She has worked for more than 9 years as a teacher. She is also a graduate of Mother of Life. She now lives in Novaliches, Quezon City. Her friends describe her as hard working, strong willed and responsible.
Lorna Cañete - 37 years old, from Alegria, Bacolod, Lanao del Norte, is a graduate of Geodetic Engineering. She was a Claretian sister for 11 years until she left the convent in 2009. While with the Claretians, Lorna had the chance to travel to Rome and Indonesia. She learned about the CLM through the Columban Misyon magazine when she was still a student in La Salle, Ozamiz City. She has established herself in the last three years after leaving the Claretians by starting a business of her own. Her friends and family describe her as a leader, outspoken and sincere. She is actively involved in her own parish.
Michael Javier – 33 years old, originally from Surigao, is a graduate of Chemical Engineering. He is a member of the Singles for Christ. He worked as an overseas foreign worker in Taiwan where he met Columban Lay Missionaries Beth Sabado and Joan Yap who invited and encouraged him to apply to the CLM. He was very much involved with the church while working in Taiwan. He is described by his friends as a happy and encouraging person. He now calls Iriga City, Camarines Sur his home.
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