Atenista Ako, Kadiwa ni Ignacio: Ignatian Festival on 21 July 2012 at Ateneo de Manila University

Church of the Gesu in Ateneo de Manila University

Church of the Gesu in Ateneo de Manila University

The Ateneo de Manila, in cooperation with the Jesuit Communications Foundation Inc, will hold the Ignatian Festival entitled

ATENISTA AKO, KADIWA NI IGNACIO

here in the Loyola Heights Campus on 21 July 2012.

The Ignatian Festival aims to gather alumni and friends of the Ateneo to learn more about the spirit and tradition of Ignatius of Loyola. Specifically, we would like to celebrate the power and gift of this man’s legacy of Ignatian spirituality as it is and could be lived in our daily lives. Typical Ignatian themes such as discernment, ethics, prayer, leadership, social involvement, science, and art will be featured in this festival.

It will be a whole-day event composed of plenary talks, panel discussions, a Eucharistic celebration to be presided over by Archbishop Luis G Tagle DD STD, and a musical concert to be directed by Fr Manoling Francisco SJ.

We invite you to be part of this first Ignatian Festival. All activities are free of charge; seating capacity, however, is limited.  We therefore request you and your party to please confirm your attendance and headcount by Saturday, 14 July 2012, with the event secretariat, the Office of University Development and Alumni Relations:

Direct Line         (632) 426-6081 to 82

Lisa Maramag   (632) 426-6001 local 4081 amaramag@ateneo.edu

Ida Solis             (632) 426-6001 local 4086 isolis@ateneo.edu

Fax REPLY FORM to (632) 426-6080

For updates on this event, please visit the official Ateneo de Manila University Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ateneodemanila

We hope you can attend with your family, friends, batch mates, and colleagues to celebrate with the rest of the Ateneo community.

PROGRAM

9:45 – 10:30 AM    “The Identity and Mission of the Atenean”

Fr. Jose Ramon T. Villarin, SJ

President, Ateneo de Manila University
Former President, Xavier University

Venue: Henry Lee Irwin Theater

BREAK-OUT PANEL TALKS

10:45 AM – 12:30 PM

PANEL TALK 1    “Prayer and Our Busy Lives: The Ignatian Way of Contemplation and Action”

Venue: Henry Lee Irwin Theater

Speakers:

1.    Sr. Nerissa “Bubbles” Bandojo, RC

AB Interdisciplinary Studies, 1985
Regional Superior, Religious of the Cenacle

2.    Fr. Junjun Borres, SJ

AB Sociology, 1985
Former Director, Center for Ignatian Spirituality
Rector, San Jose Seminary

Moderator:

Fr. Joe Quilong-quilong, SJ

MA Theology 1996
Rector, Loyola House of Studies

PANEL TALK 2    “Jesuit Legacy and Role in the Church: Past, Present, Future”

Venue: Escaler Hall

Speakers:

1.  Fr. Catalino Arevalo, SJ

Grade School ’37, High School ’41, PhD Humanities ’98
Professor Emeritus, Loyola School of Theology

2.  Fr. Manoling Francisco, SJ

AB Philosophy, 1987
Professor in Theology, Loyola School of Theology

Moderator:

Fr. Tony de Castro, SJ

AB Philosophy, 1980
Professor in Church History, Loyola School of Theology and
Ateneo de Manila University

Lunch Break

II.    AFTERNOON TALKS

1:45 – 3:30 PM

PANEL TALK 3    “The Atenean in Politics, Public Service, and Development”
Venue: Henry Lee Irwin Theater

Speakers:

1.  Associate Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno

Economics 1980
Supreme Court of the Philippines

2. Fr. Joel Tabora, SJ
High School 1964
President, Ateneo de Davao University
Former President, Ateneo de Naga
University

Moderator:

Atty. Jimmy Hofilena

Grade School ’74, High School ’78, AB Philosophy 1982
Vice-President for Social Development,
Ateneo de Manila University

PANEL TALK 4    “The Atenean in Business and Development”

Venue: Escaler Hall

Speakers:

1.  Mr. Edward Go

Grade School ’53, High School ’57, AB Natural Sciences ’61
Chair, Ateneo de Manila Board of Trustees

2.  Mr. Ernesto Tanmantiong

BS Management 1979
COO, Jollibee Foods Corporation

3. Mr. Bam Aquino

Hapinoy
Grade School ’91, High School ’95, BSME ’99

Moderator:

Mr. Rapa Lopa
Grade School ’77, High School ’81, AB Interdisciplinary Studies 1985
President, Philippine Business for Social Progress

PANEL TALK 5    “The Atenean in Media, Music, Arts, and Culture”

Venue: CTC201

Speakers:

1.  Fr. Rene Javellana, SJ

Grade School ’61, High School ’65, AB Philosophy ’71
MA Theology 1981
Professor, Fine Arts Program, Ateneo de Manila University

2.  Mr. Jim Paredes

Grade School ’65, High School ’69,
AB Communication Arts 1973
Artist and Musician

Moderator:

Mr. Sev Sarmenta

High School 1974, AB Communication Arts 1978
Professor, Communication Arts Department, Ateneo de Manila University

PLENARY TALK

Venue: Henry Lee Irwin Theater

4:00 – 5:30 PM    “Ignatian Discernment in a Complex World”

Fr. Karel San Juan, SJ

BS Math, 1986
Director, Emmaus Center for Psycho-Spiritual Formation
Faculty, PhD in Leadership Studies Program, Ateneo de Manila University

5:45 PM to 7:00 PM         Eucharistic Celebration

Manila Archbishop Luis “Chito” G Tagle DD STD

Main Celebrant
Church of the Gesu

7:00 PM to 8:45 PM         Ignatian Concert.

Directed by Fr Manuel “Manoling” V Francisco SJ
with Ateneo student and alumni performers
Church of the Gesu

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Five novices accepted to the Jesuit Novitiate on the Feast of the Annunciation 2010

On the feast of the Annunciation, March 25, after morning Mass and breakfast at Arvisu House Jesuit Prenovitiate, the candidates received the results of their application to the Jesuit novitiate.

The following are accepted for the May 30, 2010 Entrance Day:

Jose Ma. Joaquin B. Bunag
22 years old
Pasig City
BS Psychology, 2010
Ateneo de Manila University

Ernesto R. Chua, Jr.
34 years old
Santiago City, Isabela
BSEd Biology, 1997
University of Santo Tomas

Marlon T. Fabros
24 years old
Calamba, Laguna
BS Statistics, 2007
University of the Philippines – Diliman

Ricardo E. Flores, Jr.
25 years old
Mandaue City, Cebu
BSEd Religious Education, 2006
University of San Carlos – Cebu

Mamert B. Manus
33 years old
Cagayan de Oro City
AB Interdisciplinary Studies, 1997
Ateneo de Manila University
Bachelor of Business Administration, 2004
& Master of Business Administration, 2005
Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Japan

Eight young men have also been accepted to the candidacy program for the next school year as of March 27. They include a college math teacher, a high school chemistry teacher, a former president of the Ateneo Christian Life Community (ACLC), a leader of the Youth for Christ (YFC), an IT professional formerly based in Singapore, a staff member of the NGO Hapinoy, a Proctor& Gamble employee and an MBA graduate of the Asian Insitute of Management.

These candidates will live in community, guided by Jesuit formators, either at Arvisu House in Loyola Heights, Quezon City, or at Haggerty House at Xavier University, Cagayan de Oro.

Twelve more applications to the candidacy program are being processed. These candidates will begin the prenovitiate program this coming May. We ask for your prayers for these young men.

– Fr. Xavier Olin, SJ
National Vocation Director