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Welcome to the Lorenzo Ruiz Mission Society and to the Lorenzo Mission Institute


The Archdiocese of Manila begins today the 5th Philippine Conference on the New Evangelization (PCNE) at the University of Sto. Thomas Hall. The PCNE is scheduled on July 18-22, 2018 and it happens once a year to augment the mission and evangelization methods and experiences in the Philippines. The New Evangelization appeared as a new path of mission in the 1980s and became a strong missionary imperative of John Paul II’s papacy. It is contextualizing mission and rediscovering the relevance of the Word of God in the Philippine context. LRMS members attend the 5th PCNE which theme is on Mercifying: Feed the Multitude. Luis Antonio Cardinal G. Tagle, D.D., Archbishop of Manila who was the first speaker emphasized the New Evangelization as being one in solidarity with those who are in need. Priests and Religious and those in consecrated persons should be in solidarity with the poor. This is one of the aspects of the New Evangelization.

On This Date

2166 B.C.

Abraham was born in the year 2166 B.C. He was the descendant of Shem who was one of the sons of Noah (Gen 11:26-28). He was born in Ur which was a city of Mesopotamia. The name Abram means “exalted father.” In a later date, God changed his name to Abraham which henceforth means “father of many nations” (Gen. 17:5) God called Abraham to leave Ur and to proceed to Canaan, the Promised Land (Acts 7:2-3) Abraham became the father of faith (Rm 4:16); Gal 3:7,29)