DAY 2 (November 30, 2021)

First Session: “The Gift of Symbols Now Institutionalized in Church Structures and Shrines”

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
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Preliminary videos and Bible Enthronement

9:00 AM - 9:10 AM
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Welcome Remarks

9:10 AM - 9:55 AM
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earned a Master of Arts degree in Theological Studies from the Ateneo de Manila University and a Masters of Theology in Liturgy and Music from the Asian Institute for Liturgy and Music. She is a Lecturer at the Ateneo de Manila University to college students and the Formation Institute for Religion Educators (FIRE) to graduate students. She is PraySing Ministry's Founder and Artistic Director where she shares her music for free. She is a lay formator of seminarians for the Congregation of Jesus and Mary (Eudists) and an active member of the Christian Life Community of the Philippines where she also serves as a formator. Her songbook published by Claretian Publications and album "Gaudium Mass" was one of the five finalists in the 35th Catholic Mass Media Awards in 2013. Before the pandemic, she sang actively with four-time Ani ng Dangal awardee choir, Novo Concertante Manila. 

9:55 AM -10:00 AM


Second Session: “The Gift of Communicating to the Divine Now Invoked in our Popular Devotions”

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
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obtained a Master's Degree in Theological Studies from the Loyola School of Theology, Ateneo de Manila University in March 2004.  Many of his works were published by the Claretian Communications Foundation, Inc. – PRUSISYON: Paghahanda at Pagdiriwang (2006), winner as Best Book in Theology and Liturgy at the 2007 Cardinal Sin Catholic Book Awards (CSCBA); Holy Week and Easter Processions: A Liturgico-Pastoral Guide (2015); SALVE REGINA: On Crowning Images of the Virgin Mary (2015), 2016 CSCBA Liturgy Category Finalist; MORENA GRACIOSA: The Devotion to the Virgin of Antipolo Through the Centuries (2016), 2017 CSCBA Best Book in Liturgy; and PRUSISYON: Paghahanda at Pagdiriwang - Pinaunlad na Edisyon (2018), and INMACULADA PEREGRINA: Kasaysayan at Debosyon (2021). His forthcoming books are PLACE ME WITH YOUR SON: The Jesuits and Filipino Marian Devotions (Jesuit Communications), and CORONADAS: Pontifically Crowned Marian Images in the Philippines 1907-2021 (RPD Publications). Currently, he is an administrator at Xavier School, a Jesuit school in San Juan City. Michael is married and has for children. 

10:45 AM - 10:50 AM


10:50 AM - 11:20 AM
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Sala (Sala means living room in Filipino). Sala is a designated place where the participants can interact and reflect with the speakers. Each Sala will have a moderator who will facilitate the questions and comments of the participants and a second speaker who will deepen and share his reflections on the topic of the speaker.

11:20 AM - 12:00 PM
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