Congratulations to FrancisFest 2015!

FrancisFest 2015, how it all began …. Reprinted Message of Francsifest 2015 Chairperson in the Souvenir Program God works in mysterious ways! I helped Fr. Reu do a thorough search for this year’s Chairperson for FrancisFest 2015, but every effort failed. So I finally went to see him and asked, “What is God’s message toContinue reading “Congratulations to FrancisFest 2015!”

Francisfest 2015 Beneficiary: Franciscan Mission

Our San Pedro Bautista Province (SPBP) continues to send Filipino friars on missions outside the country. There are now 25 friars of SPBP working in different forms of missionary activity around the world. We help in the formation of Franciscan candidates in Sri Lanka, and provide spiritual assistance to Filipino migrant workers in Libya andContinue reading “Francisfest 2015 Beneficiary: Franciscan Mission”

Francisfest 2015

Cecile Buencamino Licad’s unique natural pianistic talent was recognized early. She began her piano studies at the age of 3 and made her debut as a soloist with the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Philippines in her native Manila at 7. When she was 12 she auditioned for Rudolf Serkin and was admitted to the CurtisContinue reading “Francisfest 2015”

Francisfest 2015 Beneficiaries The Hospital Ministry

“For it is in giving that we receive.” – St. Francis of Assissi It was more than 20 years ago when Steve Lopez (may he rest in peace) founded the PGH Adopt-A-Child-Program. Over the years, it has transformed until its current form as the Hospital Ministry supporting the Philippine General Hospital, Rizal Medical Center, andContinue reading “Francisfest 2015 Beneficiaries The Hospital Ministry”

Francisfest 2015 Beneficiaries: JPIC Scholarship Ministry

“In so far as you did this to one of the least of these brothers of Mine, you did it to Me.” By the grace of God and our Blessed Mother, Santuario de San Antonio Parish has been blessed by the inception and continuation of its JPIC Scholarship Ministry, allowing its parishioners and churchgoers toContinue reading “Francisfest 2015 Beneficiaries: JPIC Scholarship Ministry”

Top pianist Cecile Licad performs at FrancisFest by Rosalinda L. Orosa

CECILE LICAD, the country’s leading international pianist, will be the main attraction at the Sanctuario de San Antonio’s annual FrancisFest in honor of St. Francis of Assisi, patron of the poor and avid music lover, on Oct. 2, 2015. The Curtis-trained Cecile won the Levintritt Award at 19—as the youngest, the first woman and secondContinue reading “Top pianist Cecile Licad performs at FrancisFest by Rosalinda L. Orosa”


Mrs. Amelita D. Guevara, indefatigable founder and head of our well-known Coro de San Antonio, has been named this year’s chairman of the yearly FRANCISFEST. She immediately called an informal meeting on Friday, July 10 to announce the good news that the long-awaited and world-known Cecil Licad had accepted our invitation to be the honouredContinue reading “PLANNING STARTS FOR FRANCISFEST 2015 by Lourdes de Leon”