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Showing posts from February, 2024

Finding Moana At Nyrah's Debut Party

    THEA  ASEDILLO AT NYRAH'S DEBUT PARTY, 10 FEB 2024-  Thea Asedillo who became popular after winning the 2023 CNE Talent Competition in Toronto with her singing prowess has embarked on a more challenging lead roles in Broadway. It was in January this year that I saw Thea playing the role of Princess Jasmine in a stage play Aladdin at Centennial Theatre in Whitby. She glitters on stage.  Thea was impressive pitting opposite the actor playing Aladdin. THEA PLAYING PRINCESS JASMINE IN ALADDIN shown at Courthouse Theatre in Whitby. This evening I bumped on Thea attending a debut party of Nyrah Teodoro whose dad J.R. Teodoro is a budding Filmmaker in Toronto. It was a surprise party but we missed the moment as we got lost so the party was already getting underway as we came in. We learned that Thea and Nyrah are schoolmates. Thea is once again playing the lead role of Moana Jr. in a JDL Production having a second showing at CITY PLAYHOUSE THEATRE, 1000 New Westminster Drive #101 in T

Mother General Led Mourners To Bury One Of Their Own

Right: The Mother General outside the Mausoleum in Whitby Daughters of St. Mary of Leuca's Mother General Ilaria Nicolardi, was on canonical visit to Canada with her Vicar General Myriam Bacareza (a Filipina) when Sister Speranza D' Alessandro passed away last January 27, 2024 at the age of 88 years old.  Mother General Ilaria Nicolardi is on her third term as head of the Congregation of the Daughters of St. Mary of Leuca. Soon, Mother Alfonsa will be joining her in Rome as one of the members of Congregation's Council. During the vigil at their chapel in Markham, the Mother General emerged and shook every members of the community attending the vigil and thanking each one for coming to pay our respect. She looks extremely dignified and calm. A people's person, she exudes love, gentleness and godliness. No wonder why she holds that position for long elected by the members of the Congregation. You can readily pick her from among the crowd because of her poise and stature.

Too Little Time Too Soon

With Mother Speranza touching me...   This is my first blog since the pandemic in 2020. For over 2 years I left my keyboard and simply went to Facebook posting random stories of no value at all. Besides, there were no stories to tell. The world simply stopped turning although there were few community initiatives but the substance of storytelling wasn't just there at that time. I never even check this platform so I was surprise that some continue to visit this blog. Hopefully, this 2024 will invigorate my need for digital storytelling expression. Late last year we travelled to Montreal to help capture the nuns huge mass celebration in honour of their Mother Foundress who was beatified by Pope Francis in June 2023. Mother Elisa Martinez was born in 1905 and died in 1991. Only 32 years from her death and is already beatified. The congregation that she founded, the Daughters of St. Mary of Leuca  (DML) celebrated it the big way throughout the world where their congregation thrive. I es