On March 25, 2023, the first meeting of the Province of Our Lady of the Assumption (POLA), Philippines’ international collaboration with Spain Delegation under the Province of Madonna del SS. Sacramento (Italy) was held at Sainz de Baranda Community in Madrid, Spain.
Fr. Allen Peña, Fr. Jose Antonio Rivera Ruiz, Fr. Roel Dela Cruz, Fr. Jonelito Sison during their courtesy visit and audience with Archbishop Bernardito Cleopas Auza, the Apostolic Nuncio of the Holy See in Spain.
The said meeting was presided by Fr. Jose Antonio Ruiz, SSS (Vicar General) with the Philippine Province represented by Fr. Roel dela Cruz, SSS (Provincial Superior), Fr. Jonelito Sison, SSS (Consultor on Lifestyle), and SSS Filipino Delegation in Madrid, Spain, namely Fr. Allen Peña, SSS and Fr. Throy Fuentebella, SSS; and the Province of Italy represented by Fr. Gabriele Di Nicolò, SSS (Provincial Superior) and Fr. Matteo Magri, SSS (Provincial Treasurer).
The said meeting discussed some concerns on Spain mission and collaboration as continuing steps to undertake more comprehensive and realistic planning of future, as one SSS aspiring internationality in mission and collaboration.
Philippines, Provincial Update No. 23 - Easter 2023