The new Formator of the Company of St. Dominic holds a book on the life of Our Holy Father St. Dominic de Guzman, Founder of the Order of Preachers
October 15, 2010 - The Company of St. Dominic rendered its report to its Minister Prefect, Rev. Fr. Sanny C. De Claro of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Manila (RCAM). Fr. De Claro was appointed by His Eminence Gaudencio Cardinal B. Rosales, DD as the Minister Prefect of the Dominican secular institute. He is the parish priest and rector of Nuestra Señora de Guia Shrine in Ermita, Manila and the head of the Human Resource Department of RCAM.
Minister Prefect Rev. Fr. Sanny C. De Claro reads the report submitted by the Company of St. Dominic
The Council Members of the Company of St Dominic headed by their Supreme Moderator Prof. Nestor G. Limqueco, OP, MA R.Ed. and Secretary General Prof. Harold M. Eugenio, OP were in full attenandance. Also present were Mr. Adrian B. Tambuyat, OP, the coordinator for the Rosarian Youth Movement under the CSD and Mr. Albert Tan, OP, a CSD member from Laoag City.
Rev. Fr. Sanny C. De Claro counsels the members of the CSD Council
The Council Members of CSD informed the Minister Prefect of the accomplishments of the institute. They also sought the guidance of the Minister Prefect on its current and future projects.
Members of the Council of the Company of St. Dominic listen to the words of the Minister Prefect
During the audience of the CSD with the Minister Prefect, Prof. Roman Jacinto III, OP took his oath as a member of the Council.
Prof. Roman Jacinto III, OP takes his oath before Rev. Fr. Sanny C. De Claro
Prof. Jacinto succeeded Dr. Antonio Bermudez and will serve the unexpired portion of the term vacated by the latter. Dr. Bermudez left the secular institute to pursue his late vocation for the priesthood.
Brother Roman Jacinto III signs his oath of office
Prof. Marwil N. Llasos, OP, JD, LL.M. (cand.) was likewise inducted into office as Formator of the Company of St. Dominic.
MARWIL N. LLASOS, OP takes his oath as the new Formator of the Company of St. Dominic
Prof. Llasos succeeded Prof. Nestor G. Limqueco, OP as Formator of the institute upon the latter’s election as Supreme Moderator. As a Dominican formator, Prof. Llasos automatically becomes a member of the Dominican Formators’ Conference of the Philippines. Prof. Llasos will work closely with Sr. Meriam Litor, OP, Formatress of the Congregation of Dominican Sisters of St. Catherine of Siena for the formation of the members of the Company of St. Dominic.
CSD Minister Prefect Rev. Fr. Sanny C. De Claro administers the oath to Brother Marwil N. Llasos
At the end of the meeting, Rev. Fr. Sanny C. De Claro blessed the Council Members of the Company of St. Dominic with the sacred relic of St. Teresa of Avila whose feast is celebrated today by the universal church.
Brother Marwil N. Llasos solemnly pronounces his oath of office as CSD Formator. Brother Nestor G. Limqueco holds the Bible while Brother Harold M. Eugenio holds the copy of the oath
It was indeed fitting that the appointment and oath taking of Prof. Marwil N. Llasos, OP as Formator of the Dominican secular institute coincided with the feast of the great reformer of Carmel and master of the spiritual life. St. Teresa of Avila was a devotee of our holy father St. Dominic. St. Dominic appeared to St. Teresa of Avila and assured her of his protection and patronage for the Carmelite reform undertaken by the great mystic and Doctor of the Church.
Marwil N. Llasos, OP signs his oath of office. When asked about his appointment, he quipped, "I accept this burden as a cross."
After their audience with the Minister Prefect, the Council Members of the Company of St. Dominic proceeded to the Minor Basilica of the Immaculate Conception (Manila Cathedral) to attend Mass in thanksgiving for the countless blessings and choicest graces most generously bestowed by Almighty God to the Company of St. Dominic through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, St. Dominic de Guzman, St. Catherine of Siena and other Dominican saints and blessed.
Supreme Moderator Nestor G. Limqueco, OP reads the appointment of Formator Marwil N. Llasos, OP
Lunch followed at Nutrition House inside the walled city of Intramuros where the Council Members of the Company of St. Dominic partook of God’s most loving providencia.
Rev. Fr. Sanny C. De Claro, Minister Prefect of the Company of St. Dominic, confirms the appointment of Marwil N. Llasos, OP as Formator of the Dominican secular institute