Daily missal for Holy Week features Cardinal Tagle’s reflections

Daily missal for Holy Week features Cardinal Tagle’s reflections

By Nirva’Ana Ella Delacruz

February 19, 2018

MANILA, PHILIPPINES

Fr. Bernard Holzer, Superior of the Philippine delegation of the Augustinians of the Assumption. PHOTO COURTESY OF MIKE REYES

MANILA – With the aim of making the Eucharist and God’s Word the focus of the faithful during the Lenten season, Bayard Assumption Media Foundation released the March 2018/Holy Week edition of Living with Christ, featuring reflections by Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle.

“’Living with Christ’ helps us to savor the Word of God day to day, to deepen it by commentaries and questions, by the examples of the saints and by the call of Pope Francis. Cardinal Tagle helps us specially during the Holy Week by his reflections and questions,” shared Fr. Bernard Holzer, Superior of the Philippine delegation of the Augustinians of the Assumption, in an interview with CBCPNews.

According to him, the daily missal published monthly aims to form “better disciples” by giving the faithful access to the texts of the liturgy and to the daily readings.

“The liturgy and the Word of God are our guide and educator,” explained the French priest.

‘The center of our lives’

“’Living with Christ; is our daily companion for praying and living the Eucharist, to make the Eucharistic the center of our lives,” added Holzer.

Choosing Tagle to write for the Holy Week edition seemed like an obvious choice, the head of the Archdiocese of Manila being one of the most recognizable personalities in the Church in the Philippines. “It’s a grace to work with the Cardinal.

He is a lover of the Bible. He is a marvelous story-teller, bringing us closer to God. … He listens and takes care of his flock.

He is attentive to his sheep. I admire his way of acknowledging people, addressing them using nice words, asking them for news, encouraging them… always with a smile,” shared Holzer, who is also the general manager of Bayard Assumption Media Foundation.

Spiritual preparations

Expressing hopes that more Filipinos can spiritually prepare better this Lenten season, he noted how Lent “is a time to accompany Jesus on His way to Jerusalem, to know Him and to love Him more.” Interested parties may subscribe or order “Living with Christ” by bulk for discounts by contacting Bayard Philippines at (02) 927-1052 or visiting their office at Bayard Assumption Media Foundation, Inc., No. 17 C. Salvador Street, Varsity Hills, Loyola Heights, Quezon City.

More information is also available on their Facebook page. Those interested in buying individual copies may visit National Bookstore, Tanging Yaman Stores (Jesuit Communications), Catholic Trade Manila, or the Catholic Book Center.  CBCPNews