Fr. Jose Arcilla and Ramoncito Cruz, author and publisher, respectively of “Jesuits in Mindanao”, the coffee table book about the 150 years of  Jesuits presence in the Philippines, particularly in Mindanao, were in Cagayan de Oro over the weekend for the launching of the said book.

The launching held at the XU covered court brought together former teachers, students and classmates.

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XU Alumni president Engr. Elpie Paras talks with Publisher Ramoncito Cruz (center) and Fr. Arcilla (right).

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Fr. Arcilla signs the book…

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XU staff and students…

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Guests browsing the book on display.

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XU President Fr. Robert Yap delivering his message.

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Photo below shows some of the pages of the book on display.
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Meanwhile, the book launching also coincided with the renaming of the Xavier University Church of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The date also coincided with the Feast of the Nativity of Mary, Mother of Jesus Christ.

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The mass…

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This is just an excellent shot of Archbishop Ledesma entering the church…

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City Mayor Oscar Moreno and wife Arlene receives  a copy of the coffee table book.

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all photos by Vincent Tom Udasco

 

 

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