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Cardinal Tagle: I Will Now Be An OFW

"When people tell me, 'You just got a promotion.' Hindi. I will now be an Overseas Filipino Worker." - Cardinal Tagle

by Margaux Salcedo

His Eminence Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle held his first Advent Recollection for 2019 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum, organized by Jesuit Communications (JESCOM), last Sunday, December 15 at 9:00 a.m.

After the mass but before the final blessing, Fr. Nono Alfonso SJ, Executive Director of JESCOM, surprised Cardinal Tagle with a tribute and words of thanks for the many years that the Archbishop of Manila was Recollection Master of the Jescom Advent Recollection and for his many years as host of the show The Word Exposed.

Fr. Nono said this is probably the last time that Cardinal Tagle would be the Advent Recollection Master, to which the audience pleaded, "No!" and the new Prefect for the Evangelization of Peoples likewise chimed in.

Referring to Cardinal Tagle, Fr. Nono said, " ... this tireless, brilliant, holy servant of God is not ours to keep."