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Holy Name Society of the Phippines Holds its 37th National Convention
HNS Bulletin, VOL IX, ISSUE 1, January - April 2010

Once again Holy Namers from Archdioceses and Dioceses of the country gathered for their 37th Annual Convention. in the seaside town of Lingayen, Pangasinan It was held at the Narciso Ramos Sports and Civic Complex.

It was very fitting since many times our Lord Jesus spoke to His disciples by the seaside. And indeed guest speakers of the convention gave neither silver nor gold but more precious than these, their wisdom which we can share to our Christian brothers and sisters.

The first speaker, Bro. Edgardo Tris Tirona, LAICO President, pointed out three critical issues that confront the lay faithful of the Philippines today: 1) Poverty, 2) Poor Governance, and 3) Lack of Proper Values. To these issues he offered the following solutions: 1) in Poverty, which is always blamed on our population, instead of ensuring that more hands produce and feed the rest of the population; 2) in Poor Governance, help put God in our politics and governance; 3) in Lack of Proper Values, a call to Holiness.

He also said that as member of the Holy Name Society, we must be an instrument of peace, reconciliation, and moderation, critical thinkers but in the light of the teachings of our Catholic Church and a offering good examples to our respective families and communities.

Archbishop Socrates Villegas and Fr. Francis Posadas on their homilies said that: we Holynamers carry the name of the Lord so that our mind, heart, and actions should belong to God. To say I know and I love the Lord is not enough, our love of the Lord must be seen in our actions.

On the last day of the convention, our national spiritual director, Fr. Rey Adalid, OP inspired us by telling that we can share something to our brothers and sisters—Jesus Himself, but we must have Him first!

The convention gave us the opportunity to pay homage to our beloved past spiritual director, Fr. Jaime N. Boquiren, by visiting his tomb. Fr. Boquiren is from Malasaqui, Pangasinan. The delegates on air-conditions bus, (courtesy of the Provincial Govt. and Gov. Amado Espino) motored to Our Lady of Manaoag Shrine and the Church of Santa Barbara on the second day.

Before the Convention closed the HNSP gave awards to outstanding Holynamers, Units, and Unions.

Bro. Boy Laureta, Union President of Lingayen-Dagupan, was very thankful to all delegates and officers who came, to all who helped to make the convention possible and apologized for the inconveniences that the delegates have encountered.