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Salamat (Thank you), St. Therese

Photo of St. Therese from the net.
On the second visit of St. Therese in the Philippines, in 2008, fate would have it that our paths would cross.

During this time I decided to go back to mainstream media after working for a Congressman from my home province, Negros Oriental. I was hired by The FREEMAN, the country’s longest running regional newspaper and part of the Philippine Star Group of Publications, as sub-section editor for Lifestyle. Part of my responsibility was to cover lifestyle events, since, to be honest, our section – Lifestyle – only had three people – our Lifestyle Editor, our editorial assistant, and me, who handles the kids and campus pages.

On my first day of work, my editor asked me to cover an event. Apparently, the relic of St. Therese of Lisieux was in Cebu. I was a born-again Christian, so what idea do I have about the saint? Nothing, and I was like thinking, why the fuss over some centuries old bones?

I went, I wrote the story and done. My editor praise…

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