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MADRE AND MINDANAO

War makes men. Men make war. And in the long history of their making, a whole world is unmade - death and destruction, loss and lessening of things and truths which make for sincere innocence, for a just peace, for a still honest humanity. Amid the blasts of weapons, and the barrage of angry and opposing voices, the war and men who are making and unmaking the Mindanao of today beg for something, for someone other than war, other than men.

Here comes woman, here comes mother ...to sober us up from the madness of macho militarism, to bind up the wounds of our hellish hatred and division, to gather us into the hearth and heart of the home, which we call Pilipinas, to make us again children of peace, children of God.

What's Madre Francisca got to do with Mindanao? Begging the answer is as persistent as begging the peace. But a woman's sanctity bears the silent lessons across the stretches of time and the span of distance (Intramuros 1696 to Mindanao 2000), to bring forth fruit for all seasons, holy significance for all races, blessings for all religions, for men who make war, and women who build peace.

The Madre is presence brave and true wherever, whenever. As Francisca was a blossom in the adversity of her own time, so the madres of Mindanao, are flowers of power, grace under pressure, beauty beheld by war-weary eyes. The Madre is the paschal event re-lived. Francisca bore the pains of exclusion, of losing face, of leaving home. The madres in Mindanao now dare embrace separation and seclusion, face fear and intimidation, live amid the leavings of shattered hopes and homes.

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Mother Francisca is now Venerable!
               

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...So when I was already advised to undergo Andiogram, the last left of the series of medical exams before the operation, I was crying and telling Mother Francisca...   
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