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2019.12.13 Advent Webinar


on Friday December 13, 2019, at 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. (Manila time)

with Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston, S.Th.D. (speaker), Devino R. Garcia MD and Anna Gracia A. Garcia MD (reactors) and Christine Joy S. Arquiza MD (moderator), organized by the University of the Philippines College of Medicine’s Mu Sigma Phi Sorority. Registration is free, with CPD and CME credits available.

We are called to enlarge the horizons of our hearts, to be surprised by the life that is presented each day with its newness. In order to do this we need to learn to not depend on our own securities, our own established plans, because the Lord comes in the hour which we don’t imagine.” -Pope Francis, Advent 2019


  • To understand the spiritual dimension of illness.
  • To deepen one’s faith in the midst of suffering.
  • To discern the power of prayer in healing.

The speaker, Fr. Greg, is Rector of the Collegio Filippino, the “Home in Rome” for Filipino priests doing further studies.

When the priests return after two to four years, they are assigned to the seminaries and other special ministries, including health-related apostolates such as hospital chaplaincies, bioethics committees, orphanages, feeding programs, drug rehabilitation, care for abandoned children and elderly, and so on.

For this reason, supporting the Collegio is a concrete way of helping our country. In need of particular assistance at present is the Collegio Library, hopefully soon to be renovated with your help. It will focus on Filipiniana books and journals, especially when it comes to Philippine religiosity and related themes, such as culture, history, and society as a whole. (For details on the Collegio, please visit  www.friendsofthecollegio.org.)

In the Philippines, individual/group donation of any amount may be coursed through:

  • ACCOUNT NAME: University of the Philippines Medical Alumni Foundation (UPMAF), Inc.
  • BRANCH ADDRESS: Midland Plaza Condominium, M. Adriatico Street, Manila
  • PESO SAVINGS ACCOUNT NO: 3283 5199 01
  • For an Official Receipt (tax-deductible in the Philippines), please email a copy of the deposit slip, with TIN, cellphone, & address to: upcmclass1990@gmail.com

US-based donors may make a tax-deductible gift (US IRS 501c3) via Friends of the Collegio.

Open to all healthcare providers, medical and allied medical students, religious, patients and their families, in the Philippines and abroad. CPD/CME units are available for MDs, nurses and pharmacists.

Join online through UP Manila livestream and FB LIVE using any computer or mobile device.

Registration is FREE at: bit.ly/muwebinars121319 .

Register one time for all AGEING AND LONGEVITY MEDICAL WEBINARS at: bit.ly/ALLAgeingWebinars.

For inquiries, contact muwebinars@gmail.com.

Thank you very much for your generosity!