The Sacred Heart House is also the Novitiate of the Jesuits in the Philippines. It means that here, the young men who want to be Jesuits, spend their initial two years in order to embrace this way of life and prepare themselves for taking religious vows. I’ve just learnt that at the moment there are 6 people in the Novitiate here. Apparently it is a small group. I would be over the moon to have such a group in Australia. If you read this, I ask you to pray for new candidates to the Oblates of Mary Immaculate, particularly in Australia.
Weather keeps spoiling us. It is still very hot and humid though it is not as hot as I anticipated. I hardly use air-conditioning in my room. The only downside of this most enriching experience is that I am going to end up with a dysfunctional behavior by the end of April. I was aware that rise is popular in Asia but to have it for your breakfast, lunch and dinner is a bit overdoing to me. I am predicting that I will end up being addicted to rice or I will hate it for the rest of my life.