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Friday, May 13, 2005

Laid to Rest

Fr. Macayan was laid to rest with his brother Jesuits at Sacred Heart Novitiate yesterday.

It began with a mass at the Church of the Gesu. One of his nieces, who knew him as "Uncle Father," gave a very stirring and humanizing eulogy for him. After the mass, we headed for the Novitiate; with me were my co-teachers M and G, and we had a very animated discussion on random stuff on the way.

At the Novitiate, a short ceremony was held, and the procession to the cemetery followed. When we got to the cemetery, we had a final opportunity to gaze at Fr. Macayan before he was finally laid to rest.

The people Fr. Macayan touched in his life were myriad. I can only hope that I would be able to accomplish a third of what he has done.

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