With this inspiring and interesting book, ABIDING PRESENCE for the Golden and Twilight Years, the reader is encourage to pray constantly in his high and low moments, from any stage and state of life he is into, assured of God’s help and healing. This book is a grace. God’s gift to us.
+RUPERTO C. SANTOS, DD
Diocese of Balanga
This series of prayerbooks, PRESENCE: Prayers for Busy People, ALWAYS NEAR: Prayers for Children, HEALING PRESENCE: Prayers for Healing, and now ABIDING PRESENCE for the Golden and Twilight Years is necessary to complete the cycle of life. We do not stop growing, especially when we talk about God’s presence in our life up to the evening of our life, our twilight years.
+HONESTO ONGTIONCO, DD
Diocese of Cubao
These are simple prayers but they lead one to a peaceful and loving encounter of the ABIDING PRESENCE of God in our Golden Twilight Years.
REV. FR. ANOTONIO MORENO, SJ
Provincial, Society of Jesus
FR. RAFAEL BORROMEO, SJ Ordained June 14, 1964 in the United States, Fr. Raf, as he popularly called, started his service in the Philippine Jesuit Province as Head of Library and Student Affairs Director at Xavier University, Cagayan de Oro where he served for 23 years. Then for four years in the Jesuit Retreat House in Cebu he was involved in retreat direction. After that he was assigned as Retreat House Director in Malaybalay, Bukidnon until his retirement in 2006. Fr. Borromeo now resides at the Jesuit Lucas Infirmary located at the Loyola campus grounds.
He was actively involved in retreat direction and has written several books for ST PAULS: RESPONSE: Prayers for Young People, PRESENCE: Prayers for Busy People (with Maribi M. Garcia and the late Fr. Andres Arboleda, SSP), and English translations of several Spanish prayerbooks. He has mentored and guided Maribi Garcia in her spiritual journey, prayer life, and retreat giving since 1973.
MARIBI MAPA-GARCIA Known for her bestselling books written for ST PAULS, namely PRESENCE: Prayers for Busy People (with Fr. Rafael N. Borromeo, SJ and Fr. Andres Arboleda, SSP), ALWAYS NEAR: Prayers for Children (with Ilsa B. Reyes), HEALING PRESENCE: Prayers for Healing, and LIFTER LINES: Messages of Hope and Healing Cards.
Maribi completed the final manuscript of this new book for seniors and the elderly on her 62nd birthday. The reflection themes are personal insights and edited compilations from books, seminars and retreats attended and conducted by both authors.
Married to Bobby Garcia, with whom she has two children and three grandsons, Maribi was a former bank officer, a marketing and advertising assistant, toys and novelties designer and manufacturer. She was a co-founder of Bathesda Springs of Hope and Healing Foundation (with Fr. Teofilo Rustia), SBMA Intercessory Prayer Ministry (with Lolita Mallri), and Holy Land Subic Foundation (with a spiritual board and co-founding trustees) now developing a Bible Sanctuary pilgrimage destination in Subic. Maribi conducts Journey to Wholeness Prayer and Psychospiritual healing seminars and retreats.