The Way of Love

Reflections on the priesthood of +Rev. Fr. Anthony Chan P. Olaguer, III, LRMS

Immaculate Conception Parish — Damar Village, Quezon City (photo by Anthony Ariston)
Image taken from San Jose de Trozo Parish Facebook page

I wish you’d hear the song I sing
I wish you’d join me as I sing
A song of peace, a song of love
A song which everyone would like to sing.

I wish that all along the road
The road to make the whole wide world
A place of peace, a place of love
A place where everyone could live as one.

And so let’s join our hands and sing aloud
Let’s show the world, let’s show them how
That the only way to make the world as one
Is to follow the way of love.

I wish that all the wars would end
So a time would reign in our land
A time of peace, a time of love
A time of unity for all of us.

I wish that all of us would learn
To take the journey hand in hand
To live in peace, to live in love
To live for those who seek the way of love.

And so let’s join our hands and sing aloud
Let’s show the world, let’s show them how
That the only way to make the world as one
Is to follow the way of love.

We’ve been sent to all the world
By Him who gave the Word
Now with Him who is the Way
We all cry out and say

Come let us join our hands and sing aloud
Let’s show the world, let’s show them how
That the only way to make the world as one
Is to follow the way of love.

I could remember him clearly in this song, because of his hype and energy when we were animating this in a leadership camp back in 2008.

“I promise that the soul that will venerate this image (of Divine Mercy) will not perish. I also promise victory over (its) enemies already here on earth, especially at the hour of death. I Myself will defend it as My own glory.”

“The souls that say this chaplet will be embraced by My mercy during their lifetime and especially at the hour of their death.”

“Souls who spread the honor of My mercy…at the hour of death I will not be a Judge for them, but the Merciful Savior.”

I do not know how or what his last moments here on earth were, but I simply hold on to Our Lord’s promise that He has welcomed Fr. Tony in His Kingdom.

Prayer for A Deceased Priest

O God, Thou didst raise Thy servant, Fr. Anthony Chan Olaguer, III, LRMS, to the sacred priesthood of Jesus Christ, according to the Order of Melchisedech, giving him the sublime power to offer the Eternal Sacrifice, to bring the Body and Blood of Thy Son Jesus Christ down upon the altar, and to absolve the sins of men in Thine own Holy Name. We beseech Thee to reward his faithfulness and to forget his faults, admitting him speedily into Thy Holy Presence, there to enjoy forever the recompense of his labors. This we ask through Jesus Christ Thy Son, our Lord. Amen.

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