Monday, 6 July 2020

Beautiful Heart of Solita Nazareth Lopez, Elder of Oasis of Love, Marriage Encounter Ministry

I will always be grateful to you Sister Lita Nazareth Lopez for your support and kindness. It would be impossible to count all the ways that you've helped me in my being a wife. Thank you so much for all that you've done to me and Tony. I only hope I can return the favor sometime in the future. Thanks for being a good mentor and for guiding me on the right path, understanding that serving God is not easy. You never left us out, ever all these years you always remember us in your events and occasions. Thank you for always remembering us and even before you go up you visit me in my dream. 

I remember one time, I was very young then, during our M.E. weekend, I am crying in the car because I don't want to be a treasurer anymore. I told Tony, I want to quit because I lost my patience to that one Core group Sister who is very hard to give her share. She always asks me to go to her husband, while her husband keep telling me that the money is with her wife. Pinuntahan mo ako sa car, at napabalik mo naman ako. Hehehe "Napaiyak talaga ako sa yamot ng taong yon." Hehehe

I can always trust her, I can open up my heart without any worry or judgment. I usually felt light and feeling good after hearing her words of golden wisdom. I love her way of being kind in words and indeed.

Sis Lita is a mentor for me
who allows me to see the hope inside myself.
Photo Taken April 10, 2016

I know Sister Lita Lopez for more than 2 decades, 25 years to be exact. We were classmates in Mama Mary Apostolate, Cursillo Class 1995 at San Isidro Labrador, Bulacan. Together with Sister Olive De Guzman, and late Sister Maricon Villamin. We were sponsored by a visionary lady, late Sister Emma Dizon and Rector Irma Agoncillo. 

My husband meets their husbands during the Mañanita. After that Mañanita our husband bonds each other, they were served with breakfast, while we're busy with our activities. 

When we reach home, my husband told me, that these ladies are elders of Oasis of Love and want to recruit us to their Marriage Encounter Ministry. We never lose our contacts, seem were really destined to be friends forever. 

After 4 days of live-in Retreat at Cursillo House, they invited me and Tony to attend to their 1st Oasis of Love CLSS live-out, Batch Genesis at Christ the King Seminary.

Then a year after, we were invited to attend to Marriage Encounter weekend in Saint Scholastica's Center for Spirituality in Tagaytay City. After that, we sponsored the next batch and we continue serving. Tony, become the photographer. I become the treasurer and I do some art gifts for the candidates.  

We're surprised to hear the sweet song by 2AM so all of us wearing pajamas we're lead to that balcony.

at San Isidro Labrador Cursillo House, Bulacan
I am on the 1st row,
3rd person standing from left.

Tony and Sol, Wine, Holy Mass Offering
Late, Father Bart and late,  Brother Carling
Oasis of Love
Marriage Encounter
Class #12 - November 21, 22, and 23, 1997
Saint Scholastica's Center of Spirituality,
Tagaytay City

The best way our mentor did is to prepare another leader so she and the core group was exposed to other great people. We're leveling up through deepening seminars. Now we know the difference between M.E. 1 to M.E. 2. 

Marriage Encounter 2
Deepening Seminar at Padre Pio Seminary
With Sister Lita Lopez, Oasis of Love M.E. Elder
and a Marriage Encounter Foundation of the Philippines
Spiritual Director, Father Ruben M. Tanseco, S. J.

Couples Sister Lita, Bro Tong Lopez, and Sister Olive, Bro Jings De Guzman were one of the great couple leaders I met, they make the hard choice, and self-sacrifice in order to enhance the lives of others around them. Serving God is not a choice but a gift. God gave you the best gift so you can be a part of his Ministry. Many are called but we have different roles to complete the team.

I love talking to Sister Lita, she is sincere and genuine.

"Ganyan ko kinukulit si Sis Lita,
palabiro siya sa akin lagi nya ako pina Prank."

"Leadership is all about being passionate about what you do,
and having confidence in yourself and your followers
whom you have to motivate and inspire."

Sis Lita Lopez, Sister Olive De Guzman,
Me, Sister Irma Agoncillo

Oasis of Love,
Marriage Encounter Core Group Visit
and Support to Me and Tony
Photo Taken September 1, 2019

July 5, 2020
I had a dream, a wonderful dream. At around 10:00 PM. Sister Tita Lita Lopez visits me in my dream with Sister Olive. In my dream she is very happy, smiling a lot, very young, slim, and beautiful. She's wearing a pastel peach dress, she stands and looks like a beauty queen, with her beautiful and sincere smile, together with the slim body she is really a beauty queen.

She is happy and with her priceless smile, she told me something (for my ears only), then she shows me a card that seems like a raffle ticket. I take it and give the cards to Tony and told him to check the number which I cannot read clearly. We sit around on our round table and Tony brings out many items as a gift, Tony uses in giving gifts this way. She is very happy and in particular, she chooses the silver old-style camera. If you know Sister Lita, you know what I mean and how she appreciates, values the reaction of the receiver. She herself is warm indeed.

When I wake up, I feel good, I remember, she is really a beauty queen in Tanauan Batangas during her time. 

In my heart, I felt that she genuinely loves Me, Tony, and our son. She visits me here before she goes up in heaven as in Christian beliefs soul goes up after 40 days. Thank you so much, Sister Tita Lita, my Cursillo classmate, M.E. servant role model, a good family friend, a good listener, and a good adviser. I learned a lot about the value of being unique from her because she is sincere and truthful in her words and advice. She never judges me at all, she gave me do's and don'ts tips but never she judges me on my weaknesses. "Kaya naman malapit siya sa puso ko, namin ni Tony." She is purely sincere and genuine with everyone. She is humble and meek in many ways.

I remember her name and his husband's name sounds the same likes ours, her grandson whispers to her Mommy look at their name. Tony and Sol, while theirs is Tong and Solita

In my book of dreams, dreamed it says there about meeting and talking to a dead person, in such a dream is a good sign. The dream might indicate people around you, treating you with kindness and compassion. It might also be a sign of good luck and success in accomplishing your current goals. Other times they have a deeper meaning from the afterworld that is not easily interpretable. Dreams can mean a lot of things, it signifies that they are trying to reach you and speak to you.

Dead can visit us to try to give us comfort or to do their best to give us a sense of closure. Oftentimes they will visit us in our dream looking happy, much younger, healthier, and more vibrant and full of life than we ever remembered them while they were alive.

Sometimes they appear to us this way because they want to let us know that everything will be alright and not to worry. It’s like they want you to rest assured that they are in good hands and well taken care of, and there’s no more pain where they are now.