Photo consists of boys and girls sitting at their desks drawing, while a teacher stands in the background. Victoria is on the far left, then Olive, and Peter is the boy just right tof the middle. "This school was burnt", is written on the back of the photo.
"Printed by: D'Cysam Printing Services, Manila". -- verso of t.-p.
In English with some text in Tagalog.
"This booklet serves as a culminating project of several past meetings and gatherings (national and regional conferences) and initiated by the IFI with the Concordat cooperation of the Lutheran Church of Sweden. The very idea of the booklet was born out of initial brainstorming in the Visayan regional conference of 2005. Some papers in this booklet were presented in the past women clergy gatherings, including those delivered in the 2006 conference at the Aglipay Central Theological Seminary (ACTS)". -- Foreword.
This book "mirrors the spiritual courage of women priests and shares the beauty of womanhood. Reading through the pages of this booklet gives us a glimpse of how far we have gone in giving due recognition to the notable contributions of our women priests in the life, work and witness of the Church. It also enables one to see the struggles and aspirations, sacrifices and hopes of the women clergy in their concerted effort to fulfill their vocation amidst questions of capabilities and gender biases. Their stories speak of how they have prevailed over the unwelcoming attitude that greeted them a decade ago and how their ministry has enriched the Iglesia Filipina Independiente making the Church more responsive with the ever-growing challenge of doing mission". -- Intro.
"In February 2007, the Iglesia Filipina Independiente had approximately 630 ordained priests". p. 83. Directory lists 22 women priests, 2 women deacons and 2 sisters.
Contents divided into four main sections: Experiences, Testimonies and Poems by the Ordained Women -- Reflections by the Lay People -- Position Papers -- Appendix.
Contents: Foreword / Vicky Esguerra, Priest and Project Manager -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction / Godofredo J. David, Obispo Maximo -- My First Parish Encounter / Rosalina V. Rabaria -- Babaeng Pari / Emma C. Catubig -- Sa Bawat Luha, May Patak Na Biyaya [For Every Tear a Drop of Blessing] / Rosmary Labis-Espinosa -- Paglalahad ng Karanasan [Sharing an Experience] / Lucia L. Dagandan -- My First Parish Experience / Tesielyn Olermo-Echual -- My Rise and Fall / Rhea Bitacura-Loquias -- Pregnancy and Ministry / Leny Delbo-Sergio -- Priesthood and Singleness / Jennyrose T. Abbagu -- Woman Priesthood and the Teaching Ministries / Jennifer G. Jamias -- Gender and Development / Emelyn Gasco-Dacuycuy -- The Calling / Vicky S. Esguerra -- Life Gave Me a Lot of Things to Learn / Rhea Bitacura-Loquias -- the revelation / Erahvilla Maga-Cabillas -- A Tribute to Bishop Alberto B. Ramento / Rhea Bitacura-Loquias -- My Personal Experience with a Woman Priest / Princesa B. Echin -- On Women Ministry / Maria Lucinita T. Antawil -- Making a Difference / Jocelyn D. Villasor -- Women Clergy: A Personal Opinion / Marilou S. Javier -- Beloved / Giezel Gay R. Montilla -- In One Spirit / Susie G. Morente -- Pahayag ng Isang Layko Hinggil sa Babaeng Pari [Testimony of a Layman] / Quezon de Jesus -- Theology of Women's Ordination into the Historic Ministry of the Church: The Women's Perspective / Emelyn Gasco-Dacuycuy -- SCB's [Supreme Council of Bishops] Perspective on Women's Ordination / Warhito P. Baldomero -- The Ordination of Women in IFI History: True Commitment and Fruit of the Concordat / Eleuterio Revollido and Thaddeus Barrameda -- WOPIC's [Women in the Philippine Independent Church] Perspective on Women's Ordination / Marita Medina -- Laymen's Perspective on Women's Ordination / Pete M. Pico -- YIFI's Perspective on Women's Ordination / Donna Lou S. Galingan and Iris Ann Augustin-Capus -- Appendix: Highlights of the Supreme Council of Bishops' Mandates on Women's Ordination -- Directory of the Ordained Women and Aspirants.