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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

A Tribute to Fr Constantino Sarmiento Nieva-1929-2011


Constantino Sarmiento Nieva in His Youth
Fr. Constantino Sarmiento Nieva, was born in Boac, Marinduque on November 9,1929. He soared to the great heights of his aspirations, conquered the world through his critically-acclaimed books, including the THE TRANSCENDING GOD, THE TEACHING OF THE AUTHOR OF THE CLOUD OF UNKNOWING, and with the wings of compassion and understanding, spread God's love and his word among his flock in the US.
Visit with Fr Tino on 5/11/11

Fr. Tino, was also listed in the World's Who's Who of Theological Experts and Authors. He was a cannon law expert, a classical pianist, a lawyer from the University of the Philippines, a published author, a humanist, a good son, a generous brother, a great uncle, a wonderful great grand uncle, and a complete renaissance man, who lived the embodiment of an Asian Leader. His death was announced by his neice, Ms. Bing Carrion-Buck via e-mail on October 13, 2011 reaching us here in US the next day. The following are some of the photos I have of Fr Tino which I am sharing to all readers of my blog and FaceBook friends. May his soul rest in peace, Amen.

The 1953 UPSCA Choir
1. Tito Tino-First Row ( seating)-second from Right
2. Macrine-Second Row ( standing)-second from the Left
3, David B Katague (me)second Row standing) eleven from the Right
In the photo are Dr. Vidal Tan-President of UP at that time, Professor Molina-conductor and Fr John Delaney, spiritual of the University of the Philippines Student Catholic Action ( UPSCA) and Chaplain

Graduate School Days in Room and College of Law Graduation in UP

1.Fr Tino during Papa Dinoy and Mama Elena 25th Golden Wedding Anniversary and Macrine in Boac
2.During His Ordination as a Roman Catholic Priest in Manila

Fr Tino at Rene Nieva Office, Perceptions-Inc, Manila, and at Chateau Du Mer Marinduque during the House Blessing, 1997


Fr Tino blessing of the Chateau Du Mer Beach Resort and Conference Center, 1997

More Pictures after the Blessing of CDM

Here's Macrine's e-mail to relatives as soon as we heard of Tito Tino death.

From: tagajaro@comcast.net
To: "yong nieva"
Cc: "ATOL morente" , "MACRINE katague" , "BOB howard" , "BABY orlina-howard" , renev@nieva.com, "Thelma Santos" , "fe jambalos" , "Lito Quiazon" , "Lito Quiazon" , "Rene Nieva"

Sent: Saturday, October 15, 2011 11:14:05 AM

Subject: Re: Fr.Constantino " Tino" Sarmiento-Nieva has joined His Maker. Please pray for him.

Hello all, cousins, friends and relatives: Dave and I are saddened by Tito Tino death. But death is a reality of life and we are accepting it with pride and realism. Tito Tino had led a good life and was instrumental in our marriage. We have enjoyed numerous visits with Tito Tino, when he was still residing in the East Coast, New York and Long Island specifically. Those memories with him will never be forgotten as long as we lived.

I immedaitely called Pepot, who is here in Mountain View, CA awaiting for the birth of her first grandchild. I also informed Ms Thelma Santos, Dr Rudy Jao and Ms Norma Mercader. We extend our thanks to all our relatives specaially Bing Carrion Buck, who personally took care of him after his retirement. To represent us in the fumeral services in Boac, is my sister-in-law, Ms Siony Jambalos.

Macrine Nieva Jambalos-Katague

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