|Fr. Avel being given a recognition from Diwata, the women's network in Greece during Babaylan's 20th Year of Celebration in Barcelona in 2012.|
To you Fr. Avel, thank you very much for unconditionally loving the Filipino community in Barcelona. For opening our eyes to the plight of our kababayans abroad. For defending, protecting and fighting for the rights of migrant workers.
I heartily thank you for touching my life, for showing and inspiring me to serve our Kababayans in my own little way. I will always remember you, Fr. Avel. The man I truly admire and look up to. Rest in peace and may you have a pleasant journey to a place where happiness is eternal and love is everlasting.
I join the whole Filipino community in Catalunya in praying for the eternal repose of Fr. Avel Sapida.
|We found a home in Barcelona in his presence.|
|Babaylanes Women Honouring Father Avel|
|Such a loving host, spoiling us and even tolerating our "splurging" moods by driving us around.|