[Blueboard] In Memoriam: Marilou Diaz-Abaya

Jesuit Communications jcf at admu.edu.ph
Tue Oct 9 10:01:07 PHT 2012

With deepest sorrow
the Board of Trustees,
Officers andStaff

Jesuit Communications
announces the passing away of
a trustee of JesCom



After courageously battling cancer, she passed on to the Realm of Light, 
on October 8, 2012 where Jesus her savior awaits her and welcomes her 
with joy.

Following her wishes, she was accompanied in the last moments of her 
journey by the prayers of scores of friends, students, admirers and many 
people whose lives she touched.

A consummate artist, writer and movie director, Marilou, received many 
awards, national and international, for her work in film and television. 
Her movies have become milestones in Philippine cinema, whether these 
films be intimate and psychological, like /Karnal/, or epic and grand 
like /José Rizal/ or /Bagong Buwan/, set in the decades-long conflict in 

Among her many awards, she was given the Ateneo de Manila University's 
Tanglaw ng Lahi, which recognizes her body of works and her career in media.

She served as teacher and mentor to many students, among them students 
of the Ateneo, priests and seminarians of the Archdiocese of Pampanga, 
whom she assisted in becoming Men of Light.

She was a member of Jesuit Communications Board of Trustees, from 1995.

We will remember Marilou as a professional and teacher but above all as 
an inspiring friend and companion, whose wit and faith did not abandon 
her even in her darkest hours. To her, we offer our prayers and our 

To her family and loved ones, our condolences and sympathy but above all 
our thanks for giving the JesCom family a wonderful person, who will 
continue to inspire because of her epic vision and unflagging tenacity.


Jesuit Communications Foundation, Inc.
Sonolux Bldg., Seminary Drive,
Ateneo de Manila University,
Loyola Heights, Quezon City,
Direct Line: (632) 426-5926
Trunk Line: (632) 426-5971 to 72 loc. 123
website: www.jescom.ph

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