“Sundays with Roque” is partly narrative, mainly reflective essay patterned after the best-selling memoir Tuesdays with Morrie. Like Tuesdays with Morrie, which tells the inspiring story of the relationship between writer Mitch Albom and his professor Morrie Schwartz, this narrative-reflective essay is about the equally inspirational bond between Leovino Garcia and his former professor Fr. Roque Ferriols, S.J. Their relation is a tale of friendship and companionship that manifest extraordinary commitment, fidelity, and sacrifices from both parties in their mutual care and dynamic love for one another. What is most noteworthy, however, in “Sundays with Roque,” is that it serves as a call, even an appeal, to the present generation to recognize the principal value of companionship in caring for our elderly family members and our friends.
Rosario, T. G. (2018). Sundays with Roque: A tale of friendship and companionship. Kritike, 12(2), 37–47. https://doi.org/10.25138/12.2.a3