NARCISA RIZAL: The Hospitable Sister of the Hero

 © 2013 by Jensen DG. Mañebog
 
Narcisa Rizal (1852-1939) or simply ‘Sisa’ was the third child in the family. Like Saturnina, Narcisa helped in financing Rizal’s studies in Europe, even pawning her jewelry and peddling her clothes if needed. It is said she could recite from memory almost all of the poems of the national hero.
Narcisa was perhaps the most hospitable among the siblings. When Don Francisco and Doña Teodora were driven out of their house in Calamba, Narcisa took them in her house. It was with Narcisa also that Josephine Bracken once stayed, when the rest of Rizal's family were suspicious that Rizal’s girlfriend was a spy for the Spanish friars. In August 1896, while being kept under arrest aboard the cruiser Castilla anhored off Cavite, Rizal thanked Narcisa, in a letter, for her hospitality in letting Josephine stay in her home.
 
It was also Narcisa who painstakingly searched for the place where the authorities secretly buried the dead Rizal. She found freshly turned earth at the Paco cemetery where a body had been buried without a box of any kindand with no identification on the grave. She wittingly made a gift to the caretaker to mark the site ‘RPJ’, Rizal’s initials in reverse.Years later, Narcisa and her other siblings dug up the hero’s remains at the spot.
 
Sisa married Antonino Lopez, a teacher and musician from Morong, Rizal. For letting the Rizal parents live in their house, Lopez became the target of Spanish persecution. He was threatened of deportation, his house was dismantled, and the unsecured belongings were confiscated.
 
Narcisa and Antonino had eight children. Their son Antonio (1878-1928) married his first cousin Emiliana Rizal, the daughter of Paciano Rizal by Severina Decena. Narcisa’s daughter Angelica, who had visited Rizal in Dapitan, joined the Katipunan after her uncle’s martyrdom.
 
In an interview by Ambeth Ocampo (p. 47), Narcisa’s grandchildren revealed that their lolo, Antonino Lopez was actually the son of the priest Leoncio Lopez—the ‘cura parroco’ of Calamba from whom Rizal based the character of Fr. Florentino in his El Fili. Substantiating the disclosure, they explained that Narcisa and Antonino, after marriage, lived in Leoncio’s parish house and Antonino inherited all of Leoncio’s books and possessions when the priest died. (© 2013 by Jensen DG. Mañebog)

Jensen DG. Mañebog, the contributor, is a book author and professorial lecturer in the graduate school of a state university in Metro Manila. His unique e-books on Rizal (available online)  comprehensively tackle, among others, the respective life of Rizal’s parents, siblings, co-heroes, and girlfriends. (e-mail: jensenismo@gmail.com)

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Naging mabuting kapatid ba si

Naging mabuting kapatid ba si 'Sisa' kay Rizal ?

Ou naman. May rason kung

Ou naman. May rason kung bakit "Most Hospitable Sister" tawag sakanya. ahihihi <3

NARCISA RIZAL

Ayon sa artikulong ito, kinupkop nina Lopez at Narcisa ang pamilya Rizal noong pinalayas ang mga ito sa Calamba. Nakasama ba ito gayong sinira ang bahay at tinakot naman si Lopez?

NARCISA RIZAL

Ayon sa artikulong ito, kinupkop nina Lopez at Narcisa ang pamilya Rizal noong pinalayas ang mga ito sa Calamba. Nakasama ba ito gayong sinira ang bahay at tinakot naman si Lopez?

NARCISA RIZAL

Ayon sa artikulong ito, kinupkop nina Lopez at Narcisa ang pamilya Rizal noong pinalayas ang mga ito sa Calamba. Nakasama ba ito gayong sinira ang bahay at tinakot naman si Lopez?

Did you know that the

Did you know that the character in Noli me tangere named "Sisa" was taken from Narcisa Rizal ?

In addition to this article I

In addition to this article I got from http://books.google.com.ph that Narcisa did not join Josephine Bracken in helping the Katipuneros after Rizal's execution. She viewed the Katipunan just to be like the government of the Spaniards that needed Jose Rizal as a victim to justify the violence that they will do.

Was Narcisa also brave like Jose Rizal? Why do you think so?

Bakit tinawag na 'Hospitable

Bakit tinawag na 'Hospitable Sister' si Narcisa Rizal ?

Narcisa Rizal

In addition to this article, I also got an additional information from newsinfo.inquirer.net that “Sisa,” a character in Jose Rizal’s novel “Noli Me Tangere,” was named after an actual person who is Narcisa Rizal, his sister.
He asked her permission to use her name in a book he was about to write when Narcisa visited him.”

What if Narcisa didn't let Josephine Bracken stayed in her home while Rizal was away, what could have happen to Josephine then?

Narcisa Rizal

This is my answer to Ruby's question.

Maybe Josephine Bracken will stay in the house of Rizal's another sister.

Narcisa Rizal

My answer to Ruby rose question.

Maybe namn maghahanap sya ng ibang matitirhan. She could rent an apartment or a boarding house. Well, that would be her problem anyway :))))

Narcisa Rizal

This is my answer to Ruby's question.
-Well, if Narcisa didn't let Josephine stay in her house, maybe she will choose to go back to the country where she came from which is in Hong Kong. She can live peacefully there.

Narcisa Rizal

This is my answer to Ruby's question.
-Well, if Narcisa didn't let Josephine stay in her house, maybe she will choose to go back to the country where she came from which is in Hong Kong. She can live peacefully there.

Narcisa Rizal

This is my answer to ruby's question.

Bka magiging palaboy sya. hehe :) Joke lng. Sguro namn makakahanap sya ng ibang matitirhan nun.

This is my answer to Joanna's

This is my answer to Joanna's question, "Yes because Narcisa proved that she has concern with other people whether she knows them or not."

Ito ang sagot ko sa tanong ni

Ito ang sagot ko sa tanong ni Joanna, "Oo, dahil may dugong Rizal din siya na makapagpapatunay na matapang din siya katulad ni Rizal. "

Ito ang sagot ko sa tanong ni

Ito ang sagot ko sa tanong ni Joanna, "Oo, dahil walang takot niyang tinulungan si Rizal at iba pa."

Narcisa

The occupation of Narcisa is a Musician and a Teacher.

Narcisa

Sa kabila ng lahat ng natamuung paghihirap mula sa mga kamay ng mga Castilla, Bakit ganoon parin katindi ang pagmamahal ni Narcisa kay Jose?

Narcisa Rizal

ayon sa newsinfo.inquirer.net
Narcisa, the first in the family to get married, was the confidante of Jose and their brother Paciano. newsinfo.inquirer.net
It was Narcisa who was diligent about visiting Rizal when he was imprisoned in Fort Santiago newsinfo.inquirer.net
Sisa in “Noli Me Tangere” was taken from Narcisa.

Ang aking tanong, why Sisa in “Noli Me Tangere” was taken from Narcisa?

NARCISA RIZAL

ito ang sagot ko sa tanong ni Lyssa Teng , baka dahil alam ni Rizal na katulad ni sisa mawawala din sa katinuan si Narcisa kapag nawala ang anak nito sa kanya dahil sa sobrang pagmamahal .

NARCISA RIZAL

ito ang sagot ko sa tanung ni lyssa, sa tingin ko ay iisa ang kanilang pag uugali at pagmamahal bilang ina at lalong lalo na bilang isang kapatid (kay Jose).

ito ang sagot ko sa tanong ni

ito ang sagot ko sa tanong ni Lyssa Teng , sa aking palagay ay baliw din si narcisa katulad ni sisa ( sa pagmamahal sa kanyang mga kapamilya)

NARCISA RIZAL

Ito ang sagot ko sa tanong ni Lysa: Maybe because Narcisa would react like sisa given the circumstances that she would be encountering situations like that. but mostly, Perhaps because like Sisa, Narcisa was also willing to sacrifice anything for her loved ones.

NARCISA RIZAL

ito ang sagot ko sa tanong ni Lyssa teng , sa palagay ko kahit na ang character ni sisa sa noli me tangere ay nawala sa katinuan ay dahil si sisa katulad ni narsisa ay matuturing na mapagmahal na ina

In addition to the Narcisa

In addition to the Narcisa Rizal article, from filipinaslibrary.org.ph.
it states here that Narcisa and Antonino had eight children. Their children were Emilio; Angelica, who married Benito Abreu; Antonio (1878-1928), who married Emiliana Rizal (the daughter of Paciano Rizal); Consuelo; Leoncio, who married Natividad Arguelles; and Isabel, Francisco, Arsenio, and Fidela, all of whom died young.

my question for this

my question for this article:

Does the term/word 'hospitable' best describes Narcisa Rizal? Justify your answer.

to answer:
PLEASE USE THIS FORMAT:
(THIS IS MY ANSWER TO THE QUESTION OF VillasReyza )

Narcisa Rizal

Additinal Information:
“Sisa,” a character in Jose Rizal’s novel “Noli Me Tangere,” was named after an actual person who is Narcisa Rizal, his sister.
He asked her permission to use her name in a book he was about to write when Narcisa visited him.”
-source:newsinfo.inquirer.net
Question:
Sina sa tingin nyo ang sasalo sa gastusin ni Rizal sa Europe kung hindi tinulungan ni Narcisa si Rizal?

Answer For Malicdem

Answer for the question of Gabriel, para sa akin si Paciano na naman ang sasalo sa kanya dahil naging pangalawang ama na nyi ito.

Answer for gab

sagot ko para sa tanong ni gab, sa tingin ko ay si Don francisco dahil siya ang tatay nya at responsibilidad nya ito.

Answer for gabriel

sagot ko para sa tanong ni Gab, para sa akin ay nararapat na sumalo nito ay si Dona Tedora dahil bukod sa siya ang nanay, siya rin and dahilan kung bakit nag-aaral si Rizal.

NARCISA RIZAL: The Hospitable Sister of the Hero

Here is an additional information about Narcisa Rizal.The source where I get this,rizalinfo.net
Dr. Leoncio Lopez Rizal, Narcisa and Antonino's sixth of nine children is a physician, who taught at the College of Medicine of the University of Santo Tomas. Granddaughter Asuncion Lopez Bantug, one of the children of Dr. Leoncio Lopez Rizal is the author of “Lolo Jose”, a biography of Dr. Jose Rizal.

My question about this article, it states here that when Sisa found the remains of Jose she told the caretaker to put his initials backwards, why do you think so?

To answer this question write, 'This is my answer to the question of Jaycel,(your answer)

Narcisa Rizal

In addition to this article I got from books.google.com that more-or-less a hundred present-day descendants of Narcisa include the Lopezes who own the MERALCO and ABS-CBN.

Sa iyong palagay nasa katauhan ba ni Narcisa ang karakter na si Sisa sa Noli me Tangere? Bakit?

Narcisa Rizal

In addition to this article I got from books.google.com that more-or-less a hundred present-day descendants of Narcisa include the Lopezes who own the MERALCO and ABS-CBN.

Sa iyong palagay nasa katauhan ba ni Narcisa ang karakter na si Sisa sa Noli me Tangere? Bakit?

Narcisa Rizal

Ito ang sagot sa tanong ni juanabieeeber, para saken oo kasi si Sisa sa noli me tangere ay isang mapagmahal na ina . Sa aking palagay naging mapagmahal na ina sya in real life kasi ganun din siya magmahal sa parents nya at sa kapatid nya.

Narcisa Rizal

Ito ang sagot sa tanong ni Juana, sa aking palagay oo kasi si Sisa ay isang napakabuti at mapagmahal na ina, maihahalintulad mo si Sisa kay Narcisa dahil naging napakabuti niyang kapatid at anak.

Narcisa Rizal

Ito ang sagot sa tanong ni Juana, para sa akin maihahalintulad si Narcissa Rizal kay Sisa na isang karakter sa nobelang Noli Me Tangere ng kanyang kapatid na si Dr. Jose Rizal sapagkat si Sisa ay isang mabuti at mapagmahal na ina sa kanyang mga anak na sina Basilio at Crispin katulad ni Narcissa sa kanyang siyam na anak kay Antonio Lopez.

NARCISA RIZAL: The Hospitable Sister of the Hero

This is my answer to the question of Jaycel, I think in order to keep it safe from the hands of the Spaniards because if Filipinos were about to know his remains they will rebel more from them and seek more for freedom.

NARCISA RIZAL: The Hospitable Sister of the Hero

This is my answer to the question of Jaycel, Sisa did that I think because she want her family to be safe because if Spaniards will know about it their family will be troubled.

Ang sagot ko sa tanong ni

Ang sagot ko sa tanong ni Carl ay tinawag siyang hospitable sister dahil mabait siya sa lahat ng taong kilala niya at di sya nagdadalawang isip na tumulong.

NARCISA RIZAL: The Hospitable Sister of the Hero

This is my answer to the question of Jaycel, I think she did that to make her family safe from the Spaniards.

Sagot ko sa tanung ni Carl

Sagot ko sa tanung ni Carl Angelo B. Dela Cruz ay kaya sya tinawag na hospitable sister dahil malaki ang naitulong nya di lang kay Rizal pati na din si ibang tao.

Ang sagot ko kay Carl dela

Ang sagot ko kay Carl dela cruz , Tinawag siyang hospitable kase matulungin siya.

NARCISA RIZAL: The Hospitable Sister of the Hero

This is my answer to the question of Jaycel, she did that maybe because she wanted to protect her family because if Filipinos will know about what they did to Jose's remains they will get mad even more and the Spanish officials will be mad too to the Rizal family.

Answer To Gabriel

Sagot ko para sa tanong ni Gabriel , para sa akin ay si Dona Teodara dahil bukod siya ang ina, siya rin ang dahilan kung bakit nag-aaral si Rizal sa Europe.

NARCISA RIZAL: The Hospitable Sister of the Hero

Additional Information:

June 1896, Narcisa Rizal was with Dr. Po Valenzuela when he went to the Dapitan to inform Jose Rizal about the plan of the Katipunan to revolt.

Question:

Sa tingin mo nagdulot ba ng masama ang pagiging hospitable ni Narcisa?

NARCISA RIZAL: The Hospitable Sister of the Hero

Ito ang sagot ko sa tanong ni Pamela Erasquin. Sa tingin ko oo nagdulot masama ang pagiging hospitable ni Narcisa dahil dumating dun sa punto na pati siya at ang pamilya ay napasama.