Sa Ngalan ng Diyos
Carmen is a rich heiress who is in love with Mr. Roland. Some Jesuit priests, however, do everything to separate the two. They influence Carmen and manipulate Carmen's innocence and religious devotion to grab her wealth and property. The priests become successful and Carmen ends up entering a convent and entrusting her inheritance to the Jesuits. A former accessory of the Jesuits, Eladio Resurrecion tries to take revenge on the priests but fails to burn down the convent.
Its focus on the Jesuits makes the novel unique because in other novels, the wealthy friars such as the Dominicans and Augustinians were the ones scrutinized, as with Rizal's Noli Me Tangere. Aguilar's fierce anti-clericalism is said to be rooted in the experiences of his father who was shamed by a priest and accused of being a Mason.
- Sa Ngalan ng Diyos at Filipiniana.Net (Accessed May 5, 2008)
- Aguilar, Faustino . Sa Ngalan ng Diyos. Manila: Limbagan at Aklatan ni I. R. Morales, 1911.