Islam in the Philippines Today

In the line of interreligious dialogue, the international Xaverian Theologate of Manila organized a meeting animated by Mr . Darwin Absari, this October 13, 2018. Since the Topic was “Islam in the Philippines Today”, the speaker developed the theme by tracing the historical development of Islam in the Philippines from Pre-Spanish occupation up to now. The 36 participants were from Xaverian Theologate Community, Xaverian Community of Novitiate and postulancy, and the Xaverian community of Philosophy as well as some people from outside.

Community Joy of Welcoming our Four New Confreres

This Year 2018-2019 our community have a great joy to welcome four new confreres from four countries: Cameroon,  Mexico, DRCongo,  and Indonesia. I am Tiako Tima Cedrick Auriol. I come from Yaoundé, the capital of Cameroon. I arrived in the Philippines on July 21, 2018. I was greatly happy when I heard that I…

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Message to the Confreres at the end of the First Continental Meeting on Ongoing Formation

Dear Confreres, The first Continental Meeting on Ongoing Formation for the young Xaverians assigned in Asia was held in Manila from August 13-24, 2018 with the theme “Until Christ is formed in you.” (Gal 4:19). We were seventeen (17) participants coming from five (5) different circumscriptions in Asia (China, Japan,…

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Homily for the Mass at the Start of the Xaverian Novitiate

Fr. Emanuele Borelli, SX Superior Delegate June 18, 2018 On this day it cannot be said we do not know what to say to capture the spirit of this moment the carpe diem of our celebration. In truth, the Eucharist would suffice to feel and manifest our gratitude to God…

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Celebrating National Bible Week in the Philippines

by Cassien, sx Every year, The Philippines celebrate the importance of the Bible in Nation-building. During this period, especially the National Bible Sunday the homilies and BEC sharing focus on the Bible’s role in changing the people’s lives. This annual event started in 1982 when President Ferdinand E. Marcos declared…

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Young people, the Faith and Vocation

Fr. Eugenio Pulcini, sx “Those who have come into genuine contact with Christ, cannot keep him for themselves”. (Novo millennio ineunte, 40) Pope Francis has convoked the Synod of Bishops for October 2018 to discuss the topic “Young people, the faith and vocational discernment”. The path to the Synod began with reflections contained in…

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Our Lady of Guadalupe in Marikina

Hello Friends, my name is Roberto Vega Juarez. I am from Mexico. On December 12, the Mexican people celebrated 486 years of the presence of Our Lady of Guadalupe in this beautiful country. Now, I am living in the Philippines and this is my first time that I celebrated the…

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