Perpetual vows

Today is a special day for us Xaverian Missionaries: it is our Founder’s day. On this occasion, three of our brothers (Justin, Adolph and Javier) will consecrate their lives forever to God for the mission in our family. We have asked them some questions. Yustinus Hibur (from Indonesia) How important …

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New members in our community

Our community is glad to welcome four new members who, in turn, happily join this adventure of learning languages, study theology and build an intercultural community in view of mission. Every time a new batch of brothers arrive, the whole community becomes new again. We do not choose each other, …

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Together We Make God Visible In the World: A Diary of the Community Planning

Bro. Yustinus, sx “Community is like a large mosaic. Each little piece seems so insignificant. One piece is bright red, another cold blue or dull green, another warm purple, another sharp yellow, another shinning gold. Some look precious, others ordinary. Some look valuable, others worthless. Some look gaudy, others delicate. …

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Pope Francis’ first public speech in the Philippines

MANILA, January 16, 2015. – On his second day of his visit to the Philippines, Pope Francis delivered his first public speech to President Benigno Aquino III and other Filipino authorities in Malacañang Palace. After President Aquino’s speech, he gave thanks for his welcoming and pointed out some reasons for his visit, which has been done for pastoral purposes:

  • The preparation for the 500th anniversary of the first evangelization to the Philippines
  • To express his closeness to the victims of natural disaster in Layte
  • To encourage the Filipino authorities of building a nation on a modern society confronted by ethical and political challenges, in especial way, their duty of “hear the voice of the poor”
  • To meet the Families and the youth, promoting respect for human dignity, freedom, and life
  • Finally, the important Filipino role among countries of Asia

Halina Jesus! Christmas Novena a la Filipinas

– By Adolphe, sx – O Emmanuel, Come! This cry of most of the Christians in this Advent season signals the start of the Christmas novena, the nine-day countdown to the Feast of the Lord’s Nativity[1].  It is also the time when Christians’ preparation and expectation of the coming of …

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