Remembering Fr. Aldo in his first death anniversary

“How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news ¨ This biblical text describes perfectly the life and mission of our dear confrere, Fr. Everaldo dos Santos, SX (Fr. Aldo). He was a man of prayer and joy in all the places and moments with people he worked. …

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Catechesis on the Holy Spirit

Fr. Joeven MATUGAS, sx Since we celebrate the Pentecost Sunday – the feast day of the Church and the Holy Spirit, I just want to share some basic catechesis on the Holy Spirit based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Our Church has magnificent teachings on the Holy Spirit. …

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The Ascension of the Lord

Fr. Joeven MATUGAS,sx I would like to share this line of the song from the famous Born Again Christian Preacher Don Moen: “We give you glory. We give you honor. We give you everything we have lifting our hearts and hands before you Lord. There is no other reason why we came …

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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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On the Frontier

Reflection – World Mission Sunday 2015 Fr. Joeven MATUGAS, sx Fr. Joseph Patrick D. Echevarria, SJ, explains the difference between two words of the missionary vocabulary that could be easily mistaken one for another: “Frontier” and “Periphery”.  For him, frontier“referrers to a place where few or no one had gone …

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Missionary experience in the Philippines of Fr. Everaldo dos Santos, sx

Fr. Everaldo dos Santos is Xaverian missionary from Brazil. He has been in the Philippines for 18 years. After his Novitiate, he was assigned in this country to study Theology as preparation to his priestly ministry. Ordained priest, he was asked to remain in Manila for his missionary work. He first worked in the pastoral …

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Interview to Fr. Cesar da Silva, sx.

In the occasion of his second priestly anniversary, we have asked Fr. Cesar the following questions on this unforgettable day of his life. Dear Fr. Cesar, today August 15 that is the Solemnity of Assumption of the Virgin Mary into Heaven, you are celebrating the second anniversary of your priestly …

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A Silsilah Experience: The Fall of Prejudices

By Elvis Ndihokubwayo, SX – From April 12 to May 9, 2015, I had the opportunity to take part in the Silsilah Basic Course on Muslim-Christian dialogue. It has been an unforgettable experience for “entering” the Muslim world in Zamboanga City. One week before we flew to Zamboanga City from …

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