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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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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AN EXTRAORDINARY EXPERIENCE WITH GOD

By: Lellian Loyola The Roman Catholic has seven sacraments, and one of them is the confirmation. I was confirmed on November 11, 2017, and I would like to share this experience. In my own understanding, confirmation is being baptized again; renewal of faith; deepening of the relationship with God. I …

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COMMEMORATION OF DECEASED CONFRERES, FR. ALDO AND BR. MARTIN

By Erik Tjeunfin, sx. My beloved brothers, today we gather together, as a family united by faith, around the eternal place of our brothers Fr. Everaldo dos Santos and Bro. Martin Mbende. By visiting the cemetery, we want to acknowledge Fr. Aldo and Br. Martin who were part and gift …

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Mission at the heart of the Christian faith

The missionary month is about to come to an end, and we want to give thanks to all the people who have prayed for the missionaries and their work around the world. Once more we were reminded of our missionary responsibility as baptized to transform the lives of our brothers …

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Paghayo: Young People Proclaiming the Gospel House to House

by Cassien, sx We celebrated on October 23, 2017, the 6th anniversary of St. Guido Maria Conforti’s canonization founder of the Xaverian Missionaries. St. Francis Xavier the patron saint of the Missions and St Theresa of Lisieux the patroness of the Missions played a central influence in the Missionary heart …

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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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