Reflection on the super typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) in Samar and Leyte

By Ulrich Saa, sx – Few days ago, I published on my Facebook a picture of some survivors holding the statue of Jesus in the midst of the storm that struck Samar and Leyte. On that picture, I wrote the following sentence, “carry on keeping faith even in storm.” Few minutes …

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REMEMBERING NELSON MANDELA

By Heritier Mesa Watching the whole world gathered together in grief to mourn and pay tribute to Nelson Mandela, I felt a deep desire to stop for a while and reflect upon his legacy to this world. Ever since, one question keeps striking my mind with insistence:  what exactly did …

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Missionary presence in Thailand

By Fr. Thiago –  It is a great joy for us to share with you something about our missionary presence in Thailand: our impressions on our first steps in this new mission for our Congregation. At present, our community is formed by four Xaverians: Fr. Matia, Fr. Thierry, Fr. Alessandro …

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Father Alberto Pierobon, Xaverian Martyr

Father Alberto Pierobon (Dec. 14, 1927 – July 31, 1976) Fr. Alberto Pierobon was found dead at Almirante Tamadarè on September 8, 1976. His decomposed body had been found in a forest more than a month after his disappearance (July 31, 1976). To this day no one knows who killed …

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INTERVIEW WITH FR. HARDIYANTO PETRUS SX,

INTERVIEW WITH FR. HARDIYANTO PETRUS SX,  NEW MISSIONARY IN THE PHILIPPINES. Father Hardiyanto Petrus Simon is a newly Xaverian missionary who has been assigned to the Philippines by the general direction since last month. After one year in a minor seminary, he joined to the family of Saint Conforti in …

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An Interview with Fr. Emanuele Borelli, SX

INTERVIEW WITH Fr. EMANUELE BORELLI sx, First Xaverian priest from the International Theologate of Asia  1. Theologasia.ph: Father Emanuele, you are the first Xaverian priest from the Theologate of the Philippines; would you like to share with us what motivated your choice to come to the Philippines, a Delegation that …

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