Fr. Thiago: Thailand, land of Mission!

Fr.Thiago,sx is a young Brazilian Xaverian Missionary who was ordained priest on August 6, 2011 and arrived in the Philippines last november 2011. During one year, he was a member of our theologate community and studied English in preparation for his mission in Thailand. His enthusiasm and zeal for the …

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In praise of humility: Kuya August.

– by Fr. Eugenio, SX – Last December 16, we have celebrated the funeral of Bro. Augusto Pardiñas, president of the Ina ng Laging Saklolo Chapel’s Pastoral Council of Sitio Militar. He was only 59 years old. He was hospitalized on December 4, in the afternoon, because of an ictus …

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No Sticker, no Entry

by Aime, sx Last Tuesday, Fr. Eugene and I went to the Augustinian monastery in Bulacan for my retreat in preparation for this final profession of vows which we celebrate today. Before getting to the place, we had to pass through the Areneta land, and from one end to the …

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A journey back in time…

Fr. Valentin Shukuru,sx is a new Xaverian Congolese priest. He arrived in the Philippines in 2006 and was part of our community for almost six years. After ending very successfully his theological studies at Loyola School of Theology, he went back to his country where he was ordained, in the …

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Ciao Pietro!

A few days ago, we have received a message from Pietro Rossini, one of the Italian youth who, last August, visited the Philippines spending a few weeks with our community. Among other things, Pietro writes:

“…ci tenevo a ringraziarti per la bellissima esperienza che ci avete permesso di vivere nelle Filippine; ho incontrato una comunitá splendida capace di dare testimonianza davvero dello Spirito di Famiglia che é il sogno del nostro Fondatore! …(giorni) capaci di motivarmi ancora di piú nel cammino che il Signore mi ha proposto di seguire. Ora sono a Ancona, dove tra poco cominceró lo studio per il secondo anno di Filosofia. … Ho realizzato un piccolo videlo dell’esperienza delle Filippine … clicca qui http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCy4rI-Caos e dimmi che ne pensi. …Teniamoci uniti nella preghiera.”

Thanks Pietro for sharing with us your remembrances and kindness! Your enthusiasm is ‘contagious’ and we need it! Through the intercession of St. Guido, may God bless you in this new stage of your vocational journey and give you enough determination and wisdom! Let us keep in touch! (and congratulations for your video!)

P.S. For those who would like to contact Pietro, you can visit him at his website:  http://www.unasolafamiglia.it/

Third Death Anniversary of Fr. Cecilio Lucero

We remember the death of Fr. Ceclio Lucero a peacemaker for the Filipino people. He is a martyr because of the Gospel. He was killed on a Sunday morning on his way to celebrate the Eucharist. Several bullets pierced his body,: his life was sacrificed for the sake of many. Today as …

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An amazing experience

From August 11 to 29 our community welcomed some young people from Italy accompanied by Fr. Simone. They came in order to have a missionary experience here in the Philippines. In their second week of having this experience, they went to Zamboanga to learn more about the interreligious center called …

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Ate Ana: In praise of simplicity

By Fr. Eugenio, sx. In all my years of missionary priesthood, one thing for which I am grateful to God is for sending some people into my life who, without exaggeration, have taught me to be a missionary, accompanying me and guiding me with their Christian fidelity, and showing me …

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