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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“Challenges to Christian Believing in Today’s World”

by Elvis, sx On July 4th, 2012 the Loyola School of Theology (LST) organized a Theological Hour with the topic “Challenges to Christian Believing in Today’s World”. The speaker was the Most Reverend Anthon Jamnik, D.D., Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Ljubljana, Slovenia. After situating geographically and historically Slovenia, …

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A Piece of Memory in the Journey for Zamboanga

by Hery Junianto The month of May has gone already. But, the remembrance of my experience in Silsilah Summer Course is still fresh in my memory. It will certainly mark my life and the way I relate with others. The experience of the summer course in Zamboanga began last 13th …

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First death anniversary of Fr. Achille Figini,sx

On June 9, 2011 Fr. Achille Figini passed away after many years of service in Mexico. He was ordained to the missionary priesthood in 1955 and from 1966 to 1972 he worked in Spain. From 1973 he spent the rest of his life tirelessly working in formation, pastoral work and in education. …

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