500 Years of Christianity

Writing a Common Statement of Hope for Christian Unity in the Philippines Writing a Common Statement of Hope for Christian Unity in the Philippines

"As part of celebrating the 500th anniversary of Christianity’s arrival in the Philippines, I was involved in crafting the common statement from the different Christian churches of the Philippines. The quincentenary was deemed an opportune moment by the different church leaders to strengthen the ecumenical effort towards unity in faith."

500 Years of Christianity in the Philippines: Growing in the Wisdom of Being Able to Recognize the Call of God 500 Years of Christianity in the Philippines: Growing in the Wisdom of Being Able to Recognize the Call of God

Our faith has continued to grow and develop in so far as we have been able to respond to all these new challenges. It is thanks to the wisdom and faith-commitment of the people with whom we have lived and worked over the years that God has allowed our Columban Mission to evolve into what it is today. We can look back with immense gratitude, as we face an uncertain future with renewed joy and hope.

Faith + Love = Unity Faith + Love = Unity

The Philippines, an archipelagic country composed of 7,600 islands, breeds diversity in culture, language, tradition, and customs. Inevitably, such diversity could sometimes lead to misunderstandings, form a regionalism perspective, and disunity.

Faith and Gratitude Faith and Gratitude

"It is hard to imagine how my life would be without the missionaries who came into the country. I am grateful because I am now harvesting the fruits of their labor. "

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