NEWS AND ARTICLES

Celebrating the Gift of Faith Celebrating the Gift of Faith

On August 3, 2021, the historic move of reconciliation between the Roman Catholic Church and the Philippine Independent Church, also known as Iglesia Filipina Independiente, happened.

Determination and Discernment Determination and Discernment

Dreaming to become a priest at that time without considering all the factors at play was foolish and ambitious. I can still remember my father’s desperate voice, telling me, “I cannot afford to send you to the seminary.” We had a small farm planted with sweet potato, ube, corn, cassava, taro and banana that only provides us little income.

PANDEMIC: Finding Positives PANDEMIC: Finding Positives

People often share about how this pandemic affected us in a negative way. I wonder if we ever considered how it can have a transforming effect in our lives too.

A One of a Kind Ordination A One of a Kind Ordination

Elbert, a newly ordained deacon of the Missionary Society of St Columban, from Oton, Iloilo, shares his reflection about his diaconate ordination experience at this time of pandemic.

Diaconate Ordination of Elbert Balbastro and Jerry Lohera Diaconate Ordination of Elbert Balbastro and Jerry Lohera

In the morning of the same day, both Elbert and Jerry became permanent members of the Missionary Society of St. Columban. Congratulations!  As we welcome them with joy and thanksgiving, we also continue to pray for them in the next stage of their missionary journey.

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