VOCATION

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I Encountered Christ I Encountered Christ

I was a pilgrim of the NYD for a reason. I believe that I have encountered Christ in the people that I met: from my delegation, to my foster family, to Team Dominic Savio and to all NYD pilgrims. The National Youth Day in Cebu is over, but the journey for young individuals like me, as servants of the Lord, has just started.

The Accomplishment of a Vocation Promoter The Accomplishment of a Vocation Promoter

It is a memorable feat, having another recruit ordained. No other feelings can describe it but happiness. I couldn’t hold my tears when Fr. Louie Ybañez started to give his blessing, especially to Bishop De La Peña and fellow priests during his ordination.

FULFILLMENT OF A CALL FULFILLMENT OF A CALL

Father Peter was ordained to the priesthood, with two other priests and two deacons, on January 25 in China. He is the first to be ordained for the Missionary Society of St. Columban from Mainland China. This is a momentous event for the Columban Missionaries after a hundred years of responding to God’s call to mission.

JUBILARIANS JUBILARIANS

This year 2019, we honor the Columban Missionaries who are celebrating their Diamond, Golden and Silver jubilees. May God grant them blessings of good health, peace and joy in their life of service.

Remind Us of God’s Majesty Remind Us of God’s Majesty

Praise be to God! Fr. Louie Ybañez was ordained a priest by Bishop Edwin dela Peña, MSC of St. Mary’s Prelature of Marawi on February 16, 2019

The Late Dawn of a Restless Dream The Late Dawn of a Restless Dream

A faith born in the shadows cast by a single candle in a tightly curtained room of a small farming village in China emerging from the repression of the Cultural Revolution in the early 1980s blossomed on February 4 in the chapel of the Columban Seminary in Manila, as Peter knelt before Bishop Honesto Ongtioco to be ordained a deacon, becoming a minister of the word of God that he had imbibed in the clandestine darkness of his home so many years before.

Ordination to Diaconate Ordination to Diaconate

On Sunday, May 13, 2018, Bishop Honesto F. Ongtioco of Cubao ordained Louie Q. Ybañez as deacon at the Columban House of Studies, 42 Rosario Drive, Cubao, Quezon City.

A Gift to the Church A Gift to the Church

On the Occasion of the Missionary Society of St. Columban’s 100 years of Mission

Blessed to be a Columban, Blessed to be a Parish Priest Blessed to be a Columban, Blessed to be a Parish Priest

Fr Leonito Distor is from Marbel, South Cotabato and is the fifth of six siblings. He was installed as the First Filipino Columban Parish Priest of Our Lady of Remedies Parish, Malate, Manila on May 1, 2014. He is currently a member of the Regional Council of the Society of St. Columban in the Philippines.

The Impact of Columban Formation on My Life The Impact of Columban Formation on My Life

This is an extract from the sharing of Jose Isagani Flores PhD from Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental, a member of the first group to enter the College Formation Program of the Columbans in Mabolo, Cebu City, in 1984. He is on the college faculty at Colegio San Agustin, Bacolod City, where his wife, Jo Ann A. Flores PhD RN, is Dean of the College of Nursing.

Columban Accompaniment Program

Accompaniment Program – is a program of the Columban Fathers’ Vocation Ministry for young people who are discerning their Vocation in life.

Ordination to Diaconate Ordination to Diaconate

On Sunday 30 April Bishop Honesto F. Ongtioco of Cubao ordained Erl Dylan J. Tabaco as deacon in the Columban House of Studies, 42 Rosario Drive, Cubao, Quezon City.