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Retreat House in Marigondon, Lapulapu City September 25, 2016

Posted by Fr. Felmar Castrodes Fiel, SVD in Archdiocese of Cebu, Cebu, Communications Ministry, SVD, SVD Philippine Southern Province, Year of Mercy.
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The SVD Rest House is now ready for your:

Retreat, Recollection, Team Building, Short Stay and any Special Events.

Its location is in Marigondon, Lapu-lapu City, Cebu

just beside the University of San Carlos Marine Sanctuary.

For Inquiries kindly PM or Check @ 2535105 / 09324083924.

Front View from the Gate

Front View from the Gate

 

Main Entrance

Main Entrance

 

Bedrooms

Bedrooms

 

Conference Room

Conference Room

 

Kitchen Area

Kitchen Area

 

Grill Area

Grill Area

 

Terrace Area

Terrace Area

 

Back View Facing the Sea

Back View Facing the Sea

 

Alternative Venue for Conference

Alternative Venue for Conference

 

View Deck Area

View Deck Area

 

If you are interested,

Kindly direct your inquiries

@ 2535105 / 09324083924

Because I cannot answer your questions.

Have a nice day!

 

Rest in Peace, Archbishop Carmelo Morelos September 20, 2016

Posted by Fr. Felmar Castrodes Fiel, SVD in Archdiocese of Zamboanga, Obituary, Priesthood, Year of Mercy.
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REST IN PEACE, Archbishop Carmelo Morelos!!!
(December 11, 1930 – September 17, 2016)
Ordained priest: April 3, 1954
Ordained bishop: July 5, 1967
Archbishop of Zamboanga: 1994-2006

 

(Photo Credit: Zamboanga.Net)

(Photo Credit: Zamboanga.Net)

When I posted the photo above in my facebook account, Archbishop Socrates Villegas have very good words for Bishop Morelos:

He (Bishop Carmelo Morelos) was a zealous and prudent bishop. His sense of humor and his practical wisdom endeared him to so many bishops, priests, nuns and laity. Having been a former CBCP President, he led the bishops with his exceptional intelligence and unique insights. We have a new saint in heaven.”

 

 

Missionaries Learning Languages 101 September 15, 2016

Posted by Fr. Felmar Castrodes Fiel, SVD in Archdiocese of Cebu, Cebu, Communications Ministry, Facebook, Jokes, SVD Jokes, SVD Philippine Southern Province, Year of Mercy.
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Laugh trip! Creative English 101: The University of San Carlos-Cebu SVD community is blest with the presence of non-Filipino missionaries. Part of their training is to learn English, then Cebuano, the local language. This is how Brother Paulino Bongcaras creatively teaches a Vietnamese confrere regarding the parts of the body – in English. (Video Credit: Fr. Semei, SVD)

 

Back-to-Back Victory September 10, 2016

Posted by Fr. Felmar Castrodes Fiel, SVD in Archdiocese of Cebu, Cebu, Communications Ministry.
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The month of September is Cebu Broadcasters’ Month. The two radio stations of the Divine Word Missionaries, DYRF and Power FM of the Word Broadcasting Corporation (WBC) joined the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkasters ng Pilipinas (KBP) – Cebu in celebrating the Broadcasters’ Month.

 

Max and Kaiser. (Photo Credit: Photo Credit: Alan Tangcawan of Superbalita Cebu)

Max and Kaiser. (Photo Credit: Photo Credit: Alan Tangcawan of Superbalita Cebu)

KBP-Cebu is the most active KBP chapter in the Philippines and we have a hall of fame status to prove that. This year proves to be very special for our two stations as our bets for the Mister and Miss KBP won. Congratulations to Kaiser R. Castañares of DYRF 1215 Radio Dyrf Ka Fuerza and Maxi Bolongaita of 89.1 Dydw Power FM for winning the contest. They will be representing the KBP-Cebu for the Mister and Press Freedom.

 

Memorare to the Blessed Virgin Mary September 8, 2016

Posted by Fr. Felmar Castrodes Fiel, SVD in Mama Mary, Year of Mercy.
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The Memorare is a Roman Catholic prayer that reminds us that we have a wonderful advocate and protector in the mother of our Lord, the Blessed Virgin Mary. It invites us to ask the Blessed Mother for her assistance and her grace, especially when we feel most troubled in our daily lives. (Thanks to Fr. Ferdie for the music)

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Tribute to Elders September 5, 2016

Posted by Fr. Felmar Castrodes Fiel, SVD in Diocese of Cubao, Family Feast, SVD, SVD Philippine Central Province, Year of Mercy.
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CKMS Seminarians Serenade our Elder Confreres

CKMS Seminarians Serenade our Elder Confreres (Photo Credit: Fr. Ronrey, SVD)

The SVD seminarians of Christ the King Mission Seminary gave tribute to the missionaries who are now assigned at the Villa Cristo Rey (VCR), the retirement, recovery, and wellness facility of the SVD Philippines.

The Veterans of the SVD

The Veterans of the SVD

This is part of our Family Feast celebration, a way of thanking God for the 141st founding anniversary of our Society, the congregation of the Society of the Divine Word, which was founded on September 08, 1875 by Saint Arnold Janssen.

 

Fr. Henry Schenck used to be my spiritual director in Divine Word Seminary of Tagaytay

Fr. Henry Schenck, SVD used to be my spiritual director in Divine Word Seminary of Tagaytay

 

The Happy Fr. Val Darunday, SVD

The Happy Fr. Val Darunday, SVD

 

Genuine Smiles Captured

Genuine Smiles Captured

 

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Throwback: Seminary Family Feast 2006 August 30, 2016

Posted by Fr. Felmar Castrodes Fiel, SVD in Archdiocese of Manila, Diocese of Cubao, Family Feast, Regency, Seminary Life, SVD, SVD Philippine Central Province, Vocation Campaign, Year of Mercy.
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Back in 2006, I was assigned as Regent in Christ the King Mission Seminary. It’s so amazing to look back at those wonderful year, especially during the month of September. You see, every SVD seminarian looks forward to September 8, the SVD Foundation anniversary. We call this Family Feast.

 

The Family Feast is a long-standing tradition in the SVD congregation as our way of celebrating our birthdays in common. In 2006, the theme of the Family Feast in Christ the King was “M:131.” That is, 131 years in the mission of spreading God’s word.

 

The third year class who served as COORDs preparing the venue

The third year class who served as COORDs preparing the venue

 

Steylers Team

Steylers Team

 

Gigsters Team

Gigsters Team

 

Crusaders Team

Crusaders Team

 

Geistsucht Team

Geistsucht Team

 

World Cup Vibe: Brother Jo cheers for his team

World Cup Vibe: Brother Jo cheers for his team

 

Milk Drinking Contest

Milk Drinking Contest

 

Flour Blowing Contest

Flour Blowing Contest

 

Grand Night

Grand Night

 

Fr. Christopher Ramirez, SVD with the Coordinators and the Regent

Fr. Christopher Ramirez, SVD with the Coordinators and the Regent

 

CHAMPION - GIGSTERS TEAM

CHAMPION – GIGSTERS TEAM

 

Coordinators

The Champion Team with the Regent

That was exactly ten years ago. How time flies! Several other Family Feast celebrations year after year were also equally memorable. I thank God for the gift of perseverance in my chosen congregation. More power to the SVD! I hope to witness a hundred years more of Family Feasts!

 

 

Signis Asia in Myanmar August 25, 2016

Posted by Fr. Felmar Castrodes Fiel, SVD in Communications Ministry, Year of Mercy.
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The Signis Asia Assembly officially kicked off at the Myanmar Sports Hotel in Yangon, Union of Myanmar. Attendees are clergy and lay media practitioners from the 16 countries in Asia. Armed with the theme “Redefining Our Mission and Moving Towards Sustainability,” the opening Holy Mass was presided by Msgr. Paul Grawng, Bishop of Mandalay. In his homily, he said that “we are called to re-commit to the Lord, not half by half, but totally.”

 

Opening Mass

Opening Mass

 

Door of Mercy at the Cathedral of Yangon

Door of Mercy at the Cathedral of Yangon

 

Fr. Leo Mang, SDB, President of Signis Myanmar received the Cebu Daily News copies in behalf of Cardinal Charles Maung Bo, Cardinal of Myanmar. These copies contained articles during the week-long 51st International Eucharistic Congress 2016 in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cebu, Philippines last January 24-31, 2016. My special thanks to Cebu's media practitioners, most especially those into Church beat.

Fr. Leo Mang, SDB, President of Signis Myanmar received the Cebu Daily News copies in behalf of Cardinal Charles Maung Bo, Cardinal of Myanmar. These copies contained articles during the week-long 51st International Eucharistic Congress 2016 in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cebu, Philippines last January 24-31, 2016. My special thanks to Cebu’s media practitioners, most especially those into Church beat.

 

Signis is a non-governmental organization with members from 140 countries that brings together radio, television, cinema, video, media education, internet and new technology professionals. It is officially recognized by the Vatican as a Catholic organization for communication. Its mission has been to engage with media professionals, support Catholic communicators, to help transform our cultures in the light of the Gospel by promoting Human Dignity, Justice and Reconciliation.

 

Participants of Signis

Participants of Signis Asia

 

Fr. Leo Rading the Gospel

Fr. Leo Reading the Gospel

 

Conversation with these two monks in Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon, Myanmar: MONKS: Are you Korean? ME: No, I'm a Filipino. (Blah, blah, blah) ME: By the way, are you from Myanmar? MONKS: No, we are from Thailand.

Conversation with these two monks in Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon, Myanmar:
MONKS: Are you Korean?
ME: No, I’m a Filipino.
(Blah, blah, blah)
ME: By the way, are you from Myanmar?
MONKS: No, we are from Thailand.

 

Mynmar is known as the "Land of the Pagodas." Around 4 thousand pagodas are scattered across the country. In Yangon, however, a silent and simple structure stands: The Catholic Home for the Aged. In this century-old structure, the Sisters of the Reparation and the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary lovingly take good care the mixed community of aging Catholics, Buddhists, Baptists and Hindus. There are around 450,000 Catholics in Myanmar - approximately 1% of the total population.

Mynmar is known as the “Land of the Pagodas.” Around 4 thousand pagodas are scattered across the country. In Yangon, however, a silent and simple structure stands: The Catholic Home for the Aged. In this century-old structure, the Sisters of the Reparation and the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary lovingly take good care the mixed community of aging Catholics, Buddhists, Baptists and Hindus. There are around 450,000 Catholics in Myanmar – approximately 1% of the total population.

 

At the Bishop's House just at the back of the St. Mary's Cathedral, Yangon in Mynmar, I was thrilled to see the images of John Paul II and Mother Teresa together. Wala pa ko kakita ani sa Pilipinas ba. When you look up a bit, the Sto. Niño de Cebu is also there! (Photo Credit: Ate Jing)

At the Bishop’s House just at the back of the St. Mary’s Cathedral, Yangon in Mynmar, I was thrilled to see the images of John Paul II and Mother Teresa together. Wala pa ko kakita ani sa Pilipinas ba. When you look up a bit, the Sto. Niño de Cebu is also there! (Photo Credit: Ate Jing)

 

Signis Asia, being part of the World Body, has a mandate to fulfill the mission of the organization in the context of the Asian reality. This gathering runs from August 21 to 27, 2016.

 

The participants of Signis Asia 2016

The participants of Signis Asia 2016

 

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The Word in Other Words 2017 August 20, 2016

Posted by Fr. Felmar Castrodes Fiel, SVD in Communications Ministry, SVD, SVD Philippine Central Province, SVD Philippine Northern Province, SVD Philippine Southern Province, Year of Mercy.
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The SVD Bible Diary 2017

The SVD Bible Diary 2017

 

The SVD Bible Diary 2017 is now out!

For your reservation,

please contact Logos Publications, Inc. at

Tel/Fax (+632) 711-1323 / 732-2736.


E-mail: logospublications@yahoo.com.ph

 

Mother Teresa of Calcutta Quotes August 15, 2016

Posted by Fr. Felmar Castrodes Fiel, SVD in Communications Ministry, Quotes, Year of Mercy.
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Mother Teresa of Calcutta will be officially declared a saint of the holy Roman Catholic Church this coming September 4, 2016. The ceremony is expected to draw hundreds of thousands of pilgrims to Rome as well as diplomats and dignitaries from around the world.

Mother Teresa, an ethnic Albanian born in 1910 in what is today the Republic of Macedonia, joined an Irish order of nuns at the age of 18 and taught at the order’s schools in India. She left to found the Missionaries of Charity in what is today known as Kolkata, India, with 12 followers in 1950. Today, her order has more than 5,600 members and runs orphanages, hospices, homes for pregnant women and the mentally ill and other services in 139 countries.

Here are some of Mother Teresa’s quotes that I personally like:

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Feel free to post them on facebook, on twitter, or on your instagram.

St. Teresa of Calcutta, pray for us!