Thank you to Arnoldus Social Network and Fr. Bar Fabella, SVD! Doon ko nakita ang Investiture 2009 photos of the Verbum Class, the SVD novices for this year. Unlike other investiture which is usually held at the SVD Mission House, this year they had a different venue.IMG_5576IMG_5579IMG_5601IMG_5603IMG_5608IMG_5611IMG_5616

Their investure was held at the Parish of the Holy Spirit, Barcenaga, Naujan, Or. Mindoro. Congratulations Verbum Class! I was with some of them during my Regency at Christ the King. My former classmate also in the Pantas Class, Frt. Marlouie Ugalde, SVD makes a seminary comeback this year. Kasama na siya sa Verbum Class. Welcome back to the SVD Louie! You are already home, to the place where you belong…


4 thoughts on “INVESTITURE 2009

  1. Diocesan priests take no vows, except (the implicit) vow of chastity. They owe obedince to their bishop in matters relating to their ministry but not in other matters. For example, a bishop could not forbid his priests to drink or smoke.

    A religious priest takes the three vows of poverty, chastity and obedience. The vow of poverty means that the person cannot acquire or dispose of anything except as their superior decides. Chastity means that they cannot marry and must, course, observe chastity as celibates. Obedience means that they must submit to the orders of their superiors as to their occupation, their place of living, their schedule and obey the rules and regulations of their order or congregation.

    Religious normally live together as a community; They follow a pre-determined schedule, eat together, pray together, play together.

    At the request of the bishops, many religious priests do parish work, either out of their institution or in a parish that has been entrusted to their order or congregation. In this work they remain subject to their rule and to their superiors, except as to the parish ministry, where they follow the directives of the bishop.

    It is good for Catholics to understand these distinction because religious priests are often embarassed by expensive gifts they receive. Living a community life and subject to the vow of poverty, the gifts they receive are subject to the decision of their superiors. They may decide that the gift must be shared or given to a person who needs it more. In case of doubt, one should consult the superior.

    The same goes for invitations. the religious priests is not always master of his schedule and may have to ask permission from the superior.

    Finally, we must point out that nuns, brothers and lay brothers are also religious and have the same vows.

  2. may tanong lang ako Fr,
    anong masasabi nyo sa mga
    taong nagppadasal sa pari.

    pwede naman nating kausapin ng derechahan si God. Bat may mga nagppadasal pa?

    Masmalapit ba ang mga pari kay God kasi nasa simbahan sila?

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