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Note: This is the summarized version of my article that will soon come out in the coffee table book about the 100 years of missionary presence of the SVD (Societas Verbi Divini) or the Divine Word Missionaries in the Philippines.


The Virgin of the Poor – Divine Word Seminary, Tagaytay


Have you seen this image of the Blessed Virgin Mary? This is the Lady of Banneux or more popularly known as the “Virgin of the Poor.” On the 15th of January 1933 (24th death anniversary of our founder St. Arnold Janssen), a silent apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary happened to a young girl named Mariette Beco in Banneux Norte Dame, province of Liége, Belgium. In this apparition, the Blessed Virgin introduced herself as the “Virgin of the Poor” and it quickly spread like fire. Soon after, on the Feast of the Assumption of that same year, the chapel requested by Our Lady was blest and was attended by sixty thousand people. On August 22, 1949, the Bishop of Liége recognized the authenticity of the apparitions at Banneux.


It was the poverty of our humble beginnings in the SVD Philippine mission that inspired Fr. Joseph Heuwagen, SVD to bring the first statue of the Virgin of the Poor to our country. From later part of the 1950’s until the 1980s, the German Secretariat of Banneux dispatched statues for their compatriots’ mission stations around the world. During Fr. Joseph Heuwagen’s visit to Banneux in the autumn of 1957, German pilgrims donated him a statue of the Virgin of the Poor. He brought the statue upon his return from his home leave. He wrote,

It is interesting that the customs in Manila released the statue on 15 January, anniversary of the first apparition…The statue arrived in February. As day of its blessing, I chose 2 March, the last day of the apparition in Banneux, so that I would have enough time to make the Virgin of the Poor known through sermons and public relations. (Jungfrau der Armen, n°3/1958, translated by Fr. Rudy Horst, SVD)

The site of the very first statue of the Virgin of the Poor in the Philippines was St. Joseph Parish, Claveria, Cagayan, some 600 km at the northernmost tip of Luzon. Fr. Joseph also reported that the attendance of the rosary has doubled! He added that his confrere was also surprised to see that never in the past two years so many people received Holy Communion during March.

Since then, many statues of the Virgin of the Poor were installed by the Divine Word Missionaries in various parts of the country.

Fr. Francis Kutscher, SVD donated a statue to the people in the town of Binmaley, Pangasinan in 1961. Eventually, the Virgin of the Poor became the patroness of the town’s municipal seat.

Fr. Herman Hermes, SVD also enshrined another statue of the Virgin of the Poor in the village chapel in Velasco, Tayum, Abra in 1962.

Bishop William Joseph Duschak, SVD also received several statues for the Vicariate of Calapan, Oriental Mindoro from 1960s to 1970s. He even encouraged that all people who come to Church must approach the Virgin and greet her first and say goodbye to her after the Holy Mass. One of these statues can be seen at the St. Augustine Major Seminary (SASMA) in Tagaytay City.

Fr. Victor Tunkel, SVD was one of the recipients of the Lady’s image from Bishop Duschak. He had it installed at the Blessed Trinity Parish in Baco, Oriental, Mindoro. When he became the director of Villa Cristo Rey in Christ the King, he procured another image for its chapel. The other image of the Virgin of the Poor beside the Shrine of the Divine Word in Christ the King was installed by Fr. Georg Heinemann, SVD in 1974. He was also the one who installed the Virgin of the Poor in Divine Word Seminary of Tagaytay.

Fr. George Koschincki, SVD was also a recipient of the statue in 1970.

Fr. Joseph Watzlawik, SVD also enshrined the Virgin of the Poor at the Sto. Niňo Parish in Guba, Cebu in 1971.

Fr. Bernard Pues, SVD offered another statue in 1974 to his good friends Feliciano and Thelma Magsakay in San Teodoro, Oriental Mindoro. The statue was transferred to the Magsakay Residence in Paraňaque in 1991 and since then, the statue has joined the annual procession on the feast of the Divine Mercy.

In 1976, Fr. Godehard Schaller, SVD installed the Virgin of the Poor near the tomb of Msgr. Antonio Buenafe, SVD, former rector of ST. Joseph Minor Seminary of Bangued, Abra.

Fr. Paul Scholl, SVD also reported a statue of the Virgin of the Poor at Sto. Niňo Parish in Calapan, Oriental Mindoro in 1984. That same year, Fr. Johan Glanemann, SVD also received a statue for the now Archdiocesan Shrine of the Blessed Sacrament in Tigbao, Leyte.

In 1990, the SVD parish of the Risen Christ in Smokey Mountain, Tondo, Manila also received a statue of the Virgin of the Poor courtesy of Sr. Bernadette Winkel, SSpS. The ever-active Blue Sister spent her apostolate in the area.

Fr. Dino Ariola, SVD received a statue in 1996 and he had it enshrined at the Holy Name University (formerly Divine Word College).

Locally made images of the Virgin of the Poor also circulated. One of these is the one located at the SVD Retreat House in Tangalan, Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro. This image was installed by Fr. Erwin Thiel, SVD. However, this property has been sold to the Locsin family.

On the 50th anniversary of the recognition of the apparitions (1999), three of the four sites visited by pilgrims from Quezon City were related to the SVD and all three were in Tagaytay City: First, the legionaries went to the St. Augustine Major Seminary (once administered by SVD); Then, they also put the invocations to the Virgin of the Poor at the Lady’s grotto in Divine Word Seminary-Tagaytay, and; they also honored the Lady at the cloister garden of the Pink Sisters -Tagaytay.


The intimacy between the Virgin of the Poor and the Divine Word Missionaries also extended to our co-missionaries. On year 2000, the DWST librarian Woody Mallari installed a local image of the Virgin of the Poor in the DWST library which attracted many seminarians, priests and visitors. Kuya Woody, as we call him, also helped in the propagation of the image.

Since 2006, SVD ordinands in Tagaytay received a statue of the Virgin of the Poor on the day of their ordination, courtesy of Lei Lopez, a good friend of the SVD. The Sangmithi Class was the first to receive on February 2006, followed by Yobel Class on February 2007; then, Dakit Class on February 2008, and Pantas Class on December of the same year.

This is a testament that the Virgin of the Poor continues to draw her SVD sons to herself, especially the younger generations to always connect us with the poverty of our beginnings and to constantly remind us to continue our mission for the poor.


Seminarista Pa Lang Ako Nito

— The author would like to thank Milagros I. Dolores, author of the book The Virgin of the Poor: A Tribute from her Filipino Children.

Check out the latest update on BASE AWARDS.

Next post will be September 14, Monday.






1. superlolongpinoy - September 11, 2009


darbs - September 11, 2009

@superlolong pinoy, naunahan mo ako ah. congrats.

darbs - September 11, 2009

Wait, a minute. I have to read the rules, dahil nag move ata ang base number. Happy base na lang.

“inahan sa kanunayng panabang diay nako si Mama Mary.”

Fr. Felmar Castrodes Fiel, SVD - September 11, 2009

wow! congrats lolo! may 100 points kayo! leading kayo sa BASE AWARDS with 120 points…

darbs - September 11, 2009

How many base awards ang sa aking Father?

Fr. Felmar Castrodes Fiel, SVD - September 11, 2009

80 ang sa iyo kasi second ka…

2. superlolongpinoy - September 11, 2009

May naintindihan na ako sa story ng SVD. DAti kasi Jesuit lang ang nasusundan ko.

Father naka-attend po ako sa Mass ni Mama Mary sa St James The Apostle officiated by Father Jerry Orbos.

Fr. Felmar Castrodes Fiel, SVD - September 11, 2009

hehehehe at nagpost pa po talaga kayo ng picture ni fr. orbos at may pa-thank you pa sa akin…hehehe…

3. darbs - September 11, 2009


darbs - September 11, 2009

Thank you for sharing Pads. Very informative to your readers and fans too.

Fr. Felmar Castrodes Fiel, SVD - September 11, 2009


4. darbs - September 11, 2009

By the way, dahil medyo greedy effect ng points base 5 na rin ako. hehehe

Fr. Felmar Castrodes Fiel, SVD - September 11, 2009

nag-momove ang number ng comments pero i determine the “basers” through my comment dashboard, kasi di un magsisinungaling. ung iba pwede kasing sumabit eh…kaya may sasabit diyan mamaya, established SECOND BASE ka na.

darbs - September 11, 2009

Thanks for pointing this out father. Don’t worry. The next base entry, I will no longer spam your comment. Ngayon lang ito for clarification. Sowee po. Thanks uli.

5. superlolongpinoy - September 11, 2009

Haha…salamat Father!…Yehey….nabigla nga lang ako kasi…bigla lang akong napadaan…Di pa sana ako mabe-beys kasi parang tahimik ang tambayan…baka kako di kasali pa ang post na ito…
Isip ko bahala na at mag-beys na rin ako.

@Darbs…thanks…..minutes lang ang una ko sa iyo.

Fr. Felmar Castrodes Fiel, SVD - September 11, 2009

true, nauna lang po kayo ng ilang minutes kay darbs…

6. darbs - September 11, 2009

congrats darbs!

may 80 points ka na sa BASE AWARDS!

Thanks! Panigurado lang. Sensya na Father Fel, may pagkasigurista lang…hehehe.

Base points aside:

Akong naobserbahan ba nga tanang religious order, dikit giod kaayo kang Mama Mary.

Naa sad koy isa nga naobserbahan nga halos tanan nga nakilala nako nga nahimong obispo, kang Mama Mary giod nagsumikad. Closeness with Mama Mary (Inahan sa Kanunayng Panabang)

Fr. Felmar Castrodes Fiel, SVD - September 11, 2009

yes, that is true. in fact, sa tradition ng mga SVD, ang last word na binabanggit namin as a community in our evening prayers is “maria.”

“nos cum prole pia, benedicat virgo Maria”

mas maganda ito sa latin kasi pag itranslate sa english, di na maria ang last word…”Mary with your loving Son, bless us each and everyone…”

7. superlolongpinoy - September 11, 2009

“So far Superlolongpinoy is leading the race with 120 points! Congratulations sa mga naka-base! This is so exciting! More posts to come…Next post is September 12. God bless”

Father nagkamali ka yata sa next post date?

Fr. Felmar Castrodes Fiel, SVD - September 11, 2009

SEPTEMBER 14, MONDAY…thanks po…updated na…

8. superlolongpinoy - September 11, 2009

Haha…kaya ako nag-post kasi natutuwa ako Father. kasi naniniwala ako nothing happens by accident. Talagang may gumawa ng paraan para maka-attend ako dun sa Mass…divine intervention ika nga. Ayun naka 100 pts tuloy ako ngayon…hehe. Salamat po!

Fr. Felmar Castrodes Fiel, SVD - September 14, 2009

salamat din po. God bless +

9. tsenn` - September 12, 2009

waaah inabangan ko ‘to ‘gang 12midnyt father..
cguro magkaiba ang time settings natin
sayang 😐
kelan po next post??

tsenn` - September 12, 2009

waw. apparition din.
ang apparition na familiar lang po kasi ako e un sa our lady of fatima sa bandang europe (kung di ako nagkakamali). nakakahanga po kasi un.

Fr. Felmar Castrodes Fiel, SVD - September 12, 2009

ito kasing virgin of the poor na apparition ay before world war 2 lang…very recent…

Fr. Felmar Castrodes Fiel, SVD - September 12, 2009


tsenn` - September 12, 2009

HUWOW! nyahaha naka60points pa ‘ko!
yehey! :]
thanks father :]

Fr. Felmar Castrodes Fiel, SVD - September 12, 2009

hahahaha akala mo wala kang points ano?

10. topexpress - September 12, 2009

BASE! father kendeng muna ako!

Fr. Felmar Castrodes Fiel, SVD - September 12, 2009

4TH BASE!!! cONSISTENT KAYO NI SUPERLOLONG PINOY!!! May 40 points ka!!! You are second in the lead with 100 points Tope!

topexpress - September 12, 2009

Father its a tie between kua boy pulubi and meeee… aheehh btoh of us got 100 pts now! ahehehheeh neck to neck pala ah! hmmmm brign it on! ahihihi kelan po sunod na entry? para kahit magluto o magutom ako maduleng na maduleng makapanalo langa ko ng prize mo. hjhuuhuhu i really need one of that.

Fr. Felmar Castrodes Fiel, SVD - September 12, 2009

SEPTEMBER 14…pinas time…

boypulubi - September 12, 2009

“kuya boy pulubi” – Salamat tol 🙂

topexpress - September 12, 2009

When i was a kid, i am so thrilled hearing stotries about aparitions father. Ewan di ko ma-describe yung feeling na iniimagine mo nagpapakita sayo ang mga banal sa langiT. Kaso po nalilito lang ako sa dami ng mga virgins. (teka…. ako din ata virgin pa?! aheheh jowkness!) (patawad po father maluko lang)

Had 60 + 40 = 100 points na ako… kanina pa ako antay ng entry since 12 am pinas taym, kaso nagutom ako ayun! pagbalik ko wahhhhh kaboooom!!!!! dagsa na ang BASE! glad made it to the top 5. ahahaha “i thank you” 😀

Fr. Felmar Castrodes Fiel, SVD - September 12, 2009

ang pinaka-strange at natawa ako na title ni mama mary ay ung our lady of ransom…yan ay isang parish sa or malapit sa pangasinan…pag sa ibang bansa, di siguro strange, pero sa ating bansa na nakaka-experience ng maraming kidnappings, very interesting title.

siguro nga magdasal na tayo kay Mama Mary to free the kidnap victims under her title “our lady of ransom”

hehe. na sana walang ransom, er, board and lodging…

topexpress - September 12, 2009

ay may ganun pla ftaher? ahahahah astig nga at strange. Aheheheh oo nga noh? i always pray for others pero havent thought of those who are hostages. hayyyy…

(one minute of silence) Amen.

Fr. Felmar Castrodes Fiel, SVD - September 12, 2009


11. bipolarsisa - September 12, 2009

waha. pang-ilan nako?

Fr. Felmar Castrodes Fiel, SVD - September 12, 2009



12. bipolarsisa - September 12, 2009

Father, bakit pangalan ko ang nakalagay sa blogroll mo? waha. papalit naman. Bipolarsisa nalang lagay mo please? please? thanks!

Fr. Felmar Castrodes Fiel, SVD - September 12, 2009

ok na sisa…hehe. updated na ang links…

bipolarsisa - September 12, 2009

salamat Father! 😉

13. arsean - September 12, 2009

hay sayang ndi na naman ako nakaabot…hahaha

nxt post ulit…hahaha

Fr. Felmar Castrodes Fiel, SVD - September 12, 2009

Ito daw ang pinakamasaklap na base dito Tito. 6th BASE ka…

Last time, si Jason Hamster…

Wag mawalan ng pag-asa Tito. Marami pang next posts…

jason - September 12, 2009

so 7th base ako ngayon father??
walang improvement ang hamster sa pagbabase

arsean - September 12, 2009

malapit na father sasusunod ako na ang nasa una…hahaha

ang tanong kelan ang susunod na iyo??? LOL

nagimprove ako ngaun kesa last tym llate na late ako…


Fr. Felmar Castrodes Fiel, SVD - September 12, 2009


Ax - September 12, 2009

lalo na ako.. walang improvement. awts.

arsean - September 12, 2009

kapag ganitong mga apparitions ang topic ang naalala ko po ung story ni sister bernadette at yung sa tatlong magkakapatid…and it was sad na ndi cla pinaniwalaan at first…

wait ko po ulit ang next post… maghihintay ulit ako.. 🙂

Fr. Felmar Castrodes Fiel, SVD - September 12, 2009

yang kay sister bernadette din ang isa sa mga children’s stories na naikwento ng mama ko sa akin. baby pa ako that time.

14. jason - September 12, 2009

ang ano. naman. haha ang bibilis nilang magbase father nako naman.

42nd na ko??

wat da!!


tutumbling muna ko father kasi ansa office ako..


Fr. Felmar Castrodes Fiel, SVD - September 12, 2009

hehehehe 7TH BASE ka…hahahaha.

ikaw ang pinaka-exciting visitor dito brother hamster. last tym, pang-6th, ngayon naman pang-7th…

try and try…

jason - September 12, 2009

yeah sa sobrang excitement ko father ayoko ng alisin tong site mo sa TAB ng Opera Browser ko.

irerefresh ko to every five minutes.

maliligo na rin ako sa kape para

habambuhay gising

Fr. Felmar Castrodes Fiel, SVD - September 12, 2009

hehehehe SEPTEMBER 14 pa ang next. pwede ka pang matulog ngayon…

15. jason - September 12, 2009

talaga may coofee table book si father at sya ang author!



Fr. Felmar Castrodes Fiel, SVD - September 12, 2009

marami kaming writers…thank you…

jason - September 12, 2009

pero ikaw ang main attraction

este main writer


Fr. Felmar Castrodes Fiel, SVD - September 12, 2009

no, hindi…

hindi ko pa nga nakita yong libro eh, nasa printing press pa…

16. ELIment - September 12, 2009

Ako kaya may maabutan pang BASE?hehe
father, dmi ko natucnan.honestly kc minsan nagtataka ako.bkit ibaiba ang image ng virgin mary?

ELIment - September 12, 2009

Sori po napindot agad ang submit.
How about po halimbawa yong mother of perpetual help, yong our lady of manaog, lady of fatima,etc .related din po ba sila kay virgin mary?

Fr. Felmar Castrodes Fiel, SVD - September 12, 2009

Lahat ng titles refer to the same individual named Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ.

Ang ibang mga titles ni Mary ay dogmatic in nature, referring to Marian beliefs that the Church views as necessary for salvation. like Mary, Mother of God.

Some are descriptive titles which were invoked to gain favor, like Mary, Mother of Perpetual Help, Lady of Good Voyage.

Some are titles referring to her as instrument of evangelization in a certain area, like our Lady of Guadalupe, Our Lady of Fatima…

Many other titles are poetic or allegorical and have lesser or no canonical status, but which form part of popular piety, with varying degrees of acceptance by the clergy.

ELIment - September 12, 2009

Ganun pala.naku salamat po sa info.
God bless

topexpress - September 12, 2009

hayyy salamat at naliwanagan din po ako father. salamat po father at salamat din ELI sa pagtatanong kasi same din medyo na coconfuse kasi ako sa dami ng titles for mama mary.

muli salamat po father. ur da best!

Fr. Felmar Castrodes Fiel, SVD - September 12, 2009

hehehe salamat po. Hanggang sa muli!

jason - September 12, 2009

huli na tayo kuya ELi…

17. lhen8 - September 12, 2009

yayks!!! wah base na aq…… 😦

kase naman eh ……….. 😦

hirap talaga makipag base dito hmp!!! 🙂


Fr. Felmar Castrodes Fiel, SVD - September 12, 2009

hehehehe naunahan ka naman ni lester ano?

may unahan-base ba sa paggamit ng computer?

18. lhen8 - September 12, 2009

kala ko LEOMariette Beco 🙂

acolyte ka rin ba diyan sa tabi ni mama mary nung magpakuha ka 🙂

Fr. Felmar Castrodes Fiel, SVD - September 12, 2009

baby deacon na ako dyan…

19. boypulubi - September 12, 2009

Akala ko sa linggo ka lang mag-post ulit Padre Fiel. Kakasilip ko lang kahapon dito wala pa.

Di bale sa susunod na lang 🙂

Fr. Felmar Castrodes Fiel, SVD - September 12, 2009

hehehe neck to neck pa rin kayo ni tope…

20. boypulubi - September 12, 2009

Pero ayos lang kahit huli na. Maraming salamat Padre Fiel sa impormasyong inyong iniwan.

Napakadami ngang mga ganitong pangitain. Kahit sa ibang panig ng mundo ay may mga ganito. Ano nga kaya ang gustong ipahayag nito.

Fr. Felmar Castrodes Fiel, SVD - September 12, 2009

hehe kahit wala ka sa base ngayon. over-all, second pa rin kayo ni tope…

topexpress - September 12, 2009

kua boy, pwede hati nlng tyo ha. aheheheheh jowk po!

21. Ax - September 12, 2009

ano ba ang dapat namin gawin, father Fiel?

nawawalan na ako ng pag-asa. sa bawat araw na lumilipas ay pakiwari ko wala ng saysay ang buhay ko. wala ng katatagan na nananalaytay sa dugo ko. hindi ko alam kung paano ko ipagpapatuloy ang mundo ng blogosperyo.

nawawalan na ako ng pag-asa. kailan ba ako makakabase dito? look father, anong makukuha ng 64th baser?

Fr. Felmar Castrodes Fiel, SVD - September 12, 2009

hehehe galing ng emo mo ngayon ah. hahahaha. sa tono ng pagcocoment mo alam ko galing ka kay boypulubi. wahahahaha. magdonate ka muna ng dugo para ma-refresh ang dugong nananalaytay sa iyong system. hehe. better luck next time…

Ax - September 12, 2009

haha. naalala ko nga galing ako kay BP niyan! awts. galing mo father Fiel.

pwede mo ba ako ampunin?

Fr. Felmar Castrodes Fiel, SVD - September 12, 2009

hehehe bakit ka naman magpapa-ampon, eh, ang laki-laki mo na?

boypulubi - September 12, 2009

Aba at nadamay pa pala ako dito 🙂

22. Pinaybackpacker - September 12, 2009

Excited na ako sa book nyo Father. And Congrats to the priests and missionaries who are part of the SVD! Centennial nyo na! 😀

Fr. Felmar Castrodes Fiel, SVD - September 12, 2009

ngek! thank you po pero isa lang po ako sa mga writers doon…

23. blurosebluguy - September 12, 2009

ganda ng history …..pati ang kaugnayan ng BVM sa mga SVD….
father fiel balik na ulit ako sa ere….

Fr. Felmar Castrodes Fiel, SVD - September 12, 2009

wow,,, sige po, happy trip…God bless +

24. .poOt! - September 12, 2009

ang dami akong natutunan father. yipee! and congrats pala sa coffee table book niyo. that’s nice.

Fr. Felmar Castrodes Fiel, SVD - September 12, 2009

salamat Poot! hehe wala pa akong copy sa coffee table book na un…

25. karoger - September 12, 2009

hhmmmm. hindi ko pa ganun kakilala ang mga SVD. but i’ll pray for your Society. and for more vocations. anyways, congrats SVD for 100 years of mission to the Philippines.

26. topexpress - September 12, 2009

father sige po, slip na po ako.

babay! 😀

Fr. Felmar Castrodes Fiel, SVD - September 12, 2009

GODnyt Tope! +

27. Prinsesa ng Drama - September 12, 2009

Hi Father Felmar! kamusta po? wow parang napuntahan ko narin po ang SVD. Nung hayskul po kasi kapag may recollection at retreat sa school, pero parang madalas po kami sa La Salette sa Silang, Cavite. Tapos daraan narin po sa Pink Sisters, naalala ko yung cookies nila dun na nabibili na yung mga madre din po ang gumagawa. ang sarap talaga ng cookies na yun! hehe. 🙂

Fr. Felmar Castrodes Fiel, SVD - September 12, 2009

yap, baka napuntahan mo na nga. sa likod ng pink sisters mayroong kaming seminaryo at retreat house…diyan ako dati at weekly maraming retreatants na nagpupunta doon.

28. pinkdiaries - September 12, 2009

aku hindi papu aku nakakapunta jan, peru sana makalibut minsan..

naku fr. fiel, kakapost mu palang sobrang dami na ng comment, at sobrang late naku, senyalis ito na hindi naku makaka base kahit kelan! hehehe.. 🙂

Fr. Felmar Castrodes Fiel, SVD - September 12, 2009

Hehehe soon baka makapunta ka rin…wag mawalan ng pag-asa, makaka-base ka rin…

29. dencios - September 12, 2009

thank you for sharing father

naalala ko tuloy sa Pinas kasi laging may umiikot na Virgin Mary sa subd namen, padasal yun.


Fr. Felmar Castrodes Fiel, SVD - September 13, 2009

hehe mga apostolada ng panalangin siguro yon…

30. jason - September 13, 2009

si mama mary.. meron kami nyan sa bahay.
meron din painting nyan ang kuya ko

na nagbbibigay sigla sa aming sala-ang imahe ni mama mary..


patumbling muna ang hamster..

ihahanda ko na sarili ko sa

alas dose ng madaling araw sa darating na next post

Fr. Felmar Castrodes Fiel, SVD - September 13, 2009

hehehehehe kakatuwa naman…baka mapuyat ang brother hamster ko…

31. deejay - September 13, 2009

oh no, how can this be? late na ako. huhuhu!

hi pader. *kaway kaway* nakapunta ka na ba ever… sa… probinsha namin.. sa…you know. ahehehe. 😛 😀

Fr. Felmar Castrodes Fiel, SVD - September 13, 2009

oo naman, sa _ _ _ _ _ _ _ ! (secret natin yan). isang taon kaya akong nakatira doon…at nakapunta pa ako sa mga bundok doon…

32. Fr. Felmar Castrodes Fiel, SVD - September 13, 2009

as usual…hehe.

33. batangmangyan - September 13, 2009

yes, pang 100 ang batangmangyan. 100 years ang SVD hahaha. nanggaling kasi ako sa bohol, nagdahilan pa talaga.

Fr. Felmar Castrodes Fiel, SVD - September 14, 2009

wow! laboy lang laboy ang batang mangyan ah! ang ganda ng panglao!

34. batangmangyan - September 13, 2009

wow, maraming lugar sa mindoro ang nadalaw ng mahal na birhen 🙂

Fr. Felmar Castrodes Fiel, SVD - September 14, 2009

yap, sa mindoro actually ang may pinakamaraming virgin of the poor na image ni mama mary. after all, svd country ang mindoro…

35. bonistation - September 13, 2009

pang 102 ako. ok lang 1+2 eh equals 3 yan ang birth DAY ko.
haha. gumawa ng sariling relevancy

sa claveria pala sya naunang i install.. at ang daming pari na SVD ang involved hehe. history talaga ito. ^^

to be honest, padz, now lang ako nakakita ng image nya na ganyan ang looks.. or siguru nakakita na ako before without knowing Virgin of The Poor pala tawag sa kanya…..


Fr. Felmar Castrodes Fiel, SVD - September 14, 2009

hahahaha ok ka talaga bons! God bless +

36. Mr. Nonsense - September 13, 2009

ay kulelat na naman ako. tu kasing mga anak ang babagal.

anyway, i’m very grateful to all who serves the poor and the needy. thanks ulit.

Fr. Felmar Castrodes Fiel, SVD - September 14, 2009

wElcome po…

Fr. Felmar Castrodes Fiel, SVD - September 14, 2009

Cge po. Salamat…malay nyo sa susunod kayo naman…

37. nikko - September 13, 2009

sana lang nakabase Father. basa muna. 😀
magandang umaga sa madaling araw.

Fr. Felmar Castrodes Fiel, SVD - September 14, 2009

hehehehe grabe ang aga mo palang naghintay nikko…

38. browny99 - September 14, 2009

hello there, nakikidaan ulit ako, checking lang para makibasa…wow…Father….impress naman ako…

39. shea - September 14, 2009

aw, ala ako nung sabado.. heheheh

dali father mag post ka na ngayon, habang nandito ako.. hehehe

40. Jorge - September 14, 2009


walang kokontra, bwahahahaha!!

pads, pano yan, galing ako sa laboy, eto hinihingal pa, hehehe..

wow, very informative tayo ngaun ah! ngaun ko lang nakita to.. thanks for posting this pads! Godbless!

41. superlolongpinoy - September 14, 2009

Base din Father!

Hindi na aabot ang lolo sa next base…inaantok na..zzzzz

Gud nyt na Father & Congrats sa mga makaka-base para sa Sept 14 post.

42. Dorm Boy - September 14, 2009

“Fr. Francis Kutscher, SVD donated a statue to the people in the town of Binmaley, Pangasinan in 1961. Eventually, the Virgin of the Poor became the patroness of the town’s municipal seat.”

Father parang familiar nga ang the Virgin of the poor sa Pangasinan kasi malapit kami sa Binmaley. Nakita ko na rin po to dun!

Fr. Felmar Castrodes Fiel, SVD - September 14, 2009

wow! sige! para i-forward ko ang picture sa nagcocollect ng image…may book kasi nito na puro pictures eh.

43. Dorm Boy - September 14, 2009

Pag uwi ko kuhanan kita ng picture para me remembrance ka sa Binmaley!

44. flamindevil - September 15, 2009

late na to pero happy birthday mama mary. :p

Yolanda Tan -University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - September 30, 2009

Hello Fr. Castrodes!

Just happened to read your jokes which are very “human”. However, I would like to suggest that you put a comma after SVD.

Fr. Ulrich Schlecht, SVD, was assigned in Agusan for many years. Ok?

Will surely continue to read your jokes. I almost finished my M.A. at the University of San Carlos, Cebu City. Was briefly employed by the late (?) Fr. Ludwig Lehmeir, SVD, in one Summer. Fr. Schlecht has been a family friend for ages, if I may add.

Thanks a bunch. Keep up the great humor and writings.

Fr. Felmar Castrodes Fiel, SVD - October 1, 2009

hello miss yolanda tan!

intentional po ung di paglalagay ng comma kasi pag sa tags, ang SVD ay magiging separate na tag.

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