St. Arnold Janssen and the Trinity

St. Arnold Janssen and the Holy Trinity

The source from which all St. Arnold’s spirituality flows is his devotion to the Most Blessed Trinity, the most unfathomable mystery of our faith.

 

His every thought and effort and undertaking converged on this truth: All must serve the Triune God; all must be conquered for the Trinity; all must be done in Its name; all hearts must become Its abode; all men must come to know and love and adore the Triune God: our guardian angel must do homage to this God dwelling in our hearts!

 

To pray in the spirit of Father Arnold, we must make frequent use of these aspirations: “May the holy Triune God live in our hearts!” (The Spirituality of the Founder, p.8)

Liturgical Bible Study Seminar

Credit: Fr. Arlo Bernardo Yap, SVD

 

The Divine Word Biblical Center and the Family Disciples of the Word will be conducting Liturgical Bible Study (LBS) Seminar on June 24-25, 2017 at Janssen Hall, Christ the King Seminary, E. Rodriguez Ave., QC. Aimed at training facilitators, the Liturgical Bible Study is proven to be an effective methodology to feed your family or your community (BEC) with the Word of God. You may watch YouTube posts on Litugical Bible Study. For further inquiries, you may call Sis. Dayday 0928 453 1002. Praise the Lord tayo dyan!

SVD Local Superiors and House/District Treasurers (2017-2020)

Fr. Eduardo Rocha, SVD: Provincial Superior of the SVD Philippine Southern Provinces

 

Below you will find the Local Superiors and House/District Treasurers in our different communities and districts:

 


St. Rafael SVD Community (USC Downtown Campus):

Rector:  FR. ROBERTO EBISA, SVD

House Treasurer: FR. SEMEI REBAYLA, SVD

 

 

St. Michael SVD Residence (USC Talamban Campus):

Rector: FR. GENEROSO RICARDO REBAYLA, JR. SVD

HouseTreasurer: FR. MELCHOR CAGAPE, SVD

 

 

St. Joseph Freinademetz Formation House:

Rector: FR. ALEJANDRO VILLASANTE, SVD

Prefect:BR. IROL TORRES, SVD

House Treasurer: BR. EDGARDO FAZ, SVD

 

St. Gabriel SVD Community (HNU):

Rector: FR. SAMUEL CLARIN, SVD

House Treasurer: FR. CYRUS MERCADO, SVD

 

 

St. Arnold Janssen Home (HNUMCI Community):

Rector: FR. ARTURO CALONIA, SVD

Vice Rector: FR. VIRGILIO ALEJANDRIA, SVD

House Treasurer: FR. LUKAS AJA WONA, SVD

 

 

St. Paul SVD Community (LVD):

Rector: FR. JERRY PEROCHO, SVD

House Treasurer: FR. ARIEL TAMPUS, SVD

 

Divine Word Formation Center – Davao

Rector & House Treasurer: FR. ERNESTO SALVAR, SVD

 

Agusan-Surigao District:

District Superior: FR. CHARLES GINGCO, SVD

District Treasurer: FR. YEREMIAS SASI, SVD

 

Ipil District:

District Superior: FR. DANILO NOVAL, SVD

District Treasurer: FR. LOIE DA-ILISAN, SVD

 

There are Local Superiors and House/District Superiors who were reappointed and therefore they continued to function in their respective offices. The rest who are newly appointed assume in office on June 1, 2017 (except for Frs. Calonia and Lukas who assumed in office last May 16, 2017). Let us pray for all our Local Superiors and House/District Treasurers together with the members of their respective Local Councils who will be elected that they will exercise their responsibilities in the service of our Lord and of our Society, in particular of our Province.

 

May Sts. Arnold and Joseph accompany all of us in our missionary journey!

 

Sincerely yours in the Divine Word,

 

FR. EDUARDO R. ROCHA, SVD

SVD Provincial Superior – PHS

FAQ: How do you know which religious community is right for you?

Children in Olutanga Island

 

In discerning your own unique response to God’s call of service, you may seek out the religious order or diocese that is the best fit for you, matching your own special gifts and talents with a congregation’s mission. Wherever there is a need in the missionary endeavors of the Church, there is a need for a Divine Word Missionary.

Santatlo Class: First Profession of Vows

All photos are credited to Juni Amora Alexander

 

The Santatlo Class of the Society of the Divine Word (SVD) who were fresh from their one year of Novitiate formation in Calapan, Oriental Mindoro had their First Profession of Vows at the Holy Spirit Chapel of the Divine Word Seminary of Tagaytay (DWST), Tagaytay City.
 
As members of a religious congregation, the Missionaries of the Divine Word embrace the evangelical counsels, taking the three traditional religious vows of poverty, chastity and obedience.

Santatlo Class together with Fr. Edwin Fernandez, SVD and Fr. Ben Limsuan, SVD

Their class name, Santatlo, is a combination of the words “isa” meaning “one” and “tatlo” meaning “three” – which pertains to the Holy Trinity, one God but three divine persons. 
Santatlo Class is composed of 16 young seminarians. They shall be among the incoming first year Theology students at the opening of the DWST’s new school year.

Santatlo Class

 
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USC Tops Chemical Engineering Exam 2017

Photo Credit: Wayne Tandingan

Congratulations to WAYNE LORENZ BAGANO TANDINGAN (85.20%) of the University of San Carlos for being #1 of the May 2017 Chemical Engineering Board Exam. Blessings upon blessings! Just yesterday, USC dominated the top 10 of the CPA May 2017 Board Exam. The other week, 4 USC alumni also topped the Bar Exam. Thank you, Lord! May the Heart of Jesus live in the hearts of all!!!

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Renewal of Vows

Photo Credit: Brother Emmanuel Ines, SVD

Seven SVD Brothers recently had their renewal of vows at the St. Arnold Janssen Shrine-Parish of Cainta, Rizal. By renewing their religious profession, they once again made a public vow to observe the three evangelical counsels of chastity, poverty and obedience. They are:

 

Brother Mark Paglicawan, SVD

Brother Ruel Bancoro, SVD

Brother Roselo Alagase , SVD

Brother Ramcel Supat, SVD

Brother Retchie Havana, SVD

Brother Samuel De Guzman, SVD

Brother Emmanuel Ines, SVD

Photo Credit: Brother Emmanuel Ines, SVD

 

Divine Word Missionary brothers are men committed to living Consecrated Life in response to a call from God. They focus on their God-given talents and share their gifts with others while engaged in a variety of ministries. From teaching in schools and building churches to graphic design, music and ministries in medicine and in technical trades, Divine Word Missionary brothers serve the Church and those in need.

Photo Credit: Brother Emmanuel Ines, SVD

The Provincial of the SVD Philippine Central Province, Fr. Raymund Festin, SVD accepted their renewal of vows in behalf of the Superior General.

Photo Credit: Brother Emmanuel Ines, SVD