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Christ the King House of Spirituality (Freinademetz Center) February 28, 2017

Posted by Fr. Felmar Castrodes Fiel, SVD in Archdiocese of Cebu, Diocese of Cubao, Lent, SVD, SVD Philippine Central Province.
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The former Finnemann building inside the Christ the King Mission Seminary is now named Christ the King House of Spirituality (Freinademetz Center). It was blest and inaugurated last February 24, 2017. Fr. Nielo Cantilado, SVD, the outgoing Provincial Superior of the SVD Philippines Central Province, presided the blessing.

 

 

This new center is open for spiritual retreats and recollections, worship meetings and conferences, and many other religious activities. It is located inside the compound of Christ the King Mission Seminary, E. Rodriguez, Sr. Ave., Quezon City.

 

Photo and Text Credit: Fr. Ronald Rey Espartinez, SVD

Photo and Text Credit: Fr. Ronald Rey Espartinez, SVD

 

Fr. Nielo Cantilado, SVD

Fr. Nielo Cantilado, SVD

 

SVD Missionaries and Friends were present

SVD Missionaries and Friends were present

 

Facade of the Building

Facade of the Building

 

 

Rooms

Rooms

 

Multi-Purpose Room

Multi-Purpose Room

 

Chapel

Chapel

 

Session Rooms

Session Rooms

 

Comfort Room

Comfort Room

 

Terrace

Terrace

 

Ground Floor

Ground Floor

 

Session Room

Session Room

 

Session Room

Session Room

 

This building used to be the residence for the associate (young professionals), first year and second college seminarians of the Divine Word Missionaries. Today, the community of seminarians stays at the Buttenbruch Building of the Christ the King compound.

 

 

We thank the following SVD educational Institutions in the Central province for sponsoring the new house of spirituality:

 

 

1) St. Jude Catholic School of Manila,
2) Divine Word College of Legaspi City,
3) Divine Word College of San Jose, Occidental Mindoro
4) Divine Word College of Calapan,
5) SVD Provincialate.

 

 

The renovation and refurbishment took 8 months to finish.

 

 

Busog! February 5, 2017

Posted by Fr. Felmar Castrodes Fiel, SVD in Communications Ministry, SVD Philippine Central Province.
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Credit: Fr. Arlo Bernardo Yap, SVD

Credit: Fr. Arlo Bernardo Yap, SVD

 

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Summer Courses on Missiology January 30, 2017

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Summer Courses on Missiology

offered by the

Divine Word Institute of Mission Studies…

Credit: DWIMS

Credit: DWIMS

Mission Orientation Course for Outgoing Missionaries

 (Alis Bayan)

May 7- 20, 2017

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Missiology Course on Interculturality and Prophetic Dialogue

(for Superiors, Formators, Mission Directors and Catechetical Coordinators)

May 22-27, 2017

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Mission Orientation Course for Returning and Incoming Missionaries

(Balik Bayan/ Dating Bayan)

May 28 – June 11, 2017

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New Evangelization in School Setting

June 19-25, 2017

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Missiology Course for Indigenous Peoples’ Missionaries and Workers

July 2-9, 2017

 

Kalinga sa Pagtulog January 19, 2017

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Kalinga: Caring is our Business

Kalinga: Caring is our Business

In Arnold Janssen Kalinga Center’s desire to offer care to the marginalized especially the homeless, we launch tonight the “Kalinga sa Pagtulog” – a Night Shelter Program. Meet our first of the 15 beneficiaries.
We hope to do this on an experimental basis of 2 nights a week, from 8pm-6am the following day. It begins with a registration followed by hygiene and showers; then prayers and life sharing; lastly, preparing their mats and blankets.
Kalinga: Caring is our Business

Kalinga: Caring is our Business

With a secured place for the night and a prayer, they wake up fresh and ready to face again tomorrow. You are most welcome to come and visit us.
Meet Jesus among the poor. 😀
Credit:Fr. Flavie Villanueva, SVD
Kalinga: Caring is our Business

Kalinga: Caring is our Business

Misericordia et Misera in Smokey Mountain December 15, 2016

Posted by Fr. Felmar Castrodes Fiel, SVD in Archdiocese of Manila, Communications Ministry, Mission Anecdotes, Pastoral, Pope Francis, Priesthood, SVD Philippine Central Province.
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The Parish of Risen Christ

The Parish of Risen Christ

Many thanks to the faithful of the Risen Christ Parish in Smokey Mountain, Tondo who came para sa aking talk on Misericordia et Misera (Mercy and Misery), the latest apostolic letter of Pope Francis. Salamat din sa aking classmate na si Fr. Jhonatan Letada, the parish priest. The photo above was taken when I arrived before the 6 pm Holy Mass.

 

Fr. Jhonatan Letada, SVD and some of the parishioners

Together with Fr. Jhonatan Letada, SVD and some of the parishioners

This is the first time for me to give a talk about the latest apostolic letter of Pope Francis within the Archdiocese of Manila. The deal started during the ordination last week when Fr. Jhonatan invited me to come to his parish so that we could celebrate our 8th sacerdotal anniversary together. However, I told him that I could not be available on December 6, our anniversary, because I would have a talk at the San Antonio de Padua Parish in Los Baňos on the same topic.

 

 

I then suggested to him that I give a talk about Misericordia et Misera. He immediately set the date: December 13. I said yes immediately with the condition that it must be free. #fortheSVD. And yes, the rest is history.

 

 

After the talk, we had dinner together. Then, he gave me a cellophane of chocolate as a token of appreciation. LIKE! I went back to Christ the King Seminary in the evening with a very wide smile. It was a very wonderful day.

 

 

 

 

SVD Ordination 2016 November 15, 2016

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The Vivat Class

The Vivat Class

 

Be one with us in prayers….
Ordination to the Sacred of the Presbyterate.
Divine Word Missionaries.
December 3, 2016. 9 AM.
Divine Word Seminary of Tagaytay.
See you there

 

The Glorious Praise October 20, 2016

Posted by Fr. Felmar Castrodes Fiel, SVD in Diocese of Imus, Priesthood, SVD, SVD Philippine Central Province, Year of Mercy.
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Fr. Raul Caga, SVD

Fr. Raul Caga, SVD

Kababayans who are in Macau or in Hong Kong, you’re cordially invited to a fund-raising concert by SVD Singing Priest, Fr. Raul Caga, SVD on November 6, 2016 at the Our of Fatima Parish in Macau. The parish is SVD administered, the only one here in Macau. It will be an evening of “Glorious Praise” to the Lord in this part of China, a population of around 600,000 of which 7.2% are Christians. The proceeds will go to the education and formation of future missionaries of the Divine Word Seminary, Tagaytay City, Philippines. (Credit: Fr. Randolf Cariño Flores, SVD)

 

The Catholic Mass Media Awards (CMMA) acknowledged Fr. Raul’s mission of evangelization through music. His 2006 album “Called by Love” was a finalist in Best Religious Album category, while his 2012 album “My Sweet Surrender” won the “Best Inspirational Album.

 

 

His latest album “Gracious Mercy” is still out in the market. This album includes the beautiful song ‘Mercy and compassion’ sang by him and Cardinal Chito Tagle.

 

 

Welcome to the Philippines! October 15, 2016

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Fr. Arlindo, Brother Guy, Fr. Gregory

Fr. Arlindo, Brother Guy, Fr. Gregory

 

The Societas Verbi Divini (SVD) – Philippines welcomes the three General Visitators who are now in the country to visit the different SVD areas in the Philippines:

 

 

SVD Philippine Central Province: Fr. Arlindo Pereira Dias, SVD
SVD Philippine Northern Province: Bro. Guy Mido Mazola, SVD
SVD Philippine Southern Province: Fr. Gregory Pinto, SVD

 

 

According to the SVD Constitutions, 626: “General visitations are an occasion for the visitator to come into personal contract with the individual confreres. It has the task of strengthening the confreres’ conviction that the Society cares for each and everyone of them. It also helps the Generalate more exact information of the life and work of our confreres and a realistic picture of the conditions and needs of the various areas of the Society. This should result in our confreres living in line with the Society’s norms and working towards our common goal.”

 

Picture of Perseverance in Missionary Life October 5, 2016

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The Jubilarians in the Philippine Central Province of the SVD

The Jubilarians in the Philippine Central Province of the SVD

Here are our missionaries from the SVD Philippine Central Province who are celebrating their Jubilee. Some 25 years of ordination and vows, some 40, some 50 years. 

Photo Credit: Fr. Bongayan, SVD

Photo Credit: Fr. Bongayan, SVD

Fr. Peter Michael, SVD – the most senior among the Divine Word Missionaries in the Philippines today, celebrates his 80th year in vows. Last October 1, he celebrated his 104th birthday.

 

Photo Credit: Fr. Bongayan, SVD

Photo Credit: Fr. Bongayan, SVD

The Society of the Divine Word (Latin: Societas Verbi Divini, abbreviated SVD), popularly called Divine Word Missionaries, and sometimes the Steyler Missionaries, is a missionary religious congregation in The Roman Catholic Church Roman.

 

In the Philippines, the Divine Word Missionaries arrived in Bangued, Abra, in 1909, founding schools in Bangued, Vigan, in Ilocos Sur and Laoag City in Ilocos Norte, as well as in other parts of the Philippines. Now there are about 500 Filipino SVD priests and brothers and around 150 of them are serving in overseas missions on all continents. In the Philippines, the SVD have three ecclesiastical provinces, namely: the Philippine North (PHN) that comprises missionary works of Pangasinan to Aparri; the Philippine Central (PHC) that covers the National Capital Region, and all the provinces comprising central Luzon, southern Tagalog and the whole Bicol region; and the Philippine South (PHS) whose ministries cover the Visayas and Mindanao Islands.

 

The congregation opened Christ the King Mission Seminary in 1934 in Quezon City for their Filipino applicants and from then on their numbers continued to increase eventually making the SVD the largest religious institute of men in the country.

 

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Nagwerk. Nag-change Career. Nag-SVD. September 30, 2016

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Are you a single professional or a fourth year high school who feels the call to serve God in the religious missionary life?

Then, join the SVD!

We are a congregation of congregation of Priests and Brothers, founded in Steyl, Holland on September 8, 1875, by St. Arnold Janssen. SVD is one of the three religious congregations founded by St. Arnold, along with the Blue Sisters and the Pink Sisters.

The SVD Missionaries, as “witnesses” to the Divine Word (Jesus), are engaged among others, in the following works: biblical apostolate, education, parish administration, mass media/communication, mission animation, formation of youth, formation of future priests and religious missionaries, promotion of justice, peace and integrity of creation (JPIC), community organizing, empowerment of indigenous peoples/communities, care of street children, prostituted women and other marginalized sectors of the society.

At present, we are the 7th biggest male congregation in the Church and the biggest in the Philippines.

For more details, visit or call the nearest SVD vocation office nearest you:

SVD PHILIPPINE NOTHERN PROVINCE:

DIVINE WORD FORMATION CENTER – URDANETA
c/o Divine Word College of Urdaneta, Urdaneta, 2428 Pangasinan
Tel. No. (075) 568-2612

SVD PHILIPPINES CENTRAL PROVINCE

SVD Vocation Director
Christ the King Mission Seminary
1101 E. Rodriguez Sr. Ave.
Quezon City, Philippines 1112
Telephone Number(s): (632) 726 5002; (632) 725 8981 to 82 Fax Number: (632) 412 0618

SVD PHILIPPINES SOUTHERN PROVINCE

IN VISAYAS

Vocation Promoter
St. Joseph Freinademetz Formation House
0534 D. Jakosalem St., Cogon Ramos
6000 Cebu City
Mobile Numbers: 0928-240-5863 (Smart); 0927-834-6933 (Globe); 0922-359-4138 (Sun)
Telephone Numbers: (032)255-1876; (032)255-1892
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IN MINDANAO:

DIVINE WORD FORMATION CENTER-DAVAO
Catalunan Grande, 8000 Davao City P.O. Box 81218
Tel No. (082) 297-4449