Christ the King House of Spirituality (Freinademetz Center) February 28, 2017Posted by Fr. Felmar Castrodes Fiel, SVD in Archdiocese of Cebu, Diocese of Cubao, Lent, SVD, SVD Philippine Central Province.
Tags: Christ the King House of Spirituality, Divine Word College of Calapan, Divine Word College of Legaspi City, Divine Word College of San Jose, St. Jude Catholic School of Manila
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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.
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, 2017Posted by Fr. Felmar Castrodes Fiel, SVD in Communications Ministry, SVD Philippine Central Province.
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BUSOG – Nourished by the Word by Fr. Arlo Bernardo Yap, SVD
A Bible methodology in the light of Verbum Domini for the new evangelization. This book presents the working principles and theological framework for the Liturgical Bible Study together with a full manual for conducting the Liturgical Bible Study Seminar.
Now available at P 150.00/copy.
For orders, please contact, Logos Publications, Inc.,
Tels.: (+632) 711-1323 and 732-2736.
Summer Courses on Missiology January 30, 2017Posted by Fr. Felmar Castrodes Fiel, SVD in Communications Ministry, SVD, SVD Philippine Central Province.
Tags: Divine Word Institute of Mission Studies, Divine Word Seminary of Tagaytay
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Summer Courses on Missiology
offered by the
Divine Word Institute of Mission Studies…
Mission Orientation Course for Outgoing Missionaries
May 7- 20, 2017
Missiology Course on Interculturality and Prophetic Dialogue
(for Superiors, Formators, Mission Directors and Catechetical Coordinators)
May 22-27, 2017
Mission Orientation Course for Returning and Incoming Missionaries
(Balik Bayan/ Dating Bayan)
May 28 – June 11, 2017
New Evangelization in School Setting
June 19-25, 2017
Missiology Course for Indigenous Peoples’ Missionaries and Workers
July 2-9, 2017
Kalinga sa Pagtulog January 19, 2017Posted by Fr. Felmar Castrodes Fiel, SVD in Archdiocese of Manila, Communications Ministry, Diocese of Cubao, JPIC, SVD Philippine Central Province.
Tags: Arnold Janssen Kalinga Center, Fr. Flavie Villanueva
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Misericordia et Misera in Smokey Mountain December 15, 2016Posted by Fr. Felmar Castrodes Fiel, SVD in Archdiocese of Manila, Communications Ministry, Mission Anecdotes, Pastoral, Pope Francis, Priesthood, SVD Philippine Central Province.
Tags: Fr. Jhonatan Letada SVD, Misericordia et Misera, Risen Christ Parish of Tondo
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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.
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, 2016Posted by Fr. Felmar Castrodes Fiel, SVD in Diocese of Imus, Ordination, Priesthood, SVD, SVD Philippine Central Province, SVD Philippine Northern Province, SVD Philippine Southern Province.
Tags: Fr. Aaron Paul Hizola SVD, Fr. Arjay Venus SVD, Fr. Arnulfo Fraga SVD, Fr. Frank Quainoo SVD, Fr. Henry Go SVD, Fr. Jay de Leon SVD, Fr. Jerome Alburo SVD, Fr. Ralp Montalban SVD, Fr. Reyann Orlandez SVD
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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, 2016Posted by Fr. Felmar Castrodes Fiel, SVD in Diocese of Imus, Priesthood, SVD, SVD Philippine Central Province, Year of Mercy.
Tags: Fr. Raul Caga SVD
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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, 2016Posted 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.
Tags: Bro. Guy Mido Mazola, Divine Word Missionaries, Fr. Arlindo Pereira Dias SVD, Fr. Gregory Pinto SVD, SVD
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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, 2016Posted by Fr. Felmar Castrodes Fiel, SVD in Arnold Janssen, Communications Ministry, Diocese of Cubao, Jesus, Priesthood, SVD, SVD Philippine Central Province, SVD Philippine Northern Province, SVD Philippine Southern Province, Vocation Campaign, Vocation Story, Year of Mercy.
Tags: Bishop Antonio Palang SVD, Fr. Anselm Taolin Kiik SVD, Fr. Anselmo Nicasio SVD, Fr. Carlos Lariosa SVD, Fr. Danilo Bayalas SVD, Fr. Eduardo Guarin SVD, Fr. Eleuterio Lacaron SVD, Fr. Emeterio dela Paz SVD, Fr. Emmanuel Menguito SVD, Fr. Felix Ferrer SVD, Fr. Fernando Santos SVD, Fr. Francis Vega SVD, Fr. Geronimo John Paat SVD, Fr. Ignacio Joaquin SVD, Fr. Jose Caballes SVD, Fr. Joseph Villas SVD, Fr. Lloyd Fiedler SVD, Fr. Manuel Bongayan SVD, Fr. Michael Padua SVD, Fr. Peter Michael SVD, Fr. Quintin Terrenal SVD, Fr. Thaddeus Teano SVD, Fr. Timoteus Gampur SVD
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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.
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.
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.
HELP US ALSO PROMOTE THE CAUSE FOR THE BEATIFICATION OF OUR MARTYR-BISHOP:
Bishop William Finnemann, SVD
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Nagwerk. Nag-change Career. Nag-SVD. September 30, 2016Posted by Fr. Felmar Castrodes Fiel, SVD in Communications Ministry, SVD, SVD Philippine Central Province, SVD Philippine Northern Province, SVD Philippine Southern Province, Vocation Campaign, Vocation Story, Year of Mercy.
Tags: Bishop Leopoldo Jaucian SVD, Bro. Bela Lanyi SVD, Bro. Errol Torres SVD, Fr. Dennis Testado SVD, Fr. Eric Lacandula SVD, Fr. Franlou Bardon SVD, Fr. Jerry Perocho SVD, Fr. Victor Florida SVD
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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
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
Email Ads: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
DIVINE WORD FORMATION CENTER-DAVAO
Catalunan Grande, 8000 Davao City P.O. Box 81218
Tel No. (082) 297-4449