Prayer for the Triune God’s Blessing

The grandeur of creation reveals the glory of God

Prayer for the Triune God’s Blessing**
 
L. God, heavenly Father, bless us with the love with which you adopted us as your children.
A. God, eternal Son, bless us through the ineffable kindness of your Sacred Heart, the kindness that made you sacrifice your life that we might live.
 
L. God, Holy Spirit, bless us through the love that you give to your creatures as the highest of gifts, making us children of God.
A. May the blessing of the holy Trinity fill our hearts and enable us to carry out every good work.
 
L. May the divine, life-giving love give consolation to those who mourn, comfort to the sick, and the support of grace to all who are in need.
A. May the divine blessing come upon us and all who are dear to us.
 
L. May the almighty and merciful God bless us, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
A. Amen

Quarter Hour Prayer

Quarter Hour Prayer**

L. God, eternal truth,

A. We believe in you.

 

L. God, our strength and salvation,

A. We hope in you.

 

L. God, infinite goodness,

A. We love you with all our heart.

 

L. You have sent the Word as Savior of the world,

A. Make us all one in him.

 

L. Fill us with the Spirit of your Son,

A. That we may glorify your name. Amen.

 

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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