MINISTRY IN THE PERIPHERIES

Last July 2017, I had a chance to visit my uncle’s mission assignment. If there is a place in the Philippines which can be perfectly described as a periphery and would make all other places seem like bliss, it would probably be the islands of Tawi-tawi in Sitangkai and Sibutu. …

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THE CARPENTRY AND THE RELIGIOUS

Last July 19, 2017, the Media and Communications Ministry of the Diocese of Cubao aired its seventh episode of its weekly Facebook Live Show called “The Carpentry:  Modern Day Nazareths, Our Places of Formation.”  It dealt with the theme “Bokasyon sa Buhay Relihiyoso, Dulot ng Pag-ibig at Inspirasyon,” with representatives …

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ICLDF MEET IN QUITO, ECUADOR

The International Council of Lay Dominican Fraternities (ICLDF) held annual regular sessions on July 17 – 20, 2017 at the Convento Maximo de Sto. Domingo, in Quito, the lovely capital city of Ecuador, the second highest official capital city in the world. The Council meet focused on the ongoing preparations …

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ORDINATION TO THE PRIESTHOOD

On June 29, 2017, 3:00 PM, on the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, three deacons were ordained to the Order of the Priesthood by His Excellency Most Rev. Socrates B. Villegas, DD, Archbishop of Lingayen-Dagupan. The Dominican Province of the Philippines and the Convent of Santo Domingo rejoiced at …

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SIMPLE PROFESSION

Thirteen brothers took their first profession last June 24, 2017, Solemnity of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist, at the Minor Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary of Manaoag, Pangasinan. They were (a maioribus): Johnny Luntungan, OP (Manado, Indonesia), Simon Peter d.L. Ramos, OP (Bulakan, Bulacan), Jaypee B. …

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DESPEDIDA DE SOLTERO

Despedida de Soltero is the Dominican Studentate’s tradition of celebrating a student-brother’s departure from his institutional formation as he is bound for ordination to the Priesthood for his eventual assignation to another community of the Province. Although the Spanish term is a misnomer to the clerical life, and to the …

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