Salvatorian Fathers & Brothers
Vocation Festival, 2013
“Vocation is a gift”. It entails generosity from the one being called. We are called to holiness. We are called to the aid of one another. However, the generation of this age is encountering the peril of making this call to be obsolete. Technology gradually is overwhelming the mind of the youth. We need to speak as a Church to remind the world that holiness, service, and calling are more than words they are expecting.
"Robin Hood" in Talon
March 23rd 2013 saw the mirthful, fun packed stage adaptation of Mel Brook’s movie ‘Robin Hood: Men in Tights’ presented by the Divine Savior- English Language Development Program. The play went on for two hours gaining applause and belly-aching laughter throughout the program. The house was filled to overflowing on the ground floor and the second floor had to be turned into a gallery to accommodate the people.
Abundance of Grace; Graduation 2013
The University of La Salette-Silang Campus, Biga, Silang, Cavite celebrates its 12th Commencement Exercises at Our Lady of La Salette, Shrine Chapel on March 23, 2013, Saturday at 8:00 am, with the theme: "Do whatever He tells you" Jn, 2:5, Celebrating with Great Joy in the Year of Faith. This signifies the experience of the true conversion that consequently warns everyone that the oneness and deeper relationship with Christ are very essential. This message leads the twenty-three graduates to call themselves Mamamalakaya (Fishers of Men) Class of 2013, which brings the invitation from God to the people, to turn back to Jesus, in order to encounter Him in the sacraments and fully feel the merriment of the Holy Eucharist. The celebration starts with the Baccalaureate Eucharistic Celebration presided by Very Rev. Fr. Rosanno Soriano, MS; Provincial Superior of the Missionaries of Our Lady of La Salette, Ina ng Pag-asa, Province, Philippines, with the concelebrants from different religious communities.
“Da Manila a Roma”
Fr. Chris, SDS
“Fly like an Eagle around the world and proclaim the word of God.” (SD 1/182) Taken from the Spiritual Diary of Fr. Jordan, these words consoles every saddened heart since Fr. Chris had left us for a greater purpose. Now, at his departure last 15th of January, “Da Manila a Roma” (from Manila to Rome) he brought with him the beautiful memories of his service as Vicariate Superior for three years here in our Unit. Nonetheless, with him are not just memories of us but also our prayers. Apparently now that he is closer to our Founder, to St. Peter and all the Saints in Rome he can sensibly offer our prayers to them.
With all our gratitude and prayers to Fr. Chris. May he continue to serve joyfully the Lord in his new assignment as 1st Consultor of the New Generalate in Rome. Salamat po at mabuhay ka Fr. Chris.
2nd Vicariate Chapter
For each one of us, the gift of Advent has been time when we try to prepare ourselves for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. We have been preparing our hearts by putting aside anything that may be an obstacle to welcome Him in the Mystery of the Nativity. With longing, we pray: "Come, Lord Jesus!"
May the Lord, who is about to come find us ready to welcome Him with joy of heart, humbly offering him the gift of ourselves as we strive to be good Salvatorians.
As Christmas draws near, I would like to wish you to experience a deep and a real presence of the Child Jesus among us. May He be the source of love for each one of us that will make us feel united as a true family of brothers.
A blessed Christmas and Happy New Year to all of You!
Fr. Adam Janus, SDS Vicariate Superior
December 8 Celebrations, 2012
This year the East Asian Mission Vicariate celebrated the feast of the Immaculate Conception in a special way and for several reasons. All the members, professed and students, gathered at the Father Jordan Formation House in Amadeo to observe the 131st anniversary of the founding of the Society of the Divine Savior. Many friends and benefactors joined us...