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Ateneo Alumni Association of British Columbia Benefit Dinner

Ateneo Alumni Association of British Columbia Benefit Dinner

A benefit dinner for the Elderly and Infirm The Ateneo Alumni Association of British Columbia (AAABC) recently held a successful  Members’ and Alumni Night last Saturday, Feb. 11 for the benefit of the elderly and infirm Jesuits of the Philippine Province. According to current AAABC President, Don Alinea, approximately 80 guests attended during which a  presentation […]

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Jesuit Conference Asia Pacific: Jan 30-Feb 1, Manila

Jesuit Conference Asia Pacific: Jan 30-Feb 1, Manila

Jesuit Asia Pacific Conference As a background, the JCAP  is one of six Jesuit conferences around the world and covers Jesuit life and service in the following countries; Australia, Cambodia, China, HongKong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Macau, Philippines, Singapore , Taiwan, Thailand, Timor Leste,  Vietnam, among others. The conference fosters cooperation, sharing of ideas and best practices among countries under its umbrella which  is necessary for […]

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The making of a “Chinoy” Parish Priest  by Fr. JR Orbeta, SJ

The making of a “Chinoy” Parish Priest by Fr. JR Orbeta, SJ

“Fr. JR Orbeta, you are missioned as…..Acting Parish Priest of Santa Maria Parish, Iloilo City”. These were the words of Fr. Provincial Tony Moreno SJ towards the end of the Ordination Liturgy as he sent me to my first ever assignment as a Jesuit priest.  I was sincerely very happy at that moment to be […]

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Stages in Jesuit Formation

Stages in Jesuit Formation

The Sculpting Process A Jesuit goes through a long and rigorous process prior to ordination.  Here is a repost of an article written by Fr. Venancio S. Calpotura, SJ.   Please click here to read the article stages-in-jesuit-formation

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Construction of the Fr. Manuel  Valles SJ Parish and Rectory in Culion, Palawan

Construction of the Fr. Manuel Valles SJ Parish and Rectory in Culion, Palawan

BACKGROUND  On March 16, 1906, Fr. Manuel Valles, S.J. arrived as the first chaplain assigned to Culion. He immediately gave workmen  instructions to help with the daunting tasks of the leper colony.  In the next years, the Jesuit Mission extended to the islets around the mainland, to lepers and non-lepers alike.  With assistance from generous […]

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Lord, Teach Us to Pray  by Salvador Wee, S.J.

Lord, Teach Us to Pray by Salvador Wee, S.J.

Reprinted from Windhover, July 2011.  In the light of recent events; the bloody dispersal of farmers in Kidapawan, drought in Mindanao and the coming national elections, the article is worth a re-read. Prayer is contact or communion with God. We reach out to God and slow down to review our deepest desires in life. Through […]

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Making Sense of Peace Amid Complexities in Western Mindanao:   The Ateneo Peace and Culture Institute Experience

Making Sense of Peace Amid Complexities in Western Mindanao: The Ateneo Peace and Culture Institute Experience

(Written by Ms. Cecile B. Simbajon and Fr. Antonio F. Moreno SJ, This article initially appeared in The Windhover, 2010) The Promotion of Peace We have heard it said time and again that peace is elusive.  Indeed it is not only elusive but can be perceived as divisive by others who have different notions of […]

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Giving to the Aged and Infirm Jesuit Priests

Giving to the Aged and Infirm Jesuit Priests

The Lenten Drive’s beneficiaries are the aged and infirm Jesuits in the Province Infirmary.  They spent long years as teachers in our Ateneos, as parish priests, retreat directors, and counselors.  Now they need care themselves.  On the average, the Philippine Province of the Society of Jesus spends PHP 2000 just for needed medicines for one […]

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Working at the Frontiers: Educating Indigenous Children within the Context of their Culture

Working at the Frontiers: Educating Indigenous Children within the Context of their Culture

This article appeared in Windhover, February, 2014. Written by: Jenny Lyn Lee A Jesuit-run indigenous school in Bukidnon                  The Apu Palamguwan Cultural Education Center (APC) is a Jesuit-run, DepED-recognized elementary school for indigenous children nestled in the mountains of the Pantaron Range,  in the Bukidnon-Agusan border.  APC is located in a small indigenous village […]

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Philippine Jesuit Prison Service, Inc.

Philippine Jesuit Prison Service, Inc.

Wherever they are assigned, Jesuit priests cannot do the work alone.  In most places where they serve, the people have very little money to put in the collection box.  We appeal to our friends to join the Philippine province of the Society of Jesus in their mission with prayers and through generous contributions to their apostolic […]

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