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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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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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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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The Jesuit mission in Bukidnon: Caring for Lumads

The Jesuit mission in Bukidnon: Caring for Lumads

Caring for Lumads: The Fr. Leoni Mission Foundation Inc. (FLMFI) The Fr. Leoni Mission Foundation, Inc., is a non-stock, non-profit organization established in 1998 by Fr. Mateo Sanchez of the Society of Jesus in honor of the late Italian Jesuit, Fr. Ferrucio Leoni, SJ. The Foundation was established in response to the growing concerns of […]

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The Loyola School of Theology: Celebrating 50 years

The Loyola School of Theology: Celebrating 50 years

On the occasion of its Golden Jubilee celebration, Loyola School of Theology and the Theology and Ministry Program, in cooperation with Jesuit Communications, has released a short audio-visual presentation entitled, “LST: Leading and Serving Through Theology”.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iIBDlqKQTdg According to the annals of LST, “On 12 July 1965, the Provincial Superior of the Society of Jesus in […]

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The Jesuit mission in Culion, Palawan: Helping the Tagbanuas

The Jesuit mission in Culion, Palawan: Helping the Tagbanuas

Introduction The Literacy Program  in Culion, Palawan aims to develop the reading and writing skills of both the adults and children in selected Tagbanua  communities.   The program also aims to preserve the Tagbanua’s local culture and develop stronger and more confident communities.  Jesuit presence in Culion In 1904, Gov. Wright of  the American Commonwealth, […]

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