“Gifted to give”: 500 years of Christianity in the Philippines

500 years ago, the Portuguese explorer, Ferdinand Magellan (Fernão de Magalhães) reached an archipelago, later on, called the Philippines. He was leading the Spanish expedition called “East Indies” (1519-1522) with the intent to circumnavigate the globe. On March 16, 1521, he and his expedition arrived on these newly discovered islands, and on March 31, 1521, the first Mass was celebrated on the Island of Limasawa, Southern Leyte. They baptized 800 native people characterizing the first Catholic Community. Continue reading

Celebration of the Feast of the Sacred Heart in Cagayan de Oro Community

Due to the MECQ (Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine) in Cagayan de Oro City, the celebration of the Feast of the Sacred  Heart of Jesus, like last year, was kept very simple. Unlike in previous years, it was held in the morning and was attended by the SCJs from the Cagayan de Oro Zone, SCJ students, TMM Sisters (Theresian Missionaries of Mary), and some of the employees of the community.

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Show us, O Lord, the way to follow

Letter for the solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus,

June 11, 2021

To the members of the Congregation

To all the members of the Dehonian Family

Among the opportunities offered by communication technology, one is the ability to quite precisely know the location of people and places, routes, times, and means available to reach any place or destination in the fastest and most convenient way. These advantages, however, are not yet available to everyone. There are many places where people lack access to these basic means and structures. But regardless of the means and technology, what matters is to be aware of where we are and where we are going. Continue reading