From June 3 – July 2, 2018, fifteen young SCJs from Asian Zone, takes part in preparation for final vows in Indonesia. Seven participants are from India, six from Indonesia and two from the Philippines: Fra Victor Lingasa and Fra Julius Socorro. The preparation for final vows is organized each year in a different entity of Asia. The program includes the following topics: Dehonian perspective of the Religious Vows, Apostolic and Social dimension of the Dehonian Religious, and Affective maturity and Religious Life. As usual the activities will end with five day Spiritual Retreat.
From July 31 to August 10, 2016, representatives from Indonesia, India, Vietnam and Philippines have joined the 2nd Meeting of the SCJ Young Priests in Indonesia. Besides the common activities, the participants are given the opportunity to visit some important and interesting places of SCJ presence and of the host country. The SCJ Philippine Region is represented by: Fr. Marlo N. Piloton, Fr. Christoper C. Alburo and Fr. Joseph D. Muego.
Last February 27, 2016, the representatives of Lay Dehonians’ movement from Indonesia, Vietnam and the Philippines met in Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam. One of the topics discussed during that meeting was the implementation of the Spiritual Path (Iter Formativo) in their respective countries. The participants shared their insights and difficulties in translating it into the Asian context, which is different from other continents. The Philippines was represented by Fr. Rechie Gier, SCJ and Atty Grace Escobia.
During the next meeting, which will be held in August this year in Indonesia, the participants will choose the Coordinator for Asia and discuss the preparations for the Dehonian Family Gathering in May 2017 in Rome.
Fr. Rechie Gier, SCJ, in the video below, shares his observations regarding that meeting.