Social Conscience

By: Fr. Randy Figuracion, SDB

I used to be naughty as I was growing up. I would tease my young siblings especially my sister to the point of making her angry; many times to the point of tears. She even ran after me with a table fork! I had the liberty to do this because my parents were away. At home, we only had our helper who was also a distant relative to manage the house. But I was beyond her control. At any hint of trouble, I was the culprit.

When dad arrived, my sister would immediately report all my trouble making at home. At first, my dad would call me and advise me to be more kind and respectful. But after several warnings and futile efforts to correct me, he was forced to execute disciplinary measures. I remember my dad spanking me several times. I resented him for that. On hindsight, I realize what my dad did was right. He had the duty to correct me. I believe, I am a better person today because of those “spankings.” Today I understand better that he did what he should do because he truly cared for me.

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  1. Salesians of Don Bosco

Founded: December 08, 1859

SF Membership: SDB Constitutions art 5

  1. Daughters of Mary Help of Christians

Founded: August 05, 1872

SF Membership: SDB Constitutions art 5, FMA Constitutions art 3

  1. Salesian Cooperators

Founded: May 09, 1876

SF Membership: Constitutions SDB art 5, Project of Apostolic Life: Statutes art 5

FIS Coordinators:

  • Cooperators – Cebu                       Fr. Daniel P. Elemia
  • Cooperators – Negros                    Fr. Medelino R. Borgueta
  • Cooperators – Mindanao                Fr. Orlando A. Borres
  1. Past Pupils of SDB

Founded: March 1908

SF Membership: SDB Constitutions art 5, Statute art 9

FIS Coordinator:

  • Past Pupils                                      Bro. Louie D. Domasian
  1. Past Pupils of FMA

Founded: March 1908

SF Membership: SDB Constitutions art 5, Confirmed 29 October 1988

  1. Don Bosco Volunteers

Founded: May 20, 1917

SF Membership: SDB Constitutions art 5, VBD Constitutions art 7

FIS Coordinators:

  • VDB – Cebu                                     Fr. Roneldo R. Vilbar
  • VDB – Negros                                  Fr. Donato E. Ofina
  1. Daughters of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary

Founded: May 7, 1905

SF Membership: 23 December 1981

  1. Salesian Oblates of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Founded: December 8, 1933

SF Membership: December 24, 1983

  1. Apostles of the Holy Family Sisters

Founded: June 29, 1889

SF Membership: December 18, 1984

  1. Caritas Sisters of Jesus

Founded: August 15, 1937

SF Membership: January 24, 1986

  1. Missionary Sisters of Mary Help of Christians

Founded: October 24, 1942

SF Membership: June 27, 1986

  1. Daughters of the Divine Saviour

Founded: December 25, 1956

SF Membership: February 05, 1987

  1. Sisters Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Founded: December 7, 1937

SF Membership: February 06, 1987

  1. Sisters of Jesus Adolescent

Founded: December 8, 1938

SF Membership: December 23, 1988

  1. Association of Damas Salesians

Founded: May 13, 1968

SF Membership: December 29, 1988

FIS Coordinator:

  • Damas Salesiana                            Fr. Jerome Mario C. Dublois
  1. Association of Mary Help of Christians

Founded: April 18, 1869

SF Membership: July 05, 1989

FIS Coordinators:

  • ADMA – Cebu                                  Fr. Lamberto V. Paradiang, Jr.
  • ADMA – Negros                               Fr. Medelino B. Borgueta
  1. Catechist Sisters of Mary Immaculate and Help of Christians

Founded: December 12, 1948

SF Membership: June 10, 1992

  1. Volunteers with Don Bosco

Founded: September 12, 1994

SF Membership: September 12, 1994

  1. Daughters of the Queenship of Mary

Founded: December 3, 1954

SF Membership: July 18, 1996

  1. Witness of the Risen Lord Towards 2000

Founded: December 8, 1984

SF Membership: March 25, 1999

  1. Congregation of St. Michael the Archangel

Founded: 1921

SF Membership: January 24, 2000

  1. Congregation of Sisters of the Resurrection

Founded: September 15, 1977

SF Membership: July 16, 2004

  1. Sisters Announcers of the Lord

Founded: May 30, 1931

SF Membership: July 28, 2005

  1. The Disciples – Secular Institute

Founded: 1973

SF Membership: January 22, 2009

  1. Community of “Cancao Nova”

Founded: 1978

SF Membership: January 22, 2009

  1. Sisters of St. Michael the Archangel

SF Membership: January 22, 2009

  1. Sisters of Mary Auxiliatrix

Founded: May 13, 1976

SF Membership: July 28, 2009

  1. Community of the Mission of Don Bosco

Founded: 1982

SF Membership: January 15, 2010

  1. Daughters of the Queenship of Mary Immaculate

Founded: December 3 1954

SF Membership: July 18, 1996

  1. The Visitation Sisters of Don Bosco

Founded: May 31, 1983

SF Membership: July 18, 2016