Saints We Are

By: Fr. Randy Figuracion, SDB

When we talk about “saints,” we immediately think of the “canonized ones” – those proclaimed by the Church as blessed because they have lived extraordinary lives beyond that of an average Christian. Here we note that the Church does not make or create saints, but rather recognizes their virtues and present them to the faithful as role models in the practice of the faith.

The first saint I have known is San Antonio of Padua. My mom entrusted me to his care in my childhood. She even added it as my baptismal name. He was known for his persuasive preaching and impressive miracles borne out of his deep faith in God. The saint who inspired me most is St. John Bosco. Having read his life as a boy, his personality captivated me because he was such a talented individual both in nature and in grace. But my favorite saint is John Paul II because he inspired me to be a priest. Most of all, he is the only saint I have seen in my life.

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Making A Difference

Us in the East Asia Oceania Region

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The Regional Councilor of the East Asia Oceania Region

The regional Councillors promote a more direct liaison between the provinces and the Rector Major and his Council.

They look after the interests of the province, assigned to them. They foster in the general Council a knowledge of   the local situations in which our mission is carried out.(C.. 140)

Fr. Vaclav Klement

Province of origin: Korea

Nationality: Czek

Date of Birth: October 7, 1958

1st Profession: September 4, 1982

Ordination: May 25, 1986


AUL – Australia

CIN – China

FIN – Philippines North

FIS – Philippines South

GIA – Japan

ITM – Indonesia-Timor Leste

KOR – Korea

MYM – Myanmar

PNG – Papua New Guinea

THA – Thailand

VIE – Vietnam