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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Missionary Expedition of 22 Salesians

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The month of September is marked by significant missionary events. The most important of them is the missionary expedition of 22 Salesians to Mongolia, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Siberia, Japan, Australia, Great Britain, Spain, Ireland, Ecuador, Antilles, D…. Read More »

Of Blessings and Medals

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August 15, 2017/ Assumption. Lawaan III,  Talisay, Cebu The community of the Don Bosco Formation Center gathered together at the site of the soon-to-rise St Francis de Sales Chapel of the Sacred Heart Novitiate for the blessing of… Read More »

Marian Choral Concert

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A Choral Concert for a Cause dubbed “Memorare” was organized by the Salesian Music Ministry of the Southern Philippine Province in partnership with the Archdiocesan Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes on May 24, the feast of Mary… Read More »

TVET Camp 2017

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A TVET Camp or previously known as Bosconian Technical Educators Camp (BOSTEC) seminar-workshop was conducted at Don Bosco Technology Center, Punta Princesa, Cebu City last May 1-10, 2017. The 10-day capacity building event composed of workshops and seminars… Read More »