Five Salesians (two first Pakistani priests, Fr. Sami and Fr. Noble, two Filipino missionaries Fr. Eugene and Fr. Joel, a Pakistani practical trainee, Cl. Bernard Alfred met in Lahore Don Bosco for four full during the visit of… Read More »
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.
Don Bosco Philippines, South (FIS) Liloan, Cebu, November 9, 2017. The Salesians of Don Bosco, Philippine South Province all converged in Don Bosco Liloan to celebrate the 2017 edition of the Province Assembly Day or fondly shortened as… Read More »
Don Bosco, Da Lat Vietnam, November 11-14, 2017 The Salesian EAO Youth Ministry and Social Communications delegates have converged in Da Lat Vietnam. The first two days, the Delegates met according to their commissions to receive inputs from the… Read More »
Don Bosco Philippines, South (FIS) Lawaan, Talisay. October 25, 2017. Don Bosco Formation Center in Lawaan Talisay hosted for the 9th year the annual St. John Paul II (JP2) Cebu Communication Conference which was held last October 18-20…. Read More »
Don Bosco Philippines, South (FIS) Borongan Eastern Samar. October 12, 2017.Don Bosco Borongan celebrated its 25th year of presence. The theme of the celebration was “Looking Back With Gratitude, Moving Forward With Hope.“ Despite the challenges encountered by… Read More »
Don Bosco Philippines – South (FIS). September 16, 2017 Davao City, Mary Help of Christians Parish (Calinan) The SYM-SDB FIS had its last stop for the Leaders and Animators Formation (LAF) in Mindanao District. The said formation was… Read More »
Don Bosco Philippines – South (FIS). September 29, 2017 Cebu, Lourdes Parish and Shrine The Salesian Youth Movement (SYM) FIS & FIN National Coordinating Council with Fr. John Vernil Lopez, SDB and Fr. Juvelan Samia, SDB the SYM in-charge of… Read More »
September 10, 2017/ Don Bosco Formation Center. Guided by Pope Francis call to reach out especially to all the existential peripheries, the FIS Commission on Missions continues to animate and form its lay partners and volunteers into this… Read More »
By Postulant Paul Paiara My name is Paul Paiara. I come from Papua New Guinea. Last April 19 to 29, 2017 I joined the immersion program or bABBAd in Madridejos, Bantayan Island, Cebu. It was a very… Read More »
September 2, 2017, Cebu, Pasil. Dubbed as Lahat Bangon (LABANG) -Suba Program, a community-based recovery program for drug dependents was officially launched after many months of preparation. It was held at Barangay Suba Hall, Cebu City. Prior to… Read More »