These past five years, efforts have been made to strengthen the training centers in the rural areas namely Mati, Borongan, and Dumangas. Many of our poor young people can be found in these places. To provide more opportunities… 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.
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 »
The Don Bosco Retreat House in Mantalongon, Municipality of Dalaguete, Cebu, underwent its first major renovation since it was built in 1967. In the course of 5 decades various youth formation activities in Cebu Province and the Visayas… Read More »