Don Bosco Philippines – South (FIS). August 28, 2017 Victorias, Don Bosco Technical Institute A total of 108 leaders and animators from the Negros District – St. Joseph the Worker Parish, Diocesan Shrine of St. John Bosco – Mambucal,… 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.
“In every young person, a point of goodness is accessible, and it is the primary duty of the educator to discover that sensitive cord of the heart so as to draw out the best in the young person.”… Read More »
The Archdiocesan Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes is a Center that advocates physical, psychological, moral and spiritual healing. Through the invocation of its patron, the Immaculate Virgin, Health of the Sick and Refuge of Sinner, it prays… Read More »
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Brave hearts. It took a lot of courage to accept the invitation of the Kool Adventure Camp (KAC) but there is more to having brave hearts in surpassing physical obstacles—it is rediscovering yourself. One will think that it… Read More »
DON BOSCO TECHNICAL COLLEGE, Punta Princesa, Cebu City – The Salesian Youth Movement – South Province had its last stop for the SALT Camp at Cebu last May 25-28, 2017. The camp was participated by 58 leaders and… Read More »
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 »
ST. JOSEPH RETREAT HOUSE, Dahican, City of Mati, Davao Oriental –27 animators and leaders from the Salesian Houses: Mary Help of Christians Parish – Dacudao, and Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish – Mati participated in the Salesian Leadership… Read More »
The original nature of works and services for youth-at-risk As he went through Turin’s streets, Don Bosco saw the dangers faced by needy youth and responded to their difficulties and poverty by opening new types of pastoral services…. Read More »
The original nature of Salesian presence in Higher Education Salesian presence in the Higher Education field is relatively recent. Although the first higher education institute goes back to 1934 (St Anthony’s College, Shillong, India), an awareness of the… Read More »