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

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 the eight (8) symbolic pillars and the laying of the cornerstone to signal the next phase of the construction. All felt elated as the incumbent Director of Novices, Fr. Philip Lazatin SDB presided the occasion, meaningfully time on the Solemnity of our Lady’s Assumption.  He explained how this new chapel is a fruit of Providence, Mary’s intercession, the generosity of benefactors and hard work.
Also present were DB Liloan Rector and former Novice Director, Fr Roneldo Vilbar, Fr Amelito Racelis and the DBFC community members, the aspirants, prenovices and novices. Religious articles from patron saints and medals of Mary were sown like seeds on the foundation of the pillars ― seeds of hope as Don Bosco would have done it. The working crew also received a blessing prayer A piece of heaven will soon to rise.

By Bro. Luke Maloloy-on