Social Conscience

By: Fr. Randy Figuracion, SDB

I used to be naughty as I was growing up. I would tease my young siblings especially my sister to the point of making her angry; many times to the point of tears. She even ran after me with a table fork! I had the liberty to do this because my parents were away. At home, we only had our helper who was also a distant relative to manage the house. But I was beyond her control. At any hint of trouble, I was the culprit.

When dad arrived, my sister would immediately report all my trouble making at home. At first, my dad would call me and advise me to be more kind and respectful. But after several warnings and futile efforts to correct me, he was forced to execute disciplinary measures. I remember my dad spanking me several times. I resented him for that. On hindsight, I realize what my dad did was right. He had the duty to correct me. I believe, I am a better person today because of those “spankings.” Today I understand better that he did what he should do because he truly cared for me.

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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