FORMATION ARTICLES

COLUMBAN FORMATION UPDATE as of August 2017 COLUMBAN FORMATION UPDATE as of August 2017

The Columban Formation Program in the Philippines started the new academic year 2017-2018 with the students’ annual retreat at St. Scholastica’s Center of Spirituality, Tagaytay City from July 30 till August 5. The students were privileged to have Fr. Patrick O ’Donoghue, the former Director of the Philippine region, presently assigned to Myanmar, as the retreat director. The opening mass for the academic year was held at the Singalong chapel on August 6. The students began their classes for the first semester on August 7.

WHEN THE JOB MEETS THE CALL WHEN THE JOB MEETS THE CALL

Nowadays, the world has gotten so competitive that being innovative and task-oriented are a must in finding a good job. Although I do believe that people should study hard in order to land in a good job, live a comfortable life and secure a good future, but my journey through life has taught me that there are things beyond comfort, convenience and security that we need to aim for.

Owning Christ by Jerry Lohera Owning Christ  by Jerry Lohera

We often perceive God as all-powerful, yet it is this same God who turned vulnerable for us, who became human, as we have witnessed through Jesus’ life. This is often difficult to comprehend but it does not stop us from yearning for Him the same way He yearns for us.

Christmas in Negros, Philippines Christmas in Negros, Philippines

What was it like to a Myanmarese and three Fijian Columban seminarians to spend their first Christmas in the Philippines at the Negros Nine farm in Kabankalan, Negros Occidental in 2016?