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A Humble Experience During Quarantine A Humble Experience During Quarantine

What I experienced during quarantine was a humbling experience to say the least. Everyone was concerned, some prayed for me, some sent messages of encouragement, and kind advice.

The Influence of Sto. Niño in My Formation Journey The Influence of Sto. Niño in My Formation Journey

My faith gets nourished by my burning desire and commitment to encounter God and it is through my daily encounters with people that I meet Jesus. Sometimes, I find myself in doubt or lacking in my knowledge of God, but all I have to do is look at the statue of the Sto. Niño and draw inspiration from it.

Determination and Discernment Determination and Discernment

Dreaming to become a priest at that time without considering all the factors at play was foolish and ambitious. I can still remember my father’s desperate voice, telling me, “I cannot afford to send you to the seminary.” We had a small farm planted with sweet potato, ube, corn, cassava, taro and banana that only provides us little income.

A One of a Kind Ordination A One of a Kind Ordination

Elbert, a newly ordained deacon of the Missionary Society of St Columban, from Oton, Iloilo, shares his reflection about his diaconate ordination experience at this time of pandemic.

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