Monthly Archives: May 2014

Bro. Patrick (Ismael) Salas, CSsR

Born: 17th June, 1935 Professed: 2nd July, 1959 Died: 14th April, 2014 His father was Santiago Salas and his mother was Anatolia Requierme. They had ten children, five boys and five girls. Ismael was the sixth. He was born in

Mission Among the Survivors of Haiyan

by Bro. Karl M. Gaspar, C.Ss.R. On 8 November 2013, super-typhoon Haiyan devastated Central Visayas in the Philippines. Worst hit by the strong winds (368 kms./hour) and the ensuing storm surge was Tacloban City which consequently attracted the global media’s

Provincial Vocations Office

by Fr. Sonny Umbac, C.Ss.R. Formation Year (FY) 2013-2014 banishes swiftly like thin air. A few months ago, the vocation teams were like bees buzzing around for school campaigns, week-end search-ins, discernment reflections, retreats, and vocation workshops. We can now


COMMENCEMENT: STARTING AN EXPEDITION ANEW by Thomas James A. Basaca The philosophical journey of 8 SACFH seminarians namely, Thomas James Basaca (Cebu), Jon Rey Ismael Batayola (Palo, Leyte), Giftren Codaste (Dumingag, Zamboanga del Sur), Jan Joffred Comaingking (Compostela Valley), Hilario

Mission Musings

by Fr. Colm Meaney, CSsR A STEP AHEAD OF YOU LADS! “Padre, I anointed a dying neighbor”. The speaker was a pious housewife from Basak-San Nicolas, a former mission area of mine in Cebu. I was intrigued and asked for

Korea Region

by Fr. Willy Jesena, C.Ss.R. Review of Life The confreres began the new year with a review of life. This year was the briefest…only one day. The preparation committee must have focussed on important matters only. The apostolic life got the highest