Category Archives: Vocations


By Hilario Idulsa, Jr. This year, the province of Cebu has seven postulants. Three came from Gerard Majella Aspirancy House (GMAH) and the remaining four of us are from Saint Alphonsus Collegiate Formation House (SACFH). The three young professionals, are,

Korea Region/ Lipa Novitiate

By Fr. Willy Jesena, C.Ss.R. Department Stores Outreach Four confreres in Seoul have a weekly  Masses with the sales persons in two Supermarkets. This is a program organized by the Archdiocese of Seoul to help these persons participate in Sunday

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

The Redemptorists of Tacloban City

by Malou Guanzon Apalisok (CEBU DAILY NEWS, 24 Nov 2013, 6:27pm) Close relatives and friends of Fr. Edwin Bacaltos are happy to know that the head priest of Our Mother of Perpetual Help parish in Tacloban City is in Cebu

Four for the Road

by Fr. Ramon Fruto, C.Ss.R. “Recall your ‘shrines’ was an exercise given us in our recently concluded joint seminar on “elderhood” for us who belong to the senior and the golden age generations. To the outsider, this opening sentence at

Remembering and Looking Forward

By Fr. Jovencio Ma, C.Ss.R. Very recently after Mass, a high school student asked me as part of their school assignment, “Father, why did you become a Redemptorist? Are you happy? Do you have problems?” My response was spontaneous: “I

The Journey Within

By Fr. Galen Cortes, C.Ss.R. Running around this jungle of voices Trying to catch the rhythm within How many nights shall I wake to figure out my dreams? And as you have said you’ll journey with me, swear to the

Finally, the Right Moment Arises

By Bro. Karl M. Gaspar, C.Ss.R. In June of 1985, I Joined the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer to become a Redemptorist Brother. Since I was born on June 8, 1947, I was already 37 at that time and