“The secret of peace and happiness is found in one’s self-denial, in emptying oneself and letting everything be filled by God’s love” (Blessed Ascension Nicol Goñi). There are people who search for happiness in the material things: money, cars, possessions and other things that are not from God. Mother Ascension gives us the clear answer to happiness: true happiness is to be found only in God by discovering oneself.
I am Rosita Carvalho da Costa, a postulant of San Luis Beltran Province, Philippines. I would like to share my immersion experience in the area of “Dumagat Real Quezon.” This exposure was organized by Sojourn, an institute in Cubao Diocese, Philippines. All the surrounding postulants from different congregations come together for modular classes for their initial formation.
FEAST DAY OF ST. DOMINIC AND THE FIRST PROFESSION OF SR. MARIA GORETI DE ALMIEDA AND SR. EDELITA SOTERO SIBONGGA
At the Faculty of Religious Studies, University of St. Joseph-Macau, we try as much as possible to give our students holistic and integral formation. We envision to develop in them both the informative and transformative capacities.
The Lord is in the small details of our lives. He enables us and gives us opportunity to let realize the presence of Christ to them who are still unaware of his love, grace and forgiveness by preparing us to lift the abandoned and needy up as we build the kingdom of the Lord on the earth. (more…)
Matru Chhaya, a trust run by Dominican Sisters in Balasinor Taluka of Mahisagar District, in Gujarat State. Our vision is making the right to equality as well as right to live with human dignity a reality in the villages where we work. (more…)
On July 13, 2019 Order of Preachers welcomed our new Master of the Order in the person of Fr. Gerard Francisco P. Timoner III, O.P. He said, in his first preaching “recognizing the challenges of modern times, Church needs a Francis and Dominic” and that is the new perspective he is giving to us Dominicans to respond to these challenges in the Dominican way which is preaching. St. Dominic said and which is firmly quoted by Master Gerard. “It is not what we do, it is who we are. We are preachers even if we don’t preach verbally but we live preaching in our life that is our identity.” Which is what we need to revitalize and this will come true when we really live our vocation. (more…)
Adivasi Shaikshanik and Arogya Kendra, Kawant is in Chotaudepur district and working for the tribal to access their rights. (more…)
“Have the maturity to sometimes know that silence is more powerful than having the last word.” ~Thema Davis (more…)
Helping our elderly sisters brings a good feeling to me.
Treasures are a quantity of precious valuable objects that one cherishes and holds dear. There are some with very high prices and significantly, some people are likened to priceless treasures. They are those who inspire and make us grow in life. Actually, we daily meet many people in our lives but there are few whose life gives impact to ours. When that happens, it will forever be cherished very dearly. (more…)
“My grace is sufficient for you, for power is made perfect in weakness.” 2 Cor 12:9 (more…)
This article starts from the World War ll Pacific lsland Hopping where this is described as a military offense strategy used by the allies in the Pacific war involving seizing island. Mostly in or before world war ll -1943 shows the military war strategy in bringing out their mission to bring peace in warring countries. The strategy for moving across the Central Pacific is known as “lsland hopping”. US forces moved from island to island, using each as a base for capturing the next. (more…)
As early as 6 years old, I knew I was going to be a teacher. Spending most of my childhood days teaching kids in our neighborhood was a big part of growing up. Make-shift classroom in one corner of our house and a written wall were a common thing around the house with displayed written words to be read and simple mathematical problems to be solved. (more…)
For love, God works in various and wonderful ways to make His presence felt and His love known in our world. He sent His Son Jesus, who in turn called and formed a group of friends, His 12 disciples to go and spread His message of love and salvation. (more…)
Christians, Muslims and Indigenous People Dialogue the Road to Community Building (more…)
I barely thought about the so-called “memorable experiences” in life. Since there are a lot of things need to be corrected somehow, a need to forget because way back in my past I’ve experience pain, confusion about things and even worst, agony. However when I started to do so, I found myself in a certain room (in a small corner to be exact) checking my phone’s gallery of what Emily Clark’s once stated in her timeline stories: “Always look for something positive in every day even if some days you have to look a little harder”. That’s life, whether you like it or not you are what you are now because of what you experienced by then. (more…)
May 31, 2013 was the day of my Temporal Profession, I can feel that I am so blessed by the Love of God through the gift of vocation I have recieved. Our theme was “I have love you with an everlasting Love, I have called you and you are mine”- Jeremiah 31:3 this passage reminds me of the love of God regardless of my unworthiness He stills calls me to serve him and to the Church. (more…)
We have just celebrated our one hundred years as a Congregation. The insurmountable challenges that our Founders have confronted in its beginning together with the other sisters who accompanied them in their first was indeed something to emulate on, as we look forward to the years ahead of us.
It has been almost three years in Taiwan. In the first two years we learned Chinese. While learning the language we also had a little mission experience such as visiting the sick in the hospital (terminal cancer patients) singing for them and accompany them. Together with the lay faithful (in charge) participating in activities and programs during Christmas and the World Day of the Sick. It was an enriching experience. (more…)