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The large archipelago of the Philippines, in its richness of peoples and cultures, offers varied and challenging situations for mission.

Golden Jubilee of the Little Brethren of Mary

Founded on July 2, 1971 by Fr. Antonio Piacentini, MCCJ, the Little Brethren of Mary celebrate this year their golden jubilee anniversary. They share with us in this article the history of the…

The Assumption

August 15 is one of the special occasions to celebrate the Blessed Virgin Mary: The Assumption. A day commemorated annually by Catholics and by the students of Assumption College.

Saving the Forests Is Saving the Planet

As deforestation sadly continues everywhere in the world, its consequences such as drought, soil erosion, and global warming to name a few, are heavily felt. Thus, it is important for all nations to…

Feast of St. John the Baptist

Communities throughout the Philippines rejoice on the feast day of St. John the Baptist (June 24) by splashing everybody on the street with buckets of water. Aside from the usual dousing with water,…

Flores de Mayo

May, the Marian month, is when long festive celebrations for Mama Mary take place. In the Philippines, this month is known as the fiesta month, which has become the “Queen of Philippine Festivals.”

COVID-19: What about Africa?

With the second wave of COVID-19 hitting hard in some countries in Africa, the prospect of a vaccination program is still not on the horizon.

Remember You are Dust…

Smudging ash on a person’s forehead reminds us that humans are simply mortals. This ritual is performed on Ash Wednesday to signify the need for repentance at the beginning of the Lenten season.

The Filipinos’ Religious Devotions

Aside from East Timor, the Philippines is the only Catholic country in Asia. With religious faith, we have become devotees of various Christian traditions. To name a few, there are devotions to the…

The Nuba Mountains Doctor

Tom Catena is an American doctor. He practices his profession in a particularly difficult area of Sudan–more precisely in the Nuba Mountains. Out of nowhere, he has opened a hospital and everyday he…

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