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

Filipino Christmas Traditions

Church bells chime with one of the traditional Christmas songs signaling the special birthday of the Infant Jesus. “Silent night, holy night! All is calm, all is bright. Round yon Virgin, Mother and…

All Souls’ Day

The Filipinos are the most thoughtful when it comes to celebrating All Souls’ Day. In the Philippines, we honor our loved ones who have moved on to the afterlife to let them know that we will never…

Human Trafficking, Why So Few Convictions?

Human trafficking–this modern slavery is a crime against human rights. Millions of young men and women every year fall victim to this modern slavery. To put an end to this crime, the victims must be…

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.

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