The meditation and prayer are taken from LIVING WISDOM FOR EVERYDAY - Minute Meditations For Every Day Taken From The Writings Of Saint Paul Of The Cross, as compiled and edited by Rev. Bennet Kelley, CP.

The booklet’s introduction says: “Paul of the Cross (1694-1775) was the founder of the Passionists. A great mystic, though not well known today, Paul did not write books, as did great sixteenth-century Carmelite mystic, St. John of the Cross. What he did write were thousands of letters, mostly spiritual direction.

Paul’s practical advice on prayer can help anyone trying to lead a life of prayer today. Allowing for the difference of time and culture, we can yet find in Paul a gold mine of inspiration and encouragement…. The prayer for each day are my composition. Bennet Kelley, CP”


Let us join the whole of heaven and earth in rejoicing and gladness for The Lord has conquered sin and death for us! The way of the Cross is the path he gave to us to assure the victories of our struggle against sin and evil. May Christ's Passion and Resurrection be always an inspiration to us as we journey through life. HAPPY EASTER TO ALL!


We are happy to announce that all our students are allowed to advance to the next stage of formation.

Seminarians Joseph Gamal, Val Cea, Ramon Jed Sumampong and Edgar Allan Nagar were approved for Postulancy. They will start their Postulancy by June. Brothers Lorenzo Payot, Ryan Garucho, Mark Ian Peliño, Mike Vernel Repalbor and Julito Boquila Jr. were approved for the Novitiate. They will start their Novitiate by April 15.

Brothers Tyron Pancho, CP, Archie Bago, CP, Reynaldo Buhat, CP, Ivan Powell Pura, CP, Celso Macas, CP, Nelson Galit, CP, Leonardo Carlo Sanchez, CP, Elmer Malaran, CP and Manuel Alfred Bayta, CP were approved to renew their vows. They will have their renewal of vows by May 1.

Bro Gilbert Ytac was approved to take his final vows on May 2 and to receive the Diaconate on July 3. Rev. Andrew Gumboc, CP will be ordained priest at Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage Parish on July 3, and Rev. Crisanto Dimaculangan, CP will be ordained priest on September 27 at Immaculate Conception Parish, Alion, Mariveles, Bataan. CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL!


FR. DAVID ONG, CP - will be the Vicar I of St. Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows Parish, Marikina City effective May 15, 2014
FRS. LOCARNO ANOR, CP AND SHERWIN DETUYA, CP - will go to Loyola House Community
FR. LITO VILLARENTE, CP - will be the Director of our College Seminary in Loyola Heights, Q.C. effective April, 2014
BRO. BOB MCKENNA, CP - will transfer to Loyola House Community, effective April, 2014
REV. CRISANTO DIMACULANGAN, CP - will go to Immaculate Conception Parish, Alion, Mariveles, Bataan
FR. ERIC FUNTANARES, CP - will be the next Postulant Director and Superior of the Strambi Community, effective May 15
FR. ROGIE CASTELLANO, CP - will be the Vocation Director effective July 1
FR. NONITO ADORABLE, CP - will go to Strambi Community to help in the Postulancy and Phase 8 Chaplaincy,effective May 15
FR. JOSEPH ALESNA, CP - will become the Retreat Director of Holy Cross Spiritual Center, Calumpang, GSC, effective June 1
FR. JOVANNI ABAD, CP - will go to St. Gabriel Seminary, Koronadal City, effective May 15
FR. EDWIN FLOR, CP - will be the Parish Priest of Holy Cross Parish, Calumpang, General Santos City, effective July 1
FR. MARK TOBIAS, CP - will go to the Catholic Mission to the Indigenous Peoples effective June 1
FR. JEFFTY MENDEZ, CP- will go to CMIP effective May 15
FR. MARITO VARQUEZ, CP - will be a Vicar of OLPGV Parish, General Santos City, and PAYO South's chaplain, effective June 1
BRO. TYRON PANCHO, CP - will help in the retreat work in HCSC, effective March 15
BRO GILBERT YTAC, CP - will go to St. Paul of the Cross Pastoral Center, Lagao, after his forty days retreat on April 28
REV. ANDREW GUMBOC, CP - will go to OLPGV Parish to prepare for his ordination on July 3
FR. GLENN MAGA, CP - will be the Chaplain of Phase 8, Bagong Silang and of the Confraternity of the Passion- North Region
FR. CHRIS AKIATAN, CP - is nominated as Vice Novice Master of the PASPAC Novitiate in Adelaide, Australia on January, 2015.

The Investiture of the new novices will be on May 1, in Mater Dolorosa Novitiate, Alabel, Sarangani Province. The final vows of Bro. Gilbert Ytac, CP will be at Mother of Sorrows Hall, Lagao, General Santos City, on May 2 at 9:00 am. The ordination of Rev. Andrew Gumboc, CP will be on July 3 at Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage Parish, General Santos City. On the same day and time will be the ordination to the Diaconate of Bro. Gilbert Ytac, CP. The ordination to the Presbyterate of Rev. Crisanto Dimaculangan, CP will be on September 27 at Immaculate Conception Parish, Alion, Mariveles, Bataan.

Fr. Pol Plaza, CP


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