My news

2016.10.17 20:24

4th LVF Family Congress

Views 205 Votes 0 Comment 0
?

Shortcut

PrevPrev Article

NextNext Article

Larger Font Smaller Font Up Down Go comment Print Attachment
?

Shortcut

PrevPrev Article

NextNext Article

Larger Font Smaller Font Up Down Go comment Print Attachment

20161017_FMA.jpg


By Sr. Marivic P. Sta. Ana, FMA


Manila, the Philippines, 18 September -- In the recent letter of the Holy Father Pope Francis, Amore Laetitia, the first sentence states: THE JOY OF LOVE experienced by families is also the joy of the Church.


Overwhelming JOY is in the air during the 4th Laura Vicuña Foundation’s (LVF) Family Congress held last September 18, 2016 at Don Bosco School Manila. This is to commemorate LVF’s 26th year anniversary. This year’s family congress’ theme is Amoris Laetitia: The Joy of Love which was expounded by the different talks during the day, contextualized according to our culture as Filipinos and was made concrete and life-giving experienced through the workshop - “God’s dream for my family.”


Sr. Mabel Pilar, FMA, Fil-PNG Provincial Animator and LVF President started the day with her Inspirational talk presenting to the assembly the different situations besetting the family not only in the Philippines but as well as in other nations.


Sr. Ma. Victoria P. Sta. Ana, FMA, LVF Managing Director, followed with her presentation of Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love) contextualizing it in our Filipino culture. Sr. Marivic emphasized that the families anchor themselves in God, respect each other and there should be communication especially the bringing back of praying and eating family meals together. Communication is the key to solving difficulties confronting the family. There should be element of surprise to break away from daily routine. Three important words should always be remembered and lived by every member of the family:


Sorry, Thank You and Please!


Our main guest speakers husband and wife Mr. & Mrs. Roy and Gem Dalucapas of Familia Community emphatically shared the importance of family life, the different attacks against the family and some tips on how to keep the family strong and steadfast by sharing their own family life experiences. Gem made a great emphasis on loving children unconditionally and impartially. They must feel they are esteemed, accepted for who they are and avoid calling them degrading names.


“Ma, please do not call me stupid as our speaker told us because if you keep so, I will really become one. This was the sentiment of Boboy (not his real name) after the Congress. The mother felt so guilty and immediately asked pardon from her 12 year old son.


Three mothers served as reactors after the talks. Mrs. Nenita Asuncion, a parent-leader from CPC Taguig and a widow, shared on how she was able to guide her children while they were growing with all the sacrifices and love she gave them.


Mrs. Beth Salviejo, FMA past pupil from Holy Trinity Manila, told the participants that the secret to an everlasting relationship in marriage is the value of honouring each other. The husband has to treat his wife as the queen of his life and the wife her husband as her king.


Lastly, Mrs. Charito Pinalas, married to a teacher, mother to a son and an active advocate of positive discipline, shared that aside from the three magic words Sorry, Thank You and Please, she added an important word to be uttered everyday between the couple and even among the children, the very powerful word I LOVE YOU!


In the afternoon, Fr. Edwin Soliva, SDB celebrated the Holy Eucharist where he invited everyone to do one’s ordinary duties extraordinarily well to keep the family loving and joyful as also lived by our great founder St. John Bosco and spelled out in Amoris Laetitia.


During the Workshop on God’s dream for their families, many shared that it is LOVE that God wants from them. They wish that in their homes, God be their center where harmony, peace, joy and love reign. They also commit themselves to remain faithful, trusting, respectful, steadfast, forgiving and loving in their homes.


Mr. Cabuang together with his wife Linda and daughter has this to share: “It is easily said that done. Words are beautifully shared but in reality, it is very difficult to live family life because of the many temptations and struggles we are facing each day. We can reach our every dream in the family if Christ is the center of our life. Let us not lose hope in doing good. In the midst of everyday battle, let us focus our attention to our dreams for our families. God will make them come true.”


One girl from the LVF residential home started crying as the Congress is about to end. “Why is life so unfair? Where are they? I’m so angry and feel so envious of these children who have their own families.” Nene (not her real name), 16 years old, is an orphan and was abandoned by her own siblings. Aside from her traumatic experience of abuse, what is very painful and difficult to accept is the reality that she has no family to call her own.


After expressing herself, she thanked the Sisters assigned in the center for being her family where she experiences unconditional love and acceptance.


An exciting Raffle Draw added joy and excitement where some families went home with umbrellas, shoes, spaghetti packs, beauty kits, kitchenware, electric fans, rice cooker and a sack of rice as the grand prize. Sr. Aleth Evangelista, FMA in her concluding remarks said true joy can only be experienced if you love your family. The Congress ended with the Prayer to the Holy Family and the closing song Only Selfless Love.


Amoris Laetitia has often noted no family drops down from heaven perfectly formed; families need constantly to grow and mature in the ability to love. This is never ending vocation born of the full communion of the Trinity, the profound unity between Christ and his Church, the loving community which is the Holy Family of Nazareth, and the pure fraternity existing among the saints of heaven. Let us make this journey as families, let us keep walking together. May we never lose heart because of our limitations, or ever stop seeking that fullness of love and communion which God holds out before us. (AL # 325)





20161017_FMA1.jpg


20161017_FMA2.jpg



  1. First Profession for 3 new Salesian in Korea

    Taean, Korea, 24 January 2018 -- In the provincial novitiate house of Korea, Fr. Stefano Yang(KOR Provincial Superior), with 4 priests concelebrants, received the first Salesian Professions of 3 new Confreres: John Baptist Kim Kyung-...
    Date2018.02.09 BySamuel Yu Views160
    Read More
  2. The Besucco Boys of Phnom Penh, 10th years of Salesianity

    Phnom Penh. In 2007 Fr. Leonardo Ochoa, SDB, then Rector of Don Bosco Phnom Penh, created a group of resident boys. "I wanted an atmosphere where young people could study and come to discover the talents they have," he said to the Soccom rep...
    Date2018.01.28 ByAlbeiror24 Views368
    Read More
  3. Radio journalism for media students in Don Bosco Cambodia

    Kep City | Radio Berlin SES journalists Wolfgang Bauernfeind and Michael Ramm start today the Journalism Seminar for the students of Don Bosco Media Communication at Kep Province, southern Cambodia. This is the 6th year of visit of the two ...
    Date2018.01.10 ByAlbeiror24 Views27
    Read More
  4. Spread @Boscolink

    Make a photo like this, sending a greeting to @Boscolink and follow us on Twitter. Don Bosco Sumba, Indonesia. Don Bosco Kep, Cambodia
    Date2018.01.10 ByAlbeiror24 Views36
    Read More
  5. SYM of the Philippines first time together! - from the FIN website

    Makati City, the Philippines, 2 December 2017 This day marks a milestone in the Salesian Congregation’s history in the Philippines as the Salesian Youth Movement’s core groups from the FIN, FIS, and FMA gathered together for the National Co...
    Date2017.12.15 Byvaclav Views33
    Read More
  6. Mission House Blessing

    By Fr. Roger Miranda, SDB Port Moresby, PNG, 10 November 2017 -- Br. Kramar Mission Haus was blessed by Fr. Alfred Maravilla last 10th of November, 2017 in the presence of the Rectors, other confreres and the staff of the Provin...
    Date2017.11.26 ByFr. Roger Miranda Views53
    Read More
  7. Promise of Salesian Cooperator

    Chadston in Melbourne By Mr. Angelo Molina, ASC Melbourne, Australia, 1 November 2017 -- For the Salesian Co-operators who meet monthly at the Salesian residence at Chadstone in Melbourne, All Saints Day had a special added sig...
    Date2017.11.25 ByMr. Angelo Molina Views82
    Read More
  8. Fr. Filiberto González visit to Cambodia

    Kep, Cambodia, 10 November 2017 -- Fr. Filiberto González, World Councilor for the Social Communication, paid a visit to Cambodia to know the social communication department. He was joint by Fr. Drans Nolasco, SC delegate for the Philippine ...
    Date2017.11.10 ByAlbeiror24 Views200
    Read More
  9. The Salesian Sisters of Don Bosco, 25 Years in Cambodia

    Phnom Penh. In 1992 Cambodia was passing through an important time of building peace between bitter enemies and looking for new ways to develop a country that was literally destroyed by decades of wars, violence and cruelty. The following ye...
    Date2017.11.09 ByAlbeiror24 Views191
    Read More
  10. FIN - Salesian Cooperators promote vocations (Manila-Tondo)

    Tondo Salesian Cooperators promotes Vocations through the 2nd Salesian Youth Assembly Manila, the Philippines, 19 August 2017—600 young people gathered in Don Bosco Tondo for a day of fun, friendship and formation. The event? The 2nd Sale...
    Date2017.09.10 Byvaclav Views83
    Read More
  11. Cambodian company provides support to Don Bosco Phnom Penh

    Phnom Penh -- The Phnom Penh City Ceter (PPCC), a Cambodian real estate and developer company opened a brand computer laboratory at Don Bosco Phnom Penh Campus and provided scholarships for 20 students for the next two years. Fr. Roel Soto, ...
    Date2017.05.22 ByAlbeiror24 Views232
    Read More
  12. New Zealand (AUL) Myanmar migrant minisry

    (ANS - Massey) - New Zealand is home to many immigrants and refugees from different countries. This nation of about 6 million people is delighted to welcome people in need from around the world so that they can call it their homeland. Salesi...
    Date2017.04.25 Byvaclav Views130
    Read More
  13. Consecrated Religious celebrate

    By Sr. Bridgit Suvakeen MSI Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, 4 February 2017 -- “… my eyes have seen the salvation which you have made ready in the sight of the nations; a light of revelation for the gentiles and glory for your...
    Date2017.02.15 Byceteratolle Views276
    Read More
  14. Understanding Social Media Rightly

    28 teachers of Marianville Secondary School, Bomana were present on 3rd February for the Social Media session entitled, ‘Using Social Media Rightly’. The in-service on Social Media was facilitated by Fr Ambrose Pereira sdb. The p...
    Date2017.02.07 ByAnastasia W. Hasola Views190
    Read More
  15. Tonj - South Sudan: Leprosy Program still operative

    South Sudan – Salesian Missionaries Operate Leprosy Program, Hospital in Tonj   03 February 2017 (ANS – Tonj) – Salesian missionaries have been working in Tonj, a town in the northwest region of South Sudan, for several years. Their focus ha...
    Date2017.02.07 Byvaclav Views290
    Read More
  16. John Lee Hall open in NY

    Architect’s rendering of the new building; photo of Fr. John Lee By Fr. Dennis Donovan, SDB N.Y., USA, 29 January 2017 -- Hundreds gathered in the newly constructed Fr. Tae-Seok (John) Lee Hall at the Marian Shrine for a r...
    Date2017.02.03 Byceteratolle Views2116
    Read More
  17. ITM missionary in Ecuador - First Ashuar SYM meeting in Taisha

    Taisha, Ecuador - December 2016 - The first Achuar youth meeting was held from 16 to 18 December in the Wichimi communities in the parish of Pumpuentsa-Taisha. It was organized by Fr Agustín Togo, during his pastoral visit. There were 35 you...
    Date2016.12.23 Byanonymous Views125
    Read More
  18. CBC Youth Convention - Jubilee Year of Mercy

    By Fr. Shanthi Chacko Puthussery, PIME Secretary of Commission for Youth and Laity, CBC PNG-SI Port Moresby, PNG -- Young people from 15 dioceses of Papua New Guinea gathered at Don Bosco Technological Institute, Boroko...
    Date2016.11.21 ByFr. Shanthi Chacko Views196
    Read More
  19. Fun and Frolic for the oratory children

    By Fr. Pankaj Xalxo, SDB Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, 9 October 2016 -- Priest, educator and writer of the 19th century dedicated his life for the good of the juvenile young people, street children and young people who are at a di...
    Date2016.10.30 ByFr. Pankaj Xalxo Views161
    Read More
  20. 4th LVF Family Congress

    By Sr. Marivic P. Sta. Ana, FMA Manila, the Philippines, 18 September -- In the recent letter of the Holy Father Pope Francis, Amore Laetitia, the first sentence states: THE JOY OF LOVE experienced by families is also the joy ...
    Date2016.10.17 Byceteratolle Views205
    Read More
Board Pagination Prev 1 2 3 4 Next
/ 4