Consolacion Cebu - The Verbum Dei family here in Cebu recently concluded the 4-day Easter Encounter held in Sto. Niño Spirituality Center in Tolotolo, Consolacion Cebu last April 13 (Maundy Thursday) to April 16 (Easter Sunday).
The theme of the encounter was: "Do as I have done... Live and Love without Limits". A total of 112 participants (98 adults and 14 kids) joined the very fruitful and life-changing event.
Cebu City - The 5 representatives of the 2nd International Symposium has recently concluded their transmission of the fruits and updates for the family in Cebu. This is the 2nd time since the first one done last February with the family in Luzon.
Dear Verbum Dei Missionary Family,
On the 3rd of March, 1963, in spiritual exercises to the then "Parish Missionaries," in preparation for the Feast of the Annunciation, Jaime said to them:
"We have already chosen our vocation so we should be just like Mary, offering ourselves fully with a totally convinced 'FIAT' to the disposal of the Father, of the Son & of the Holy Spirit."
Fiat meaning Yes here I am, I am available for you.
"May it be done unto me according to your Word." Jaime wanted the Annunciation to be our feastday, so that we might learn from Mary how to say a constant yes to God with a total availability to his Word.
To be "Verbum Dei" means that we want to make the Word alive in our life, so that the Word might become flesh in us: Our vocation is to be "doubles of Christ", as Jaime said to the missionaries.
Today, that invitation is more urgent than ever: our world needs a Love with the quality of the love of Christ, that doesn't give in to violence, that breaks down barriers, that overcomes hate. Making the Word life in us, we will be capable of discovering the seeds and springs of love and hope that are there, growing, even though evil might make more noise.
On this 25th of March, we unite ourselves in prayer so that we might learn from Mary, the perfect disciple of Christ, to follow Jesus closer, as closely as possible, and that like Her we might be channels of grace, bridges between the people and Christ. And that in the middle of so many "no's" to Love, each one of us might be a YES to the Father, to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, in order that their project of Love might continue to be realised in the world.
Big hug to all of you & united in prayer & the mission.
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Read the official newsletter from our family in Luzon - 23rd issue.
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Pasig City - The Verbum Dei family in Luzon spent a whole day last Feb. 19 for the transmission of the 2nd International Family Symposium. The venue was at the new apostolate center in 53 Elpidio Santos, Pasig.
Cebu City - Our family here in Cebu has just recently concluded the 6th local family assembly last Feb. 5, 2017 which was held in the apostolate center in Banawa, Cebu City. The theme was on the passage on Isaiah 54:2: "Enlarge the space of your tent
Hymn of Christ’s Mercy - Mission Trip in Bohol
In celebration of the 90th anniversary of Mission Sunday of the Catholic Church, the Verbum Dei Family Cebu went to Tagbilaran, Bohol on October 22, 2016 to hold a mission trip in the form of a song forum with the theme “Hymn of Christ’s Mercy”. With the declaration of Pope Francis of Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy (December 8, 2015-November 20, 2016), the song forum aims to let the participants experience God’s mercy through the fun and spirit-filled songs and dynamics, and to create more awareness that all baptized Christians are called to be missionary disciples.
Greetings to you all around the world.
We are sending you the Final Message of the II Simposium of VDMFa, which arrives timely to celebrate January 17th, the anniversary of the foundation of Verbum Dei. A small group of missionaries became, through God’s grace, a universal family dedicated to live and announce the Kingdom of God, forming apostles through prayer, testimony of life and ministry of the Word.
Joyfully and thankfully, we place ourselves in God’s hands, willing to allow the Holy Spirit to guide us: harvesting the fruits of our past, discerning the will of God for the present and walking towards the future.
United in prayer and mission,
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Hi dear family,
Read the official blog of the 2nd Verbum Dei Missionary Family international symposium happening this Jan. 2-12, 2017. This is an event where participants from both the fraternity (consecrated) and lay members of the family around the world gather to discuss about the Verbum Dei Missionary Family statutes and other concerns related to our identity, mission, spirituality, ways of belonging, government and administration.
The Verbum Dei Missionary Family in Cebu recently celebrated their 25th anniversary last November 20, 2016 in the apostolate center in Good Shepherd Road, Banawa.
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