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Society of the Divine Word

Philippines Southern Province

Formation

Formation is the focus of two centers in our SVD Southern Province. In Cebu and in Davao.

Divine Word Formation Center

There is Divine Word Formation Center (DWFC) in Catalunan Grande in Davao City, where the seminarians study their first and second year of philosophy after which they proceed to Christ the King Mission Seminary in Manila for the second part of their academic discipline.

St. Joseph Freinademetz Formation House

Saint Joseph Freinademetz Formation House (SJFFH) is in Cebu City where the brotherhood candidates live. The young missionaries acquired their professional training and skills from different schools. This formation house welcomes candidates coming from different parts of the Philippines. Since this is the “central” house of brothers on formation, the diversity of Philippine culture gives it the taste of a real religious and missionary community.


Daily Readings

Solemnity of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist – Mass during the Day
 
Reading 1: IS 49:1-6
Psalm: PS 139:1B-3, 13-14AB, 14C-15
Reading 2: ACTS 13:22-26
Alleluia: SEE LK 1:76
Gospel: LK 1:57-66, 80
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It is important, especially in new undertakings, to keep in mind what is God\'s Holy Will. This guards from unrest when facing difficulties with higher superiors. God wills that we do everything in true discernment, not in hastiness and false cleverness. St. Arnold Janssen

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It is important, especially in new undertakings, to keep in mind what is God\'s Holy Will. This guards from unrest when facing difficulties with higher superiors. God wills that we do everything in true discernment, not in hastiness and false cleverness. St. Arnold Janssen