News from the SSPX Apostolate in the Philippines

Source: FSSPX News

The church of the Novitiate of St. Bernard

For the feast of Pentecost, 2018, Fr. Coenraad Daniels, superior of the St. Bernard Novitiate in Iloilo, on the island of Panay, in the center of the Philippine archipelago, gave some news on the progress of the construction intended to provide a truly religious setting for the Society Brothers and seminarians who spend a formation period there.

Dear Friends and Benefactors,

It has been a long time since I wrote. We hope you have not forgotten us.

The embellishing of our church continues slowly slowly, or, as we say in Filipino, “hinay hinay”!

But great was our joy this Easter to be able to celebrate the beautiful liturgy of the Church in a real church. For nearly 20 years we had these beautiful ceremonies in a garage. What a difference.

Then, last 13th of May, which fell this year on a Sunday, we celebrated the first anniversary in the presence of about 300 people.

It was, however, quite unexpected that the statues of Sts. Michael and Elizabeth of Hungary should arrive only a few days before. We were able to lift the statues to their so-long awaited niches.

The statues were ordered more than a year ago; but the artist died; RIP. Finally, his apprentices completed the work, and quite well too. The solemn blessing took place on the 13th amongst all these faithful.

On the more natural side of things, the community, already numbering 18, also need to be fed, housed, clothed etc. So our farm is an absolute necessity. Apart from farming rice, cattle, fruits of all kinds, ducks, turkeys etc etc; we also farm electricity.

Huh? Well yes, we have a solar and wind Samson-power garden. It has been running very successfully for three years. We recently added a hi-tech computer system allowing the solar panels to “follow the sun” and so enhancing immensely the efficiency.

Thanking you once again for your generous support, may Our Lord and His Holy Mother bless and guide you always.
Fr. C. Daniels
Prior of the SSPX St. Bernard Novitiate

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St. Bernard Novitiate Purok 7, Brgy. Daga, Santa Barbara, Iloilo City, Philippines 5002
Tel.: (63)(033)3965402

Pour donner en ligne, cliquer ici. St. Bernard Novitiate Purok 7, Brgy. Daga, Santa Barbara, Iloilo City, Philippines 5002 Tel: (63)(033) 3965402 Fr. Coenraad Daniels (Prior) [email protected]