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Perpetual Vows 2018

Perpetual Vows 2018

On May 20, 2018, at the Divine Word Seminary in Tagaytay, four young men...

SVD Youth Bible Camp 2018

SVD Youth Bible Camp 2018

From May 23 to 27, 2018, at the family residence grounds of Fr. Arlo Yap's...

RIP: Fr. Jose San Juan SVD

RIP: Fr. Jose San Juan SVD

Fr. Jose San Juan SVD, 74, passed away on June 1, 2018 after suffering a...

Divine Word Institute of Mission Studies SY 2018-19 offerings

Divine Word Institute of Mission Studies SY 2018-19 offerings

Do you want to pursue your path to fulfill your goals for missionary...

Pope Francis meets with the SVD in Rome

Pope Francis meets with the SVD in Rome

Pope urges Verbites to trust in God and be brothers in proclaiming the Word...

New SVD Superior General

New SVD Superior General

July 5, 2018---During the General Chapter of the SVD currently being held in...

New SVD Leadership Team

New SVD Leadership Team

Presenting the newly elected Leadership Team of the SVD worldwide: General...

  • Perpetual Vows 2018

    Perpetual Vows 2018

  • SVD Youth Bible Camp 2018

    SVD Youth Bible Camp 2018

  • RIP: Fr. Jose San Juan SVD

    RIP: Fr. Jose San Juan SVD

  • Divine Word Institute of Mission Studies SY 2018-19 offerings

    Divine Word Institute of Mission Studies SY 2018-19 offerings

  • Pope Francis meets with the SVD in Rome

    Pope Francis meets with the SVD in Rome

  • New SVD Superior General

    New SVD Superior General

  • New SVD Leadership Team

    New SVD Leadership Team

Scheduled Activities in the Province

categoryimageFirst Vows 2018
Sat, Jul 28, 2018, @ 8:00am' -
categoryimage25 years of SVD Postulancy
Wed, Aug 22, 2018, @ 8:00am' - Wed, Aug 22, 2018, @ 5:00pm'
categoryimageDiaconate Ordination 2018
Sat, Aug 25, 2018, @ 8:00am' - Sat, Aug 25, 2018, @ 5:00pm'

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VISION

A religious missionary community of priests and brothers inspired by the Holy Triune God, proclaiming the reign of God by sharing intercultural life and mission among ourselves and our dialogue partners, following the example of Saints Arnold Janssen and Joseph Freinademetz

MISSION

To witness to God’s love, as told in the Scriptures, sending us to transform all creation through self-giving and dialogue

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Sunday Reflections

16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

July 22, 2018

Mark 6, 30-34

The apostles gathered together with Jesus and reported all they had done and taught. He said to them, "Come away by yourselves to a deserted place and rest a while." People were coming and going in great numbers, and they had no opportunity even to eat. So they went off in the boat by themselves to a deserted place. People saw them leaving and many came to know about it. They hastened there on foot from all the towns and arrived at the place before them. When the disciples embarked and saw the vast crowd, his heart was moved with pity for them, for they were like sheep without a shepherd; and he began to teach them many things.


Reflection

When was the last time we went to a deserted place and rest for a while? It has been observed that many of us are afraid to be alone.

Living in this modern time, we want to be with someone or something (i.e cell phone). Without knowing it, our human brain is now cluttered with so many things and our human heart is clogged with a lot of emotional baggage.

In today's Gospel, the disciples came back from their mission and were all happy to share their accomplishments with Jesus. Jesus knew the importance of resting that's why he immediately invited them to go to a deserted place.

Neuroscience tells us that the human brain has 85 billion neurons (a neuron is a specialized nerve cell that transmits nerve impulses) and it functions very well  if it is rested. That's why creative and inspiring thoughts literally dawn on us without effort when we are relaxed.

As an extrovert person, I am comfortably inclined to connecting to others and the world around me. That is how I naturally source my energies. However, I see to it that I spend silent moments everyday. I apply the three spiritual disciplines of solitude (to be alone), silence (free from external noise and inner murmuring) and prayer (connection with God/Jesus/Holy Spirit).

Do we want to recharge so that we will find new vigor to spread the Good News? Follow Jesus' advice: "Come away by yourselves to a deserted place and rest a while."

by Fr. Glenn Paul Gomez SVD

 

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