Fr. Theophile Verbist’s Birthday

REV. THEOPHILE VERBIST, FOUNDER OF THE CICM CATHOLIC MISSIONARY INSTITUTE If alive, Fr. Theophile Verbist, would comple 197 years.   Born in Antwerp, Belgium in 1823, Father Theophile Verbist had ambitions to become a priest ever since he was a boy. So, while his twin brother looked towards becoming a lawyer, he headed into a … [Read more…]

Special Issue of Nova Et Vetra

Special Issue of the Nova et Vetera   COVID-19 brought a great challenge to the entire world, especially to the least and lost of society. The CICM Philippines was not insensitive to the needs of our brothers and sisters less fortunate. See here some of the responses taken by our confreres to help those in … [Read more…]

Graduation in the midst of COVID-19

Graduation in the Midst of Covid-19 Ricky Gabut, CICM             Debasish Mridha, an American philosopher and physician once said, “In life, there will be pain, suffering, ugliness, but let us be grateful for the beauty, blessing, and miracle of life”. When I reflected upon this saying, it could be the best expression to describe the … [Read more…]

AIFC Student-confreres Renew Religious Vows

ANNUAL RETREAT AND RENEWAL OF VOWS AT AIFC By Gustavo Henrique Silva de Paulo, cicm As a usual part of our formation program, we, AIFC seminarians, renew our temporary vows in the Congregation every June 8 of each year. This year, however, what already seemed so usual to us, that is, our renewal of vows … [Read more…]