Monday, April 19, 2010

Jesuit Vocations In The Philippines

On the feast of the Annunciation, March 25, after morning Mass and breakfast at Arvisu House Jesuit Prenovitiate, the candidates received the results of their application to the Jesuit novitiate.

The following are accepted for the May 30, 2010 Entrance Day:

Jose Ma. Joaquin B Bunag, 22 y.o.
Pasig City
BS Psychology 2010
Ateneo de Manila University

Ernesto R Chua, Jr, 34
Santiago City, Isabela
BSEd Biology 1997
University of Santo Tomas

Marlon T Fabros, 24
Calamba, Laguna
BS Statistics 2007
University of the Philippines Diliman

Ricardo E Flores Jr, 25
Mandaue City, Cebu
BSEd Religious Education 2006
University of San Carlos Cebu

Mamert B Manus,33
Cagayan de Oro City
AB Interdisciplinary Studies 1997
Ateneo de Manila University
Bach of Business Administration 2004
& Master of Business Administration 2005
Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific Univ, Japan

Eight young men have also been accepted to the candidacy program for the next school year as of March 27. They include a college math teacher, a high school chemistry teracher, a former president of the Ateneo Christian Life Community (ACLC), a leader of the Youth for Christ (YFC), an IT professional formerly based in Singapore, a staff member of the NGO Hapinoy, a Proctor & Gamble employee and an MBA graduate of the Asian Insitute of Management.

These candidates will live in community, guided by Jesuit formators, either at Arvisu House in Loyola Heights, Quezon City, or at Haggerty House at Xavier University, Cagayan de Oro.

Twelve more applications to the candidacy program are being processed. These candidates will begin the prenovitiate program this coming May. We ask for your prayers for these young men.

- Fr. Xavier Olin, SJ
  National Vocation Director

Link (here)  Photo is of Fr. Xavier Olin, S.J.

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